Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. Is it just me, or does anyone else think Kurtz has actually talked to the PA guys about this? If anything, I think he’d know about copyright violation pretty well considering his characters are probably second in line after Gabe and Tycho to get copied somewhere. Not to mention his comic was more of a comment on the situation rather than a piss in the face, as Squidi put it. You could relate the entire argument back to who was the first to do sprite comics, since now the current trend is, “I started copying Megaman before it was cool.” And even then there’s the question of how original that art really was. His strip reminds me of that company that’s suing other websites because they claim to have a patent on e-commerce more than this particular matter. The last panel was the only thing really tying it back to this issue in particular, considering PA was the strip Francis was writing to instead of some lesser known comic. It just wouldn’t have been as funny if he had e-mailed Bob’s webcomic and told them to stop, now would it? Also, is Kurtz really the one getting so much publicity from this controversy? I haven’t read anything on his site yet commenting on it since the strip went up, so to him it was more of a fart in the wind. By the same token, I’d never even heard of Squidi’s strip until this whole mess with PA came up.

  2. Whoah! What an insightful and mature response you had there, Squidi!
    btw, I don’t know if you’re AMD’s Squidi or simply someone who finds this funny and wants to start a disscusion, or whatever, but sincerely, (assuming you are) the only one who’s probably getting some profit in the form of viewers and such, is YOU, not the two more well known comic strips on the web, and, sincerely, maybe Kurtz may have started this round, but this is starting to get fishy, because everyone knows that if you mess with the PA guys, and knowing they usually profusely talk about this kind of stuff, you will get LOTS of free publicity (as the previous reply already pointed), both good and bad, as people will start to take sides in the subject as always happens in the internet, and, sincerely, I’m tired of “I’m wanna be famous” caused polemic, let’s leave that to TV talk shows, shall we?

  3. I would never use the words “dumb ass” or “freaking” (in place of the word f***ing, at least).

    Also, I'M a dumb ass who has no freaking clue what this thread or topic or whatever is about.  I'm o­nly responding because my name is mentioned. 

    My name being o­n the internet is the o­nly reason I read the internet!  It's a freaking dumb ass place, otherwise.

  4. Even better: Sean Howard pulls a “don’t do as I do, do as I say” and steals PvP art for a rebuttal strip that doesn’t last long–if anyone saved this thing before Sean wussed out and pulled it, I’m sure folks who missed it would love to see just how mature he’s being about this.

  5. That doesn’t sound like Squidi. That sounds more like Chris Crosby. Especially since Kurtz and Squidi had an open debate about the subject in IRC the other night.

  6. Dear everybody,

    Please stop giving Squidi publicity.

    the entire population of decent-minded webcartoonists.

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