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He’s alright, folks. Really.

The Diversity and Comics guy — the one crowdfunding his own comic — is now up to $321,035 of the $5,000 he was asking for. The campaign for the actual comic ended weeks ago; the additional money will go toward starting his own publishing company, because the company that was going to publish his book backed out under dark circumstances. It’s a delightful internet drama, with lawsuits and everything. Look it up if you like that sort of thing.

His new company will be called Splatto Comics, and the origin is as follows.

America Chavez was a truly awful Marvel comic book. It’s been cancelled now (phew!) but Zack (the Diversity and Comics guy, not his real name) has often said that roasting issues of America is what made his channel. The whole run was a badly written, badly drawn heaping helping of clumsy SJW bullshit.

In one memorable panel (pictured here), a young America Chavez attempts to make friends with a dead cat. In the comic, it is blue and, as you can see, it has tire tracks up to and over it.

It was just so hilariously off-putting and wrong. The idea, the art — nothing but cringe. Zack dubbed the cat “Splatto del Gato” (America was full of pidgin Spanish, y’see) and a cheery blue cat with a tire track rakishly crossing one eye became the mascot for his channel.

And now for his company.

Much fan art was made. This one is mine. Sadly, I was not chosen for the official logo — this one was. Was it because I forgot to make him blue?

Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Our annual round of Summer fetes and festivals begins tomorrow…!


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 25, 2018, 8:46 pm

It’s a fine piece of art.

Comment from Carl
Time: May 25, 2018, 9:45 pm

I much prefer your logo. The one they chose is ugly.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 25, 2018, 10:54 pm

@Carl – You are right. It is ugly. My first reaction, though, was How Ordinary.

Stoatie, your logo offering is a wonderfully executed capture of character, and is as far superior to the ordinary and ugly one chosen as is Michaelangelo Buonarroti’s Pietà to a Tickle Me Elmo doll.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 26, 2018, 12:21 am

uncle Al
My thought too, even I could have done that one, and that’s not saying much.

Now, not to be fawning or anything, but come on, Mudum Weasel’s is far and away the better choice.

You know what it really is don’t you? Jealousy, that’s what it is. Well, or Russian collusion. Possibly FBI interference in the choices.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 26, 2018, 2:08 am

It would have to work in black and white on a letterhead…typically you want a simple vector for a logo, so it can be used in a bunch of situations.

Yours should definitely go on a T-shirt :+)

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: May 26, 2018, 3:46 am

Okay Sweas, fine picture and all, but what made you think felines and mustelids was a natural combination?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 26, 2018, 6:12 am

The narrative is a little confusing. I think what you meant to say was that Zack’s (Twitter?) channel was “made” by his “roasting” (i.e. making fun of) issues of the comic America Chavez for its SJW pretentiousness and lack of merit.

That wasn’t clear from the posted text.

Comment from Janna
Time: May 26, 2018, 4:39 pm

Damn! I saw the headline and graphic and thought Jack had been run over. Whew! So very glad to be wrong.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 26, 2018, 7:25 pm

Janna, there is no alternate universe where Jack could get splatto’d and I’d make light of it. He is well.

All the cats are well. All the chickens are well. We’re well. It’s happy days here at Chez Mustelid.

We are, however, going to a fundraiser at a cat sanctuary tomorrow. We keep telling these two we’ll pop some kittens in our pockets on the way home…

Comment from Janna
Time: May 26, 2018, 10:33 pm

Well, the headline does say he’s ok. I thought he’d probably gotten dinged. Happened to a dog I had. Bent her dog tag in half, how that happened without a mark on her is a mystery. I know you’d never make light of Jack being hurt.

Comment from Bad Cat Robot
Time: May 27, 2018, 1:13 am

America Chavez was indeed a rancid comic, and deserves to only be remembered as the deeply obscure springboard for Splatto Comics. Much like the *koff* origin of the band name Steely Dan…

But that’s not important now! Sweas, there is need for your geographic and (day) occupational expertise! I have heard a rumor of a Roman era kitty grave near Hadrian’s wall. Supposedly a bereaved centurion interred his feline master with toy mousies. I can find no mention of this on the internets and I MUST KNOW!

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: May 27, 2018, 2:21 am

Yeah, yours is better, but it’s what Quasimodo said – has to work in a variety of situations. We have that issue at work – a mission logo has to work as both a 0.5″ pin and as a 4′ high poster. Also has to have colors that work as an embroidered patch as well as both screen and print. It can be tough.

Also, that comic panel is truly cringeworthy.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 27, 2018, 9:47 pm

Heh. I didn’t really expect him to use mine. I was just having fun…

Logo design was one of my least favorite jobs ever…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: May 28, 2018, 11:24 pm

I am going to troll the living shit out of the SJW “Comic Elite” with this image.

Sweas, please send me a hi-res or vector version of this so that I can have it made into a shirt! I will send photos of me at whatever local convention I attend. Maybe some of the industry heavy hitter tough-guys like B. Clay Moore and Mark Waid will come and try to “deal with me”.

Comment from Jon
Time: May 29, 2018, 5:00 pm

America Chavez is so bad I think it passes beyond self-parody into some unknown realm of existence that cannot be described.

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