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Erik Larsen Leaves Supreme, Does Not Melt Down on Twitter

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, August 28 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Erik Larsen Leaves Supreme, Does Not Melt Down on Twitter

Erik Larsen's failure to have a Charlie Sheen-like meltdown on Twitter is both disappointing and unprofessional.

Source: Bleeding Cool

On Twitter today, Erik Larsen announced his intention to end his tenure as writer and artist on Image's Supreme. However, in a shocking twist, Larsen handled his departure with grace and tact, saying that he enjoyed his time on the book and complimenting series creator Rob Liefeld.

"Make no mistake, I had a ball on Supreme and Rob Liefeld has been extremely supportive and hands off. He’s let me run wild with it," said Larsen. "But the reality is–I have a million things of my own I want to do and I can’t do everything. Something had to give."

Liefeld, who spent all of last week warring with fanboys and pros, insulting the penis size of editors, and posting cordial private messages from Scott Snyder to prove Snyder was "starting shit" after Liefeld quit DC comics "for really realz this time," was perplexed by Larsen's odd mode of resignation. The Outhouse has obtained an exclusive made-up Twitter exchange between the two:

"Are you sure it's not because I'm an overbearing tyrant who drove you crazy with my editorial interference?" wondered Liefeld.

"Nope," replied Larsen.

"Is it because Image Comics is run by simpering morons who make up for their sexual inadequacy by burdening the profound output of talented creators with hideous mandates and last minute rewrites?" asked Liefeld, begging for Larsen to throw him a line.

"Nope," replied Larsen.

"Well, surely every other creator to ever work on Supreme is a D-List hack who isn't fit to empty the shavings from your pencil sharperners..." suggested Liefeld, desperate.

"Nope," replied Larsen.

Larsen's professional behavior during this transition is not only upsetting to fellow creators, but also a major disappointment to the comics blogosphere. "What are we supposed to write about now?" demanded Jude Terror, a lazy reporter. "If Larsen doesn't start burning bridges soon, I'll be out of a job!"

There may be a ray of hope, however. Rumors are swirling that Liefeld himself may take over the book. If that happens, the internet comics community can surely look forward to fireworks when Liefeld leaves the book after a whopping one issue, his usual tenure. All that remains is for Liefeld to work out a deal with Twitter allowing him to have two verified accounts so they can have an embarrassing public mudslinging feud with each other in the aftermath.


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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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