Jul 13, 2010

Easter Eggs in Comics: Roy Lichtenstein and Irv Novick in Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset

Welcome to another installment of Easter Eggs in Comics! Click here for the archive!

 Today's Easter Egg comes to us from the excellent miniseries, Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset, the main feature of which was written and drawn by Rick Veitch, with backup features written by Veitch and drawn by artists like David Lloyd, Frank Cho, and, in this case, Russ Heath.

Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset is the story of two young mobsters named Franky Lafayette and Johnny Apollo, and the vortex of their everyday lives. Two of the people caught up in their affairs are former comic book artist Bernard Novak and famed pop artist Andy Savannah, the latter of which made his name swiping Novak's work, or, in his words, reinterpreting the source material into a new medium.


Yes, folks, Andy Savannah is a takeoff on famed comic book swiper, Roy Lichtenstein, whose (arguably) most famous painting, Whaam!:


Was "reinterpreted" from an Irv Novick-drawn panel in All-American Men of War:


So "Bernard Novak," while most likely being a synthesis of everyone that hack Lichtenstein stole from, was almost certainly named after Irv Novick.

Pretty cool, huh?

1 comment:

Ed Catto said...

You know, I think that Novick and Lichenstein also served together in the war.

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