Swipe File: Outsiders Front Cover Vs Outsiders Inside Cover


This is the cover to Outsiders #26, published this week. Bold, striking and powerful. And then you open the comic and on the very inside cover…

You know, most swipers try to hide this kind of thing, rather than make it as bloody obvious as possible by having it printed on the other side of the very image it was swiped from. If it was swiped of course. Either way, it was a little weird…

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself.  If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn’t judge, it’s interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

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