The evolution of WHAAM!

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Irv Novick

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Roy Lichtenstein

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Matt Feazell

Via Douglas Wolk.

PS: While looking for art of this post, this Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein Flickr page came up. Good times.

PPS: It says quite a bit about Lichtenstein’s esthetic that he omitted the line “The enemy has become a flaming star!” from the original. Talk about leaving out the best part!

Comments

  1. hikaru go says:

    And here I am thinking I was going to get a sweet preview of a Blue Water George Michael bio-comic…

  2. Al™ says:

    I wonder how much credit was given to the original comic guys back then, Irv Novick, Ross Andru and those guys. Anybody know?

    Seeing as how Roy was, shall we say, strongly inspired by their toil.

    I do realize that Roy has redrawn Novick’s art and that this panel does not qualify as a complete swipe.

  3. Xenos says:

    How much credit? None. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

    This is why I consider Lichtenstein to be an overrated hack. People talk about him in the mainstream as a comic artist and promoting comic art. Bull and crap. He ripped them off and sold their work as his own in high art circles. Sure, people like Joe Kubert say they don’t care they got ripped off by him. (Kubert’s art of an attack dog ironically on the copyright page of the Lichtenstein Foundtaion.) Yet I still can’t stand the guy.

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