For the past couple of months I've been setting up to try to hire an artist for a comic project. A month ago I was practically one step away from working with a guy, pretty decent artist, his style fit the comic I wanted to do perfectly, and he actually was willing to do it for less than I offered. I sent him the synopsis for the story, and after a couple days he replied saying that he was suddenly going to be too busy for the rest of his life, which is the softest way of saying that he realized I'm out of my goddamn mind, I think, tee hee. ;3c But anyway my point was that even though I understand, and he tried to make it as gentle as possible, it was still a kick in the balls.
So in response, I gave up. For a couple of weeks anyway. But I still wanna do it. So I went on the hunt for an artist again, and one place I hadn't tried yet was 4chan. I figured I'd ask on a couple of the boards I used to haunt, maybe the comics/animation board which I know has artists that hang out there as well.
Beeg mistake. As it turns out, since I stopped checking the site a couple years ago, everyone has only gotten younger in age, and much more cunty about their precious cliques. The site used to be about blowing off authority and responsibility, now it's about presenting an image of blowing off authority on one side of the face, and on the other whining and crying to mods any time someone disagrees with someone else. Can't count all the times that people told other people they were reporting them for petty disagreements.
Naturally I ended up on the wrong end of unjustified reported posts, when I went to /i/ which is an artist doodly kinda board, and /ic/ which is an art criticism board, saying that I was looking to hire an artist for a comic project.
The only substantive reply I got, following a link to my deviantart account, was from some anon claiming that I was actually secretly a person named "helmetboy" who was a spammer troll from years ago, and that I would not be good to pay anyone for any amount of money.
I won't lie, I know who this person was referring to, as I used to doodle on /i/ a few years back around 2007. In fact I drew half of a Troll Police series on /i/ and that's where I met Okk and Jerk Douglas, and while I was there I also met Sparrow, each of them being good artists themselves. In some of my shitty practice drawings, some guy accused me of being this helmetboy guy, who I think was banned for spamming a year previous. Then this accusing guy reported me so many times that the mods deleted my thread, no questions asked. Any following threads I made where I did any drawings were reported and deleted on sight. Eventually, I actually did see that helmetboy guy post again. At that time, he was actually a better artist than I was. Shit, I bet that guy was practicing more in his free time than me. He posted a few times and then I think he was deleted or banned again. I didn't see the big deal but whatever. You hang out on 4chan long enough, you learn to expect people to be overreacting cunts to anything. You thought furries were full of hysterical drama spewing faygits who should be stomped to death by Frederick Forrest? Fawkin A the people on 4chan are doing their best to put any furry to shame.
So, going back to my actual earnest request to hire an artist. This anon apparently still remembered my name (which I almost never actually used on 4chan except when I linked to my DA account back then) and still erroneously associated me with some unrelated troll, who must've fucked this guy up for him to hold this grudge for all these years. I wasn't going to just stand there and let some fuckin psycho 4chan anonymous dipshit claim this shit. So I said right out, I've already commissioned artists for previous small comic projects, along with several other artists, which you can see on my DA. If it's that important to take some delusional anonymous 4chan cunt's word over mine, you can ask the artists directly who I've worked with, they'll vouch for me that I'm good to pay upfront for every page of every comic I've commissioned. "Furthermore you sir are a psychotic cunt" etc etc, challenged the guy to prove me wrong, I made sure to add in some unnecessary verbal obliteration, you know, since I'm fully justified. 8)
Naturally this story ends with my threads being unjustifiably deleted anyway, because the mods on 4chan took this guy's unsubstantiated word over my provable word. So, that's my attempt to ask 4chan for help, and I certainly don't mind saying that 4chan is pretty much completely worthless. I already knew going in that it had devolved in the past few years into a children's site, basically one big junior high school, or a gaiaonline image board (in fact I'm sure that's where most of the users came from now). I'm not such a classy faggot that I'm above badmouthing the entire site either. But if I'm going to be unfit for a comic project, it should be on that basis, or on the basis of me being a shitty writer, and not on the delusional hallucination of some anonymous user accusing me of being someone I'm not.
Since I'm (always) being honest, I'll admit, yeah I got mad at the guy accusing me of not being good for the money. The stark contrast to when everyone else on 4chan getting mad and when I get mad is that I'm justified because I'm objectively correct, whereas people on 4chan get mad because they're emotionally fragile children. My name and identity was attached to this offer, but people on 4chan wouldn't know about having to be responsible because they don't have jobs or relationships. What I'm saying is that I've just proven with evidence that I'm better than all of them in every way possible (and even some ways that are essentially impossible). Just check out this face, this is the face of a cool guy. 8)
So anyway yeah, I'm looking to hire an artist, and 4chan is out of the question because they're all retards.
PS: I did indeed ask Okk, Jerk Douglas, and Sparrow about being paid to do a comic, and they're too busy, except Okk who doesn't seem to draw shit anymore. Oh Okk will take money but I mean, he seems to just do everything in flash. Come on Okk practice some other shit.