Joe Sucha is one of my favorite critics. What does he criticize? Me. And it’s usually on a weekly basis and I think it’s his favorite hobby. He’s always good for a fun read and I enjoy exchanging emails with him. Even though he is highly critical I think he comes off as a nice guy who simply disagrees with almost everything I do. He just doesn’t hold back many punches. And in case you’re wondering, he’s given me permission to use his name and some of his emails here. Here we go.
This was written way back in July, 2004, though I wasn’t the original recipient. It’s one of his meanest.
“It is getting a bit nauseating to constantly see Jones and his fellow morons’ deriding cartoons of our President and this countries policies. If his (their) justification is that of a political satirist he (they) may want to include the vast, untouched, lucrative, fodder provided by Kerry and his ilk–Kennedy, Gore, Daschle, et al. ”
Here in September, 2005 he sent an email to my editor which was nice.
“In the 100′s-maybe 1000′s- of his cartoons, this is one that deserves to be on the front page of the paper. His cartoon captures what ten’s of thousands would like to say in print, but says it better than any words.”
About a week ago he sent me this which is another of his ways of being kinda nice.
Clay, “Congratulations. Your cartoon hit the nail on the head. 1 in 300 isn’t bad !!”
There’s been others but I think the quick quotes work best. We once had lively exchange over the political wisdom of Charlie Sheen. I think it shocked Joe that I actually agreed with him on something. Anyway, I think Joe is going to be proud his writings have made enough of an impact to inspire today’s blog (Joe, I’m desperate for blog topics. Don’t let it go to your head). If you’re going to email criticism I just ask that you work on the creativity like Joe does. I enjoy a good read.
And not to change the subject but it is my blog, I just found out what blog stands for (which indicates how lousy of a blogger I am). It stands for “web log”….I think. So why isn’t it called “wog”? I guess being a blogger is better than being a wogger.