SELF-SWIPE FILE: The Joy Of Greg Land

SELF-SWIPE FILE: The Joy Of Greg Land

Posted by August 10, 2010 Comment

For a while Greg Land had a reputation for swiping from various sources, photographic and comic. But it’s always nice to see when he swipes from himself…

Uncanny X-Men #500

Ultimate Power #2

Although, and yes it’s true, that face does look familiar for all too dodgy reasons…

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.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

(Last Updated August 10, 2010 5:36 pm )

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