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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hit piece incoming!

Buzzfeed is taking up the baton from Bleeding Cool and intends to take the next crack at noted comic artist Ethan Van Sciver. Bounding Into Comics has both the loaded questions as well as Van Sciver's responses.
BuzzFeed News looks to take the attacks on DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver to the next level. Reporter Rachael Krishna informed Ethan Van Sciver he would be the subject of an upcoming piece on BuzzFeed News.

She elaborated the piece would be “about ‘comicsgate’, more specifically accusations that [Ethan has] used [his] influence and power in the industry to encourage far-right harassment campaigns online and thet you have relationships with accounts involved in the targeted harassment of people in the comics industry.”

Krishna then goes on to say she’s “been told a number of anecdotes about [Ethan’s] behavior from other writers, illustrators, and people involved in comics.”

Those anecdotes include a number of debunked stories as well as instances that Ethan Van Sciver has already addressed. But since these attacks continue, Ethan spoke with us and addressed each of her supposed pieces of “evidence” against him. We will go through each of BuzzFeed’s allegations word for word and show Ethan’s response to each of the allegations. Each of the allegations are directly quoted from BuzzFeed News reporter Rachael Krishna.

BuzzFeed Allegation: By asking Darryl Ayo to appear on your show, then continuing to tweet about this, you opened him up for abuse from trolls and encouraged this.

Ethan’s Response: “Darryl Ayo is a stranger to me, and yet since last May, he has been sending tweets out that I am a White Supremacist and a Nazi. I am NOT a White Supremacist or a Nazi. I find racism deplorable, I find bigotry disgusting, and I have never engaged in racial politics or “Naziism”. My children are Jewish!!!

I am a moderate Republican.

Darryl’s tweets circulated, influenced other twitter users, confused my fan base and made their way back to me. This caused me and my family intense stress, to the point where we were afraid to travel because of personal threats we were receiving, all of them using the word “Nazi.”

I ignored Darryl, as he continued tweeting lies about me through August.

Soon, after having established a successful and growing YouTube page called ComicArtistPro Secrets, in which I endeavored to present left wing creators to my audience in a cooperative, conversational light, I grew brave enough to invite Darryl Ayo, who I believed was an intellectual left winger who simply didn’t know me at all, to my show to interview him, and hopefully humanize myself to him.

There would have been an enormous audience. Had I abused him in any way, I would have been condemned, dead to rights, on video. I wouldn’t have…I have a history on my channel of conducting interviews with viewpoints as diverse as Mark Waid and Vox Day. I allow them to speak, I let the audience decide.

Darryl declined to be on the show. He said it was midnight, which it was, but he was up tweeting, which is how he saw my tweet.

He then began to tweet horrible things about me, wanting to attack him, etc. I responded, incredulously, and we had a short spat in which I realized I wasn’t going to accomplish anything. I blocked him, he continued cursing my name…and continues to. My fans see my name, and they try to defend me. He tells them all, no matter how polite, to go f*** themselves. But the more he name drops me, the more my fans defend me, and the more his fans attack ME.

I quietly left twitter under the harassment.”

If you remember Ethan Van Sciver has been threatened with physical violence on multiple occasions. He was first threatened before an upcoming fan signing at Gotham City Pizza in Florida and then most recently if he happened to show up at Emerald City Comic Con.

And Ayo definitely referenced or called Ethan Van Sciver a white supremacist and a Nazi on several occasions.
You know, it is evident that by demanding that Ethan Van Sciver answer these questions, then continuing to write about this, Rachael Krishna opened him up for abuse from trolls and encouraged this.

This is obviously yet another case of SJW journalistic corruption, helping other SJWs guilty of harassment and online abuse deny their actions by reversing victim and offender. They do this because there are few things that SJWs hate and fear more than people who demonstrate their ability to effectively defend themselves against SJW attack.

Read the whole thing. All of Krishna's very loaded questions are posted there.

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61 Comments:

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 06, 2018 2:14 PM  

Is that the sound of the gate of the Arkhaven fold opening?

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents February 06, 2018 2:19 PM  

"My children are Jewish!!!" as if that makes any difference to an SJW swarm. No doubt he's a moderate Republican, though, the squishiness is painfully obvious.

This is another learning experience for Ethan Van Sciver. The SJW's want him to go away, to unperson himself. At some point he'll have to stop caring what SJW's rant about, or leave the comic world entirely.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents February 06, 2018 2:26 PM  

"My childen are Jewish!!!" as if that makes any difference to a swarm of lying SJW's. No doubt he's a moderate Republican, the squishiness is obvious. Painfully obvious.

This is another learning experience for Ethan Van Sciver. The SJW's want him out of the comic world, to unperson himself. At some point he will have to choose either to resist / ignore the SJW's, or leave the comic world entirely. Water. Horse. Drink.

Blogger Lovekraft February 06, 2018 2:32 PM  

I think that what's happening is the tribe were shameless in self-promoting themselves above their numbers and worth, to the point where even now they have to start realizing they cannot have it both ways. If they browbeat creators to promote them, they cannot really complain if they get portrayed in every way shape or form.

Take Alan Moores 12-issue 'Providence.' The protagonist is an amoral gay tribesman who, through childish naivety and selfish navel-gazing, turned out to be the catalist for HPL's writing, which got the ball rolling for cataclysmic despair and horror.

Blogger roughcoat February 06, 2018 2:36 PM  

This is not directly related to EVS but in a similar vein, SJWs whipped up a swarm over the weekend and got the game development team behind Subnautica to fire their sound dev (Simon Chylinski) yesterday over a joke and some fairly tame tweets from 2016.

Link to Dangerous.com article

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 06, 2018 2:41 PM  

Should buzzfeed or bleeding cool be the moral arbiters of anything? I guess if your only defense of being called a white is that you have jewish children then I guess it is.

Blogger Shimshon February 06, 2018 2:44 PM  

Ethan might as well say that Democrats are the real racists, for that would accomplish.

Blogger TrueBag PipeRock February 06, 2018 2:45 PM  

EVS is a fantastic artist. Really hope ArkHaven is actually able to story board and illustrate the top sci-fi stories in comics. Would be incredible if somehow, it can find the formula and do that.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 06, 2018 2:52 PM  

I love how Krishna informs him of her intent, and that he will be the subject of the article. It's as if a party officer shows up to give you the courtesy of advance notice before your show trial, conviction and execution.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd February 06, 2018 2:53 PM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:Is that the sound of the gate of the Arkhaven fold opening?

Other than drawing fire from the enemy, what has he done for the Alt Right? The enemy of our enemy may be just another enemy.

TrueBag PipeRock wrote:EVS is a fantastic artist.

Competence is valuable, and all that, but so far the EVS I have seen presented here looks like a contemptible moderate. Competence and all, he might be a liability just because he is so eager to virtue signal and apologize.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 06, 2018 2:57 PM  

If he takes Ayo to court can he access Ayo's medical records in regards to meds for the mind? I'm just assuming that Ayo is out of his mind and what he needs is a bit more supervision of dosage or a complete change of medication.

Blogger tublecane February 06, 2018 2:58 PM  

"'comicsgate'...accusations that [Ethan has] used [his] influence and power in the industry to encourage far-right harassment campaigns blah, blah, blah"

Have the "-gate" suffix been popularly attached to the ad-hoc explanation for why mentally deranged people swarmed noted moderate Ethan Van Whatever? Or does "-gate" no longer signify alleged wrongdoing, and now means "general controversy?"

The fight ensuing from gamergate has in a way extended over into the realm of comics. But gamergate wasn't just a war for the soul of gaming. There was an actual scandal, as I recall, about ethics in gaming journalism (after it was revealed that a Narrative-friendly game designer [term used loosely] traded sex for positive reviews).

What's the scandal here? The existence of comments sections? There's no chance anyone targeted Van Sciver due to a scandal. There wasn't one. They just up and decided they didn't like him, I think because he associated with an un-person.

Is there a specific scandal in comics like in gamergate? I thought it was just an extension of the Culture War.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum February 06, 2018 3:04 PM  

Once DC boots him (which is almost inevitable now), I love the idea of EVS on Alt-Hero. I really don't dislike him at all. We have the advantage of a high-IQ-assisted learning curve here at VP, and it's easy to forget that not so long ago, there (but for the grace of God) went I.

Blogger James Dixon February 06, 2018 3:08 PM  

> Is that the sound of the gate of the Arkhaven fold opening?

Ethan knows he'd be welcome and he knows how to reach Vox. The rest is up to him.

Blogger Shimshon February 06, 2018 3:08 PM  

Ethan, you have to go back. Join us, and soon enough you too will be calling for the government to deport the Somali and Eritrean infiltrators.

Blogger tublecane February 06, 2018 3:13 PM  

"encourage far-right harassment campaigns"

This is a standard SJW allegation, and I wonder why I'm being left out of all the campaigns. Call me next time, okay guys? I keep my tiki-torch leaning next to the door just in case.

In the case of Google, it's a counter-allegatiom. Because SJW employees and their allies in the press are using it to mitigate Damore-gate. ("Mitigate" is not a "-gate," by the way.)

I'm guessing they do it for two reasons:

1). they always project (natch), and

2). they have thin skins, can't take their own medicine, and a stray comment on the internet, one mean tweet, or an email from someone they don't know (or do know, of it's sufficiently critical) actually feels like a coordinated campaign to them.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 06, 2018 3:14 PM  

"The rest is up to him."

Agreed, but you don't open the gate unless you see the sheep coming.

Blogger B.J. February 06, 2018 3:17 PM  

Poor Ethan, he seems to think if he just explains himself calmly and rationally the SJWs will realize it's all a big misunderstanding and go away. Odd that it's not working out. If only someone had written two books on how to deal with these cretins...

Blogger Chrom February 06, 2018 3:20 PM  

OT:

Vox - I sent you an email re: comics.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 06, 2018 3:39 PM  

This is about ethics in comic book journalism.

Blogger James Dixon February 06, 2018 3:47 PM  

> Agreed, but you don't open the gate unless you see the sheep coming.

It's hard to admit you've been wrong for a long time. It's probably even harder to realize you're being forced into exile. Give him time.

Anonymous Headcannon February 06, 2018 3:48 PM  

Darryl Ayo would fit right in at Worldcon.

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 06, 2018 3:51 PM  

Is EVS too proud to seek allies? That is the question . . .

Blogger James Dixon February 06, 2018 3:55 PM  

> Is EVS too proud to seek allies?

He doesn't realize what he's facing yet. He will, and soon.

Blogger pyrrhus February 06, 2018 3:58 PM  

I don't suppose EVS has the resources or willingness to sue Ayo for libel, but that's what I would do.....

Blogger pyrrhus February 06, 2018 4:00 PM  

The best defense is a good offense....as VD has pointed out in SJWAL..

Blogger Brad Matthews February 06, 2018 4:27 PM  

Taking the comic artists out of comics one attack at a time.

Blogger tuberman February 06, 2018 4:28 PM  

Usually don't care about people like EVS, but this case is a bench mark case for the "change," when everyone will have to decide which side they are to commit. Find that I wish him well, and hope he eventually chooses correctly.

Blogger tuberman February 06, 2018 4:30 PM  

James Dixon wrote:> Is EVS too proud to seek allies?

He doesn't realize what he's facing yet. He will, and soon.


^^^THIS^^^

Blogger VD February 06, 2018 4:35 PM  

This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the moderates and fence-sitters whose side they should be on. Remember, this is new to many of them. Don't you remember when you first discovered that you were in a war you didn't even realize was happening?

Don't expect forced conscripts to respond like elite veterans accustomed to winning do.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy February 06, 2018 5:11 PM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:Is that the sound of the gate of the Arkhaven fold opening?
All he has to do is admit (to himself) that Vox was right in most of his beliefs. And the SJWs have just administered a red-pill suppository to him regarding one of those: There is no middle ground.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy February 06, 2018 5:13 PM  

VD wrote:Read the whole thing. All of Krishna's very loaded questions are posted there.
It's almost as if he's following your playbook for how to deal with the media.

Anonymous Pug February 06, 2018 5:32 PM  

I started watching EVS after his interaction with Vox. He's a really cool character and interesting to watch. Amazing artist. You gotta feel sorry for the guy and hope he will realize the magnitude of war that he found himself in. He is still unaware of it. I hope he will one day work on alt hero.

Blogger David The Good February 06, 2018 5:39 PM  

Yes, Ethan is an amazing artist and he's learning that the fence is now in enemy territory. Good luck, Ethan. Release your hatred... come to the dark side!

Blogger Matt February 06, 2018 5:54 PM  

So when can we expect to see EVS contribute to Alt-Heto?

Blogger Michael Maier February 06, 2018 6:28 PM  

EVS ... "amazing"? I confess to not liking his behavior much, esp. in the Vox & Chuck Dixon interviews.

But I don't see "amazing" in his art. "Competent"? Yeah. "Good for the current comic industry"? Yeah. (Maybe even HELL YEAH.)

But "Amazing"? Nah.

Blogger Michael Maier February 06, 2018 6:29 PM  

But even so, I have to admit to feeling a little bad for him.

I would call him a liberal douche and here he is... being lynched for being too Fascist.

WTFF....

Blogger David The Good February 06, 2018 6:32 PM  

Michael Maier wrote:EVS ... "amazing"? I confess to not liking his behavior much, esp. in the Vox & Chuck Dixon interviews.

But I don't see "amazing" in his art. "Competent"? Yeah. "Good for the current comic industry"? Yeah. (Maybe even HELL YEAH.)

But "Amazing"? Nah.


His art is top-notch. His behavior, naw. He's just a moderate.

Check out these pumpkins:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=216873&GSub=33796

Blogger JACIII February 06, 2018 6:32 PM  

Yes, Come to The Dark Side.

The left has wholegrain certified organic sugarfree cookies.

We've got titties and beer.

Blogger Wild Ape February 06, 2018 6:46 PM  

I think it is dawning on Ethan that he isn't dealing with normies who can be reasoned with. They have a monopoly. Where is he going to work? Dee Dee Freaking Meyers is running his outfit for crying out loud. They will create the most hostile of environments and drive him out. I hope he makes a video on how to draw Alt Hero characters just to watch their heads explode.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 06, 2018 6:49 PM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:I love how Krishna informs him of her intent, and that he will be the subject of the article. It's as if a party officer shows up to give you the courtesy of advance notice before your show trial, conviction and execution.

Standard tactic.

Get the poor dumbf#$k to agree to a four hour interview on grounds that he is getting to tell his side of the story and then wait for him to answer those one or two loaded questions, in just the wrong way and in just the way she knew he would.

Blogger jaericho February 06, 2018 6:50 PM  

@3 There are 388 negative review to 311 positive reviews on Steam for Subnautica just today.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum February 06, 2018 6:50 PM  

So when can we expect to see EVS contribute to Alt-Heto?

Aaaaaand ... I read this as "Alt-Hetero".

Oy. I suppose it might not be the worst new Arkhaven title in the world, done right.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 06, 2018 6:51 PM  

Ethan has to have heard of SJWs Always Lie by now.

If he doesn't read it under these circumstances, my pity for him will be profoundly limited.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum February 06, 2018 6:53 PM  

I don't see "amazing" in his art.

The B&W frontispieces he did for the 12 chapters of Jordan Peterson's new book are absolutely beautiful. EVS has something special. "Amazing" is a subjective call, I suppose.

Anonymous R is for Rocket February 06, 2018 7:00 PM  

Largely but not completely O/T: Anthony Weiner's digital contact list leaked.

https://pastebin.com/tHJkwnE3

Blogger Lovekraft February 06, 2018 7:09 PM  

In the world of affirmative action and forced diversity, it's become very difficult (and increasingly so) to determine each worker's value and contribution. I.e. a talented artist could be put on an obscure, low-selling book, whereas a fake geek girl gets top billing, marketing etc. The latter would then claim (falsely) that she was more valuable.

But this only builds animosity and resentment as the real workers, those who put in the effort instead of socializing, get ignored.

Off the cuff, I thought of the analogy of the fireman who is the one going into the burning building, whereas a co-worker is behind the truck working the pumps and hoses. Although both could be considered working, there really is no comparison as to which one is more valuable.

Blogger Wolfman at Large February 06, 2018 7:27 PM  

If EVS does read this... the hack writer in me could do A LOT with Rainbow Brute.

He'd be choke-slamming velociraptors by page four.

Blogger ReluctantMessiah February 06, 2018 8:16 PM  

Speaking of comic SJWs, Black Panther has a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Gotta love the affirmative action at play

Anonymous JAG February 06, 2018 8:21 PM  

ReluctantMessiah wrote:Speaking of comic SJWs, Black Panther has a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Gotta love the affirmative action at play

Because SJWs are perfect negative indicators, one can make the safe assumption that the movie is a narrative sermon. The odds of this assumption being wrong are low.

Blogger Silly but True February 06, 2018 9:41 PM  

EVS #MeToo #IBelieveHim

Blogger Arthur Isaac February 06, 2018 9:57 PM  

Soon he'll be able to say he was a moderate Republican...

Blogger John Bradley February 06, 2018 11:21 PM  

Speaking of comic SJWs, Black Panther has a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Gotta love the affirmative action at play.

Possibly related: Rotten Tomatoes warns that negative reviews 'out of hate' will be blocked

Using the SJW definition of 'hate', of course.

Blogger SteelPalm February 07, 2018 4:21 AM  

@8 Ominous Cowherd

Competence is valuable, and all that, but so far the EVS I have seen presented here looks like a contemptible moderate. Competence and all, he might be a liability just because he is so eager to virtue signal and apologize.

You're missing the point. Yes, EVS is a "contemptible moderate", as you put out.

He is also an excellent, well-known artist who has worked extensively for Marvel and DC.

In this case, competence is more than just "valuable"; it's of paramount importance. Getting a top-tier, famed artist to work for Arkhaven would be an enormous coup, massively shake up the industry, and lead to opportunities with more talented creators presently at Marvel and DC who are afraid the SJWs will target them next.

So yes, Vox, being a smart publisher, will absolutely accommodate Van Sciver and overlook his foolish cucking and Manson jibes.

Blogger Wolfman at Large February 07, 2018 5:28 AM  

The fact that Vox has openly offered Ethan work in the event that the SJW attack succeeds in getting him fired from DC is also going to give him the ability to fight back a lot harder and bolder. The longer he can hold out and the more painful he can make this for the comic SJWs the better.

The rubble isn't bouncing yet but the black flag is sitting there in the drawer, neatly folded. Ethan can raise it at a moment's notice and should that happen well we're going to need more popcorn.

Blogger The Aardvark February 07, 2018 9:01 AM  

@53
The trailers I have seen feature screens filled with scowling people.
Always a draw.

Blogger Silly but True February 07, 2018 9:48 AM  

Buzzfeed's new smear tool:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/russian-trolls-ran-wild-on-tumblr-and-the-company-refuses?utm_term=.fkwkYB5dl#.nn9M2nQBD
"Tumblr and its parent company, Oath, did not reply to multiple emails with questions from BuzzFeed News. Despite not responding, tracking software shows the emails were opened more than 290 times, and the included links were clicked more than 70 times."

Now you can't even just passively read an unsolicited email without being harassed by embedded Trojan horses.

The solution: don't accept anything from snakes.

Blogger Unknown February 07, 2018 11:07 AM  

@54: Good to know.

OC

Blogger Unknown February 07, 2018 11:40 AM  

Ethan has to realize he is in a war of annihilation, that not fighting is not an option.

Blogger James Dixon February 07, 2018 1:04 PM  

> Now you can't even just passively read an unsolicited email without being harassed by embedded Trojan horses.

If you will insist on using an HTML enabled email client (most likely Outlook)...

However, Buzzfeed just admitted the used malicious code to gain unauthorized access to computers at Tumblr and Oath. They've probably violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by doing so, if the affected companies wish to pursue the matter.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 07, 2018 7:17 PM  

@54: that's good to know. Thanks.

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