Hey, remember a few weeks ago when Bleeding Cool published this article, in which Tess Fowler accused a nameless comic book writer of trying to lure her to his hotel room at a convention and reacting poorly when she declined? A comic book writer who is touted as a feminist, and, according to the accusations, married with with a pregnant wife? Well,it took some research into twitter histories if you wanted to find out who she was talking about, but it just became a whole lot easier:
I'm going to say it. And fuck anyone who doesn't like it. Brian Wood is a DICK. And he's preyed on women for too long.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
There. I said it. Now you don't have to hide anymore, ladies. I stopped being polite. Fuck that guy. And fuck any other pro who thinks...— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
that he has a right to sexual favors because he writes funny books. You are of more value than that. And any industry that would...— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
blacklist you for calling out a lying sack of misogynistic pig offal (or his ilk) isn't worth a good god DAMN.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
Too many stories in my inbox about ONE man. This has to STOP.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
If you're an editor/publisher and you know you have a predator in your stable of talent, REIN. HIM. IN. Or else you're to blame too.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
NO ONE should have so much clout that they can do this countless times and get away with it. Least of all in comics. FUCK YOU, WOOD.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
Why am I always the one beating the drum? Because no one else will do it. You come to me, and I'll defend you. Always.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
It's up to u to talk to ur editors and ur fellow pros. It's up to u to set up policies for the safety of those around u. It's a workplace.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
If you want women to feel safe in comics, start making some top tier changes to prove it. That's STEP ONE.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
Either that or they follow me into the nether woods of the internet and u end up stuck with all the BW perverts and no sales.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
This is COMICS. Aren't you rebels and artists and naysayers? Or are you pervs drunk on ur taste of "fame?"— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
CLEAN IT UP, gentlemen. I'm so not kidding right now.— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
I LOVE comics; I know you do 2. I understand that sometimes douchebags make the stuff we love.But those DBs don't have a right 2 harm people— TessFowler (@TessFowler) November 13, 2013
The tweets are ongoing, so check it out here.
Here's a screenshot, for posterity:
You may have noticed that Bleeding Cool disabled comments on their original article, most likely because they didn't want to be sued for libel. These are serious accusations. With that in mind, we'll point out that The Outhouse cannot confirm the veracity of these claims. We don't know if they're true. We're simply reporting on what Fowler is saying publicly on Twitter.
We've reached out to both parties for an interview, and will follow up should new information become available.
UPDATE: Brian Wood has released a statement on the matter.
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