If you frequent some YouTube channels or profiles, it is very common to meet fans with creative abilities who retouch some iconic works in different ways. Whether to create a more realistic version of Dragon Ball or to hybridize characters with each other, fan art often draws on the work of professional artists, although sometimes they directly opt for a more critical approach, as has been the recent case of the iconic cover of Mary jane of Spider-man # 601.
Illustrator J. Scott Campbell was in charge of shaping the cover of the Marvel wall-crawler comic, although in recent years some have felt that the image of Marvel’s love interest Peter parker she was “hypersexualized.”
This led to the account of Fix-Bad-Comic-Art, through Tumblr, has made an edition of the iconic Marvel cover with a “less offensive” approach and that “did not make anyone feel bad.” Well, mission failed. J. Scott Campbell himself entered the rag by modifying his work.
The artist used his social networks to criticize the arrangements that had been made in his work, in turn making multiple criticisms of the work of the “arranger” himself, listing all the corrections in the text that accompanies the publication.
Despite everything, there have been many fans who have criticized the reaction of J. Scott Campbell. In the responses we find everything from people calling him sexist and other niceties to other fans dismayed by the fact that he has charged against a “small Tumblr account as if his work is exempt from being criticized in a professional environment.”
It is certainly a new example that in this crazy world we live in, it does not matter what you say, how you say it or when you say it, someone is not going to sit well. What do you think of the controversy?