Swipe File: Darth Vader And Leave.EU

Swipe File: Darth Vader And Leave.EU

Posted by January 19, 2016 Comment


So I do these cartoons for Guido Fawkes, the political blog, every Monday. This was the hilarious idea of having George Osborne who, although Conservative MPs have been told they will be able to campaign freely on either side of the upcoming European Referendum, has been exerting career pressure on the backbenchers.

So impressed was one of the the anti-European groups, Leave.EU, that they decided to mash it up, retitle it and use it for their campaigning with a new message not in the original.

They could have asked….

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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