Cut n’ Paste Graphics

AND NOW FOR something completely different. The following pieces of ‘art’ – honestly, I’m not sure what to call them – were put together a few years back. In a small scrap book I cut and paste titles, lettering, graphics and pictures to create new themes and ideas, essentially remixing magazines, the same way a DJ might splice sounds together on a track. Magazines used were Clint, GQ, and Games. Lemme know what you think:

once upon a time in harlem lionaroundwriting
This was cut and paste from Clint magazine, an idea for a comic with Samuel L. Jackson as the ass kicking protagonist.



















can of gas lionaroundwriting
I cut out a great action sequence from Clint and added in a caption from Games magazine. Although simplistic I enjoyed trying to match them up.


green tea redacted lionaroundwriting
Inspired by serial killers, terrorists and kidnappers (cool it, I’m joking) I cut each individual letter for the sequence above Samuel L. Jackson, the reknowned health advocate the world over. The right hand side involved cutting out captions from Games magazine, redacting them Government style and giving them a totally different meaning, and I stuck them on a galactic background with Super Mario letting his stance on gaming and violence known once and for all.


square one lionaroundwriting
I cut and paste the water from GQ magazine crinkling it to create the 3D water effect, adding in some lettering from Clint and graphics from Games to give some meaning.


lion around 2

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33 thoughts on “Cut n’ Paste Graphics

  1. You’re even more versatile than I thought! šŸ™‚

    1. Gotta branch out šŸ™‚ Thanks magarisa.

  2. Ha ha ha. “I feel a sense of sadness as I am perfect” was my favorite.

    1. Perhaps my finest moment of redacting – GCHQ/ CIA I am available and I have my own marker.
      Also, I like how there was totally different meanings within those shorts captions. Good pick šŸ™‚

      1. Totally! Very cool. Now I want to try some… Gonna have to keep my eye out for them. šŸ™‚

  3. That next to last one did appear as if were inspired by a serial killer. lol

    1. Lol. I’ve seen a few too many movies.

      1. Lol. It reminded me of Se7en.

  4. Like it. I think you ought to keep half an eye out for instances where you could put together some follow-ups. “Crash comic collage” could become a nice little sideline when you want a break from your writing šŸ™‚

    1. Cheers babbitman, that’s a good idea, but tbh I doubt if I’ll be doing it again, it was one of those creative endeavours unlikely to repeat. It was fun though!

    1. Thanks. Now I know it’s collage art ā˜ŗ

  5. I could best describe myself as “artistically challenged” so my opinion counts for little…but for what it’s worth I really like them! Very cool.

    1. You’re not alone tbh, I can’t draw or paint. Using scissors and some glue? Yes lol
      Appreciate you having a look.

  6. These would actually make good book cover illustration/design using graphics that correspond to the story.

    1. Thanks man. With the Action Jackson, I was envisioning a comic dedicated to that character…won’t happen, but fun to create anyway ā˜ŗ

  7. Really cool and creative! I like them a lot. Makes me want to try it.

    1. Thanks Vic (i’m sticking with that just to let you know, to bring this saga to an end lol.) It’s good fun, relaxing, creative…keeps a person off the mean streets.

      1. Well, Fionn, I can’t quite say I believe that. We’ll see… šŸ˜‰ I’m glad you found something to keep yourself out of trouble because you really do seem like you’re one small step away from gang life. šŸ˜˜

      2. Lmao. Your words are closer to the truth than you realise.
        Only yesterday, I wrote a stern letter to the local hoodlums detailing why I would not be joining.
        I fear reprisals…

      3. You should invest in a deadbolt. I would miss your words should the gang decide to force initiate you.

      4. A deadbolt – you are wise.

      5. Of course, you ARE a vampire so perhaps they’ll leave you alone.

  8. These are incredible, Fionn. I used to do that for beautiful nature pics published in newspapers until I was schooling. Then i got bored.

    1. Thank you Asha šŸ™‚
      I’m not sure what inspired it at the time, but those are about the only ones I did. Good fun, something different.

      1. Yes, I agree. I guess it all seems exciting at one point in life and then we outgrow such fascinations. šŸ˜ƒ

  9. Those are pretty cool! me likey šŸ™‚

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