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Simpson plagiarizes another MacNelly (UPDATED)
This morning I asked jokingly if today’s new David Simpson cartoon was an original. Turns out it’s not. A Daily Cartoonist reader who wished to remain anonymous found the source of the cartoon in the Jeff MacNelly official archives (last cartoon on the page). He tells me it took him about five minutes to find it.
Again, here’s the original:
Here’s Simpson’s copy:
Here’s the overlay so you can see how much artistic license he took (or didn’t).
Same story – redrawn, not traced.
And as I noted earlier, the paper has not acknowledged last weeks’ plagiarism.
UPDATE: A couple of readers took the time to resize and position the original MacNelly and Simpson’s cartoon and found the cartoons matched up much more closely than my overlay I posted last night. At this point, it looks more like a light table job than a redraw.
This overlay by Kelly McNutt. Thanks also to Ian Davies for also sending in an overlay.
UPDATE 2: This Land has taken upon itself to look for further cases. They’ve found several more.