Unfortunately, yes. When it comes to taking critique and overall contact with fans he acts more like a grade-schooler than a grown-up professional cartoonist.
If you took time to read the whole post, you know already that once there was more than one (mine) comment pointing out basic anatomy flaw in his work Dickman did everything BUT acknowledge that he drew a rubber spine for the character.
- used a whole bunch of ad hominem arguments, including various insults and suggesting that we don’t have life
- told us to chill out and to stop attacking him, when he was the offensive one. “I can take crits, but not attacks” my ass.
- insisted that there’s nothing wrong with the pose and that he is capable of doing it (which is, let me remind you, full 90 degrees torso twist)
- argued that DC comics does that all the time (from when does it make it okay?)
- argued that he drew it for his girlfriend, so we shouldn’t “hate”, because art gifts apparently should be critique free, even though they’re published for everyone to see on a popular art site
- accused us of harassing his girlfriend on dA and Twitter, though it was actually an independent case of some troll/art thief
I noticed some time earlier that the guy wasn’t generally nice about taking anything that wasn’t praise in his dA comments, which I’m surprised and disappointed by to this day.
To his credit, he actually wanted to make peace with me on Twitter by the time the argument was closing and the troll’s case was cleared up, but he never cared to unblock me.
So I never cared to answer, figuring Dickman-free life is what I need more.