I have no problem with this poster. I don't think it's great but I don't think it sucks. I like other Tuffy creations better. Just to set the record straight. And I have no beef with any artist in particular. My initial comment had nothing to do with the origin of the spiral, more the attitude of the community towards activity like this...
That is find some image, don't do much if anything to it at all, turn into poster. Some are crucified, some are praised. Gardner is a douche but he's not the first I've seen this crucifixion happen to in the years I've been hanging around here.
Art... I know exactly where you are coming from which is why I didn't make too much stink about it in the first place. I didn't feel like finding out if I would be supported in my gripe or smacked down for being a crybaby and I moved on.
This poster made it explode out of me like a baby alien.