Thursday, May 22, 2008
Today’s New York Post uncovered an uncanny similarity between The New Yorker’s open-caption cartoon drawn by Harry Bliss and the cover of an issue of Marvel Comics’ Tales to Astonish drawn by Jack “King” Kirby in 1962. A spokesperson for The New Yorker declared this an uncredited “tribute.”
But wait, there’s more:
Eerie coinkydink? Or Is Mr. Bliss’s sketchpad merely tracing paper?
Update: Mr. Rau offered Y.P.R. his official statement:
“I blindly trusted my fellow Americans to uphold integrity and not steal my material … my very funny material, which I posted freely on my Web site.
If Bliss does this again, I will seek damages in the form of monetary compensation. I will then invest that money to arrange a fight between Harry Bliss and Kimbo Slice. To fight Kimbo you need something like 10 grand.
I may still resort to eating ramen noodles to support my family but it will be worth it.”