Posts Tagged ‘Scott Kurtz’
Couple of notes on this strip. I find it funny that Drew’s plan was to distract Kurtz by creating a flame war. I must be the Nostradamus of Webcomics.
#2 I’ve always wanted to shoot Bob out of a canon. A torpedo would do.
#3 Since PV Comics had a private jet, high tech labs I figured they’d have a submarine too.
#4 I remember telling the guys at the REAL PVComics.com that their name was too similar to “PVP” comics. The “PV” actually stood for Protean Void. I’m not even sure what that means now, but it sounds cooler than “PV Comics” — anyways, this was a little confusing to some webcomic readers when they’d see “PV” on things.
This part of the story came from overhearing a conversation at a convention between two other (now well known) webcomic creators who complained that (i’m going to paraphrase) “Scott Kurtz just copy and pasted his comics , very cookie cutter black and white art and that he just gets his gags from super nerds.”
I always thought that was a pretty harsh judgement. I never read his comic, just glanced at it… and it seemed the art would get better and better through seasons. Looks like he’s tried to mix it up so it’s not the same boring talking heads to look at.
I remember writing this gag thinking about “sandboxes” of different communities within the entire comics world itself. You had “newspaper strip cartoonists sandbox” who dissed the guys in the “webcomic sandbox”, then across town there was a whole other group of sandboxes for “comic books” and there wasn’t even a sandbox yet for “digital comic books” back then.
Anywho, the underlying idea for this strip is that people from other sandboxes often don’t play well together at first. These days (2011) the comics world sandboxes seem to be mixing around pretty well…. or there are even MORE.
We’ve heard Scott Kurtz grew up and moved to the ELITE WEB CARTOONISTS sandbox which is located at the top of an ivory tower so he can look down upon other sandboxes.
…Ah yes… see we were taking jabs at Scott Kurtz long before my epic webcomic drama battles in the late 2000′s – We’re not even sure if he ever actually read these. Probably not. Either way, at the time I actually respected him and were on friendly speaking terms. This upcoming story arc was more of a “state” of that current webcomics scene.
Saying he was the most successful AND most hated was entirely true. (even though we didn’t hate him at the time) The dude has always been a lightning rod for drama with his loud mouth and opinionated bravado. Back in the those days there were a lot of bitter/jealous conversations at comic shows about how much people couldn’t stand him and didn’t understand how PVP was so successful…. hence this storyline about the UberGeek…