Swipe File: Skel, Jim Lee And Doug Mahnke

Skel looks to Doug Mahnke and Jim Lee for his rather expensive prints;

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“This painting is about the gradual loss of self one experiences when in a relationship, and the subsequent consciousness of this when a relationship comes to an end, when you are faced with the stark realization that you have become significantly lost as an individual. Batman represents the person you mutated into whilst being enamored with your significant other, the perverted face of your former self, and Superman symbolizes your inner child coming to the surface to shield and carry your adult self through the metamorphosis that occurs after a breakup, and it’s ironic because your childlike innocence is one of the first aspects of yourself you sacrifice on the journey into adulthood. The martyr coming back to save his broken God.”

I wonder what Doug Mahnke thought it was?

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Bonus Swipe File!

Eddie Nunez gets some homage inspiration for a Green Lantern sketch;

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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.