I’d like to talk about Dragon*con one last time. As I’ve said before I will not ever attend this con because Ed Kramer who awaits trial for child molestation still receives money from Dragon*con. To me it’s so obvious. Children’s safety comes before anything else, including my need to attend a con, wear a costume or whatever.
Seems obvious but so many, too many so-called caring fans are not only still giving money to this con, but actively defending it. If you want your money to go to the defense of a child molester then I have nothing to say to you. I find it disgusting. Dragon*con and those who defend it are a scar on fandom that makes me ashamed to be a fan.
Believe me, I am sympathetic to the innocent victims of what Kramer did, not only the kids, but also fans and con organizers. But what’s done is done. It can’t be fixed and can’t be swept under the rug so it’s time for Dragon*Con to grow a pair, step up to the plate and do what’s right. New con. Same city. Done.
So you don’t think I’m just blathering off, I have been in a situation like this. A few years back I did several books for a major publisher. One day I turn on the news and bang, the artist had been arrested for distribution of child pornography. I didn’t bitch and whine about how it affected me. Instead we all agreed it was best for those books to go away. That’s what had to be done. For the kids who this animal violated. It’s not about me keeping a book in print and lining my pockets. It’s about doing the right thing.
So there’s that. I’m sorry a long running popular con has a pedophile in their ranks, but instead of continuing to victimize these kids (now men seeking justice) it’s time for everybody in fandom to show the world we aren’t a bunch of selfish nerds, but caring humans who love and respect others. Is that so much to ask for?
The way we spend our money is very powerful. Let’s use that power for good
Thanks for listening.
It’s a sad and terrible situation. I wish that the people who were indirectly effected by his actions, people who work the con and con-goers, didn’t have to suffer as well. But really, any money that comes through just aids this monster. I wish there was an easy solution. Unfortunately the only way seems to be to start from scratch. I know this is simplistic. It’s just an awful, horrible situation.
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #2 by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
Sometimes I genuinely wonder what the fuck was wrong with me, that year.
All the right things! It’s still one of my favorite books!
Go get the new Brian K. Vaughan comic and then show your love by paying for it. How much do you pay? I don’t know. WHAT’S ‘AWESOME’ WORTH TO YOU?
If my instincts are right (and they’d better be, as I have stuff like this planned myself for the near future) this kind of model will be the new normal before long. Wishing Brian and Marcos the best of luck with it.
Get this! Pay for it! Quality work deserves to be compensated!! That’s how we get more of it!!
Threshold #2 is in shop today! Filled with action and fun! You can find it in a shop near you. If you don’t know where your nearest shop is try the comic shop locator… http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575
If you can’t find a local shop, or if you prefer digital you can go here… http://www.comixology.com/Threshold-2013-2/digital-comic/DEC120303
Also… Issue #1 has been discounted at comixology… http://www.comixology.com/Threshold-2013-1/digital-comic/NOV120237
Torpedo 1936 commission by John Paul Leon.
JPL always does such amazing well thought out work! Inspiring!
We should all be so lucky as to be HALF as creative, driven and enthusiastic about moving forward as Moebius was for his entire life. My hope is that I’ll still be creating and contributing for my entire life. There’s no good reason to ever stop moving forward. Always reach for better!
geekvariety asked: Nice to see you on tumblr now. Loved your work for, what I guess at this point, has been decades? haha Anyhow good to see you still doing comics and sharing your work on here.
Thanks! It’s readers like you that have given me the opportunity to do this job. It’s something I’ll always appreciate!
So, my new book, Threshold is out today! Head on over to the comic shop and give it a try. Everyone involved, Keith Giffen, Andrew Dalhouse, Scott Kolins and myself put a lot effort into making this a fun and energetic book. I’m biased, but I think it’s great fun! If you can’t make it out to the shop you can pick it up on comixology… http://www.comixology.com/Threshold-2013-1/digital-comic/NOV120237