Swipe File: Elisabeth Nogales And… The Internet

Illustrator Elisabeth Nogales is under considerable criticism for her work and… its similarity to other work, often by people without the sources of income she has.

Such as this piece published in a national newspaper, El Publico

And this piece on Deviant Art by Alex Cherry.

Then another piece by Elisabeth and another Deviant Art piece, this time by Lizzy John;

Not even Marvel or TCM are safe with these two pieces;

And this particular attempt at satire;

Or this piece from The Economista… and illustrator Puño.

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

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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