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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: JMS Interview at fanboyplanet.
      To: rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe  
    Date: 10/20/2004 6:02:20 PM  

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>When, as a creator, you're asked about a number of people who've expressed
>their
>dislike of your work, picking out and knocking down the nuts who are out of
>line
>is the easiest way to react: People with common sense don't often agree with
>nuts. Subsequently, if you're successful in painting all your critics as
>nuts,
>there's a good chance the folks who don't care either way will agree with
>you,
>instead of wondering whether there might be anything wrong with your work.

>Of course, this practice probably tells you more about the writers themselves
>than about their critics, but I'm not surprised, to be honest.
>

Of course the funny thing in your message is that you don't seem to notice the
corrolary, which is that if I (or any comics creator) criticize the critics,
however gently, the amount of screaming, tarring-and-feathering, dead-catting,
profanity and abuse that comes back is astonishing to behold.

So I guess that validates your last point, no?


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