Hi Hot Mess fans. I don’t know how many of you are comic fans in general, but if you are, I’m sure you’ve heard of the controversy created by one of the writer/artists who helped shape the creative direction of an entire generation of mainstream and indie books, Frank Miller. Basically, he rails against the Occupy Wall Street movement, and conflates their efforts with helping terrorists. I would link to it, but it is fairly offensive, so I’m sure you will have no problem finding it on Google if you’d like to seek it out.
Now, politics aside, I don’t think his rant has much coherence as an argument. He makes a lot of logic leaps in order to link protesters to terrorists, and takes certain big things for granted which I think are factually incorrect. Perhaps if someone set down with him he could explain his thought process beat by beat and how everything he mentions is linked together, but we’ll probably never get that chance.
The response from the comic community has been mostly negative toward Frank’s views, and our friends over at The Webcomic Factory have made a comic that’s been getting a lot of attention… so I just had to share.