A recurring comment that popped up in discussions about the announcement of the new animated PvP series was whether or not Scott Kurtz was being hypocritical for embracing almost in total a project and business plan that he had criticized previously when rival videogame webcomic creator Tim Buckley had launched Ctrl-Alt-Del: The Animated Series.
Ok. Not to rag on Scott Kurtz or anything, but someone's got to say it. We've seen lots of announcement posts, some discussion, and a somewhat tangential piece by Eric Burns on voice acting, and people have been dancing around the topic, so I'm just going to come right out and say it:
Scott Kurtz is a hypocritical man and he's ripping Tim Buckley off.
It's a gross oversimplification of actual events, completely one-sided, and a half-truth at best, but someone had to say it.
Is Kurtz being hypocritical? Arguably yeah. Should anyone care? Probably not so much. People can change their minds, people can be inconsistent over time. Would it be better to acknowledge a change in opinion or if possible explain the differences between this PvP project and the CAD project that inspired so much criticism? Probably, but it's understandable why talking about CAD wouldn't be the first thing on Kurtz's mind yesterday.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Joey Manley is migrating WebcomicNation to a new server set up. Creators will have a brief window where they can't update although there should be no downtime for readers.
- FLEEN has an interview with Spike, creator of Templar, Arizona.
- Comics Worth Reading comments on a post from GisÃ¨le LagacÃ©, artist of the terrific webcomic Penny and Aggie, about trying out for Archie. They're still publishing Archie?
- Eric Burns on the animated PvP The Series and appreciation for voice acting. Well one voice actor in particular but a theme of his post (I do recall some of my English schoolin') is how our oh-so-rational society often overvalues celebrity versus actual talent.
- Gabe and Tycho review the new videogame platforms at Wired. Gabe art abounds.
- Lost in the hubbub yesterday: Kris Straub has a new site featuring comics and blogging: Halfpixel.