Greg Dean of Real Life comics has made a change in his life, deciding to pursue a career in the culinary arts. According to an announcement on his site today, Dean is in the process getting things arranged to that he can attend classes at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Dean has also offered a sketch, in the form of Christmas card, to any fan that helps him get the financial side of things organized by donated $25 or more. This is the first time I personally have seen him come out and ask for help with anything. Dean assures fans that he will still try to maintain his 5 times a week schedule.
Even though I didn’t want to rhyme drama with Yirmumah so soon again, that’s what DJ has on his hands. Apparently there were some, well let’s just call them complications, with his taking part in the Sketch Battles. The controversy has been covered pretty extensively on Comixpedia and, of course, Yirmumah. Basically, from what I’ve been able to gather, DJ Coffman was accused of cheating in his sketch battle. After some conflicts with, Sambro, an administrator at Sketchbattle, Coffman decided to simply stop competing. Later, Deemo, another admin, issued an apology for the confusion and trying to straighten things out. I’m not going to comment on who was right or wrong since I really don’t know. You guys can read and decide for yourselves.
Note: the reporter in me really wants to read things from Sketch Battle’s side of things but I can’t find anything. If anyone has a link, I’d like to check it out.