COMMENTARY ON MY WORK (G) http://alph.laemeur.com/txt/COMMENTARY-G ©2016 Adam C. Moore (LÆMEUR) <adam@laemeur.com> ---[2016-12-30T04:54:41.290Z]--- GC6 http://alph.laemeur.com/img/GC6 This was a weird piece to do. Entertainment Weekly asked for a very straight riff on Roy Lichtenstein's "Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But..."[1], but with the blonde woman made to look like Anna Faris. I thought that sounded like an interesting challenge, because Lichtenstein's style isn't terribly akin to mine, and then trying to do a likeness in another person's style... that was worth trying. And it was tricky. I'm not sure that I really pulled it off – and, to be honest, I'm not sure how satisfied the client was, either, but the editor (Dragos Lemnei) was very polite with his nudges that I should try, try again. The other thing that made this weird was that I had been aware of David Barsalou's work[2] in identifying the original comic book panels on which Lichtenstein based his paintings, and so I couldn't help but look at the original panel[3] by Tony Abruzzo[4]. Abruzzo's image is, frankly, the best of the three. Mine's fine, but it's stiff; Lichtenstein's is... well, it's Lichtenstein, so it's pretty awful; Abruzzo's is just a gorgeous little piece of cartooning. I wanted to contact Abruzzo, but sadly he's been dead since 1990. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh,_Jeff...I_Love_You,_Too...But... [2] https://www.flickr.com/photos/deconstructing-roy-lichtenstein/ [3] https://www.flickr.com/photos/deconstructing-roy-lichtenstein/40837880/ [4] https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/abruzzo_tony.htm