Image Comics Creator Rus Wooton Attacks Fellow Comic Creators in Profanity Laced Rant

Rus Wooton

Comic Book creator and letterer Rus Wooton, who has worked on a number of Image Comics’ books including Invincible, The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves, and Gasolina went on a profanity-laced rant attacking his fellow comic book creators. The rant seems to stem from Diversity & Comics aka Richard Meyer, Jon Malin, and Brett R. Smith’s wildly successful fundraising campaign for their upcoming graphic novel Jawbreakers – Lost Souls. It also comes in the wake of a number of comic book retailers being exposed planning to boycott the book when it was announced Antarctic Press would publish the book.

Rus Wooton

Rus Wooton

It’s unclear who exactly Wooton is referring to. It’s possible he could be referring to Sean Gordon Murphy who’s openly stated he has a “no block” policy. Blocking people on Twitter became a common practice among a number of creators who didn’t want to interact with their fans and potential customers because they claimed they were being harassed.

Murphy also pointed out that comics industry relies on capitalism.

He might also be referring to Liam Sharpe who has also seen success on Wonder Woman as well as The Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman.

Sharpe has specifically told folks not to use him to push political points of view and he uses his Twitter account to share his work as an artist and creator.

Marvel’s rising superstar Donny Cates held a similar stance to Sharpe’s.

While it’s unclear who Wooton is referring to, he made his message loud and clear. He’s not going to try and be civil anymore. He’s going to “fight back” and “fight for those being attacked.” Once again, he doesn’t really say how he is going to fight. But we’ve seen people threaten Ethan Van Sciver with physical violence before and Marvel writer Mark Waid conspired to harass Richard Meyer at Baltimore Comic Con. Another Image Comics writer Michelle Perez also wished death on Richard Meyer. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Wooton is calling for similar actions.

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