Yes, yes, I should kick the habit of writing about what Vox Day is up to as on the whole it is mainly repetition of the same stunts but still, somehow this is my allocated fate.
So the crappiest Gate aka ComicsGate has been rolling on for a bit now mainly shouting about their victimhood and harassing people they don’t like (mainly women). The harassment and general nastiness has been around for awhile but the specific ‘movement’ coalesced around various crowd funded projects. That same far right angst/grift around comics also fuelled Vox Day’s vanity publishing house to move into its own brand of alt-right comics. Vox Day has generally been a bit sniffy about ‘ComicsGate’ as a group because I guess he wanted to be in charge but people find his anxiousness to be boss a bit creepy.
Fast forward to today when Day announces an additional imprint for his publishing business: http://boundingintocomics.com/2018/09/03/exclusive-vox-day-announces-new-comicsgate-imprint/
In effect, Day has gazumped the name “ComicsGate” and slapped a trademark [eta: not sure now if he as actually trademarked it] on it. In the process metaphorically stabbing the non-Vox aligned ComicsGaters in the back.
(Archive version of Vox Days blog on the issue here)
Ethan Van Sciver, the comic artist behind a lot of the ComicsGate nonsense, is apparently furious about this (oh and just to ensure everything connects in a giant heap of awful ‘EVS’ drew the illustrations for Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life).
So, lots of shouting and threats and angry macho posturing. As always when the far right feuds we can hope that the in-fighting at a minimum keeps them to busy to do damage elsewhere