Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This is Why I Google the People I Read.

For those of you culture warriors out there, this will be old hat. For me, however, it's a new story that I hadn't heard before and wanted to put on my blog so that I could remember what NOT to buy in the future - too bad he's a compete and total fuckhead, guy could draw (though clearly he could not write worth two fucks).
I cant remember if Ive said this before, but Im gonna say it anyway. I dont give a crap.I appreciate a pretty Gal as much as the next Hetero Male. Sometimes I even go in for some racy type stuff ( keeping the comments PG for my Ladies sake) but dammit, dammit, dammit I am so sick and tired of the whole COSPLAY-Chiks. I know a few who are actually pretty cool-and BIG Shocker, love and read Comics.So as in all things, they are the exception to the rule. Heres the statement I wanna make, based on THE RULE: “Hey! Quasi-Pretty-NOT-Hot-Girl, you are more pathetic than the REAL Nerds, who YOU secretly think are REALLY PATHETIC. But we are onto you. Some of us are aware that you are ever so average on an everyday basis. But you have a couple of things going your way. You are willing to become almost completely Naked in public, and yer either skinny( Well, some or most of you, THINK you are ) or you have Big Boobies. Notice I didnt say GREAT Boobies? You are what I refer to as “CON-HOT”. Well not by my estimation, but according to a LOT of average Comic Book Fans who either RARELY speak to, or NEVER speak to girls. Some Virgins, ALL unconfident when it comes to girls, and the ONE thing they all have in common? The are being preyed on by YOU. You have this really awful need for attention, for people to tell you your pretty, or Hot, and the thought of guys pleasuring themselves to the memory of you hanging on them with your glossy open lips, promising them the Moon and the Stars of pleasure, just makes your head vibrate. After many years of watching this shit go down every 3 seconds around or in front of my booth or table at ANY given Con in the country, I put this together. Well not just me. We are LEGION. And here it is, THE REASON WHY ALL THAT, sickens us: BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT COMICS, BEYOND WHATEVER GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH YOU DID TO GET REF ON THE MOST MAINSTREAM CHARACTER WITH THE MOST REVEALING COSTUME EVER. And also, if ANY of these guys that you hang on tried to talk to you out of that Con? You wouldnt give them the fucking time of day. Shut up you damned liar, no you would not. Lying, Liar Face. Yer not Comics. Your just the thing that all the Comic Book, AND mainstream press flock to at Cons. And the real reason for the Con, and the damned costumes yer parading around in? That would be Comic Book Artists, and Comic Book Writers who make all that shit up . . . 

So heres my follow up commentary. Tried to “engage” my detractors on Twitter. Big mistake. Not gonna backpeddle. Not one step. I tried to be clear at the beginning by saying I know there are legit Cosplayers who know the material and love it. So if you wanna gloss over that and accuse my statements as being all inclusive of Cosplay, then blow me. See, this is why I posted this HERE, on MY page. You dont like it? Leave. Dont threaten to stop buying my work, because Im sure most of you who threw that gauntlet down, never did to begin with. Good riddance. Hey all you self righteous fuck-faces out there who are spewing even MORE hatred at me, than you accused me of spewing. pfffft. Really, thats how you come at me? Once you have moved on to hate on someone else….Good Riddance. But the one thing I HAVE to address is the use of the word MISOGYNY. So I am a Misogynist? Why? Because I frown upon Posers who are sad, needy fakers who use up all my air at Cons? Sorry, while you Cos”Play” Im actually at work. Thats my office. Fuck you. I actually dont hate women, I dont fear them either. Nor do I mistrust them. I do not portray or Objectify half naked women in my work. I never have. I have always been VERY vocal about my dislike of that practice, and that my view is and has been that T&A in comics is a Pox. If you wanna come at me with accusations of Misogyny and sexism, youll be wrong. I think there are several Hundred “PRos” I could rattle off that are doing a fine job of perpetuating that crap without ANY help from me. Its not helping to further our industry. Hey haters, Im not sad, lonely, stupid, uneducated, gay, nor do I wear Assess for a Hat. Im not a Sexist, and have been very vocal about the fact that its a GOOD thing to see so many female fans at shows, and I treat them with the same kindness and respect as I do ANY male fan I meet. I guess the one mistake I made in my original post was that I excluded Men. Let me rectify that…… SOME of you MEN, are as bad as SOME of the Women Cosplayers, I talked about earlier. There. Oh and to all of you guys who are my friends, and pros who I work with, dont go and try and defend me or anything I wrote. Youll just get shit on. Thanks though. And lastly, Bleeding Cool, and Rich Johnston are Shithead, scumbags, and this isnt the first time his camp has come after me. Fuck you Rich (Tony Harris via Bleeding Cool News).

Comics I Will Not Buy:

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #169-171 (2003)
Ex Machina #1-50 (2004–10)
Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #7 (1993)
Hourman #22 (2001)
JSA: All-Stars, miniseries, #4 (2003)
JSA: Liberty File, miniseries, #1-2 (2000)
JSA: Unholy Three, miniseries, #1-2 (2000)
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull, miniseries, #1-6 (2012-2013)
Legion: Secret Files 3003 (among other artists) (2004)
The Legion #25 (among other artists) (2003)
Starman, vol. 2, #0-5, 7-33, 35, 37, 39-40, 43, 45 (1994–98)
Superman: Lex 2000 (among other artists) (2001)
Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins #3 (1992)
Dr. Strange, vol. 2, #1-2 (1999)
Iron Man, vol. 3, #86-88 (2004)
Punisher Summer Special #3 (1993)
Spider-Man: with Great Power..., miniseries, #1-4 (2008)
Blade #1-2 (Buccaneer, 1989)
Down #1 (Image, 2005)
Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #2 (Quantumm, 1999)
Nightbreed #18-20 (Epic, 1992)
Nightmare on Elm Street (Innovation Publishing, 1991)
Obergeist: Ragnarok Highway #1-6 (Image, 2001)
Chin Music #1- (Image, 2013, with writer Steve Niles)

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    1. We used to call it Pigeon English when I was growing up, not sure if that's acceptable now or not.

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  2. You do have a great point about obviously phony cheesecake pics, masquerading as cos-play. It is disingenuous, and another method of finding a newly popular media demographic (geek, gamer, cos-player), exploiting it, monetizing it and eventually mainstreaming it to death.
    Your only real mistake is you should know better by now than to have an opinion on the internet. And the willingness to defend it, By GAWD! What audacity!

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    1. I think the mistake is that he's a complete prick.

      In an industry where they have been dying for nearly a decade (seriously, look at their sales numbers) any influx of attention and money should be seen as a good thing. I mean, it's like he sees these cash cows coming into the room spending money on art, comics, toys, movies, and the like and his first instinct isn't "Thank god, they're going to make sure that me and my family are financially viable!" Instead he decides to shit on them and try and drive them away.

      WTF?

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    2. Agreed any one at the game table / comic shop is a good thing, male, female, whom ever.

      I Also think that Harris, if he has an valuable points to make at all they are lost in the wall of ham handed text and general prickishness.
      I have personally left a few G+ groups because I felt it was obviously phony. With that said I have never felt the need to be insulting to any one involved in those groups. No need for it.

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    3. The only phonies that bother me are the ones who profess mastery over a subject yet don't know anything about it. I'm cool if you say, "I love Iron Man," and I say, "Me too," (not gonna happen by the way) and then we start talking about it and you don't know as much as me or visa versa.

      That's just life.

      After all, in comics and games, depending on when you join the conversation, the story can be completely different than what other guys have experienced.

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  3. My question to this douchenozzle is "What does it matter?" Even if every preconceived notion he has is 100% true, what difference does it make? Do women (or men) who wear costumes for attention detract from the Con in any way? Does the fact that someone may not read a comic book, but likes the character's look make the comic book, or its fans any less real? Does the "mainstreaming" of comic books make them any less entertaining to those who read them?

    This is just another example of misplaced rage. It happens in all walks of life. Jocks, scientists, fashionistas; they all think they "own" the things they love. And they are unwilling to share them with people who don't love them in the same way they do.

    He is right about one thing. I don't currently read comics, so I'm not going to threaten to boycott him. But, if I did read comics, I would probably steer clear of him.

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    1. I've read his comics, and the art was okay (he's substantially better now than when I was reading stuff he'd drawn), but those days are over.

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  4. I totally hear you. I often have huge problems with this subject. I'll like a certain thing, like a TV show or a band or whatever, and then you hear things like "This actress is really mean and condescending to her co-stars" or "The other members in the band are homophobic" and it does take a bit of the enjoyment out of the original material. I guess it's a matter of degrees with what the "offense" is. There are certain restaurants and businesses that I refuse to patronize due to the politics and statements of their corporate ownership.

    I actually did a review on my blog of JSA: The Liberty Files (trade paperback which collected The Liberty File and The Unholy Three, and it wasn't until after I'd read the story, and I really did like it, mainly for the ideas and presentation of the characters in a non-standard setting, but comics are an art-based medium so of course Tony Harris' art played a part in my enjoyment.

    I thought about not posting the review at all, or bringing more attention to his comments (which I don't agree with). In the end, I went ahead and posted my review (which is written from the standpoint of, "Is there any cool ideas in here that you can steal for your tabletop RPGs?") and pointed out that Harris was at the center of a controversy over comments he'd made about female cosplayers, and then left it up to individual readers to decide whether or not they wanted to learn more.

    On an entirely separate note, it's shocking how poor this guy's spelling and grammar are. At times it's almost entirely indecipherable in terms of trying to figure out what he's saying.

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    1. "It's shocking how poor this guy's spelling and grammar are. At times it's almost entirely indecipherable in terms of trying to figure out what he's saying."

      I know, right?

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  5. Humans have this uncontrollable need to dislike what others enjoy and feel that said enjoyment somehow negatively impacts their own lives.

    Humans are freakin' stupid.

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  6. It reads to me like the rant of a bitter man, driven half-mad because he is forced by his profession to spend all day in the presence of pretty women that he feels wouldn't give him the time of day. I'm sure it makes him feel better to make this their problem instead of his.

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