John, Paul, George & Ben (2006) by Lane Smith — the title of which, of course, is a comic riff on the Beatles. The title page of John, Paul, George & Ben alludes to the Beatles’ Abbey Road (1969), but Smith shows restraint.  He does not show the “four lads” crossing the street or dressed in identical clothes, but he does place their bodies in the same positions as those of Harrison, McCartney, Starr, and Lennon. (Visually, John Hancock corresponds to George Harrison, Paul Revere to Paul McCartney, George Washington to Ringo Starr, and Ben Franklin to John Lennon.)

John, Paul, George & Ben (2006) by Lane Smith — the title of which, of course, is a comic riff on the Beatles. The title page of John, Paul, George & Ben alludes to the Beatles’ Abbey Road (1969), but Smith shows restraint.  He does not show the “four lads” crossing the street or dressed in identical clothes, but he does place their bodies in the same positions as those of Harrison, McCartney, Starr, and Lennon. (Visually, John Hancock corresponds to George Harrison, Paul Revere to Paul McCartney, George Washington to Ringo Starr, and Ben Franklin to John Lennon.)

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