My last ever posting on the UK comics industry exceeded views of any other single CBO posting since the site started on Blogger!
Yesterday I was going to post some items but spent the day responding privately, were needed, or simply deleting huge numbers of comments mainly "Well said!"/"Sense at last!" and "spot on!" so I have to write THANK YOU for all those comments but I hope you understand the deletions -CBO was hardly useable- it was all appreciated. And to the former pro comic artists/writers now doing shelf-stacking and other jobs while trying to get work outside the UK -sorry my emails were brief but my eyes were killing me by 1800 hrs.
And for my pro comic friends who emailed privately: yes, I guess we all know just who the delusional one is on this subject.
Yes, I am also aware that the UK "comics mafia" (they must get erections (unless they are, as I suspect, suffering from erectile dysfunction) from being labelled that!) has restarted its campaign against me. I don't care. Read that posting.
Dougie has pointed out that the long Wikipedia entry he did for me re. my UK comics work of 40 years and the entry on my Small Press work from the 1970s on, have all been deleted over the weekend as I have "made no significant contribution to" comics/small press. I did warn him. The thing is I know WHO is behind that and other problems since 1987. A person who got a bad review in Zine Zone (I was not the reviewer) and he has stated this over and over. And that is sad.
One thing I need to note, though, and this has NEVER been a secret and it has been discussed over the years on CBO. "He apparently has a form of schizophrenia" is not correct and shows why a lot of us campaign to change attitudes toward mental health issues -a lot of people in comics suffer from depression and I've helped a few of them. I have had, since I was 11 years old, manic depression. Bi-polar. Whatever you want to call it. That is NOTHING to do with schizophrenia.
I think this all shows that what I wrote was spot on. There are no counter arguments to that posting, hence the personal attacks.
So THANK YOU again to all commenters but, please, this subject is now over.
Life is too short to get worked up over it or the delusional sewage eaters!