Months and months ago I offered some advice to another web cartoonist who had put himself in sort of a tight spot. As someone who had been in his position before I tried to explain what I had learned. You can read the entire thing here if you like, it’s pretty tame stuff. I ended the dialogue when I realized he was actually insane. I don’t mean that to be funny or anything, the guy is crazy. I got strange letters from other people he had dealt with in the past and even ex-coworkers all suggesting I just give up trying to get through to him. After a few emails back and forth with the guy I understood what they were talking about. I decided to end our conversation. I was trying to be nice to the guy but there was no point in continuing that dialogue if he was determined to hate me.
It was never a big deal to begin with and it was easy enough to forget. He continues to obsess about it though, judging by his most recent blog entry. As always you guys seem determined to point out to me anytime someone says something about Penny Arcade. I always follow your links too, out of some sick desire to see what people are saying about me. In this particular case this guy was being a real ass. He actually said this towards the end of his rant:
I’m counting the days until Gabe’s unborn child grows up to be just like him, and treats him like trash, because I have an innate appreciation of irony and I’m willing to wait for the payoff.
I think that’s kind of a fucked up thing to say.
At any rate this post should give him something to obsess about for another six months.