One last thing.
Under 'Articles By Shawn Jones' (assuming Dirk is Shawn Jones) this is his very FIRST article which, might help explain a few things... and egads man I know this isn't Mother Jones, but could you please run a damn spell check next time? Geez.
Really, I don't know how anyone could see Jhonen as an asshole... self important douche maybe, but asshole? NEVER.
Wow, I retract my previous statement. Like I said huge fan, much respect to Jhonen should have probably assumed he was being funny. I'll let myself out......
Good job Shawn, you pissed off both Jhonen and Jenny so much that they responded to your article and made a big hooplah about it on their Tumblr and Facebook pages.
Last edited by Squiddy; 04-15-2012 at 11:47 PM.
I'm not sure why out of all the people who have commented here, Jhonen Vasquez and JR Goldberg themselves in the mix, not a single one has given the author anything constructive. The article isn't very tactfully written, and comes off as detrimental to the artists' public image, which is a shame. In these dark times, where children's entertainment is over-softened and adult cartoons don't even come close to filling the void left by shows like Ren and Stimpy... People like Vasquez and Goldberg could use reviews and articles that pitch them more positively to the public. We all want better entertainment here, and I'd personally like to see my kid grow up with shows that are funnier than what my youngest brother had to deal with. So we need some new ideas, and those ideas won't be coming from Vasquez and Goldberg if the public holds the false impression that they are unfunny woman haters. As someone who wasn't at that panel, I'd like to agree that this article comes off as defamatory. It assumes that the reader is familiar with both Vasquez and Goldberg, enough to recognize their sense of humor, and I think that's where the real mistake is. In the future, I would encourage the author to write as though his reader will be unfamiliar with the individuals he is portraying. As an avid fan of Vasquez' work(and more recently Goldberg's as well) I understand not to take anything they say too seriously, but not everyone will get that. It's important to question everything put before you in life, but not everyone does. Many people take what they see at face value, and those people may be reading this article too.
As an artist who also makes jokes that are not to be taken seriously, I would hope that no one portrays me this way. It would hurt my reputation and wreck my chances of getting other people(who don't know me well) to help me create new ideas.
That's just my opinion, but I hope it helps. :)
wow...over react much?
Kind of obvious that most everything said was dripping with sarcasm.
Take a fucking chill pill and realize that the only people reading this article are people that most likely kinda maybe somewhat understand your humor.
This actually makes you guys look worse...
Seriously, this article was obviously his first one. Yes, it's a horribly written article, but Jhonen and Jenny's reaction are a too little much. Instead they label him as a "reportbot" and caste him as some machine that pumps out articles with no regard to feelings. I mean come on it's an article on the internet, get over it. If this were written by a high-profile journalist then I would have a problem with it. Hell, if this were some veteran contributor to the site I would have also have a problem with it.
Originally Posted by Wulffman
Jokes, sarcasm, and all around Jhonen-ness taken WAY too seriously.