Hey Factory Fans!

Well, it doesn’t look very hopeful for the Comic Book Peace Summit.  I haven’t heard from anyone at comicsgate and the people I engaged on the other side were somewhat hostile to the very idea.  Mostly, they criticized my pitch (and some criticized me personally).  Apparently, SJW is a negative term for some, but not for others.  No one seems to agree on anything other than the unwavering feeling that they’re right.  I did get one or two comments on YouTube from guys that might be comicsgaters.  There weren’t many, but some of the hostility was there.

Part of the problem seems to be that there’s no real spokesperson for the anti-comicsgate side.  Most of that side is tripping all over themselves to show everyone how wonderful they are.  Although there were a few voices of reason, most of the attitude seemed to be “you’re either with us or you’re comicsgate” or “why aren’t you as upset as us?”  Things are just too raw.  Too emotional.  The echo chambers of the Internet continue to magnify the problem and there seems to be a real palpable fear that you’re going to be tarred and feathered by one side or another for taking the “wrong” position.

I don’t think peace going to happen, so I’ll stay in my webcomic bunker and watch the fireworks for a while.  Perhaps an opportunity will arise to pitch the idea again.  My prediction is that Marvel is going to get out of print comics collapsing the market.  DC will follow suit.  Image and a few other indy comics will hang on for a while, but the comicsgaters could end up kings of the print comic wasteland.  The timeline is roughly two years.  See you in the future, fanboys!

At Super Frat, it’s a new strip.

Validation is new.

And the Quote of the Day is from Bernard Meltzer:

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”