My last word on this Art. You will no doubt come back with your predicatable "genius" dismissive last word. You think by reading a few posts here, having a half dozen e-mails with me over the last year , and "cleverly tricking" me into showing my "real" side that you have figured out who I really am.
here's all you know about me:
1.I at one time respected you and your work. I have told you so.
2. Then I thought you were a negative, bitter, destructive force in this community. This too I have told you. Publicly and privately
3. I had some trouble working with Jason Austin. Old news that you seem to relish in dredging up.
4. I still like Jason although I won't work with him. None of your business but there you have it.
5. I have done more in the year and a half I've been active in poster making to help grow this community than you have done in 25 years. Who have you helped lately?
6. I have ZERO respect for you and I don't like you. There is nothing you can do to ever regain that. Fact.
7. When you start in on me, my partners and my friends it pisses me off and I will tell you about it. Also Fact.
That is all you will ever know about me and it's laughable that you think you figured me and all the texas artists out today.
"so, i baited them and they came through with pretty bogus reasons having to do with the fact that jason is kinda weird. a loser. they don't like him because they started with him, he gave them some breaks, and some of them found him 'beneath' them, it appears. "
You are so righteous and at the same time so far off base it makes me nauseous Art. Again you know a fraction of the real story. You take tidbits from conversations here and piece your own story together. You claim Jason is your friend and I bet you've talked to him three four times in your life. How many meals have you bought him? How many times have you put him up? Put gas in his car? Tell me one and maybe we can talk. I can tell you one thing I have miles of respect for Jason Austin compared to a weasel like you.
Now you say you have been told to watch out for Factor27!?!?! Bullshit. Like we are some kind of all powerfull force. How fucked is your reality? You are more paranoid than I ever imagined.
The most disgusting thing about this is you used Jason's issues to "bait" us for your own enjoyment. You know nothing about Texas or anyone here except that when you poke a stick you're going to get backlash. I will enjoy watching you fade into obscurity as every bridge you had burns brightly behind you.
Why don't you go invent some new ideas you claim to be so good at. You haven't done anything really, truly mindblowing in years. At least Austin is doing something and not crying that we can't get any work and making excuses and blaming everyone but ourselves. I just had dinner with 13 Austin artists and it was great. We discussed what shows we were all working on, how we can help each other on a specifc project and swapped posters. It really is a horrible scene here. Full of backstabbers. Can you name 13 poster artists that would want to have dinner with you?
You flat out suck and offer nothing to this community but a shinning example of how to not treat people. How much work you billed this month tough guy? Paying the rent? You want to get personal?
Lay off talking shit about people you know nothing about. I only see one loser here. His name is Chantry.
" i just know that most of the austin folk seem to really dislike jason and they usually seem to indicate that they designed all of the posters he takes all the credit for."
"but i keep seeing you guys really slime up jason's name"
Art you made these comments above today based on statements made over a year ago. You are making a fatal error by generalizing. Nobody EVER said they designed every poster Jason created. You are the jackass that keeps bringing it this up. Have you bothered to look that I haven't said anything remotely close to those statements about Jason since a year ago? Did it ever occur to you that maybe Jason and I talked through the issue and worked it out?
You're facts are consistently fucked and wrong. I've seen your version of the Austin timeline posted here a couple times and it's 100% inaccurate. You don't even know the relationship between how Jason developed his lettering style and you should, it's based partially on your style. I however know this because he told me who he studied.
Why don't you get the facts off line instead of trying to make us out to be sleazy petty people.
After all the crazy shit you've said day in and day out I doubt you have any credibility with anyone here so I'm not sure why I feel the need to educate you in the first place. Just bugs me to see someone spew bullshit when they don't have any foundation for their statements.
What's the deal Art are you Jason's long lost crazy Uncle? You know NOTHING about the scene down here. NOTHING. You also no nothing about anybody's relationship with Jason except what you've managed to get out here. You stir shit up here then try and make it look like Austin artists suck and anyone who thinks we're nice better be careful.
What kind of reaction did you expect? I think it's funny to go back and forth with you but your just really getting your jollies out of beating a dead horse. Lonely in St Louie?