Ever the internet contrarian, DC Comics artist Patrick Zircher took to Twitter to defend Randy Queen, the old school Image artist who made headlines this week when he used bogus DMCA takedown requests to remove blog posts making fun of his 1990s Rob Liefeld copycat art, which Queen backed down on earlier today. "I was on Randy Queen's side the whole time," Zircher tweeted, adding, "It basically boils down to: side 1) an artist and side 2) someone who ridicules his work. Everything else was besides the point."
Zircher's stance against art criticism is well known. Back in May, he went on a several day tirade arguing with anyone on the internet who criticized DC's weekly Future's End series, on which he is one of the artists. That episode included a battle with fellow DC Comics creator Gail Simone, who argued that it was possible to work for a company while respectfully disagreeing with some of its decisions. Unmoved, Zircher accused Simone of creating a negative atmosphere and called some of Simone's followers "batshit insane" before deleting some of his tweets. He then called himself a "target" because of his "active interaction" on Twitter. Read about that whole confusing incident here.
"There is a love to tear things down that some people possess," said Zircher in a follow-up to his Randy Queen support tweets. Look for Zircher's art on DC's upcoming adaptation of Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," in stores this Fall.
UPDATE: Zircher had some choice words for Outhouse Editor in Chief Christian Hoffer as well:
@OH_IGW Your work at Outhousers is puerile, unfunny, and sophomoric. The work is moronic. See I'm not insulting you. Just your work.— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) August 6, 2014
We'll get back to him as soon as we look up what "puerile" means. We're assuming "fantastic and deserving of next year's Eisner," but we want to make sure before thanking him.
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