I will not apologize for John Campbell. My office desk is cluttered with printouts of webcomics that make me feel things when I am at work. Many of them are from PFSC. I have one panel, “am i making one continuous mistake,” that I printed out a half dozen copies, and put them around my desk to discover at unlikely times. One of them sits above the numerals on my phone, behind the clear plastic.
I’m an ignorant person who doesn’t know what the proper pronoun is so don’t read too much into that. I bought his first book, but never read it. I never wanted to read the work outside of the context in which I first read the work, at a job that made me unhappy. I wanted to write a letter, to thank him, but doing that felt like the wrong thing to do. Based upon that, I did not attempt to purchase a second book. My observations of the recent kickstarter thing are that of a voyeur.
I don’t have an opinion on what Campbell should or should not do. I miss having comics that make me feel the way I felt when I first read about the shitty singularity, about god’s single eternal unchanging moment, about how nerds are destroying the world. Campbell has compelling ideas and wit, well-suited to a medium to share them. I miss that. I miss feeling the way I felt when I read that work, and that is also a feeling which I appreciate having at my job.