Swipe File: Jerry Lawler And Neal Adams… And Seth Macfarlane???

I'm in a dangerous position. It's not everyone who enters the zone of the Swipe File who could legitimately lift me above their head and slam me down on their outstretched knee, in an attempt to break my back, Knightfall style.


Yes, exactly. Well today, that's the kind of thing I'm risking, looking at Jerry Lawler, wrestler and artist, who recently finished this commission for a paying customer.

A customer may not have realised just how similar it is to the work of a certain Neal Adams.


Who himself is no slouch when it comes to getting physical with someone.


Unless that's Seth McFarlane. Hard to tell sometimes.


But that's a whole other swipe file involving God and genetics.

Could there be a slamdown brewing at some upcoming Wizard World?

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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