Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist was one of the leaders of the Pop Art movement in the last half of the 20th century. He was really famous for taking panels from comic books, enlarging the scale, and making paintings. Many fanboys hate Lichtenstein because his artwork is worth millions of dollars while the comics he used for inspiration are not nearly as valuable.
(Hopeless by Roy Lichtenstein.)
While I am not a huge fan of Lichtenstein’s work, I can see the value of it. Back in the 1960s, when Lichtenstein made his mark, comics were considered banal and thrown away after they were read. Lichtenstein’s contribution to the art world is that he immortalized these ephemeral images. He really liked enlarging scenes from melodramatic comics like Girls’ Romances and Secret Hearts. Additionally, he didn’t only copy the comic panels, he did make some changes. Lichtenstein also made a lot of completely original artwork in the style of comics. Personally, I like his use of benday dots on a large scale. He also painted some ceramic heads sculpted by Hui Ka Kwong that are interesting because he took a 2-D style and applied it to a 3-D object.