Thursday, November 29, 2007

NEW YORKER Steals from FAR SIDE???


Above: Lee Lorenz's NYer mag cartoon of this week.

Similar ideas happen all the time in gag cartooning, but Newsarama smells cover up!

Personally, I don't think Lee Lorenz is stealing from an old Gary Larson cartoon.

Above: Gary Larson, FAR SIDE, 1984

The Gelflog has more here.

Mankoff explains that the sheer volume of cartoons produced by artists means that there is often overlap of ideas. "Often in the same week different cartoonists will independently come up with identical ideas," he says. "Other times cartoonists generate ideas that have been previously published in the magazine. This is not plagiarism; rather it is the result of very creative people developing many ideas from a few well-established, well-traveled cartoon settings"

H/t to Comics Reporter.

5 comments:

DON CRESCI'S CLOG said...

Mike, The birds always getagood laugh out of this one.

Mark Anderson said...

This seems to come up now and again. BTW, I have a great new cartoon about this penguin falling in love with a bowling pin!

dmarks said...

It's all stolen from Alfred Hitchcock.

Jonathan Browning said...

Delightful Renata Luczak,

Today's comic in The New Yorker looks a lot like our very well known award winning film called The Job. (Almost 1.5 Million views on YouTube, over 300 International Film Festival screenings and screened on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.)

You be the judge.

The New Yorker Cartoon - http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issuecartoons/2011/10/24/cartoons_20111017#slide=5

The short (3-minute) film, The Job - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGJq8wrw5I

Jonathan Browning said...

Delightful Renata Luczak,

Today's comic in The New Yorker looks a lot like our very well known award winning film called The Job. (Almost 1.5 Million views on YouTube, over 300 International Film Festival screenings and screened on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.)

You be the judge.

The New Yorker Cartoon - http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issuecartoons/2011/10/24/cartoons_20111017#slide=5

The short (3-minute) film, The Job - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGJq8wrw5I