Category Archives: Swipe File

Swipe File: Life Vs Fiction, Obama Vs Marvel

The Intercept looks at the US administrations’s terrorist tracking programme. And discovers something unnerving. I mean, it discovers lots of things that are unnerving… Of the 680,000 people caught up in the government’s Terrorist Screening Database—a watchlist of “known or …

Swipe File: Charles Burns And Água Castello Of Portugal

To celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Portguese mineral water, Agua Castello commissioned new look bottles in a very distinctive manner. The distinctive manner of Charles Burns. Not they anyone asked his permission, or paid him, or anything. A feature on …

The $28 Million Dollar Swipe File – Jeff Koons And Dark Horse Comics

Jeff Koons has created a six-and-a-half foot, two thousand pound, stainless steel statue of Popeye, auctioned for $28,200,000 by Sothebys to casino owner and art buyer Steve Wynn. The auction house stated “The history of Pop Art begins and ends with …

Swipe File: Moon Knight #2 Vs. One Soul And Watchmen

One Soul is a graphic novel from Ray Fawkes published by Oni Press, It’s really, really good. And it has the unique narrative trick of giving eighteen characters a panel each on a double page eighteen panel spread and following …

Swipe File: The Birth Of A Nation And The Dark Knight Returns

All credit to SeqArt for putting this together, with a little help from Alan Moore… ‘the origin of capes and masks as ubiquitous superhero accessories can be deduced from a close viewing of D.W. Griffiths’ Birth of a Nation’ – …

Swipe File: The British Library Vs. Superheroic Prostitution

This is the artwork for the upcoming British Library exhibition Comics Unmasked, by Jamie Hewlett. But did anyone get this kind of vibe? I do hope The Pro, by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, will get a mention… …

Late Night Swipe File: Sex Criminals And Distance Between The Two

Sex Criminals is the smash hit sex comedy from Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, published by Image Comics. In which a couple meet, who both have the power to stop time after they’ve orgasmed, which gives them the opportunity to …

Swipe File: Shadowrun And James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

If a cluster of interlinked ideas are worth having once I suppose they’re also worth having twice.

Swipe File: Bingo Bash And Michael Turner’s Supergirl

Here are a couple of screengrabs from the inexplicably popular Bingo Bash app from BitRymes Inc. And Supergirl by Michael Turner. Yes, she doesn’t need bingo wings to fly. I think m’learned friends at Warner Bros may well have to …

Swipe File: Starlight And The Incredibles

A preview of Mark Millar and Goran Parlov’s Starlight A scene from Pixar’s Incredibles. A post by Mark Millar, “Rank Pixar Films Top To Bottom” In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some …

Swipe File: Ms Marvel And Supergirl

The new Ms Marvel #1 as announced yesterday. Debuting properly in All New Marvel NOW! Point One. And making a teaser debut in today’s Captain Marvel #17. And a certain Supergirl #1 from a few years ago by Gary Frank …

Swipe File: Superman Vs Babybel

This is a rather famous Superman drawing by Mike Netzer. During the eighties and nineties, it appeared everywhere. And here’s a Babybel TV ad. This seems a rather familiar pose. In Swipe File we present two or more images that …

Swipe File: Burn The Orphanage And The Art Of Udon

On the left, a page from the Art Of Udon by Jeff Cruz, celebrating the work of comics game designers and those inspired by them at Udon. And on the right, a panel from Burn The Orphanage #1 by Sina …

Swipe File: Pointed Ears Do Not An Original Piece Of Work Make

The pictures on the left are by Jamie Fay, on the right, later paid commissions by Alyssa Wills, who also goes by the usernames Tanriel/Vilania. But look! Pointed ears! So everything’s okay… In Swipe File we present two or more …

Swipe File Monday – Rev Hugh Jackman To Black Deadpool To DuckDevil To That Alex Ross Spider-Man Design…

Is this the closest we’ll get to a Preacher movie? Two drawing from the same ‘pool… A TV show about, yes, duck hunting, seems to take inspiration for its logo from a certain Man Without Fear… Alex Ross’s movie design …

Swipe File: Mike Deodato And Pacific Rim

This is the poster by Sergio Grisanti being given away to people who book for first showings of Pacific Rim at an IMAX cinema. And below is a certain cover to The Incredible Hulk by Mike Deodato. In Swipe File …

Swipe File: A Very Mean Fish

Here’s an example of work sold by A Mean Fish, a shop and market stall attendee in Canberra, Australia. Husband and wife team, Matthew and Louise Judd, are now back at the markets after downsizing and reinventing the business, and …

Swipe File: The Spur And The Spider

The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis, cover by Melissa Martin-Ellis, 2012. The Spider #3 : City Destroyer by Grant Stockbridge, cover by Robert Maguire, 1975. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to …