Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Anxiety of Influence, part I

Scott Bukatman wrote to ask me whether the similarity between the 1930 Gasoline Alley Sunday page below and my piece "The Amoeba Wars" (from 24 x 24: A Vague Epic) was intentional:

It was not, I told him, but I have taught that Gasoline Alley page repeatedly in my Art of Comics class, so I knew it very well, and it probably influenced me subconsciously. Then Scott suggested that I post this here, and so that's what I'm doing.


  1. It is almost like a Mercator projection of a cubist interpretation.

  2. tell that guy to shut up theyre so dissimilar its ridiculous

  3. Well, "anonymous," I'd say that depends on how you look at it. Other people were clearly more convinced.

    In any case, congratulations! Your posting marks officially the last time I will allow an anonymous comment on this blog!


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