WELCOME to Panelocity!

Hi everyone. Over the past years I've posted some Kirby-inspired panels in various comic book blogs/forums/etc. and people have asked me for more...so here, for your viewing pleasure, is Panelocity.  

If I come across a panel or cover that strikes me as being influenced by another one, or if it simply reminds me of another artist's work, I'll probably post it.  It doesn't have to be identical, just have enough elements that give me a sense of déjà vu.  It could be a swipe...or a tribute...or an homage...or a coincidence...or, as mentioned, just a panel that for some reason or another--composition, positioning, style, inking, storytelling--just reminds me of another one. 
                                           
I think it's important to note that comic book artists have long been influenced by both older artists and contemporaries. As Jules Feiffer put it in his The Great Comic Book Heroes: "Good swiping is in itself an art" and certainly the early days of comic books are veritable tributes to the art of Caniff, Foster, Raymond, et al. Sometimes it's an expected/classic/standard pose, sometimes it's a training method for young artists, sometimes a coincidence, sometimes an artistic shortcut, sometimes a tantalizing Easter egg, a tribute, or a combo of all of the above. It's usually eye-catching and provides a meta moment.

Fantastic Four 45 cover swipe
Excellent example of a recall:
Kirby Fantastic Four #45 cover and Buckler panel a la Kirby

I'm sure some of the panels I'm posting are familiar to you already, but if there's a favorite scene I've overlooked that you'd like to see here, just let me know. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

Thanks for stopping by--I hope you'll enjoy what you see!     

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