I quit a message board last summer when, upon the death of an artist name Mike Wieringo, I mentioned that I had not been a fan of his work, but became one after seeing this work inked by Mike Wieringo. It had looked too cartoony when someone else inked his pencils. The person who ran that board ripped me a new one for criticizing the work of a dead man.
Rather than get in a fight with the fellow, whom I had once revered as a friend, had almost thought of as a brother, had defended with people who did not like him (and to whose daughter I had once send a copy of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game, without cost, just because i wanted to), I quit the board then and there, without saying goodbye. It hurt a little, and still hurts a little, to think about it.
Having said that, I still lurk on the board from time to time. I know I probably shouldn't. I just checked it out, and there are some posts about the death of Dave Stevens. Dave Stevens was many things, but prolific was not one of them. Several people on the board are commenting about this aspect of Dave Stevens and his work. I wonder how long it will be before Tony rips them a new one, wondering why they would denigrate a dead man?
Just wonderin', is all.