Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Creator Creep Squad #3-Erik Larsen

Erik Larsen
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
A couple of years ago, I used to really respect Erik Larsen and his commitment to his book Savage Dragon. He was really trying to make his product work, and I appreciated that.

Nowadays though, I want to stay as clear of Larsen as possible. Since taking over as the head honcho at Image, his ego has started showing. He has also become quite paranoid, which when combined with ego is a horrific combination.

Then there is that column. "One Fan's Opinion" over a www.comicbookresources.com. Erik most definitely enjoys working the fanboys and fangirls into a lather with his columns there. I am still reeling from the drama caused by his costume column.

I miss the old school Erik, and would like to see him get back to basics. I know that is wishful thinking, but it would be nice.


Chris Arndt said...

In my experience Erik Larsen has always been creepy in one respect or another. If not someone with an ego he'd do things for shock value... and I don't mean stuff in his creative works.

I mean like licking statues' nipples.

That was from the nineties.

Heidi Meeley said...

Yeah, Erik freaks me out.

I saw him at the Emerald City Comicon and called him over to my booth. He waved me off, and wouldn't take a bumper sticker from me for fear I would accuse him later of stealing my ideas. It was a freaking bumper sticker, for God's sake, not a script. Poor guy is paranoid, and wanted nothing to do with me.

This whole licking statue's nipples thing- what is the deal? You have to tell me! That sounds interesting...

Heidi Meeley said...

BTW, thank you so much for all the great comments! It was fun to read them, and to respond.

Take care!