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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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Two of my favorite comics blended together!
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johntrumbull 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:
This is Far beyond excellence!!!!!
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johntrumbull May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconshamus-mcgee:
Wow, this is the perfect stylistic crossover. Excellent work!
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johntrumbull Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnipslipin:
This is so amazing!
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johntrumbull Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthesoggo:
Lovely idea and amazing execution... Great work! :)
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johntrumbull Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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