It pains me to openly disrespect or belittle the work of any artist, for any reason, but god damn if this comic making the rounds isn’t one fat, steaming globule of trite, patronizing horseshit and I really need to vent my resentment of it all at once.
Bringing this back because Zen Pencils is currently doing a story arc where the literal bile of all those mean old trolls who criticize art (i.e. his critics) merges into a giant monster that says “#HATE” on it and I’m just proud to have in any small way contributed to something really, really important like a giant monster that says “#HATE” on it, y’know?
Now Hayao Miyazaki is leading the charge against #HATE and he’s literally built a giant robot that says “it’s not the critic that counts” on it and declared “troll hunting time”.
What the fuck did I just read.
Yeah and like Miyazaki is an extremely harsh critic of other anime artists and always has been.
Osamu Tezuka pretty much founded anime and Manga and Miyazaki called his animation cheap and terrible.
For someone who claims to idolize him, Zen Pencils guy sure doesn’t know Miyazaki well….and in the accompanying comic description he explains who that is like “I know none of you have ever heard of this Miyazaki guy” like it’s this really obscure fancy foreign artist he’s privy to