Homage, Borrowing, When Is A Lift Fair Game?

Let me just pick on Candi for a bit – how close can you get without "stealing" a joke? If it's really close do you at the very least consider noting that you're lifting it…

Just for reference here's a bit of dialogue from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation that may have inspired this Candi strip:

Mary: Can I help you with anything?
: Oh, I was just smelling – smiling. I was just blouse – brousing. I, uh, heh heh. Well, I guess it just wouldn't… Oh hee hee, it wouldn't be the Christmas shopping season if the stores were any less hooter than they – HOTTER than they are. Whew. It is warm in here, isn't it?
Mary: You have your coat on.
: Yes, oh do I? Yeah, it is a bit nipply out. I mean nippy. What am I saying, nipple?


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.

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