The Anime Expo that took place last week in California held a web comic panel during which one of the panelists apparently embarrassed his partner. Codi and Cayen both run a web comic site, Draco Eques Tristita, and Codi, the sometimes writer and forum moderator for the site, sat in on the panel during the expo. Apparently during the question and answer portion of the panel Codi was asked about making a success in web comics and his response was not exactly professional. From what we’ve been told his response almost got the person responsible for running the panel barred from the expo.
Cayen (Brian Simpson), the artist and creator of the web comic was appalled at the actions of his partner once he had heard what had happened and has issued an apology to the attendees of the Anime Expo web comic panel discussion. Here is a quote: “I would like to apologize to the people at the webcomic panel at Anime Expo, (especially the guy who runs the panel). When codi Told me what had happend yesterday, I felt really embarrised by what he had to say. My reply would of been much different and caused less embarrisment. I cannot change what was said, but all I can do is offer a second opinion. Sir, who ever you are that runs the webcomic panel at AX I offer my sincerest apology, and hope that this does not affect the relationship between this comic and the panel. However how he became known is through forum moderation. He makes himself available to others. My way has been forged through times which I haven’t a dollar to spend on myself or food, yet I still pay for that bit of advertising.”
The full text of Brian’s apology can be found on their web site.