fic sources quite a lot, so I jumped over to have a look. (I get the
distinct impression that someone there may have been trying
to attract my attention, eh?)
done his very best to malign my name on various blogs and
Twitter sites in the past, and whom I've had to take to task before
over his distortions and lies (and routinely calling me a troll). How-
ever, I'm prepared to be charitable and not immediately assume
he's put his pal up to this latest attack on me. (Which doesn't
necessarily mean he doesn't approve of it 'though.)
blogs in a further attempt to malign me.
ceding paragraph, I don't believe I've ever said anything that I
couldn't justify in court if need be, and I'm quite prepared to do so
if called upon. My posts about him have always been responses
to things he's said about me, either on his own blog or the Twitter
sites or those of others. I'm accused of being a troll by him and
a few of his pals, but I'm not leaving anonymous (or other-
wise) comments about him, whereas someone's definitely
doing it about me.
But there's more. (Okay, who groaned?)
Someone else I've never heard of responded
to the first comment with this:
form going back to 1995. He drew a strip cartoon called
Kevin and his Talking Socks in The Illustrated Comic Journal.
In an accompanying article the Editor, Bryon Whitworth added
this: Gordon would be interested in receiving your opinions of
his strip - either favourable or otherwise. When someone offer-
ed some truly constructive criticism in the next issue, Robson
wrote a long howl of insulting protest in the issue after
that. His behaviour does not seem to have changed
in the slightest."
Well, there's no polite way of saying this, but this guy's a
total plonker. His highly inaccurate account is a complete
and utter pile of sh*te. When I find my ICJ's, I'll publish the
actual comments and prove it. First of all, I was the assistant
editor on the mag, so it can hardly be implied that I'm a troll on
the basis of my reply in a publication I worked on. Secondly, I did
not receive "truly constructive criticism" - what I received was a
pompous lecture from an amateur cartoonist on how he would've
done things, someone whose style was a poor imitation of strips
from the'40s & '50s. I politely thanked him for his 'advice'
and explained why I'd written it the way I did.
This brought a 'howl of protest' from him, clearly miffed
that I hadn't declared him a creative genius, deserving of my
undying thanks for having set my dainty foot upon the path of
artistic enlightenment. It was only then that I responded (in a
humorous vein), explaining why I thought his huffy and
less-than-gracious reaction was unnecessary.
So let's have a recap, shall we? Disgruntled people with an
axe to grind following me onto other folks' blogs and leaving
disparaging comments unrelated to the topic under discussion.
Sowing discord and discontent and spreading lies by calling me a
trouble-making troll, and feeling very pleased with themselves
for having done so. Tell me again - who's supposed to be
the troll? It sure ain't me.
Where the hell do these lying, losing, deluded dipsticks
come from? There must be a factory somewhere churning
them out. Ah well, all grist for the mill, eh? Who needs
Eastenders with the drama on this blog?
(UPDATE: I've recently had an email from one of the
site's administrators, saying that the comments on their Q&A
public forum represent only that person's opinion and not that
of the site itself. Guess it's only him and his pal who are prats
then. I suppose every forum has to put up with its share.)