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LIID Tryout Week 3: Watchmen in Tibet by johntrumbull LIID Tryout Week 3: Watchmen in Tibet by johntrumbull
My entry for the third tryout week for The Line It Is Drawn on the website Comics Should Be Good! The theme for this week was Cover Homages.

The suggestion that really caught my eye was "TINTIN IN TIBET with Rorschach, Nite Owl, Ozymandias and Bubastis from WATCHMEN." As soon as I read that idea, I immediately saw the potential humor of juxtaposing the humor & innocence of TINTIN with the seriousness & darkness of WATCHMEN. The fact that Hergé and Dave Gibbons both have nice open, clean-line styles made a fun challenge, too.

BTW, if Hergé ever used word balloons on his covers, Ozymandias would DEFINITELY be saying, "I did it 35 minutes ago." :)

Check out the other entries here: [link]

I sent Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons a link to this piece on Facebook, and he was nice enough to tweet the link to his followers -- Sweet! Check out the tweet: [link]

If you liked my entries for The Line It Is Drawn and would like to see me become one of the regular artists for the feature, please vote for me here: [link]
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:iconflyhappyaway2:
flyhappyaway2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Two of my favorite comics blended together!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Mine too!  I'll always have a fondness for this piece, since it helped get me the spot on The Line It Is Drawn, and it was retweeted by none other than Dave Gibbons himself!  :)
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:icongatoechado:
gatoechado Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
This is Far beyond excellence!!!!!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconshamus-mcgee:
Shamus-McGee Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Wow, this is the perfect stylistic crossover. Excellent work!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnipslipin:
Nipslipin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
This is so amazing!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthesoggo:
TheSoggo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Lovely idea and amazing execution... Great work! :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnick-perks:
Nick-Perks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Did I ever mention this was perfect? Perfect homage to Tintin with a sly reference to the darkness in Watchmen, beautifully executed.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I still have a soft spot for this one, too. Plus, Dave Gibbons Tweeted it, so that's pretty cool. :)
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:iconkarfunkelstone:
Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I admit that I never liked Tintin comics... but this I would read! ;)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"Never liked Tintin comics"? Guards - SEIZE HIM!!!
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:iconkarfunkelstone:
Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:fear: Runs away! ^^
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaah genius!!! i have this Tintin comic, the art is spot on! hhahaha
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I used to read Tintin in a safe library in a park in my childhood, then Watchmen i saw years later living in another totally different region altogether,so somehow those two worlds are completely and totally apart, so because of that image was really mind twisting, amazing :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Hergé is still a big inspiration for me, so it was fun to emulate his style!
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah, please visit my gallery too!
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:iconnala15:
Nala15 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:rofl: This is GENIUS!!! :XD:
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnala15:
Nala15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
No prob! :D Keep up the AWESOME work!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I intend to, and great encouragement like yours makes it easier!
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:iconnala15:
Nala15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
In that case, it was my pleasure to help encourage you to keep going, sir. :D
Oh, btw, kudos to you for putting Bubastis in there. :aww: Everyone always forgets her.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, who else was I going to use for Snowy? :)
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:iconnala15:
Nala15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
EXACTLY!!! :love:
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:iconsatsuma3000:
satsuma3000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
what are they looking at?
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ozymandias' half-buried aide in the snow. If you've read Watchmen, you'll probably remember the scene where this happens.
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:iconsatsuma3000:
satsuma3000 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
oh, yes. the scene where he tells his origin.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the one. Capping the pyramid. :)
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:iconhabitualflippancy:
HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't stop giggling. I love it.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks -- Always fun to inspire laughter!
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:iconiluvendure:
Iluvendure Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Cool, I love Tintin and Watchmen
It is adorable and imaginative, a great fan art!!!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This piece will always have a special place in my heart because Dave Gibbons liked it enough to Tweet a link to it!
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:iconiluvendure:
Iluvendure Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I'm not surprised, this is beautiful
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:iconthe-patchman:
The-Patchman Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
someone should make this comic, then make a movie off of it.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay. I nominate me. :)
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:iconnandop:
nandop Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very awesome
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much!
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:iconrinakurotenshi:
RinaKurotenshi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
that's funny man!! P:
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrinakurotenshi:
RinaKurotenshi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
(:
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:iconbruederlein:
bruederlein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This is brilliant!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Dave Gibbons liked it, too. :)
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:iconbruederlein:
bruederlein Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
He did? Wow, that is awesome!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I certainly thought so! As one of my friends explained it to my sister on Facebook, "It's like John recorded a cover of a Simon and Garfunkel song, and one of them publicly said how good it was." :)
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:iconbruederlein:
bruederlein Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Right, things like that make you walk around with a stupid, happy grin plastered on your face for a week.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, that was pretty much the effect it had on me. Oh, look, there it is again! :D
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sdowner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Fantastic! I'm a HUGE Tintin fan, so it's a treat to see somebody emulating Hergé's style. Great adaptation of the Watchmen characters to the ligne claire style.

The headshots of Rorschach and Bubastis at the top are a great touch, too.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Steve! I'm a big fan of your coloring, too -- You've done really impressive stuff on Loston's pieces!
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