As Mainstream Comic Woes Continue, DC Turns Batman Into Porn

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We’ve seen a whole new push by establishment comic artists and writers to try to denounce a consumer revolt against Marvel and DC products, which is largely due to a crowd anger against forced political correctness and extreme left wing ideology forced into the comic industry. As anyone who has read this blog over the last two years has seen, the political elements from the left have reached proportions we never could have even dreamed when I first started writing about the topic.

It’s so tribal now, the establishment is showing their true colors. Instead of quietly blacklsting, big name pencilers like Mike Deodato Jr. are now openly advocating the blacklisting of his conservative counterparts in the industry. They’re growing more desperate among the elites. They’ll make wild claims as to the reasons why, echoing Hillary Clinton’s epic rant in the 2016 campaign (racist, sexist, homophobic!) to where you can almost play bingo with the words. It makes it clear by the sheer volume and the exact wording used that this is directed, and I await the day where we see the company emails that tell these people to do this.

Perhaps they think it’s a PR move to save their dying industry, but what it does is gets more fans angry. Deodato doesn’t understand that when he posts gleeful rants about how he’s thrilled fellow professional, family man, and mild-mannered artist Mike S. Miller is removed from a convention over what appears to be politics, he looks like a bully trying to hurt a smaller artist to most of the outside world. Audiences don’t like bullies.

All this is coming after word that IDW’s 3rd Quarter Reports are disastrous for the company, a crazy thing with all of the big properties they represent (star trek, ghostbusters and more), and rumors that Marvel is in even worse shape for the year. It comes down to the business is losing customers, and they’re very obviously going to these high-profile indiegogos by conservative and moderate artists who are revolting against the system and doing their own thing.

DC is getting particularly desperate, as mentioned above, as it’s come out that Batman has a new “mature audiences” line. In this line DC wanted to show how “edgy” they are — and they are doing it to get attention whether negative or positive for gimmick sales, so in some way I am giving them what they want — but in this book they push the boundaries so far into porn that it’s no wonder readers don’t want to check this out when they see superhero books.

There’s a scene in the book where batman literally shakes off his clothes for two pages, and it climaxes with a graphic picture of the Bat-Schlong. There’s no need for this story wise as it’s just a scene of him in the bat cave…. and by the picture it looks like batman, while he’s crime fighting and entering what would probably be a very cold cave, appears to be very aroused.

It’s a disgusting use of a children’s character and it shows that DC is really just in this to push hyper-sexualized degeneracy as we all have been talking about for a long time. They have no moral compass that aligns with readers. Batman as you know him for all intents and purposes is dead.

These companies can’t compete with just their base stories. They don’t have any to tell because the people they hire are nihilists and anti-American. They can’t manage American Mythos from this perspective because that is not a perspective of the people.

They’re only going to lash out more. No “proof” of anyone’s “social goodness” is going to do anything for these people. It boggles my mind some in the resistance side are trying to do this. This is a scared industry lashing out at the consumers because they’ve failed, and they know it. Act accordingly and support indie comics.

You can support my new project The Ember War, which is an adaptation of another indie novel by Richard Fox. We’ve been paving the way in comics and books to make a change in the culture, to bring it back to fun, heroic adventures. The Ember War is fun and is something you can share with your family (not too young of children cuz aliens are scary!). Check it out here.

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The Ember War: Graham Nolan Line Art Cover Reveal

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For The Ember War I’ve been so excited to work with Graham Nolan, who’s been a long time hero of mine in the comic industry. Graham has done amazing work including his own Monster Island, Airboy, and of course Batman, in which he co-created the character of Bane with legendary writer Chuck Dixon. It was amazing being able to get him for The Ember War’s cover. I hope this book is a tremendous success so we can use him 8 more times for a beautiful gallery of Richard Fox graphic novels.

Without further ado, here is Graham’s stellar art for the cover:

And I’m pleased to announce colors will be done for the cover by Brett R. Smith — a veteran in the industry who’s worked for the big companies, is best known for Trump’s Space Force and Flying Sparks’ cover. It’s exciting to work with Brett again!

Also make sure to watch as Richard Fox and I go live to talk about the book at 12 PM PST today!

The Ember War will go live on IndieGoGo on Tuesday. For now, check out Flying Sparks by the same creative team. It’s gone to printer and I anticipate I’ll have the books here within the month for shipping.

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Did Zoe Quinn Defraud Kickstarter Backers?

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Yesterday the internet started blowing up at Chuck Tingle, the silly erotica author who we all know from his ridiculous book titles. At the beginning of 2017, he partnered with Zoe Quinn to make a video game based on his book series. They did this on Kickstarter and raised about $85,000. All looked okay for the first year of waiting… but curiously, updates stopped coming to backers at January 2018.

Customers started to ask Chuck Tingle what gives.

Bizarrely, Tingle started to lash out at fans, sending weird all caps rants that he has nothing to do with any video game and that they shouldn’t be bothering him.

But if that’s the case, what happened with this kickstarter? There is documentation online where Quinn asks Tingle if she can make the game, he says yes, and the kickstarter’s theme looks very in line with his properties. It’s all very odd.

There must have been substantive pressure put on Quinn by Tingle and fans from this because she eventually addressed the matter by making a rambling tweet thread about it:

This is the interesting tweet, in which Quinn admits she blew through all the money on the kickstarter. She doesn’t elaborate how, and why it would cause such a problem when it vastly exceeded the goal. Didn’t she know how much it would cost to make this? It’s very odd, and the game itself didn’t look to have much depth to it or appear to be something that would take all that much time. This was a silly thing after all. So how two years and $85k later can someone go broke and “still be working on it” with absolutely nothing to show to backers on progress?


Instead of owning up to her having spent the money and not made the game, she immediately went to identity politics. This is a standard way for her to operate and for the SJWs in all entertainment industries when they fail to deliver products because they are typically focused on themselves and not actually producing their content. We see this in comics with B. Clay Moore’s comic Kickstarter where he also ran out of money to produce the book. The stories are the same, there’s always a lot of excuses. Is Quinn even a minority or a marginalized person though? She brags on the same thread about having a book tour and a hugo award nomination. It seems like the establishment cultural elite have completely accepted her… despite her failure to deliver. And with the amount of press that Polygon and others gave to hype this video game, you’d think they’d be slightly concerned for their readers that they pushed into backing this? I’ll hold my breath waiting for an article on this from them.

It’s conjecture as to what Quinn did with the money or if she will ever deliver a game at this point, but if I were a backer, I’d be livid. Especially given the next posts where she says she’s too busy vacationing overseas and having fun and talks about how great her life is despite the “trolls” by which she defines as customers who want their product she didn’t deliver:

 

Remember, if you want a product that you paid for and didn’t get, you’re sapping her joy in bad faith.

What a bizarre world in which we live. And remember, this is who DC Comics now hires to make their books. People who are mired in identity politics who hate their own customers. How much longer will DC last?

I produce what I say I’m going to produce, by contrast. Flying Sparks is already done. I’m waiting on some of the high rezz file and we’ll be getting to the printer immediately. There won’t be a long wait for this book. You can still late back on IndieGoGo here. You’ll see what professionalism and real delivery looks like by contrast to the above.

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We’re Getting Too Big – They’re Coming Hard For Us

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But we need to hold our ground. Think about this: it’s been four months with more than a dozen wildly successful crowdfunded comics. This does not happen in crowdfunds, comics do not get this kind of publicity on average, the industry is shaken.

None of them can believe it. They keep trying to write this off as a one off fluke, or some sort of cash grab by people who won’t be able to deliver — but they’re making these excuses because we are making waves in culture more than ever before, and we’re on a precipice of busting up their already failed monopolistic system in the industry.

Most of you have already seen how there was a coordinated assault the last couple of days, just as Mitch Breitweiser’s Red Rooster and my Flying Sparks were coming to closes. Do you think the timing is coincidental? There’s no way it is. The attacks look scripted and coordinated. I believe it’s a matter of time until we find a Discord channel or Facebook group where these angry pros hang out and talk smack about smaller indie creators doing their thing. I believe we’ll even find directives to try to discredit us and hold us down from the highest levels. Remember, it’s not that long ago we found the facebook group where pros from Marvel/DC/Image/Valiant and others were conspiring to harass and goad Richard Meyer into throwing a punch at NYCC so he would be deemed violent and banned forever.

Everything the SJWs say about us is actually true about them. SJWs always project.

They are the ones trying to harass smaller creators out of the business. They’re targeting minorities and women in our movement especially because they can’t have the identity politics narrative evaporate on them. As our movement grows and expands and includes a lot of REAL diversity (including that of thought and opinion) it’s only going to get worse. They’re only going to lash out harder. It’s going to get nasty. Prepare yourself, and remind yourself it’s not personal — these people are scared that we’re usurping their careers and livelihoods, and for good reason with the support we’ve garnered from readers.

But we have the advantage. We have the tactical strategies to win. We have the products that are going to be fun. We have the moral high ground as well.

In the coming days, make sure to keep that moral high ground. Treat people with respect and love as Edwin Boyette likes to remind us. Do what you can, but don’t be afraid to defend yourself and your friends either. There’s going to be divisions between us as well, but we can’t let them overcome what this movement stands for: changing comics and culture for good.

If you didn’t back Flying Sparks yet, it’s still open on InDemand. I’m away at a wedding so I can’t do the print run until next week. You’ll have a little bit, but I’ll be closing out orders of T-shirts, Posters, and Hardcovers within just a few days. Check it out here.

And head onto my youtube and watch the Lunch Stream with S. Misanthrope. Nerkish is guesting today! Like, share, subscribe!

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This Is It. The Last Hurrah!

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For Flying Sparks that is.

It’s been a wild ride on this indiegogo campaign. I could have never expected receiving this incredible level of support for my comic, Flying Sparks.

It really is a testament to this movement and how we’re changing the industry. Most crowdfunds for first time indie comics creators are barely able to get 100 backers, we’re approaching 600 as this camapign comes to a close. Why? Because people want fresh, fun superhero stories without a heavy-handed political agenda condescending them as readers.

And I’ve provided that.

Flying Sparks has the superhero for marvel and dc. It has a rich, deep world which will only expand in years to come because you’re demanding it. I’m going to bring you the best characterization in the business with intense personal moments that matter, that develop characters, and that are up there with the epic superhero battles in drama. The folk helping me with proofreading at the end of this campaign are telling me this is an awesome set up to a world, and already they can’t wait for more.

Please as you go out today, tell your friends about Flying Sparks, that it’s the last day for the campaign, that we can finish strong and have a real shot at hitting that $25,000 stretch goal for the cool character bios. This Is going to be a really fun story and I am truly humbled that you guys have made it possible for me to start a professional career in comics. I have a lot in the pipeline already as a follow up and this is only going to get bigger and better.

Back Flying Sparks today!

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Don’t Talk To Fake News, Talk To Our Media

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For the first time ever we’ve got a movement of culture creators who are overtly conservative, ranging from sci-fi books to comics, it’s all out there and we’re all moving upward with incredible speed. It’s awesome.

But there’s still a lot of folk out there who don’t realize we have friendly media outlets to our side. I just went on 1380 AM this morning on the Phil Cowan show — and even the AM radio is now starting to get in on culture. This has never happened before in history. Most legacy media has always ignored the cultural fight, but we are finally making enough waves and enough noise that it’s starting to matter. And great hosts like Phil understand that culture is the way to change this country long-term.

We are here for you. Whether that’s Phil, me, Megan Fox at PJ Media, Ian Miles Cheong, Bounding Into Comics or others, we have ways to boost the signal and get the message out. They can’t discriminate against us anymore and get silence in return. And it’s a beautiful thing.

By contrast — don’t talk to their media. They hate you. They will twist your words, they will do everything they can do to destroy you. Take Comedy Central’s treatment of Richard Meyer as an example. The normal crowd see that hack-edited job, but they don’t notice that, all they see is that Richard and anyone who associate with him must be evil. That’s exactly why we don’t give them the ammo. By contrast, the friendly host on AM radio has an audience of normal folk who are on our side, who will edify us and lift us up. That’s how we make a real dent long term in the culture.

Support our media, support our creative works, and keep this thing going. We have huge momentum for the first time in decades and it’s only going to get better from here.

If you like my work and all I do, make sure to check out Flying Sparks and support my IndieGoGo for my comic book. It’s already made more than $15,000 and it’s reaching new heights every day. They can’t stop the signal as long as you tune in. The next stretch goal is at $20,000 and is an 8-page short story prequel to the comic which you’ll want as it adds a lot of depth to the world of Flying Sparks! Back it here.

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Conservative YouTube Commentator Alleges Assault At Gencon

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Jeremy Hambly has had a crazy few months in the world of Magic The Gathering. First, Magic went after him for mocking a cosplayer on twitter after she had rallied a number of players to harass and mass complain about him, just like we’ve seen done with various conservative personalities in different hobby-entertainment industries. Magic seemed to justify his ban because he posted memes featuring a cartoon frog created in MS Paint on his feed.

But as ComicsGate exploded, Hambly became a defender of those getting attacked on the right. This raised his profile again and the gaming and comic industry turned its attention to him.

I reported last year two incidents: first, in breaking the story that creative professionals in the comic industry were going to attempt to frame Richard Meyer for a crime at New York Comic Con, and second, that I sent an email to Worldcon, voicing concern for the safety of conservative personalities at conventions. They refused to respond, but later banned me under the guise of removing “racist bully” elements from their convention, libel that makes it more prone for people to attack me at future cons.

Now we have an escalation with the first real violent incident against a conservative personality at Gencon.

Hambly did not capture the incident itself on video, but does have a number of eye witnesses afterward who all confirm someone asked his name and came up and started throwing punches at him. There is a glass window at a restaurant that is shattered where the attacker punched as well.

Hambly says he is leaving Gencon, as the convention has done nothing about this in several hours since the incident, and police did not come to assist him. He rightfully believes that he would not be safe at the convention any longer.

This disturbing trend of attacks on conservatives in geek culture is getting out of hand. The left is in charge of all of these cultural institutions from Gencon to Worldcon to SFWA and all of the major companies in the industry. They need to stop with their “punch a Nazi” rhetoric and speak out against violence unequivocally. This has gone too far. Someone’s really going to get hurt simply because they don’t like the way we voted. Violent intimidation is literal fascism.

UPDATE: Jeremy has identified his attacker thanks to some eyewitness help. The fellow is on Twitter and his identity is out there. Jeremy says he is going to call the police and press charges according to the linked tweet below:

https://twitter.com/TheQuartering/status/1025052205173428224

If you support conservative creators’ rights to exist within the industry peacefully please consider supporting Flying Sparks, the comic of a hero and villain in love, available on IndieGoGo now. 

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Flying Sparks Stretch Goal Update – $12,370 is the number!

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I updated my $12,370 stretch goal for people interested. When it hits, backers are going to be getting a 6- Page short story via a bonus PDF of a team up of my main character, Meta-Girl, with the public domain superhero, Dynamite Thor, who I reimagined for the modern age. It was a proof of concept story I was doing when I was first building the characters for Flying Sparks, and was done with an amateur artist who graciously lent a few pages to me. 
 
The story turned out fun, and I eventually want to do a full on Dynamite Thor book because I think the concept is ridiculous. Here’s an unlettered sample page from the story:  
Make sure to back Flying Sparks and to tell your friends. I have so much content for this book that we can keep going with stretch goal after stretch goal. Let’s do this!
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#NCBD Crowdfunding Livestream — Writer’s Chat With Chuck Dixon (Wednesday 7 PM EST)

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Pleased to announce I’ll be livestreaming with Chuck Dixon on Wednesday, August 1st at 7 PM EST to talk about our crowdfunding projects, the state of the comic industry, the changes to the future, and I’ll probably gush at Chuck over his 90s Robin run, cuz Stephanie Brown is bae.

Watch the stream here and please share!

 

 

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Introducing Indiechron – The Guide To ComicsGate Crowdfunds

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Over the weekend, I launched a new page in conjunction with Edwin Boyette and popular YouTuber That Umbrella Guy. The page is meant to track the sales of Comicsgate-based projects in order to provide an aggregate amount of sales, plus help people find new projects to back. Our intention is to capture all of ComicsGate within the page and have some nice updates over time so we can see how our sub-industry is going that started with the mega-success, Jawbreakers: Lost Souls.

It’s called Indiechron and the name comes from Comicchron, the traditional comics sales tracker.

Indiechron

The page is in its infancy, as we are just coming up with the concept and trying to get this going. I’ll pin it to the top of my main page earlier so there will be an easy link in the navigation bar for people who want to check on it. We’ll update every few days at the least and are trying to add projects as people tell us about them.

If anyone out there is good at WordPress I can use some technical help because as of right now there’s a small issue with the width of it and I can’t seem to push the width wider. Other than that, we’re open to feedback on how to present the content. This is a work in progress.

If you want to support ComicsGate, make sure to pick up Flying Sparks on IndieGoGo! Flying Sparks features writing by me, a cover by Jon Malin, cover colors by Brett. R Smith, now unlocked an interior chapter cover by Will Caligan, and we’re fast approaching a stretch goal to have a beautiful print of Meta-Girl done by Timothy Lim. A lot of the community is involved. Check it out here.

Now over $10,000 in backing!!!

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