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DC, WTF? (Chapter 1,495,278 In A Series)

I'm not a tumblr user, but I occasionally go visiting there just to see what's happening. Ironically, I wasn't searching for anything comics-related when I stumbled on this gem courtesy of Xiao Mao:

DC Says: Draw An Awesome Enough Naked, Suicidal Harley Quinn And We Might Hire You!

[bangs head on keyboard] There's no actual picture of Harley in this state, but the above should be warning enough if you're troubled by this kind of thing.

I wish there were an "I'm Speechless" tag. The last time my jaw dropped like this was over a year ago, when I read about a foreclosure mill that thought it was funny to have its employees dress up as homeless people for Halloween. :/

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rijsg
Sep. 6th, 2013 08:44 am (UTC)
You stay classy, DC.
lilacsigil
Sep. 6th, 2013 08:50 am (UTC)
Now that's hilarious hijinks, for sure! Suicide and boobs! *headdesk*
perletwo
Sep. 6th, 2013 09:29 am (UTC)
Even with the screencap, I honestly thought this was a joke at first. It was the suit of raw chicken that got me. How do you even draw that?!
cleome45
Sep. 6th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
I imagine that you'd need to be, or have, a really good colorist. To make sure that the chicken pieces didn't look like clay and/or pieces of a White-skinned humanoid.

[sigh]

timgueguen
Sep. 6th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
Apparently the braintrust at DC have decided the initials stand for Disgusting Creeps.
aaron_bourque
Sep. 6th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
As that link points out, it's an open submission. And DC is supposedly going to look at ALL submissions.
cleome45
Sep. 6th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, and....?
aaron_bourque
Sep. 7th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
Well. You could put all sorts of stuff in your submission.
cleome45
Sep. 7th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
And...
...the manly men at DC could have specifically requested Harley doing something --any number of things, in fact-- that didn't involve being buck naked and about to die gruesomely by her own hand.

Again, what's your point?
kittymink
Sep. 6th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
well they may be looking for new talent:

http://io9.com/dc-wont-allow-batwomans-gay-marriage-to-be-depicted-1257106266

srsly, fuck DC
cleome45
Sep. 6th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
That's what all of us Fortysomethings want from "our" industry, doncha' know. Naked women killing themselves: YAY! Clothed women having a wedding: BOOOOO!!

[rolleyes]

I am so damn sick and tired of these corporate assholes hiding behind me to excuse their own bullshit attitudes: We have to do this because it's what our fans want!!!11 No, it's not what this Fortysomething wants, you money-grubbing twits. Not that you ever asked.

There really isn't any reason for me to ever buy a comic directly from DC ever again. I wouldn't want to support a fast food place or department store whose owners had this crap attitude, so why should I support DC?
rdfox
Sep. 7th, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
What the FUCK, DC. What the actual goddamn FUCK.

Congratulations. You've lost every single cent that you could possibly get from me until such time as Dankor, Lee, and Harras are turfed from the company. I'll keep up on my one book per month that I've been reading since Flashpoint through torrents, thanks.

Let's take this viral and hope that their bosses get to the point where they HAVE to fire the morons.

As for how angry I am about this... no, I don't think the CornetteFace is strong enough for this one. DC, you've made me bust this one out for the first time in over a year:


Straight to you, Dan and Jim, straight to you. (And to be honest? If this means an official warning, right now, I don't really care. I had to get this out of my system.)
cleome45
Sep. 7th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
Well, if profanity like the F-bomb is verboten, I'll be collecting a warning right along with you. ;)

Edited at 2013-09-07 10:29 pm (UTC)
90scartoonman
Sep. 11th, 2013 06:38 am (UTC)
...someone thought this was a good idea. Someone thought this was a good idea?!
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