Swipe File: He-Man Fan Art And The Swedish Blu-Ray

This is the cover to the Master of The Universe Blu-Ray.

masters-of-the-universe-blu-rayThat Skeletor never looked right did he? Well, the Swedish version of the Blu-Ray seems to have fixed that.

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Except that's not their Skeletor. It's fan art by designer Dave Rapoza. He posted to Facebook.

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He writes,

So, from what I understand, I'd have to fly to Sweden and fight this with a Swedish lawyer or send them a letter from an IP lawyer. I'll pursue the letter, but aside from that, I can't be flying to Sweden. But from what I've been told, there is a case here even though it's fan art.

Regardless, I'll leave this up because I cannot believe that this actually happens.

That's okay, Dave, embarrassing people into action also really happens too…

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.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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