‘Rip-off’ or creative minds think alike?


“Subject: Thought you might find this New York Post ripoff of my cartoon of interest.”

Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis sent an email with yesterday’s New York Post cover and his cartoon from last October. (That’s his subject line above.) He tags it “Plagiarism,” but as the Huffington Post points out, others have tweaked the name of Lance Armstrong’s foundation, including Jamie Lee Curtis.

* I guess I should be flattered, but… (chicagotribune.com)

UPDATE: Most of my Facebook friends and subscribers aren’t siding with Stantis on this.

UPDATE II: I sent Stantis a few questions and he responded: “I will give the Post the benefit of a doubt. A reader passed it onto me. It struck me that the angle, the solid black background was similar. Then again, it is a yellow bracelet and the black certainly makes it pop. I have heard nothing from the Post. Didn’t expect to. So, yes, great minds.”