Well, firstly, I think anybody who hates feminism per se is either insane or a piece of shit.
Secondly, I think this guy - bless and keep him - would just be crazy in a different way if he wasn't hung-up on women (and it's not even simply feminism... it's like he has a Lovecraft-like issue with women).
>>78723776 That's the craziest thing about it, when you hear "Dave Sim hates women" you think he's just a run of the mill MRA type, but nope, turns out he's built a whole pseudo-mythology in his head about how women are primordial monsters who drain men's life force or something. What was it he said? That they were void-people?
>>78724468 That's.... Kind of special itself the nomenclature he chose, but then people who are crazy in this way are often obviously deluded because of how fucking stupid some details are no matter how reasonable they seem to them.
>>78724482 It isn't that bad, it's just easy to imagine how terribly things could have turned out for him if he wasn't as good as he is, he could have ended up a broke obsessed hermit instead of a beloved comic creator.
>>78724482 He easily could have lost everything his family worked for to make 8 page duck comics And was obsessed with Carl barks (which Carl didn't care too much about) I Don't mean he's a serial killer who eats his own hair, just that he's nuts
>>78724633 In his (sort of) defence, he is a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of LSD abuse who has had multiple women in his life leave him and take a significant portions of his money with them, so it's easy to see where this particular craziness came from.
That just strikes me as risk and reward. He was very unhappy doing what he was doing. To the point where his partner was actually the one to suggest disbanding the company. He seemed very aware of the risks he was taking, and followed his dreams anyway.
I think the worst you could call him was foolhardy and an incessant fanboy (Which even I think geto a bit much). Not quite to the level of Sims or nothing. He's just a guy who took a risk to live his dream.
>>78725346 He's just doing it for attention. Every few years, he announces that the last few years of his life have just been for attention.
First it was "I'm not really an enfant terrible, I was just exaggerating my angry ire for attention". Then it was "I'm not really a transcendental druggie, I was just exaggerating my habits for attention". Next it'll be "I'm not really a multi-dimensional wizard, I was just exaggerating my beliefs for attention".
>>78721527 Kim Deitch (probably the craziest of them all. Can't really tell if he's a genius or just crazy though). Don Rosa Robert Crumb Jason Karns Alan Moore S. Clay Wilson Chester Brown Dave Sim Mike Diana
>>78726019 Grant Morrison talks about this shit all the time, e.g.
> High-contrast Western manga art by my Zoids partner Steve Yeowell made Zenith’s world a frantic modernist blur of speed lines and contemporary fashions and haircuts. We announced to the world that Zenith was intended to be as dumb, sexy, and disposable as an eighties pop single: Alan Moore remixed by Stock Aitken Waterman. Keeping all the self-awareness outside the story, we used interviews and forewords to admit to our sources. In them we praised creative theft and plagiarism, quoted the French playwright Antonin Artaud and sneeringly suggested that the likes of Watchmen were pompous, stuffy, and buttock-clenchingly dour. The shock tactics I’d brought with me from the music world, delivered with the snotty whippet-thin snideness of the hipster, had helped me carve out a niche for myself as comics’ enfant terrible, and Steve was happy to play along as the handsome nice one with nothing controversial to say.
> My public persona was punk to the rotten core. Outspoken and mean spirited, I freely expressed contempt for the behind-the-scenes world of comics professionals, which seemed unglamorous and overwhelmingly masculine by comparison to the club and music scenes. My life was rich, and my circle of friends and family was secure enough that I could afford to play a demonic role at work. Reading interviews from the time makes my blood run cold these days, but the trash talk seemed to be working, and I was rapidly making a name for myself. Being young, good-looking, and cocky forgave many sins, a huge hit British superhero strip did the rest and proved I could back up the big talk.
For one phase of his life, being an asshole was his shortcut to fame and popularity.
>>78726856 That was for the >First it was "I'm not really an enfant terrible, I was just exaggerating my angry ire for attention".
For >Then it was "I'm not really a transcendental druggie, I was just exaggerating my habits for attention". You want the times when he talks about switching to straight edge and not actually believing in any of his hallucinations. I'll try to look that up for you.
>>78727222 >Adams believes the Earth is growing through a process called pair production. Adams holds the work of Australian geologist Samuel Warren Carey in high esteem, but considers the term "Expanding Earth" a misnomer. While Carey did advocate an expanding Earth in the mid-20th century, his model was rejected following the development of the theory of plate tectonics. Adams advocates his ideas in a DVD documentary he wrote and produced, clips of which are available on his YouTube channel.
>Adams appeared on the radio show Coast to Coast AM several times to discuss his claims. He was also interviewed by Steven Novella on a Skeptics Guide podcast in 2006, and afterward continued the debate on Novella's blog. Japan Times columnist Jeff Ogrisseg wrote a three-part feature promoting Adams's ideas, which was roundly criticized by Novella for being an example of "outright promotion of pseudoscience as if it were news." Adams also used the concept as the basis for his Batman: Odyssey series, in which the planet's expansion has produced a Hollow Earth, the inside of which is inhabited by dinosaurs and Neanderthal versions of the main characters.
>>78727045 I don't know why I'm surprised and slightly disappointed by this. Having fiddled around with magic as a youth it was refreshing to hear Grant describe it with such fervor and enthusiasm, yet simplicity. I should probably just assume that most famous people use whatever angles they can to sell their product.
>>78728021 He seemed learned in the ways of illustration on Kevin Smith's podcast. However, I could never shake the feeling that his voice carried a slight tone of disdain throughout the entire podcast.
That being said, it still was a very informative listen.
>>78724679 Taking a risk to pursue your dream is not the same as being insane. And I don't really understand your point about his obsession with Carl Barks, of course Barks is going to be modest but that doesn't stop it being a fact that he's one of the most successful and influential comics artists in the world.
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