Swipe File: The Lawmaster And The Lawcopy?

Here is the cover to Dredd #8 by Howard Chaykin, and coloured by Jesus Aberto, posted by IDW EIC Chris Ryall;

 

And a drawing, finished and unfinished, by 2000AD artist Lee Carter. As website Everything Comes Back To 2000AD points out the Lawgivers, the Judge’s motorbikes are damn near identcal…

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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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