Squidi started a fight years ago getting in a tussle on the Penny Arcade forums about forum-goers who used his art for such vulgar and unpermitted purposes as forum-avatars. He threatened to sue the behemoth PA for allowing his icons to be used, and for the unsuing flame-war that soiled his reputation.
Despite iconoclastic dislike of PA among the more indie-webcomic-cartoonists, Squidi’s attitude and his use of the dreaded internet term of “copyright” earned him no friends among the web-comic-critic-circles.
Says Websnark forum-goer Shaenon, “I hate to say anything against the guy's essay because apparently it'll make him cry and possibly shoot up a post office, but his petulant description of getting interviewed by T Campbell – ‘He didn't want to talk about anything else, like how AMD has single handedly fought for the legitimacy of the pixel art genre it defined’ -- is one of the funniest sentences I've encountered on the entire Internet, and I hang out on John Byrne's message board. Actually, that entire paragraph is awesome.”
Editor's Note: We originally mistakenly attributed the Websnark quote by "Shaenon" as "Shaeron". WvW apologises for the mistake and reflects once more why we cannot be accused of good journalism.