Originally posted by Keith Klein:
And, Johanna, I hate to break it to you, Honey, but I did do this just for me...and no one owes me anything. Sorry to disappoint. As far as grudges go? I have a special place in my heart for people who can't read and understand sentences without making up their own endings. Wink. I never blamed a journalist for anything, girly.
Keith, you are shooting yourself in the foot in such a spectacular manner here that it almost pains me to try and stop you, but here goes...
First, this is a small industry, but it is an industry. That is to say, a business. In business, nobody gives a flying fuck how hard it's been for you
. We all have our issues, family, kids, poverty... you are nothing unique. Having to work extra hard to make your comics makes you just like the rest of us and does not
entitle you to MORE free assistance than you have already received. Jen is not, indeed no one is, required to assist you in any way. Be thankful for the hype you got and move on.
Second, being a dismissive and patronizing ass (see your comments above) to established members of this industry will not earn you any sympathy either. Referring to Johanna as "honey" and "girly" is neither cute nor endearing, it's adolescent and repulsive.
Please, do us all a favor and either go back to actually making comics, or go find yourself another industry.EDIT:
Seems that Keith has removed himself from the discussion and graciously allowed Jen off the hook for not catering to his whims during her difficulties. Mighty generous, that. My statements stand.