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Chip Zdarsky Sticks By BFF Matt Fraction and Declines "Harvey Award" For "Sex Criminals"

Written by GHERU on Wednesday, September 30 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Chip Zdarsky Sticks By BFF Matt Fraction and Declines

When reached for comment, Mr. Zdarsky assumed we were telemarketers.


Source: IGN

Chip Zdarsky, the first comic book creator since Fabian Nicieza that I don't even bother trying to say his last name, stuck to his guns over the weekend and refused to accept the Harvey Award for Special Award for Humor in Comics awarded to him for his work on Sex Criminals published by Image Comics.

(Off topic – but I think that is the most usages of the word "award" I have ever used in once sentence.)

Chip (yup, not even going to bother to try and keep spelling his last name) explained his actions on his blog, stating that:

The fact that I was nominated for a humor award for SEX CRIMINALS without the writer of said series, my beloved chum, Matt Fraction, is wrong. On every level. I pointed this out to the Harvey Awards and told them I wished to have Matt on the ballot with me, or to remove me completely, and they declined to do either.

They said, and I quote; "We believe any collaborative process which the creators believe is equally divided makes this difficult. It's unfortunate this is not a judgment call for us to make - but it's not."

Honestly, good for him. He gets the resume and ego building boost that comes from an award and has an easily and justifiable moral reason to decline the award. That is literally having his cake and eating it too.

The artist for Sex Criminals continued:

I can't accept the award. I love the people who voted for me, but I can't abide by the rules set in place to allow such a thing. If, for some reason, it's already en route to me, I'll just carve Matt's name into it and raffle it off for the HERO INITIATIVE."

So, there's that then.





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