Polygon contributor and Comic Book Resource writer, Kieran Shiach, is continuing to rally his followers in an attempt to get DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver fired.
Shiach is no longer even hiding the fact that he wants Sciver out from DC and is doing whatever he can to make it happen.
Shiach explained across a series of tweets on January 29th, 2018…
“On one hand I worry that it seems like an obvious conflict of interest because I’ve been subject to harassment from [Ethan Van Sciver] and [Diversity and Comics].
On the other hand, if every reporter recused themselves because the subject started disparaging them, there’s be no politics reporters.
I’m still of two minds about it, but I’m grateful that it seems more people know about who Ethan Van Sciver really is than they did a year or even a month ago.
He’s obviously scared.
He knows DC are aware of it, because I’ve asked their PR department for comment.
More and more pros are coming out to condemn him.
I like to hope that his time is up, but we’ll see. There’s still lots of work to do to get DC to acknowledge it.
“I’m wondering if we can’t get DC to address it directly, if a grassroots movement might help.
“Maybe a hashtag? I’m leaning towards #EVSOut but I’m open to suggestions.”
Shiach has been going after Ethan Van Sciver for quite some time, looking for ways to get him outed from DC Comics. Shiach previously led a charge to get the Patreon account for the YouTube channel Diversity & Comics shut down, because Diversity & Comics criticizes Marvel and DC’s SJW-laden comic books.
This follows a trend of some Social Justice Warriors allegedly using violence against a pizza parlor where Sciver was going to meet and greet fans, as well as organizing in private groups to harass and attempt to get Marvel and DC to fire Conservatives like Sciver and artist Jon Malin.
So what prompted for this latest wave of targeted harassment from those in the Social Justice Warrior community? Well, it turns out that Ethan Van Sciver did artwork for Jordan Peterson’s book, so now the SJWs are trying to get Sciver fired from DC.
This is pure corruption. These four gentlemen, Kieran Shiach, Tim Doyle, Matt Santori, and Darryl Ayo, are colluding to harm me because I drew @JordanPeterson’s book, and because they want to control who I associate with. Everything else is in search of a story.
— Ethan Van Sciver (@EthanVanSciver) January 29, 2018
A writer for The Atlantic, Asher Elbein, reached out to Sciver claiming that he wanted to do an article about the situation involving Sciver, but when Sciver attempted to show him that SJWs were harassing him, Elbein blocked Sciver and cut off all communication.
Holy Toledo. “Journalist” from THE ATLANTIC blocks me as I give him info on the article he’s trying to write about me!!! pic.twitter.com/vCJTvjzpvz
— Ethan Van Sciver (@EthanVanSciver) January 28, 2018
Journalist Nick Monroe compiled a number of tweets as well, showcasing the evidence that Sciver attempted to share with Elbein for his upcoming piece scheduled for publication at The Atlantic.
Recently, DC comics artist @EthanVanSciver has dealt w/ waves of targeted harassment from his critics online.
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) January 29, 2018
To avoid any evidence that runs contrary to the stories that Shiach and Elbein are attempting to paint of Sciver, the duo have been blocking people from messaging them or sending them evidence of SJWs harassing Sciver.
This writer, @asher_elbein, for @TheAtlantic is writing a hit piece on @EthanVanSciver and has blocked all communications with anyone who would offer him an alternate perspective. pic.twitter.com/BT3TFyoJiF
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 29, 2018
This follows on Elbein attempting to rally people to send him evidence of Sciver “harassing” people. This was also accompanied by Facebook posts from Doom Rocket editor Jarrod Jones and Chunk Kelly threatening violence if Sciver shows up at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington, as reported by Bounding Into Comics.
I've been watching the Ethan Van Sciver harassment of @darrylayo over the weekend, and hearing stuff about him for a lot longer. I'd like to write about it for The Atlantic, so I'm putting out a call: if you've been harassed by him or his trolls, DMs and email are open.
— Asher Elbein (@asher_elbein) January 28, 2018
The only evidence of harassment that Sciver’s opposition could come up with was, ironically enough, a tweet from Sciver pointing out the disingenuous nature of Shiach and Elbein’s approach to crafting their narrative.
I’ve typed and deleted like 40 different snarky jokes about this slime EVS but let this screenshot speak for itself pic.twitter.com/reHCv0jsmF
— Stefano De La Cuesta (@THE_Stefano_DLC) January 29, 2018
I attempted to reach out to Asher Elbein on his approach to writing the story for The Atlantic… but he has me blocked on Twitter.
[Update 1/30/2018:] Following the publication of the article, editor-in-chief at The Atlantic, Jefferey Goldberg, posted a tweet online indicating that Asher Elbein is not an employee at the outlet and that he’s currently not assigned any projects at the moment.
@EthanVanSciver For your awareness, the writer in question is not an employee of The Atlantic, nor is he on assignment for The Atlantic. Thank you.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) January 30, 2018