Swipe File: Rush Limbaugh And Dungeons And Dragons

The cover of the latest issue of the Limbaugh Letter, radio host Rush Limbaugh’s monthly magazine, features this illustration by Christopher Hiers, which appears to be traced from this piece by Wayne Reynolds, which was originally published in 2002 as part of the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Monster Manual II.

Bleeding Cool reader Paul Segal informed Reynolds, who posted in reply:

Thanks for the link. That’s a bad copy of an illustration I was never happy with in the first place. WotC’s legal team might be interested in this one though!

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.

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