Swipe File: Headhunters Vs John Byrne’s Danger Unlimited

Posted by April 2, 2012 Comment

A few days ago, Bleeding Cool ran an exclusive shot from the movie Headhunters. This one.

And here issue three of Danger Unlimited from 1994 by John Byrne with a cover by Byrne, painted over by Gary Cody.

John Byrne reveals that he hasn’t been asked about the use of his work.

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.

(Last Updated April 3, 2012 3:25 am )