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About Deviant Artist David BranstetterMale/United States Group :iconthe-line-it-is-drawn: The-Line-It-Is-Drawn
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Muppet Film Critics by strawmancomics
Muppet Film Critics
Statler and Waldorf give their review of the new Fantastic Four movie. 

Other ideas for jokes included:  "I don't know what I just saw!" "I do but I can't say that word on television". Or "Fox studios must be desperate now!" "Yeah, desperate to loose money!"
Super Dictionary by strawmancomics
Super Dictionary
As soon as the suggestion came for Captain Marvel and Copyright I thought it would be hilarious to illustrate just how poorly Fawcett publications was treated and how complicated the copyright and legal battles became. I wanted to go so far as talk about Todd McFarlane, MiracleMan and the loss of Angela to Marvel Comics. Alas going that in depth was going to take more time that I had today.
Wes Craven's Nightmare In Arkham City by strawmancomics
Wes Craven's Nightmare In Arkham City
Tribute to the late, great Wes Craven. 

I remember being about 8 years old and asking my friends if they'd ever seen Nightmare on Elm street and what all had happened. The legend and creation that is Freddy Krueger was the stuff of nightmares. But of course when you do finally get to see it as an adult you realize it's popularity might have had to due with how funny and brutal Freddy was. Or that there seemed to be copious amounts of skin for horny teenagers to ogle. I'll let you be the judge.

This is also a mash up of the Scarecrow from the Batman: Arkham games. When doing a google search for the Scarecrow I came across the version from the game and realized that his hand mirrored Freddy Kreugers glove, and that it could be a nice role reversal for the titular villain. In addition in Nightmare part 3 Freddy had actual needles on his hand. I almost wanted to add some dialogue where Freddy is chastising Scarecrow for being unoriginal. 


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David Branstetter
United States
It's my great privilege to be accepted into CBR's "The Line it is Drawn". Every week I get to draw a new piece based on the suggestions of fans.

It was a very weird experience joining the group. The night before Brian Cronin posted an open call for "The Line" I thought to myself, "How does one join the Line is Drawn?" When I saw that they were taking applications I figured it might not hurt to ask about my work. After sending Brian a link to my DeviantArt page I got an encouraging email from Brian suggesting that I go ahead and create a new piece to apply for position.

So I came up with the Conan meets Heman illustration and sent it along. I was having a busy month and I wasn't even sure if it would be worth the time to create the artwork. I thought at the very least there would be some resell value in it if I wasn't accepted. Knowing the quality of the artwork produced I imagined the competition would be fierce. To my shock and surprise I received the following message "Hey David, Welcome, you got picked!" two days before Christmas. It was a real gift and it was an amazing high being accepted as professional peer for the first time in my life.

Every week is a challenge. It's a blast seeing the new artwork created by the "Liners" every Friday morning. It's like Christmas every week! They encourage me to produce the best work I can possibly create and that is a good thing!

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paintmarvels Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday my talented friend!!!

Best wishes from Chile!!!!
strawmancomics Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
I need to visit Chile sometime. Seems friendly from here!
MichaelOdomArt Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! Stop by and check out my comic sometime at…
Bulun Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
Mathieugeekboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the fave on the Rainbow Randolph piece the other week. I thought that no liked that one. Cheers, man.
strawmancomics Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
it was actually one of my favorites that week, hands down.
Mathieugeekboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks a lot, man. The initial response kinda bummed me out.

Great work this week btw. It really cracked one of my friends up when he saw it...though he initially thought it was a Dune reference. The guy doesn't know comics that well.

 Take care. 
strawmancomics Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
well I mean "Spice" could lend itself to a DUNE reference.
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darcat1530 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Happy Birthday! Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne 
strawmancomics Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you, thank you!
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