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LIID Week 83: What If? by johntrumbull LIID Week 83: What If? by johntrumbull
The Line It Is Drawn #83: The suggestion this week was “What if…?” You come up with the description for an issue of What If…? (whatever company you’d like) and our artists will come up with what they think the end result of that What If…? would be.

My choice was, "What If the Fantastic Four formed a family band instead?" I saw this as my chance to finally give the world the FF/Partridge Family mashup that it was crying out for. I lightboxed the FF figured from a copy of the original cover art from FF #3 and then digitally composited it with the background from FF #3, retouching it in Photoshop & rewriting the cover copy. It was fun to be able to draw like Jack Kirby, if only for a little bit.

...I think "Doctor Doom and the Doombots" sounds like a great name for a doowop band, don't you?

Kirby's original cover art can be seen here: [link]

All the other What If? entries for this week can be seen here: [link]
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CaptainDutch Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member
Rock on F4!! 
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Chronicler-of-Soul Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Any thoughts on what they'd play?

One possibility: Burnin' For You by Blue Oyster Cult
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I hadn't thought about it too much, but I'd imagine it'd be some style of rock that was popular in 1961-62. Burning For You is too 70s of a song for it to jibe with this piece.
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Chronicler-of-Soul Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Gotcha.

Btw, I think Johnny would be a better guitar player.
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Hahahaha, that's great. 
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just "bumped" into this, and gotta say, "Terrific, Sir!" Partridge Family graphics on the Fantasticar and Johnny with a Keytar = Excelsior! Beautiful work, love all the details (worn cover)! Cheers, Roger Fantasti-Fave'd!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't really take any credit for the worn cover. I found a high-res scan of the actual cover of FF #3 and plopped my figures & caption boxes on top. The background is all Kirby & Marvel Comics. Hope that doesn't spoil it too much for you! :)
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not at all, John! I've worked as a Graphic Designer since 1984, and we call that "Getting The Job Done!" (Laughing!) It's exactly what I would do; in fact, I started a file of self-scanned old paper that has been coming in very handy lately (see here for the latest use: [link] ). Bravo, all around! Also, nice to "meet" you. Cheers, Roger
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! Yeah, Deadlines are the mother of invention, aren't they? You reach a point on every piece where you just have to say, "Screw it, that's good enough!" :)
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Exactly, but you "sell it" like you sacrificed right to the very end! (Laughing!)
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Lol exllcent one
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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frankdawsonjr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome piece man, very kirby like!!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Frank!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Love it!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, buddy!
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Kidkapow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Best Line it is Drawn visual ever. 'nuff said.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, True Believer!
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Kidkapow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
My favorite Line It Is Drawn visual ever. Perfection!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Much appreciated!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
cool pic :)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great result here John! I think a Docotor Doom and the Doombots companion piece is definitely in order!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not a bad idea. Doom WOULD look good in one of the old Monkees eight-button shirts...
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TJKernan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
One of my favorites this week. Awesome stuff!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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BillWalko Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
There's so many things I LOVE about this... the Partidge-Family inspired "Fantasti-Tour Bus", the Beatles rooftop concert reference, and the battle of the bands with "Dr. Doom and the Doom-Bots" (I want to see THAT drawing!)

So, OK, the humor is spot-on.... but the art is nothing short of Fantastic, too! Great renderings and a super homage! Very Kirby-esque.

This is one of your BEST pieces, methinks! This was originally my choice to draw for the week, but now I'm glad things turned out the way they did. Awesome, John!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, I'd love to see the Walko version, too! Like Brian said, it's totally up your alley. I'll admit that I was thinking of your Namor/Archie cover when I was doing it -- I wanted to pepper in as many background/verbal gags as you managed in that piece.
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BillWalko Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Ha! Glad I inspired a surfeit of inspiration. For FF as a music band, just google "Tippy Teen" and you'll get a feel of what I would do -- the FF as a mod musical group with groovy outfits and similar way-out layout designs!
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