- Posted by Johanna on January 9, 2007 at 9:35 pm
- Category: Comic News
Let’s check in with the latest on a variety of examples of bad behavior.
Former publisher Mike Gagnon sent an over-long defense to Heidi MacDonald basically saying “it’s not true”. He also shows up to argue his case in Newsarama comments, which makes him look desperate. He would have seemed more compelling if he’d bother to respond to inquiries while the article was being written.
Mega-jerk Rick Olney:
Colleen Doran comments [link no longer available] that, with 292 pages at 9 PM January 9,
the response from Olney, head of a company (?) he calls Tight Lip Entertainment has devolved into vulgarity, fat jokes, gay bashing, name calling, threats featuring pictures of an armed Marine bearing the slogan “iKILL”, and has all the appearance of a public nervous breakdown.
Only you can’t read them anymore, because Olney has been deleting them, as though no one made copies or will remember his threats. Colleen pointed out this important post about how to sue. She also notices discrepancies in Olney’s claim of military service and offers important advice for creators:
Pay close attention. Don’t do business with people who seem “nice”. Check out their credentials. Use the internet to track down information about their company. Ask other freelancers. And be very, very wary of ANY client who gets their nuts in a bunch about freelancers talking to one another.
Graeme McMillan, as usual, gets the last word (link no longer available) with a comprehensive overview that reminds us that in the case of Ronee Bourgeois, maybe what comes around goes around.