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LIID Week 91: Jonah Hex and Batman! by johntrumbull LIID Week 91: Jonah Hex and Batman! by johntrumbull
The Line It Is Drawn #91: Jonah Hex with the Gotham by Gaslight Batman! In honor of comic book artist & Jonah Hex co-creator Tony DeZuniga, it's Jonah Hex theme week at the Line It Is Drawn!

I chose the suggestion to team up Hex with the Gotham by Gaslight Batman. Once I had that, I knew I had to have Hex meet his modern day DCU counterpart, Two-Face!

I decided to use the old, haggard-looking Jonah Hex as he appeared in the Batman: The Animated series episode "Showdown", which took place in 1883, just 6 years before Gotham by Gaslight. And for Two-Face, I decide to emulate the Jack Burnley version, since for my money, that's the best the character has ever looked. Check out Burnley's terrific Two-Face here: [link]

GREAT fun doing this one. This was one of those times when the drawing went very easily and everything came out the way I wanted it to. Very nice change of pace after all the frustration the Galactus/Planetary illustration gave me last week. Can YOU spot the obscure Jonah Hex reference I snuck into the background?

You can see all the other entries here: [link]

If you have a Facebook account and would like to see a step-by-step on the creation of this piece, you can check it out the album I put together here: [link]
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always wondered why nobody ever made this connection before
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I wouldn't say "nobody" -- I know that the folks behind BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES used Jonah Hex partly because he was similar to Two-Face in appearance. :)
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That so?
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup. :)
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Well, you gotta admit, they do look alike...
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kaldicuct Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
The engraving shop, wonder if the gruesome twosome just busted the place up on a coin toss.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That, or they cleaned it all up and left it in even BETTER shape than it started out in. :)
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:iconkaldicuct:
kaldicuct Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
If Hex lost the bet, I could see that yeah.
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
very nice :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I like how this one came out. :)
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StevenHoward Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
great work mate, also loved the step by step you did very insightful
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much. It's fun to do those every once in a while. I'd love to see you guys do one, too! I'm sure I'd learn some things. :)
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
hhahahaa funny and exllcnet oen ehre
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconm7781:
m7781 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
love it man!..
this pic was definitely on my list of 4..
glad you got it.. you killed it..
BAS jonah hex is definitely the most fun to draw..
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, he's a kick to draw. I do kind of wish I could have done the Rocketeer with the stuffed Jonah, too... :)
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing brings folks together like hideous deformity! Great piece John!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Sean! You too!
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:iconbillwalko:
BillWalko Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I love how this feels so "Bronze Age!"
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I was going for more of a Silver Age feel, Bill, but I guess I just can't get the Bronze Age out of me! :)
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My pick of the week!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks! I'm REALLY impressed with your Hellboy/Jonah piece, too! It turned out great!
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