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LIID Week 93: Batman and the Rocketeer! by johntrumbull LIID Week 93: Batman and the Rocketeer! by johntrumbull
The Line It Is Drawn #93: Cross-Company Team-Ups! The suggestion I picked was Batman & The Rocketeer. I combined this with a suggestion from back in January of the Rocketeer fighting the Red Skull. I always thought it was a neat idea but I never got to draw it until now.

I'm pretty happy with how the drawing on this one turned out. My only regret is that I didn't have enough time to color it. Keep an eye on here my Deviant Art page for the color version!

(BTW, if you ever want to be put in your place, artistically-speaking, looking at Dave Stevens and Jack Kirby art for reference will certainly do the trick. :) MAN, those guys were good!)

You can check out all the other great pieces from this week (Our Best Yet, IMO) here: [link]

Special thanks to Todd Klein for the Golden Age Batman logo from Batman #11. If you're on Facebook, be sure to check out his Logo of the Day feature, with tons of great comic book logos: [link] Or check out his website here: [link]

6/8/12 UPDATE: This piece is apparently starting to make the rounds on Tumblr, too: [link]

Thank you, Happy Sorceress, whomever you are! :)
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:iconragingspacebull:
ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
"Just hold it right there, herr fools, or he's a dead man!"
"Holy impossible situations!"
"Easy, chum... "
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k-h116 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Awsome
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StevenHoward Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
great work mate, like so many have said I JUST WANT TO READ THIS!!!!!!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You & me both, my friend! That's why I drew it! ;)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece just seems to strike a chord with people. You know, Loston Wallace :iconlostonwallace: and I were just talking the other day about submitting some Rocketeer stuff to IDW, so who knows? Maybe we can make it happen someday! :)
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This was probably the piece of the week...
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Axel, but for my money Daniel's Incredible Hulk/Wonder Woman TV Guide cover was the piece of the week. MAN, I love that thing!
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That too, indeed.
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Luinsaro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This is really cool...there is a serious lack of Rocketeer stuff out there, and he's such a cool character. And the classic Batman and Robin look great! I would love to see this in color (probably like a lot of other people...)!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too! I really want to color it ASAP, but I may not be able to get to it this week since I'm gearing up for my trip to Los Angeles. I WILL be colored, though, I promise!
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Luinsaro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Cool! I'll be watching, probably in the new Batman stuff, as I scan once a week or so for new stuff in all of my subjects of interest. Looking forward to it!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll be sure to link to it here once it's done! :)
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Fantastic piece John! One of my favourites of yours.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Josh! Since I managed to get pretty close to what was in my head, this would be one of my favorites of mine, too. :)
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
cool pic, nicely done :)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great tribute to Dave Stevens and Bob Kane.

Now lets see it "All in Color for a Dime".
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, but if I'm choosing Golden Age Batman artists to pay tribute to, Dick Sprang is far and away the winner of THAT contest! :)
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is simply fantastic!!

Gorgeous artwork^^
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great John! Great staging and composition. I know what you mean about researching the greats, intimidating to walk in those shadows!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Tell me about it...
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Awesome one
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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CharlieAabo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude! GREAT piece! Can't wait for the colors. Good referencing on the helmet and great expressions all around!
(By the by, love the moon...)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! Thanks, Charlie! Yes, I worked very hard on finding just the right circle template to use for that moon. :)
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CharlieAabo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will wait for the colors to favorite.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, man. That's harsh. I'll be loading up the colors as a separate Deviation when they're done, though, so feel free to Favorite this in the meantime!
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