Roy Lichtenstein became (in)famous for his comic paintings – enlarging crudely modified comics panels to wall sized paintings and making millions of dollars in the process.
• Tate Modern’s 2013 retrospective has re-opened the controversy surrounding his unacknowledged use of comic artists’ work and this pamphlet wittily examines the process of ‘appropriation’ in fine art by redrawing images in comic form.
• Part historical consideration, part satire, ROY is a a 20pp A5 b/w comic playing with the appropriations of Lichtenstein by reworking his paintings back into newsprint comic form and commenting on his work.
• ROY is intended to start conversations and amuse the comics-literate.
• For those wanting more, but not wanting to buy the pamphlet there’s a loooong annotated blog pointing out all the references etc here: http://simonboing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/roy.html