Looks like 90s rockers Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Space Hog (seriously? Space Hog is still around?) may have bought a ticket on a runaway train to Swipeville when they took inspiration for a tour poster from seminal indie comic Love & Rockets. James Moore called our attention to this on Facebook:
Outrageous, right? I mean, no one in any of those bands has such a full head of hair at this point. Totally false advertising.
Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds (see the Facebook post above) posted this on Soul Asylum's Facebook wall, asking, "are you going to pay Jaime Hernandez for appropriating his iconic LOVE & ROCKETS so shamelessly?"
But as of press time, the band hadn't responded. So I guess until they do, Reynolds will just be WAITIN' BY THE PHOOONE! WAITIN' FOR THEM TO CALL HIM UP AND TELL HIM... TELL HIM... TELL HIM HE'S NOT ALOOO-OOONE!
Anyway, someone in the comments pointed out that it's probably the folks behind the Summerland tour and not any of the acts themselves who did the swiping, so direct your hate to their page.
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 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. And now The Outhouse swipes it from Bleeding Cool, along with this bit of explanation text (in which we corrected two typos - damn guys, you have funding for an editor) because we are dicks.
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