Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Ricky Sprague swipe file

Here are some panels I swiped in the creation of the "Captain Radiation" comic seen below. Everybody swipes, but who actually shows you from where they swiped? Answer: some jerk whose drawings suck ass, namely me. (swiped from Action Comics #5, reprinted in "The Superman Chronicles" Vol 1) I wanted an old tyme comics feel, so why not copy from Shuster?

By the way, "The Superman Chronicles" is revelatory. Superman started out as a blue collar hero who took on weapons manufacturers, callous mine owners, and football gambling rings! It's interesting to see how the "wish fulfillment" angle of the character has changed in his 70 some odd years of existence.

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