Swipe File: The Paybacks And Wonder Woman

A piece of promo art from the upcoming Paybacks series from Dark Horse, by Geoff Shaw.

11180956_808622095924550_6706365271105066441_nAnd the cover image to Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, by JG Jones.

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UPDATE: JG Jones initially brought attention to this on Facebook. I understand that the Paybacks image was at this time simply an unfinished promo image and, if used, would have had an (After JG Jones) notation attached to it, as is standard practice.

However, I understand the decision has been made that it will no longer be used. And I think I should choose the subjects of the Swipe File with greater care in the future.

JG Jones does say “Funny thing is, I just got the first issue and read it. It’s great gun and the artwork kicks ass.”

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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