Clique-Bait: Comic Folk Describe Their Creative Process With A GIF

When Marvel Comics executive and guy who never misbehaves on Twitter Tom Brevoort said, in his statement announcing that he will probably quit the social media service, "I think my time on Twitter is coming to an end. There's simply no conversation to be had here anymore, just anger & fodder for clickbait."

The anger, we'll give him. Twitter can be pretty rough, with all the big name Marvel comic book creators and editor vanity searching and then arguing with anyone who doesn't like their work. It's a downright hostile environment, and we agree with Tom 100% on that.

But "fodder for clickbait?" Sir, we don't appreciate these accusations. The comic book media is an important institution whose integrity is essential to the health of the comics industry, and must never be maligned. The day that we become so lazy that simply copying tweets into an article passes for journalism will be the day that Marvel lies about why they canceled the Fantastic Four.

In unrelated news, comic book creators took to Twitter today to participate in the hashtag #DescribeYourCreativeProcessWithAGif. Here's some of your favorite comic book creators and what their creative process might look like if it were a gif:

https://twitter.com/GWillowWilson/status/880633726455037952

https://twitter.com/seankmckeever/status/880645602429865985

https://twitter.com/MikeSHenderson/status/880672093960110080

https://twitter.com/kateleth/status/880674924062494721

https://twitter.com/kateleth/status/880675985074552833

https://twitter.com/MrTylerCrook/status/880682935053058049

https://twitter.com/MrTylerCrook/status/880686376961880065

https://twitter.com/edbrisson/status/880692538797162496

https://twitter.com/edbrisson/status/880693380312944640

https://twitter.com/Al_Ewing/status/880734655443611649

https://twitter.com/alex_segura/status/880736028952338432

https://twitter.com/Al_Ewing/status/880736224650121220

https://twitter.com/royalboiler/status/880775625388064769

https://twitter.com/van_jensen/status/880779032387874819

https://twitter.com/van_jensen/status/880783866394554370

https://twitter.com/FasterthanShaun/status/880787725951139841

https://twitter.com/zdarsky/status/880791719754838016

https://twitter.com/kharyrandolph/status/880802577763508224

https://twitter.com/ClaytonCowles/status/880810004747563008

https://twitter.com/kaareandrews/status/880831297806974976

So as we were saying, Tom, your claim is totally baseless.

Here's ours, by the way:

And also:

Though we need to update that one — it's been a while.

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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