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Patrick Zircher Only Person to Take Randy Queen's Side in DMCA Takedown Controversy

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, August 06 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Patrick Zircher Only Person to Take Randy Queen's Side in DMCA Takedown Controversy

Well, *somebody* had to take Queen's side.

Source: Twitter

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:



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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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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