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LIID 117: The Dark Knight Shills! by johntrumbull LIID 117: The Dark Knight Shills! by johntrumbull
The Line It Is Drawn #117: The Dark Knight Shills!

This week's theme was "A Fond Farewell to Hostess". Ads for Hostess cupcakes, Twinkies and Fruit Pies were ubiquitous in comic books in the 70s and 80s, so a tribute to them seemed like an obvious theme for TLIID. I was honestly going to go with a Star Trek suggestion where Capt. Kirk defeated the Klingons with Hostess products, but then the line "Real Fruit Filling. Honest." popped into my head and I knew I had to choose the Dark Knight as my top pick for the week. I flipped through my DARK KNIGHT RETURNS trade paperback from the 80s for some additional inspiration, and VIOLA -- I had a rough script! This one was a lot of fun to do & I hope you like it!

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:iconanubis-x:
anubis-x Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Gods, I am in tears and laughing so hard it hurts....Awesome work!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MARVELDCFANATIC Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Oh my God, this is Fucking Perfect!! :D
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! Fun one to do!
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:iconmarveldcfanatic:
MARVELDCFANATIC Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
You're welcome!!
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:icontoadman005:
Toadman005 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant on a dozen different levels. Well f**king done, sir.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrexman1984:
Rexman1984 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I was laughing out loud!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Graphic-Depiction Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg this is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconcassandra-rising:
Cassandra-Rising Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I cannot express how much I love this.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it!
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w0rm9191 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This takes me back to all those old Hostess ads... Such a simpler time. Great job on the piece!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional
"Balls tasty" Classic!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Artist
this is perfect, hahahah
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed it!
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And once again, the week is Trumbulled...
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, I really don't know what to do with my last name being used descriptively like that. Is this what Rob Liefeld felt when I came up with "Liefelded" Rob, I'm sorry!!! :)
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just bask in the feeling. Maybe copyright the word!
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:iconbillwalko:
BillWalko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
everything about this is pretty perfect - from art to writing to coloring! Bravo, sir! You "Trumbulled" it again!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I got pretty lucky on the coloring on this one. Thank God for the grain filter on Photoshop, is all I've gotta say!
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TheGeneLantern Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Brilliant beyond words :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
hahaha :)

thats cool :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work JT (I'm going to call you JT because it's so much shorter and makes you sound like more of an 80's action star). Definitely got a laugh from me, and I'm more of a quietly consider it to be humorous type of guy. ;)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're perfectly welcome to call me JT, Sean. Several of my friends do the same. :)

Yeah, I'm the same way -- it takes a lot to make me LOL these days, since I'm not as surprised by as many jokes these days. Thank you for the compliments, sir!
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kinjamin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My. God. Hahahaha. You just wrinkled my brain.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This DA page accepts no responsibility for brain-wrinkling. Buyer Beware.
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gb2k Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's kinda funny how the Hostess Depression will make everyone look silly when they're back on the shelf within a few years. There's already many interested parties looking at buying the brand. Did nobody watch Tommy Boy? It's like when Dan Akroyd wanted to buy Callahan Auto for the brand name. Except without a Tommy involved.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm sure that someone else will buy up their assets and continue the Hostess name & products. They're too well-known of a brand for them to fade away forever.
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gb2k Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome job, btw. Really funny take on those old ads, I love the "This isn't a mudhole.. it's a bakery." :)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. My personal favorite is the "Real Fruit Filling. Honest." line. If I hadn't come up with that, I doubt I would've done the piece. :)
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If only everything could be explained through the work of Chris Farley.
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catowiphant Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
XD well this makes me want one
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know! I've craving a Twinkie or a Fruit Pie all week myself, but I know it wouldn't taste as good in real life as it does in my imagination. :)
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