Earlier this year (on January 15th) this reporter made his debut here at The Outhousers with an article examining an attempted coup at The Beat, and suggested snarkily that this might lead to new variations of The Beat's popular holiday series, including a possible 31 Days of Arbor Day.
Otherwise stalwart Beat reporter Torsten Adair apparently liked this suggestion so much that he has blatantly swiped it. An initial 31 Days of Arbor Day post appeared on the website yesterday, but since it was also April Fool's Day, the Internet shrugged, focusing instead on how Marvel Comics "sold" 500,000 copies of laughably wretched Humberto Ramos artwork to retailers.
That same Internet was soon shocked, however, when Adair posted a second 31 Days of Arbor Day post this morning, April 2nd -- evidence of a clear and pre-calculated swipe. And thus, this reporter had only one recourse.
I was forced to swipe Bleeding Cool's Swipe File.
In Swipe File, Bleeding Cool presents two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. Bleeding Cool trusts 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 artists they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped by Bleeding Cool from the Comic Journal, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website, and now by us. A swipe of a swipe of a swipe, as it were.