Following an online firestorm (see Bleeding Cool and The Outhousers) surrounding Mississippi-based Non-Profit Organization Comics 4 Kids, Moisés speaks with founder Michael Whitehead about its origins, his choices, and digging oneself into a deeper hole. Part 1 of 2
In the next episode, we hear from the podcasters behind Comics Therapy, both of whom directly engaged Michael over appearances of impropriety, bullying language, and the reasons, in his words, that eventually "Mark Waid called [him] an asshole".
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- Michael Whitehead has worked in sales most of his professional career, including a long stint with Palm Harbor Homes. He has also worked in the relatively new field of credit repair. He is now actively seeking the means of transitioning the work he has done as Comics 4 Kids from NPO to For-Profit status. The Comics 4 Kids Twitter feed has been made private since this recording. To his credit, he agreed to this interview without asking the name of the show, my name, or much of anything.
- Andrea Shockling is half of the podcast Comics Therapy, to which Michael directed his followers to leave negative iTunes reviews in retaliation for what he perceived as an attack and direct accusation of fraud. Michael has since publicly apologized to Andrea and her co-host Aaron, but we will hear more about that and other developments in "Part 2".