I thought of this after the statement my grandmother made during lunch yesterday, that all the great funnies are gone. All the great illustration and fun has been drained out. She mentioned Prince Valiant and lil' Abner, and I thought of this.
And yes, this opinion is very similar to other artists on the net who have blogs. Rather than thinking of it as piggybacking, it merely shows ideas have no copyright on them, and different people in different situations can come to the same conclusions.
My Sunday best to scans_daily