The Best of the Week in Twitter – 03/31/10

Jason Aaron (@JasonAaron) If anyone ever wants to blackmail me, they should get footage of me doing Wii Fit exercises.

Brandon Jerwa (@jerwa) So. Full. Of. Meat.

Rick Remender (@remender) I've never had more fun writing anything.

Mitch Breitweiser (@mbreitweiser) Hello. Welcome to Foursquare. The human equivalent to peeing on a fire hydrant.

Ed Brubaker (@brubaker) My problem with digital comics, or rather one of them, is that so far they change the unit – for me, in comics, the page is the unit.

Michael Avon Oeming (@Oeming) I think digital comics will actually increase print sales eventully.

Phil Hester (@philhester) Dear Comic Book System, prepare to be circumvented. Wait… pretend you didn't hear that. Tell me more about your system and how I fit in.

Andy Kuhn (@andykuhn) i'm saddened to see that dick giordano died. he gave me an incredibly helpful critique early in my career. he was one of the greats. RIP.

Tony Moore (@tonymoorei hung around Giordano's booth, mealy-mouthed, but enjoying the small talk, & commissioned a Jonah Hex sketch. he refused to take my money.

Marc Ellerby (@marcellerby) Guys, I get to draw The Ramones. I get paid for it. You have no idea how happy this makes me.

Christos Gage (@Christosgage) If having to make your own comic is enough to put you off breaking in as a writer you probably couldn't do the job. Fun jobs are still jobs.

Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith) When the SWA shit hit the fat in Oakland that day, the only guy who called to see if I was okay was @Paul_Dini. Thanks, Paul; it meant lots.

Brian Denham (@BrianDenham) At Home Depot. My GF does all the manstuff. She is looking at power tools. I'm playing with drills pretending they are phasers.

Rob Liefeld (@robertliefeld) As I draw the cover to DPC #5, I gotta say that there are some crap covers from both big companies. Some guys are a mystery to me…

Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) Writing last Question/Huntress co-feature script for the time being. Totally Butch and Sundance, at least to me…

and your winner for the week is…

Eric Powell (@goonguyToday is the first day of the rest of my life that I wake up next to Burt Reynolds. Twirling my fingers thru his thick chest hair.


  1. That Ed Brubaker comment is very interesting.  I noticed the problem he’s commenting on when I read Wanted #2 on a couple of days ago.  The default view mode cuts the page up and magnifies it.  It makes the page easier to read (which I like), but it also messes with the flow of the story a bit (which I don’t like).  I’ve been messing around with the other reading views (of which there are many), but haven’t settled on a favorite.  I’m very interested in seeing if/how this new medium affects the way comics are written.  It is my understanding that the iPad has the potential to present digital comics in their traditional format while maintaining readability.  Perhaps it can ease the transition.

    And that Kevin Smith comment served to further cement my opinion that Paul Dini is the nicest man on the planet. 

  2. Rob Liefeld (@robertliefeld) As I draw the cover to DPC #5, I gotta say that there are some crap covers from both big companies. Some guys are a mystery to me…


    A human can only take so much irony in one dose.

  3. I agree 100% with Ed.

    I want and enjoy reading my comics on dead-trees.

    But if i was going to buy, it would just be for trades. 

    Then again, maybe not.

  4. @Bornln1142 – I think I would have used the term hypocrisy to describe it, but that’s just me.

  5. Man, that Liefeld tweet is low-hanging fruit, isn’t it?

  6. Man has a point though.There are some crap covers out there. He gets himself but doesn’t get other guys.

    in the words of Tom Ripley

    "Well, whatever you do, however terrible, however hurtful, it all makes sense, doesn’t it, in your head. You never meet anybody that thinks they’re a bad person."

  7. So that’s why I haven’t seen a new issue of Goon or Chimichanga in months.

  8. @stuchlach – If you didn’t like the Graphicly reader, you should try the NEw Marvel 3.0 reader.  It’s most likely superior and doesn’t cut comics up the way you said the other one does.  It’s excellent, the perfect digital reader.

  9. @KickAss – How much does it cost (per issue)? looks like it will run from $0.99 to $1.99 per issue.  That’s hard to beat.

    Also, just to be clear, doesn’t require anyone to use the reader that splits up the page.  It is just one of the options (the default). 

  10. Wh does everyone always pick on Rob Liefeld? He may not be my favorite artist, but he seems like a nice enough guy. 

  11. @JohnVFerrigno: You gotta admit that the irony in that comment makes it pretty funny, liefeld being a nice guy aside

  12. @JohnVFerrigno – An individual can be both a hypocrite and a nice person.  I have no problem with Mr. Liefeld.  I’d gladly high five him if the opportunity presented itself, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a hypocrite.

  13. I fell what Brian Denham is saying.  My reationship with my wife is the exact same.  I’m a total wimp.

  14. Read one of Liefeld’s rant wars with Rags Morales or Peter David, then decide whether or not you think he’s a nice guy.  I know the iFanboys arent Gail Simone fans, but her tweets are a riot – especially when she needles her critics.

  15. I love Powell so much.