I was browsing svpply the other day when I came across this poster being sold by Mini & Maximus. I thought it looked far too familiar to a hard-to-forget Le Gun cover from 2008. What do you guys think? Which came first, the kitty or the kitty?
The original LE GUN Cover, 2008:
The Mini & Maximus print:
UPDATE: Thanks to commenter Owen who pointed out that the Le Gun cover is a copy as well, from a vintage advertisement for Black Cat Virginia Cigarettes.
It's obvious, especially in the eyes, that the Le Gun cover was drawn from this advertisement. It's still obvious from the cropping, placement of text, and orientation that the "Meow" poster is a copy of the Le Gun cover. A copy of a copy!