I have been watching the Dickwolves controversy go farther and farther downhill since it all started last August. My feelings about the original comic are mixed, to say the least. But my feelings about Mike and Jerry’s behavior since then are very clear. They started out acting like jerks, and pretty much kept making things worse from there. (Have you seen Mike’s Twitter action since 1/31? DUDE.)
Part of the reason why they are so dismissive is that they don’t feel that they’re upsetting their own audience. That it’s, like, outside agitators causing all the trouble. (Hardly!)
Well, I am their audience – I have been for at least a decade – or at least I was their audience. I was quite the fangirl, too. I bought this TPB at their booth, but I was too starstruck to ask them to sign it.
But in the wake of everything that’s happened in the last few months… it just makes me sad. Every time I glance up at the bookshelf over my desk and spot the book’s spine I think, “Man, I really used to love Penny Arcade, but now it’s just depressing.”
Except for the last time, when I glanced up and saw it and thought, “I should just list it for sale on eBay.”
This is the second Penny Arcade TPB. It collects their strips from 2001, and also includes a ton of commentary, plus a fat section of great artwork in the back. It’s funny stuff, and I know someone will be stoked to get this book on the cheap. It is in pristine condition, and I’m happy to ship internationally.