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Gail Simone
01-29-2012, 06:25 PM
This is an insignificant lie from Rick but just to show how easy it is to catch him changing stories.

From his latest blog:



Now from Rick's deleted to try and hide the evidence, too bad for him we screencap his crap blog from July 19, 2011.


But it's not insignificant at all, it shows how he works, just continually bombard people with bullshit and never, ever bother remembering which lies he told last.

Gail Simone
01-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Yeah, I read his latest statement about attendance at the thing and went "No... you've clamined there were 600 paid attendees." So I'm glad you reference that screencap. Thanks.

But he's just spinning his wheels now. He quotes a statement from Gail, and then responds to a question she never asks. She said one guest was held up waiting around as Rick closed the show, when the guest needed to eat. And Rick's "answer" to that is that the guest wasn't in the car that took Gail to Syracuse.

She never said he was, Rick. She said he was one of the people still waiting at the college with her, and that he needed to eat. Geesh.

She asked if you ever paid Mike Kaluha, and your answer is that Mike drove himself to the convention.

That doesn't answer the question in anyone's brain except yours, and we're not seeing the logic sequence for how you make the connection.

Time to stop, Rick. The MMC was in 2003 -- NINE years ago. You keep harping on it, and all Gail says is it was a crappy convention. Then you launch into your fountain of feeble justifications for why it was a wonderful thing, while at the same time grousing about people expecting basic expenses to be covered as you indicated they would be. Give it up, Rick. You can't make it into anything other than what it was - an overly ambitious flop of a convention, which you have tried to puff off as being so much bigger and better than it was. It's done with.


I didn't even bother reading this blog this time. Rick's fading in significance as we speak, and it's lovely, as always.

As for Greg Horn, yes, he went in a different car. So what? We all went together and they hadn't booked rooms for us, they had no plan, they drove around like bewildered lunatics.
And you don't HAVE to take my word for it...you can ask Greg Horn. I have absolute confidence in the facts, they haven't changed no matter WHAT excuses Rick is using today.
Greg was doing really badly by the time they finally got a hotel and Rick's credit card was declined. He needed to eat and they'd promised that, and all Rick wanted to do was
talk about his close friendships with comics pros who barely knew he existed.


Doesn't matter that Mike drove himself. Rick owed him money, and again, here we see he can't remember his lies from day to day, because he SAID in threads both at CBR and
Bleeding Cool that he owed Mike and Greg money, but 'lost their contact info (conveniently).' He said he was going to pay them when he attended the Pittsburgh convention.
Rick, why would you say you had been a deadbeat to them for years, but were going to pay them, if you didn't owe them?

Coppervale Studio
01-29-2012, 06:42 PM
Hey, "Gail"!!!

In bed getting over a cold, do I dropped in to see not much has changed. He's still evil, stupid, cowardly, and impotent.

Just got back last night from a YA writing conference where 75 people paid $75 apiece to attend four writing workshops led by me and nine other authors. Im about to start wirk on the seventh Dragons novel; and tomorrow my managers and agents are starting some negotiations on a new project I'm doing with a new creative partner: an author with fifty international best sellers under his belt, and almost 25 million books in print.

Still waiting for Rick to "change my life anytime he wants".

Gail Simone
01-29-2012, 06:44 PM
I stress again that as clueless as Dennis was, he at least TRIED to do the right things. He was always working, he didn't try to shirk everything, as far as we could tell.

It was definitely Rick who was always gone when there was work to be done, or a check to be written. It was a running joke by the end of the con.

Gail Simone
01-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Hey, "Gail"!!!

In bed getting over a cold, do I dropped in to see not much has changed. He's still evil, stupid, cowardly, and impotent.

Just got back last night from a YA writing conference where 75 people paid $75 apiece to attend four writing workshops led by me and nine other authors. Im about to start wirk on the seventh Dragons novel; and tomorrow my managers and agents are starting some negotiations on a new project I'm doing with a new creative partner: an author with fifty international best sellers under his belt, and almost 25 million books in print.

Still waiting for Rick to "change my life anytime he wants".


Dude, the idiot thinks that my career is due to him. There's no dealing with a lunatic. :)

Gail Simone
01-29-2012, 06:58 PM
I think he's just freaking out like this and posting this crazy rambling stuff because he knows pretty soon, no one will be reading his blog at all.

Artful Angie
01-29-2012, 07:07 PM
Sweet! Looking forward to seeing him, Alec.

Aww. I got mentioned again in an almost-original Rick Olney blegh. It's should actually be closer to original, because it's a lie that only Rick has stated:


Artful Angie originally began her nitpicking of me online after identifying herself as (a) Angie Biggs. When that was debunked she lied. What she doesn't know is that West Utica isn't big enough for her over-sized ass. 'Course, Don Krick is such a poor entertainer and troll to begin with. A grown man trying to portray a female online is hilarious enough without it being a person that has such low self esteem.

I never stated I was Angie Biggs. That was one of the many constantly wrong guesses Rick has made as to who I am.

(Oh, and here's a secret for you, Rick. Someone on this page now knows who I am and my connection to you. Not saying who it is, who I am, or what I don't mean to you apparently.)

Let's list who I'm supposed to have been again, according to you: First was Angie Biggs. YOU were the one that introduced that name in the old thread, not me. We've already hashed that outm but since you seem to forget what a LIAR YOU ARE, let me remind you.

Then I was supposed to be a sock puppet of Chuck Dixon, if I recall. Then I was supposed to be not one but two different kids that used to be in ORCA. I won't go into how two kids with a combined age that's half as much as Rick's would appear to be twice as smart as him. I'm sure that stings enough on its own in his little head.

Who else? Don Krick. We've already debunked that. In fact, Don and I will be sharing a lovely lunch this Tuesday! Pity you can't join us Rick. But the restaurant doesn't take bounced checks. Maybe they'll trade a map for your meal?
Then I was suppose to be Joe down at Ravenswood. BUZZ! sorry, you lose again.

That's the thing, Rick. As the people in this room who know who I am, I don't have to lie about who I am, because you haven't been right at all!
NOT
ONE
SINGLE
TIME

But after all, Rick. Why does it really matter who I am?? After all!


At this late date, and after all this time -- Do you really think it matters to me in any regard?

If it didn't, why are you still tryig to figure it out after all this time? You could always join us in Ithaca and find out for yourself.

But we've already determined what kind of lying coward you are. And your daughter's baby daddy's vehicle isn't big enough for you and the kiddies you'd have to bring to do your fighting for you.

Oh, and one other thing, folks:

You notice he specifically titles the pictures of "The 2003 MMC..before the doors were opened". So if 200 students "bypassed the doors and snuck in" then why aren't they in the pictures?

And I don't mean those pictures. Take a look at all the other ones he's posted. The individual booth shots. look in the background. Anybody see 600 people? 200 sneak-ins? Half the Bolivian Army?

Anybody notice that, for 600+ people who supposed walked through the doors and an advert that claims a costume contest, there were only, what? 3 people who showed up in costume for the show? Maybe six?

That's a pretty small ratio. Go take a look at the shots from Albany Comic Con. http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com/ LOTS of people in costume! A heck of a lot more than a 5-10% ratio like Mighty Crappy Con.

On my worst day, I'm smarter than you on your best day, Rick. And you still can't figure out who I am.

But like you said, it's doesn't matter.

Does it?

Coppervale Studio
01-29-2012, 07:18 PM
@Gail - *snort* Yeah, right... He's responsible for the success of the DOZENS AND DOZENS AND DOZENS of books you've written since 2003, while with all of the SAME EXPOSURE from the EXACT SAME thread, he hasn't managed to get ONE SINGLE ISSUE of anything off the ground, or paid off ONE SINGLE DEBT, or even managed to get ONE SINGLE DEFENDER to willingly step up to say anything good about him, while you have fans who love and adore you numbering in the six figures. He even botched a legitimate chance to get a good rep with Lucasfilm, and now the best he's got going is that they haven't sued him or filed charges against him yet.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-29-2012, 07:24 PM
Woohoo, Rick is now up to 6 new posts today. That one night he had a total meltdown on his Something's Tingling blog he made a dozen posts. Half way to tying his crazy record. Can he make it or will he fizzle out and go limp?

*edit* Make that 7 new posts. You really may want to remove this Rick. Makes you look awfully stupid considering all the people you are replying to tonight.



Rick Olney (http://www.blogger.com/profile/12469450382160069660)Jan 25, 2012 01:35 PM

By the way -- I WILL NOT reply/respond to anyone in print on this blog EXCEPT "Gail Simone" aka Tammy James.


*edit* Now up to 8 new posts on Sunday. What stamina he's showing. Though he is now not only rehashing the same stories but he is reusing post titles. I think he's starting to fade out.

*edit* 9 new posts!! I'm flush with excitement. We could be witnessing a new record in meltdowns here. Time to make some popcorn and watch the puppet show.

Here's ammo for a post Rick since I know you enjoy correcting my spelling. I like the colour blue. My next door neighbour is on vacation. I went to the theatre last night. I'm disgusted with your behaviour.

*edit* That's 10, double digits. He also gave us this gem with his newest post.

I have every sort of mixture in my family that you can name. I also have friends of color.

Now if only he had friends with integrity and some of that rubbed off on him.

bert
01-29-2012, 07:37 PM
astonishing that this scumbag can recall (from 7 years ago) who may or may not have had a job on the side as a stripper, or who may or may not have a son with drug problems.

but can't recall what lies he's told, and who he's promised to pay.

I'd tell him he should be ashamed of himself for posting some of the mudslinging crap he's posted (particularly the stuff I mentioned above), but the man has no shame, and absolutely no class.

SarahBeach
01-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Okay, he's getting beyond ridiculous. And I'm letting his idiotic circus act distract me from some paying writing.

From bottom to top some silly tid-bits --


Nothing is known of Joanne Ellen Mutch, or if she's even active in comics any more. And frankly, who cares...

She hasn't gone by "Mutch" in, what? Three years at least (and is getting married again real soon). But "nothing is known"? Wow. Something's wrong with my Facebook friends list, then, because I've stayed in touch with her after meeting her in San Diego at Comic Con.

He's interested a non-comics publisher in his projects? And he's coming to the west coast in June to talk business with someone about his stuff. And he's got SIX artists working on his stuff, they are being paid, because someone else is apparently footing the bill this time. (Oh, lordy the impending disaster!)

James, somehow he thinks you using your company name as a screen name is "hiding" -- me I see it as brand identification and audience building, but then I've only been haphazardly studying that practice for over 10 years (long before Olney crossed my horizon). Oh! And he's calling you "Jimmy boy!" Dear me. I at least learned that lesson long ago. But of course, he's trying to be irritating, when all he's being is silly.

What else? Oh! I apparently don't know anything about writing or creativity.
.....

Sorry, had to take a moment, I was laughing so hard. Right, Rick. Because I don't have a Masters degree in English literature (which reminds me, I need to finish retyping my Beowulf thesis to post on my website -- it still holds up!). Because I haven't written a well received book about writing and using mythic motifs (show me an endorsement quote on your writing Rick, from someone like Tim Powers! among other people). Because I haven't done lots of artwork myself, a mere dribble of which is posted in my Photobucket album (http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z156/scribblerworks/Artwork/).

Yeah. I don't know anything about writing or creativity, and I really need a lecture from a non-productive twirp. I'm sure it will be inspiring. Not sure what it will inspire me to do, though.

And I'm sure there was one other matter there that ... well, he was obviously inviting me to comment upon. But what's the point? We've said these things so many times before. Due process and all that.

Coppervale Studio
01-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Anyone too cowardly to even pick up their own mail thinks that everything anyone else does is 'hiding.'

Or maybe it's just because everyone has learned to HATE every company name he's ever used, because he lies to and cheats EVERYONE.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-29-2012, 09:29 PM
And he's coming to the west coast in June to talk business with someone about his stuff. And he's got SIX artists working on his stuff, they are being paid, because someone else is apparently footing the bill this time. (Oh, lordy the impending disaster!)
The mention of California jogged my memory of this conversation that was posted here in October.


XXXXXXXXXX: I'm also surprised no one mentioned his West Coast show - either 2009 or 10

aipman1: how could he have ever done a west coast show, living in new york?

XXXXXXXXXX: he did try - he sent me emails on it - asked me to co-op with him to find ppl - he was partnering with 'something' Brothers, a W Coast promotion outfit
he also tried to do a western show of some sort
If Rick has indeed suckered someone in, it could very well be this "Brothers" promotion.

Artful Angie
01-29-2012, 09:39 PM
That's all he's doing with his meltdown tonight. He's scared that he'll be forgotten once the thread closes, and is trying desperately to keep it up by doing his usual personal attacks so those people will respond.

Ooh, and he's going to target Ian's latest project. Someone's disability check must have come in to allow him to buy stamps for his dreaded letter-writing campaign!!

And then there's this little nugget:


No, actually a impotent coward posts as you have, using your company name. Or, in other cases it is people like "Artful Angie" or even "LeftNutcase" ... or "Gail Simone" clinging to phony screen names to abuse someone online with smears, taunts, and libel.

Unlike Rick, who uses your actual name to post smears, taunts, and libel. Gosh, I wonder what he'll do to post pictures of me when he wants to insult me? Other than lame, generic, unoriginal insult pics? And of course, trust Rick to actually know a website where you can get pics like that.

Coppervale Studio
01-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Too funny - only a complete and utter moron would think it was cowardly to post under a company name that I published a couple of dozen books, comics, and magazines under, sign all my contracts under, and have used as my primary online identity for sixteen years. In fact, I STILL use it on websites where Rick's name isn't even allowed to be posted - which makes one of us pretty impotent. And it isn't me.

SarahBeach
01-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Well, James, you are hiding ... just as much as I don't know writing or creativity. Which is a lot... no wait... I got that backwards. :D

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 03:36 AM
Sorry Matt! I didn't think it was a big surprise. My bad. But it wouldn't matter, because for someone who claims to want to give the people at Ithaca a piece of his mind he's awfully chickenshit to actually be in the same room as any of them.

Just like you, Doc. He claims he's got "something for you" if you were ever in front of him. But when he has the option to do it, he pussies out like the Mail Room Marine he really is.

Not that he's even get in the door. The comic show doesn't take bounced checks.

How will I know what bread made from my bones tastes like?!? And I am not surprised he is not going, as he won't even show up for court dates. I have been to more of the trials than he has.

Looking forward to meeting you and Alex!

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 04:09 AM
Hoping the weather stays good for Saturday so I can make it, Doc.

And Sarah, I'm waiting for June to see what lame excuse Rick gives for why he didn't have the money to pay for a plane ticket to the West Coast and why his "big comic project" failed.

I'm guessing it'll be one of the following:

1) He couldn't board the flight because there's some con artist named Rick Olney on the No Fly List, and they confused poor Rick for him.

2) The person who took his reservation at the airline is someone on this thread, and just didn't enter his reservation in the computer. Those trolls!

3) He couldn't go on the trip because of that thing of his we don't speak of coming back, but he's sure the bigwigs will just greenlight the project and give him the money because of it.

4) He couldn't pay for a ticket because.... Yeah! The West Coast slipped into the ocean! That's it! Yeah! That's the ticket!

AIPman1
01-30-2012, 04:23 AM
Well, it's certainly not the first time Olney has threatened to, or TRIED to "destroy me". Am I afraid? No. His current state of things looks to be "Throw mud ad everything and see if it sticks" - problem being no one is close enough to him to actually get hit, and all he's doing is getting mud on himself.

He says he has this great evidence of me trying to rip off people for printing. I know exactly what he's talking about because it's something he's tried to "use against me" in the past. We got into contact with a printer (dont remember his name off the top of my head) "back then" (I say cause I dont remember the year) that was going to give the SPA the best rates we'd seen for short run printing. He'd provided decent samples of things he's printed, and, after talking to him extensively about what we wanted to set up, we were comfortable to run some orders with him. We ran like 4 books, that were all to be delivered to the SPACE show in Columbus that year. one of the books was an issue of SP! Magazine, I remember Allen Freeman's Slam Bang was one, i forget the other 2 offhand. Anyway, they were not there on Friday when we got there. They didnt show up till mid-day on Saturday, and, when we opened the boxes...3 out of the 4 books, were printed with pages out of order, Slam Bang's cover was GREEN instead of Yellow, stuff like that. Bad staples, it was just a mess. OH! I remember, Phil Clark's Dreamchilde Press was one of the books too. So the show was a bust for us...and then in the aftermath the printer basically disappeared, I did my best to work things out with everyone involved. Meanwhile, Olney started telling people that there WAS no third party printer, that it was ME, and I was trying to screw people. Never mind the fact that people who were there SAW me go to the front desk and get the boxes, that had been shipped to the show from California. Anyway, That's his big claim on my trying to scam people. I'd love to finally see this PROOF he says he has, cause he's said he's had it before, but has never produced it.

See the thing is, Olney, that I've actually developed solid meaningful friendships with the publishers I work with. Even the ones that you managed to get to follow you away from the SPA "back then" eventually ALL came back over at the very least to say they were sorry they listened to YOU. I know not EVERY person out there is a fan of me...that's fine, you cant please all the people all the time...there are people mad at me because this or that didnt WORK...which, in a market like Comics, where more publishers fold in 1-2 years, than last 5 years...where BIG publishers have trouble with sales, let alone indies...we try new things. If we dont try, we might as well just stay home and never do a show, print a book.

But I know I have NEVER cheated ANYONE, if they were owed something, they got it, even if it took longer than hoped. I have always worked out every problem I have ever had. And people know that. THAT is why I am ABLE to keep trying, without 200 people going "Don't work with that guy". See, I can LIVE with Rick Olney saying "dont work with that guy", cause what you say means nothing to anyone. and I have records and proof to back up everything. So c'mon Rick, show me this proof you have of me BEING the printer that screwed - wait, me......I screwed myself. how odd. I know, I messed up my own magazine printing JUST so it would look good to the other 3 people. YEA!

Outsider
01-30-2012, 04:37 AM
Screencaps:

http://imgur.com/a/zJJT3

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 04:56 AM
One of the funniest things is...even if Rick COULD put together a project, which he can't, look at what a complete shambles he made of the Adirondathon, having to beg creators to contact other creators FOR him because none of his famous 'close personal friends' in the industry actually, oh, what's the word?...EXIST...

But it makes me laugh that he has had a meltdown, cheated, or insulted, almost all the major news sites and forums that would have anything to do with him, that he could use to promote his work to people who actually read comics or go to cons.

He cheated the guy who does the comics convention website, and that site has stated that they will not list any event he is part of until he pays back the creators he's cheated.

He used sexual insults on Heidi McDonald, the brilliant editor who created and runs the COMICS BEAT, so that's out.

He had such a crazy racist, hate-filled meltdown on Comicon.com that not only is he not allowed back, but if you type his name on that site, they fixed it so it's automatically censored. I've never even HEARD of such a thing, but he had been such a non-stop creep, threatening people with lawsuits for hurting his feelings and forgetting his birthday (and threatening physical violence more than once), that even today, the site owners hate his guts.

He pulled similar behavior at the Comics Journal so they won't promote his work, and in fact, they did several articles about his serial deadbeatism on their Journalista blog, so no help there.

He was banned at CBR for threats and racism, threatened owner Jonah Weiland repeatedly with lawsuits, so that's not happening, ever.

And of course, he's threatened people here repeatedly, so no promotion would be welcome here.

He cheated the owner of the Jazma site, one of the few news sites that actually gave Rick an interview when he was promoting his previous fake, delusional fanboy never-happen comics.

And he has repeatedly threatened Rich Johnston with lawsuits on the Bleeding Cool website. Currently, Rich is fully aware of what kind of person Rick is and all the people Rick has
cheated (well, that have gone public in some way, of course).

That doesn't leave much out there that would have anything to do with him, and the comic book retailers have been warned about him in their forum by many people for his behavior
towards vendors and retailers, I'm told (I do not have access to their forum).

So, it would be quite interesting to see Rick's massive network of friends in the industry try to promote his crappy comics and events, since no one who does promotion for this
stuff wants anything to do with him.

All bridges he himself burned.

HamsterRage
01-30-2012, 05:30 AM
I can't help but think of the bridges he's burned to the future as well, Gail.

Anyone (related to him or not) with the last name Olney will be looked at with suspicion. What a horrible legacy to leave.

I hope he looks at getting counseling.

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 05:54 AM
It's funny how selective his memory is. He forgets calling Joanne Mutch (not her name anymore, Sherlock), a 'sick bitch' and his gross sexual insults.

Joanne is one of the nicest people in comics. I've never met a single person who met her who didn't love her and her work. Who is the only person fucked
up enough to spew bile at her constantly?

You guessed it, Rick Olney. Same guy who calls Chuck Dixon and Val Staples 'unprofessional' while lying to them and cheating them.
Same person who says Sarah Beach needs to learn about writing, a respected professional writer with an amazing book out that Rick couldn't
even READ, let alone write.
Same guy who thinks James Owen, who never, EVER backs down from a creep or liar, is 'hiding' because his screen name is his business name.

He wants the respect and talent these people have. His only talent is making himself look stupid (and Freedom Three looks like a twelve year old
invented them with a bad set of crayons, Rick).

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 06:32 AM
He's just getting in some shots because he knows once the thread closes, no one gives a shit what he writes anymore. He'll go back to being a nothing, not even a boogyman, just a deadbeat footnote who failed at everything.

Kevin T Brown
01-30-2012, 06:43 AM
I can't help but think of the bridges he's burned to the future as well, Gail.

Anyone (related to him or not) with the last name Olney will be looked at with suspicion. What a horrible legacy to leave.

I hope he looks at getting counseling.

I actually feel sorry for Buster Olney who works for ESPN and, as far as I can tell, is not related to Ricky. Even sharing the same name is bad enough...

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 06:51 AM
I know, there are a couple other Richard Olneys who must hate having the same name as that guy.

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 07:34 AM
It makes me just want to call him "Dick".

Cause he may be Richard, but in truth, he is a dick.

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 10:45 AM
Wow. Yet ANOTHER person Olney tried to cheat! This was on the Olney facebook page:

John Hebert OK he booked me for a convention then bounced a check, I did get paid...eventually but after I had to.threaten and go through heaven.and.Earth for satisfaction.

Coppervale Studio
01-30-2012, 11:15 AM
Here's a quick formula to clarify things for everyone: People Rick Olney has met or heard of or can contact = People Rick Olney tries to cheat.

MacQuarrie
01-30-2012, 11:23 AM
I've never encountered anyone who loved the smell of bridge smoke more than Olney.

He burns his bridges when he comes to them.

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 11:42 AM
He burns his brides while he's standing on them.

Ian, that printer wouldn't have been based in Rome, NY would they? I don't want to say the name yet, but it starts with an R?

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 01:10 PM
I've never encountered anyone who loved the smell of bridge smoke more than Olney.

He burns his bridges when he comes to them.

I wish he would burn his keyboard. Never have I seen someone so likely to talk smack and so ineffectual at backing it up. He is the definition of cowardly braggart.

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 01:20 PM
This is worth another fun look. Apologies to any who have covered this already. TL;DR


Notice For Legal Purposes
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is January 28, 2012. This blog post is CONTRARY to what is being stated as fact upon the Internet:

First, NO MAPS were stolen from Matt Busch. This was/is a matter of personal and professional compliance, based upon Mr. Busch offering me the maps to sell on behalf of benefiting a veteran's group of our choice. Those plans are still in motion from the date and time of the understanding and transaction.

I, Rick Olney, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE and DESIST notice from Lucasfilm, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be acting as agents for Matt Busch concerning a confidential business matter between us. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE and DESIST OF ANY KIND from Matt Busch or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY artist or individual previously contracted to freelance/work-for-hire for me.

As such, Mr. Busch did then, after privately threatening me in private email, did with others (as yet unnamed) take to tactics to further compound the harassment and libeling of my good name which has been an ongoing attack against me during these previous last six years.

Respectfully,
Rick Olney
January 28, 2012


Now, to break it down:

Notice For Legal Purposes
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is January 28, 2012. This blog post is CONTRARY to what is being stated as fact upon the Internet:

Um, actually what is stated as fact here IS fact. Your wishing it otherwise does not change anything.

First, NO MAPS were stolen from Matt Busch. This was/is a matter of personal and professional compliance, based upon Mr. Busch offering me the maps to sell on behalf of benefiting a veteran's group of our choice. Those plans are still in motion from the date and time of the understanding and transaction.

He willingly sent you the maps, yes, per a contract you failed to honor, and which now is null and void. But you stating "plans are still in motion from the date and time of the understanding and transaction"....what does that MEAN?


I, Rick Olney, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE and DESIST notice from Lucasfilm, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be acting as agents for Matt Busch concerning a confidential business matter between us. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE and DESIST OF ANY KIND from Matt Busch or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY artist or individual previously contracted to freelance/work-for-hire for me.

Even if you have successfully dodged the mailman (as history shows), you have not missed the emails Matt sent, and his request here for the return of HIS property. You have now demonstrated you are a liar and a coward.



As such, Mr. Busch did then, after privately threatening me in private email, did with others (as yet unnamed) take to tactics to further compound the harassment and libeling of my good name which has been an ongoing attack against me during these previous last six years.

He did say you were trying to extort him to lie and say you are a good guy, and then MAYBE you would send maps. So you acknowledge getting his emails, and still don't feel like returning his property. Hamster says you need mental help. I say you need jail time.


Respectfully,

You don't get to use that word...you don't give it and you don't deserve it.

AIPman1
01-30-2012, 01:21 PM
No, I don't think so. I think it was California. I wish I could remember the guys name. Brad or something. I'd have to dig up old records to find it, and, it's not really interesting enough to go do that. They were trying to print stuff for gaming companies and such when I found them, and asked to see if they were adaptable to comics. They ended up burning a ton more bridges themselves in the gaming community, than the 4 people in comics they burned. I mean, their product was completely useless. it was unbelievable that they would have messed up the printing THAT BAD, and instantly and completely disappeared when confronted about it. They ended up selling their website and equipment to new owners like 6 months later, and they tried to pick up the pieces, but by then NO ONE wanted to print anything with them, they tried to change names, who knows what happened after that, I wasn't following it past getting satisfaction for the publishers - once I had been able to close out the orders to mutual satisfaction, I was already with a different printer...running lots of orders for lots of publishers successfully.

I'm looking forward to the NEW set up for the SPA we're going to be unleashing here in the new month...we have a printer who has been an SPA member for many years, who is going to handle the whole thing...I finally don't have to handle making PDFs or the orders at all. I can concentrate on news and reviews, and day to day just having a good time being small press. Well, I guess unless Olney DESTROYS me....

HamsterRage
01-30-2012, 01:26 PM
While Olney continues to whine and cry...
my webcomic is back up and rolling for the next couple of months: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?199536-Hamster-Rage-Webcomic!

At the conclusion of this current arc I'm going to revamp the entire site with my new web design and development skills..

Then for C2E2 in April I'll have the first issue in print and I'm going to have mini-paintings like last year for sale... in fact in the fall I did 151 over the course of a weekend:

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/271/2/6/151_micro_paintings_by_hamsterrage-d4b815o.jpg

http://bekkiy.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/338-wk-glenwoodartsfest15.jpeg

And what's weird is that I paid the colorists for the first two issues and didn't have to cheat ANYONE! It's funny how people tend to like when that happens. They get paid and you're honest with them!

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Thanks, Ian. I had just remembered something I had heard a while back involving a small printing company and a connection to Rick, but wasn't sure if that was them.

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 01:35 PM
While Olney continues to whine and cry...
my webcomic is back up and rolling for the next couple of months: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?199536-Hamster-Rage-Webcomic!

At the conclusion of this current arc I'm going to revamp the entire site with my new web design and development skills..

Then for C2E2 in April I'll have the first issue in print and I'm going to have mini-paintings like last year for sale... in fact in the fall I did 151 over the course of a weekend:

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/271/2/6/151_micro_paintings_by_hamsterrage-d4b815o.jpg

http://bekkiy.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/338-wk-glenwoodartsfest15.jpeg

And what's weird is that I paid the colorists for the first two issues and didn't have to cheat ANYONE! It's funny how people tend to like when that happens. They get paid and you're honest with them!

LOVE THE PICTURES, BRIAN!

And you know what I love bout them, on top of what a great job you did?

There's more ACCOMPLISHMENT in any one of those drawings than there's been from Rick Olney in 20 years! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

HamsterRage
01-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Thanks Angie...

That's what's kinda fascinating here. How many people in this thread that have managed to do more that Rick can ever and now will ever be able to do.

I believe most human beings are good at their core... that's why they'll avoid Olney.

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 02:25 PM
Those ARE gorgeous, Brian!

I owe you a quote, will give it some thought tonight!

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 02:28 PM
No, I don't think so. I think it was California. I wish I could remember the guys name. Brad or something. I'd have to dig up old records to find it, and, it's not really interesting enough to go do that. They were trying to print stuff for gaming companies and such when I found them, and asked to see if they were adaptable to comics. They ended up burning a ton more bridges themselves in the gaming community, than the 4 people in comics they burned. I mean, their product was completely useless. it was unbelievable that they would have messed up the printing THAT BAD, and instantly and completely disappeared when confronted about it. They ended up selling their website and equipment to new owners like 6 months later, and they tried to pick up the pieces, but by then NO ONE wanted to print anything with them, they tried to change names, who knows what happened after that, I wasn't following it past getting satisfaction for the publishers - once I had been able to close out the orders to mutual satisfaction, I was already with a different printer...running lots of orders for lots of publishers successfully.

I'm looking forward to the NEW set up for the SPA we're going to be unleashing here in the new month...we have a printer who has been an SPA member for many years, who is going to handle the whole thing...I finally don't have to handle making PDFs or the orders at all. I can concentrate on news and reviews, and day to day just having a good time being small press. Well, I guess unless Olney DESTROYS me....


Ian, what IS the SPA?

I have heard of it, but don't know much about it.

HamsterRage
01-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Those ARE gorgeous, Brian!

I owe you a quote, will give it some thought tonight!

Thanks Gail! It's greatly appreciated!

Gail Simone
01-30-2012, 02:45 PM
How weird is it to STILL be hearing from people he tried to cheat even eight years later?

AIPman1
01-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Ian, what IS the SPA?

I have heard of it, but don't know much about it.

I started the SPA back in about 2001, as a Yahoo Club...by simply asking around for people to get together to help build better tools for all of us to use to "make it" in publishing. At it's height a few years back, we were running yearly Small Press Idol contests, printing books for people, and putting out a magazine. I fell ill in 2010, and had to back out of running the final round of Idol that year...and I had to hand it over to the judges to finish...which...didnt end well. As I wasnt getting better, I ended up basically closing it all up last year.

I am doing better, though I still have some issues, I am able to function at least now...so some of us are trying to get it all going again, with some new ideas. you can check that all out at: http://www.selfpubmag.com/spa/home

The SPA has been many things to many people over the years. We've published Calendars, we've done how-to pamphlets, I even put on a one day show about 5 years ago, called Indyfest USA, held in Mentor, Ohio. It was a SMALLLLL show, but hey, no one was cheated!!! lol. It didnt make any $$ for anyone so I havent done another at this point....but it WAS fun.

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 03:00 PM
While Olney continues to whine and cry...
my webcomic is back up and rolling for the next couple of months: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?199536-Hamster-Rage-Webcomic!

At the conclusion of this current arc I'm going to revamp the entire site with my new web design and development skills..

Then for C2E2 in April I'll have the first issue in print and I'm going to have mini-paintings like last year for sale... in fact in the fall I did 151 over the course of a weekend:

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/271/2/6/151_micro_paintings_by_hamsterrage-d4b815o.jpg

http://bekkiy.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/338-wk-glenwoodartsfest15.jpeg

And what's weird is that I paid the colorists for the first two issues and didn't have to cheat ANYONE! It's funny how people tend to like when that happens. They get paid and you're honest with them!

Show off the Darkseid pic you did from the YMbastards twitter...that was awesome!

AIPman1
01-30-2012, 03:05 PM
I should also mention, that this version of the SP! website is not actually open to the public yet....its going into "soft launch" in 2 days...so it's cool if you guys get a preview...

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 03:05 PM
It's not really that weird, Gail. People bond over all kinds of events and situations, based on their mutual experiences. What's weird is that Rick still thinks he can scam people eight years later.

And his whole ability to succeed years ago was how he was able to bully his victims individually, knowing they felt no one had their back. But then this... well, it's a thread but it's more than that. It's almost a support group, but definitely a group. A group that Rick fears and dreads, because he knows he'll never be able to scam anyone else in this group.

Just, for example, he still thinks if he says enough bad things about Brian, or Ian, or Gail, then they'll just throw their arms up in the air and run away out of fear over what he'll do to them. That's 12 year old bully thinking. That's never going to happen.

Rick had a good run, but his glory days are far behind him. You almost have to feel sorry for the fat troll.

Almost. Hahahaha

SarahBeach
01-30-2012, 04:34 PM
Angie, Rick's ability was more than that. He managed to keep people from talking to each other, by playing a lot of "Oh, A! I was so sorry to hear what B said of you. I don't believe it for a minute?" "What did B say?" "Gosh, I don't want to repeat it!" Then he'd turn around to B and go "Oh, B! A was trash talking you the minute you left the room! You wouldn't believe the things said!" A and B would be at odds, because they trusted Rick, and nobody would compare notes.

Another one of his tricks was to draw in some talent person, lavishing praise on them, because he was savvy enough to see their exceptional talent. He believed in them sooooo much he would create a venue for them to make a big splash. But if the artist started getting a little independant, then he was "Oh, yeah, you have some talent. But you're so lazy it will never get anywhere. Well, actually your stuff isn't all that good, my nephew can do better."

By keeping people isolated, he controlled them, or at least silenced them. But the internet lets people compare notes very easily, and once they started doing that it was all downhill for Olney's control.

I sussed this stuff out over the course of a year or more talking with Doc Absurd. Tim is an amazingly clever writer and superb cartoonist -- and yet Olney had played on him so badly, it made me furious. Olney was incredibly toxic. But DocA is also very sturdy, and he's come round. Really shaken the dust of Olney off his feet. But nobody should be stuck with "Olney Voice" in their heads, telling them they can't really make it professionally.

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Angie, Rick's ability was more than that. He managed to keep people from talking to each other, by playing a lot of "Oh, A! I was so sorry to hear what B said of you. I don't believe it for a minute?" "What did B say?" "Gosh, I don't want to repeat it!" Then he'd turn around to B and go "Oh, B! A was trash talking you the minute you left the room! You wouldn't believe the things said!" A and B would be at odds, because they trusted Rick, and nobody would compare notes.

Another one of his tricks was to draw in some talent person, lavishing praise on them, because he was savvy enough to see their exceptional talent. He believed in them sooooo much he would create a venue for them to make a big splash. But if the artist started getting a little independant, then he was "Oh, yeah, you have some talent. But you're so lazy it will never get anywhere. Well, actually your stuff isn't all that good, my nephew can do better."

By keeping people isolated, he controlled them, or at least silenced them. But the internet lets people compare notes very easily, and once they started doing that it was all downhill for Olney's control.

I sussed this stuff out over the course of a year or more talking with Doc Absurd. Tim is an amazingly clever writer and superb cartoonist -- and yet Olney had played on him so badly, it made me furious. Olney was incredibly toxic. But DocA is also very sturdy, and he's come round. Really shaken the dust of Olney off his feet. But nobody should be stuck with "Olney Voice" in their heads, telling them they can't really make it professionally.


I am fairly certain Olney has more than a few voices in HIS head.

Matt Doc Martin
01-30-2012, 05:01 PM
Awww...pRick dedicated a post to ME! On his roller coaster, he is on a down slope again. And refuses to acknowledge that he was asked to return maps and refuses to.

of course, after years of threats to drag me into court in front of his "leaggle" team, he now says he has no intention of doing so. Is it a case of him being honest for once, or a stopped clock being right twice a day?

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 05:16 PM
He also has a new slew of sock puppets gearing up, too. I went on the Facebook page, which has over 30 members in less than the 72 hours since it was set up, and noticed LeftWingNutCase did a damn good job catching Rick trying to join the group under a sock puppet name! HAHAHA God, has he gotten worse at disguising himself or what?

Is so sad to see someone like Rick, who refuses to admit that his best days were behind him.

leftwingnutcase
01-30-2012, 05:45 PM
He also has a new slew of sock puppets gearing up, too. I went on the Facebook page, which has over 30 members in less than the 72 hours since it was set up, and noticed LeftWingNutCase did a damn good job catching Rick trying to join the group under a sock puppet name! HAHAHA God, has he gotten worse at disguising himself or what?

Is so sad to see someone like Rick, who refuses to admit that his best days were behind him.

The "person" was Rick Strahan (read: Rick Olney). It first seemed odd that he thanked me for adding him, which no one else has, as their attitude upon joining the site is "Here we go again..." and for the most part they then keep quiet. I informed "Strahan" that slander wouldn't be allowed, because I already had my suspicions after viewing his profile. The profile had no images of the man himself, but instead had logos for movies like "The Transporter" and TV shows like "NCIS". "Strahan" had about 300 friends, none of whom seemed to know him personally. I asked him if he had any dealings with Olney. He said no, but that he had "been following his misdeeds for a while and wanted to see him brought to justice." I asked if he worked in the industry. He said, "Does reading comics for the past 40+ years count?" My alarms went off like you would not believe.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-30-2012, 05:55 PM
The "person" was Rick Strahan (read: Rick Olney).

He might have been trying to start trouble but that's not Rick. I did a Google search and unless Rick has been using a false name and posting on message boards under the screen name Dredtulc for the last 9+ years it's just some guy.

leftwingnutcase
01-30-2012, 06:01 PM
He might have been trying to start trouble but that's not Rick. I did a Google search and unless Rick has been using a false name and posting on message boards under the screen name Dredtulc for the last 9+ years it's just some guy.

I Googled him, too. Honestly, I don't care. Rick Olney HAS done that for 10+ years. The point is, I was playing it safe.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-30-2012, 06:09 PM
I just wanted to point out why I felt it was highly unlikely it was Rick. Since you and Angie both said it was him, I feel it's important when dealing with Rick to always be factual. Of course though it is also important when dealing with Rick to be safe rather than sorry when accepting people to your group. I could easily see him trying to sabotage it.

Btw, after I posted, I searched one more link and found pictures of this guy with his wife. He looks to be in his 60's and is in renaissance gear in the picture I saw. He follows Gail and a bunch of other comic people so that's likely where he heard of Rick.

Flamebird
01-30-2012, 06:13 PM
I Googled him, too. Honestly, I don't care. Rick Olney HAS done that for 10+ years. The point is, I was playing it safe.

Wow, paranoid much?
I thought you were gonna keep a lid on Angie. . .

leftwingnutcase
01-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Wow, paranoid much?
I thought you were gonna keep a lid on Angie. . .

I stand corrected. Sorry.

On a happier note, my friend Tom Peyer, the creator of the fist gay wedding in comics, is getting hitched!!!

OMAR
01-30-2012, 07:09 PM
...creator of the fist gay wedding...

Most painful wedding ever, by the way. And I think the groom lost the ring up there.

Artful Angie
01-30-2012, 07:14 PM
Wow, paranoid much?
I thought you were gonna keep a lid on Angie. . .

Flamebird, I had nothing to do with either the adding or the removing of Rick Strahan. I set up the page, but if you look carefully at the Facebook page, all decisions about members and content are being done by LeftWingNutCase, who then lets me know after the fact. He made the choice to remove this person then advised me of the decision, including the fact that he felt the person to be a sock puppet of Rick's. I conveyed that info here based on what he told me.

I set up the page, made Left an Admin and then took a step back to prevent any appearance that I was pursuing a Rick vendetta on Facebook.

And I can't fault Left for playing it safe. If that Rick wasn't the Rick, he could have come to me the other Admin of the page to dispute it. But I trust Left and stand by him.

But if you look at the page, you'll see there's very little reason to "keep a lid" on me there. So insofar as that is concerned, I find your statement to be out of line. But understand from where it's coming from.

Flamebird
01-30-2012, 11:04 PM
Nevermind, just tired and crabby.

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 02:21 AM
No problem, Flamebird. :-)

Darn it! Actually, yes now there is a problem. You got me in the mood for crab legs. Mmmm... with butter!

XXXenophile
01-31-2012, 04:05 AM
I'm seriously waiting for the moment Lucasfilm puts out their own press release just to say "Wanna see the C&D we did send him?"

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 04:10 AM
And I'm surprised we haven't discussed this part of his blegh yet, or did I miss it?


Rick Olney's Shedding Light On Lies

A one man fight against ignorance, bullying, libel, lies, slander, troll tactics, and actual physical attacks against his good name nature and property. All post content © 2012 Rick Olney. Comics reproduced here for purposes of review only, and all rights remain with their creators. All comments published upon approval, remain the property and responsibility of those who posted them.

Exactly how can someone "actually physically" attack someone's good name and nature?

And why is it a "one man fight" when he claims to have hundreds of people willing to walk into a courtroom to say what a great guy he is?

Matt Doc Martin
01-31-2012, 04:22 AM
And I'm surprised we haven't discussed this part of his blegh yet, or did I miss it?



Exactly how can someone "actually physically" attack someone's good name and nature?

And why is it a "one man fight" when he claims to have hundreds of people willing to walk into a courtroom to say what a great guy he is?

Rick Olney cannot convince Rick Olney to walk into a court room.

KJ!
01-31-2012, 04:27 AM
I also think it's time to take Ol' Yeller' to the back of the barn...

DocAbsurd
01-31-2012, 06:14 AM
Rick Olney June 12.2011

Tim, I'm beyond that point where being prodded works. I don't even mean to sound rude. You're closer now to having this matter cleared between us than you have ever been, and considering how this could've worked out ... I'll be just as relieved as you are to see it sewed up and completed. Meanwhile though, talking crap to you isn't what I'm interested in.


rick.olney@gmail.com

As presented during our Facebook conversation back on May 19, 2011 (see attachment), officially sent on August 16, 2011, again on September 6, 2011, and once more on September 14, 2011, I have grave concerns that you have yet to receive my mailing address. So here it is yet once again:

Timothy J Tobolski
XX Xxxxxxx Ave xxxxx
Xxxxxxxxxxx, NY XXXXX

After preventing me from responding on your blog that mentions me by name and demanding I send you my address, followed by now four attempts to correct that matter and giving more than ample time to write a money order, to allow the ink on the money order to dry, to enclose it in an envelope, to allow the glue on the envelope to dry, to allow time to address the envelope, to allow the ink on the envelope to dry, to allow time to take it to the post office, to allow time for the USPS to deliver the envelope to me, I cannot understand why I have yet to receive that money order for the amount of $450.

This has been dragged out for four months, not including the years before you re-initiated your own desire to finally pay me. I would appreciate being able to conclude this matter once and for all.

It's the last day of January, 2012. I sent that last email September 22, 2011. There has been absolutely zero response to any of the four emails, each with a copy of our conversation on FB attached and my address included. And now the 'Tightlip Tales' blog has been removed.

Great surprise, I know.

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 06:58 AM
Meanwhile, he's waxing poetic with more "Tales Of The Has-Been/Never Was" over on Soul

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2012/01/life-within-fandom.html


Monday, January 30, 2012

The Life Within Fandom

Growing up watching black and white television was such a great experience. Back then, it was all about the Saturday Monster Movie Matinee films that you could watch each week. Then, later that night, depending on the luck of the draw or hard I had worked, I sometimes got to stay up and watch the Saturday night the late movie. I seem to recall that Syracuse television station WNYS employed a man name of Mike Price.

I've forgotten what the late film was called, but it was hosted by a faux vampire named Baron Daemon. Well, this was actually Syracuse Radio and TV Legend, Mike Price, beloved scaremeister. Back then, dressed up in face paint and sporting the Bela Lugosi Dracula look, Mike Price would introduce a horror film and lead into commercials. As a kid, I'd try and stay up late and watch so many of the old horror films of the 1950s. It was the mid 1960s, and I discovered the era of Universal Studios horror. The Wolfman, Frankenstein and Dracula movies, or any of the other scary B horror films that scared us as kids. Oh, how the movies were so original rather than what could be compared to the gore, blood, and special effects in horror flicks of today.

I had a chance to meet Baron Daemon in person in his later ego, Mike Price identity. I also attended, what I believe was a first ICE SHOW in Old Forge, New York in the mid 1960s. Guest attending was Baron Daemon, who must've froze his fangs off, as it was terribly cold that evening.


Twenty years later, other upstate television and radio performers picked up and carried on the Monster Matinee idea. And fans like Joe Capuana even made attempts to keep this form of fandom alive on the Internet

http://artofjosephcapuana.homestead.com/horrorhostindex.html

Hats off to Joe Capuana!

Posted by Rick Olney at 8:30 AM

He also includes a few YouTube videos of the Monster Matinee he's talking about, which I also remember very well. I always thought the later years were fun, where you never see the host, just his hand.

I also think it's funny how Rick contradicts the very first thing he says right at the start of the very next paragraph..


Growing up watching black and white television was such a great experience. Back then, it was all about the Saturday Monster Movie Matinee films that you could watch each week.


I've forgotten what the late film was called, but it was hosted by a faux vampire named Baron Daemon.

And then there's this little nugget:


I had a chance to meet Baron Daemon in person in his later ego, Mike Price identity.

His later ego?? What does that even mean, Rick?? Perhaps you might want to alter that statement, eh?

If anybody can clearly remember his Tales Of The Spooky better than I can, maybe take a look at the YouTube videos and see if there's anything in there he swiped for his "original" comic idea.


And I agree: Hats off to Joe Capuana. But I'd keep a hold of my hat around Rick if I were you, Joe. You might need a Cease And Desist letter just to get it back!

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-31-2012, 08:35 AM
Shocker! Newsflash!

Rick Olney deleted most of his posts from http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/

You can always count on Rick to meltdown and then try and destroy the evidence right after.


Notice: Flame wars are such a waste of time. Especially when it is one persona against a group of thugs that think they somehow are allowed dominion over another. Rick Olney's Shedding Light On Lies is nothing more than the facts from the one person's point of view. You'll read things here that will be here one moment and gone the next.

I have never had a blog taken away from me. I have also never had any of my blogs shut down. I don't chase people around the Internet or 'stalk' them. Frankly, I could care less about what you think of me. You're an individual. We live in times when many people have empty and barren lives. So they amuse themselves in the fashion of being annoying on purpose. Just the way it is, I guess.

This blog maintains itself within the terms of service established by its individuals and hosting companies.
http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/2012/01/about-this-blog.html

SarahBeach
01-31-2012, 08:56 AM
So... his latest post?


RO's Shredding Light
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
About This Blog
Notice: Flame wars are such a waste of time. Especially when it is one persona against a group of thugs that think they somehow are allowed dominion over another. Rick Olney's Shedding Light On Lies is nothing more than the facts from the one person's point of view. You'll read things here that will be here one moment and gone the next.

I have never had a blog taken away from me. I have also never had any of my blogs shut down. I don't chase people around the Internet or 'stalk' them. Frankly, I could care less about what you think of me. You're an individual. We live in times when many people have empty and barren lives. So they amuse themselves in the fashion of being annoying on purpose. Just the way it is, I guess.

This blog maintains itself within the terms of service established by its individuals and hosting companies.
Posted by Rick Olney at 9:23 AM 0 comments

Now why would he think this was worth posting? Gee.... I don't know. Could it be that the post is his covering for the fact that Google took down his post containing a copyright infringement? (The photograph of me at a GLAWS panel -- because no matter how much he crops it, it is identifiable as such.) Because yes, I once again reported the abuse of copyright infringement.

But if HE delcares that HE decides if posts come or go, he doesn't have to look like the idiot he is.

I'm still waiting for his instruction to me (and Gail) about writing and creativity. I just SOOOOO intrigued by what he might say! [/sarcasm]

Edit to add: Oh, yeah I forgot. I was really amused by the following statement from him --

So they amuse themselves in the fashion of being annoying on purpose. Just the way it is, I guess.


He, of course, is implying that we are the ones being annoying on purpose. But really, isn't this a declaration of his own personal credo? He's the one that amuses himself by being annoying on purpose. Come on, Rick. Get real.

Tsk.

AIPman1
01-31-2012, 09:14 AM
Wait a sec.....he starts a new blog saying IT WILL BE HERE FOREVER, telling the truth about all these supposed lies he wishes were not actually true. And less than a week later, he's DELETING HIS TRUTH so no one will now ever know the side of the story he says is the truth. This is why you cant keep YOUR TRUTH straight, Rick....why it keeps changing and twisting....you delete your previous references to what you WISH was true, so you then have to make up NEW TRUTH the next time you are frothy enough to feel the need to try to defend yourself with smokescreens that distract people from the real issues.

Eye on the prize? Pay people what they are owed. Return things that no longer belong to you. Apologize for being an asshole.

MacQuarrie
01-31-2012, 11:39 AM
Seriously, can't we get a few guys to drive out to Herkimer and take the posters? If I lived on the east coast, I'd do it myself.

bert
01-31-2012, 11:46 AM
I hate to say it, but I still have a gut feeling on Matt.

He and I haven't exchanged any emails since August of last year. . but something just still doesn't quite smell right here.

I'm wondering if there are some key details we are unaware of here, and just POSSIBLY, we are being led to believe something that isn't quite the truth just to get a reaction.

guess we'll find out, but my instincts tend to be pretty good. . and I'm not quite getting "roses" in this smell test.

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 12:09 PM
Seriously, can't we get a few guys to drive out to Herkimer and take the posters? If I lived on the east coast, I'd do it myself.

Didn't O.J. Simpson try that with some of the stuff he had to give up in the civil judgement? If we did that, would it be worth it for all the legal issues that would cause?


Just got back from a great lunch with Don Krick. We had a great meal, talked about all kinds of things, and in general had a wonderful time! We're even planning to get together here for dinner in a week or so. And the best part! There's a photo on the Facebook page of us sharing a toast to the end of Olney's antics someday! Go take a look!

AIPman1
01-31-2012, 12:13 PM
Seriously, can't we get a few guys to drive out to Herkimer and take the posters? If I lived on the east coast, I'd do it myself.

They would need something official from Matt or Lucasfilms, to involve the police, in forcing such a hand-over...and I contend Olney would simply say "I dont have them anymore, I sent them back" or whatever, to stall the effort. An actual search warrant would be harder to get and execute.

I think the only thing that can be done at this point is for Matt to flat out sue Olney...but I am sure he is waiting until Lucasfilms clears such an action. They have to take official steps.

Matt Doc Martin
01-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Seriously, can't we get a few guys to drive out to Herkimer and take the posters? If I lived on the east coast, I'd do it myself.

I offered to do that. Olney declined.

I am free to stop by anyhow.

MacQuarrie
01-31-2012, 01:10 PM
Didn't O.J. Simpson try that with some of the stuff he had to give up in the civil judgement? If we did that, would it be worth it for all the legal issues that would cause?
Two mistakes OJ made:

1. He brought guns along;
2. He was not the legal owner of the goods in question.

There would be no legal hassles if Olney handed the posters over and they were returned from whence they came. He couldn't really make trouble, because he's not going to call the cops and explain how some people came and demanded the stuff he had stolen. Not really a comparable case at all.

It would be pretty simple to just follow the same procedures any repo man uses, and perfectly legal.


Just got back from a great lunch with Don Krick. We had a great meal, talked about all kinds of things, and in general had a wonderful time! We're even planning to get together here for dinner in a week or so. And the best part! There's a photo on the Facebook page of us sharing a toast to the end of Olney's antics someday! Go take a look!

Cool.

Gail Simone
01-31-2012, 02:14 PM
I personally think third parties should stay out of the maps. Matt says it's in Lucasfilms' hands.

Coppervale Studio
01-31-2012, 02:31 PM
I think it's really funny that the status of Rick's most current business relationship is "they haven't sent me a cease and desist letter yet!"

The only way he could set the bar much lower is if he accidentally set his house on fire.

Matt Doc Martin
01-31-2012, 02:47 PM
I think it's really funny that the status of Rick's most current business relationship is "they haven't sent me a cease and desist letter yet!"


And even that is a lie on his part.

He redefines "failure".

Gail Simone
01-31-2012, 02:54 PM
It'd be nice to hear from Matt, but he did say Lucasfilms asked him to let them handle it.

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 03:11 PM
I think it should be handled by them.

HamsterRage
01-31-2012, 03:24 PM
Yeah guys seriously let Lucasfilm rip him apart.

He doesn't seem to understand how this little game of chicken he's locked into with Lucasfilm could be really disasterous for him.

You're a sick man Rick and you need help. You are your worst enemy.

Flamebird
01-31-2012, 03:30 PM
No problem, Flamebird. :-)

Darn it! Actually, yes now there is a problem. You got me in the mood for crab legs. Mmmm... with butter!
Those are flaming hot chicken wings. dammit!
Now I need some hot sauce.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-31-2012, 05:41 PM
Military Service

Yes, even it was made fodder by the usual suspects. 'Course why wouldn't it be, when "Gail Simone" and her so called "gang" are members of the Atheist persuasion, having never served a day in the military in their lives. Do I know that for sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt? No, but I can safely assume that, believing how callous and disrespectful they were in creating all the anti-Veteran hysteria they sought to cause over the last few years.

I'll cite what the forces behind Adirondathon tried to do last Veterans Day in Old Forge, New York. What's that saying about every dog having his day? One such gang member by the name of Alice Woodside has claimed to be a member of a Veteran's group (which I'll leave unnamed for now). Well, this is one old Devil-dog that believes Veterans are owed an apology. I'm not by myself on this either. After being approached online about the matter via my Facebook contacts, a petition is presently being created to be passed around the upstate New York area for signatures (and addresses) during 2012 calling attention concerning the actual online disrespect shown military Veterans by "Gail Simone" and her friends.


That's the trouble with these immature childish people. They have no respect for anything or anyone but themselves and each other. Liars and thieves. They don't have to worry about respecting me. But they really should respect those that gave them the freedom to at least be degenerate individuals.
http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/2012/01/miltary-service.html

Says the guy holding maps hostage with a potential worth of over 13 thousand dollars that could be donated to a Veteran's charity.

bert
01-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Um.. Alice is absolutely a member of a Veteran's group.

and Matt Doc Martin has supplied photographic proof of his honorable discharge paperwork.

I guess he's not paying attention over the past years, or (and this is FAR closer to the truth, I suspect), it doesn't fit the narrative of the fable he's trying to tell, if the folks holding him to be honorable and pay those he owes money to, are "disrespecting Veterans!"


and ooooooo. . . a petition.

his two facebook friends, and a bunch of sock puppets?

Matt Doc Martin
01-31-2012, 06:00 PM
Um.. Alice is absolutely a member of a Veteran's group.

and Matt Doc Martin has supplied photographic proof of his honorable discharge paperwork.

I guess he's not paying attention over the past years, or (and this is FAR closer to the truth, I suspect), it doesn't fit the narrative of the fable he's trying to tell, if the folks holding him to be honorable and pay those he owes money to, are "disrespecting Veterans!"


and ooooooo. . . a petition.

his two facebook friends, and a bunch of sock puppets?

Yes..while Rick Olney has NOT been able to do the same.

Here is mine again:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/docmartin72/new2006-1.jpg

I have one from my service in National Guard as well.

Your move, pRick!

SarahBeach
01-31-2012, 06:46 PM
1: Gang? No. This community does not fit any description of "gang" other than in Ricky's mind. Group of people with shared interests? Yes. But since there are no criteria for "membership", not really credible to call it a "gang." But whatever.

2: Atheists? All of us? Not by a long shot, Rick. Gail and Matt have said that they don't believe in God, but others around here are of varying beliefs and I know a few of us are professing Christians (in case you don't understand what that means, Rick, it means we are actually willing to make public declarations of our beliefs. I know MacQuarrie is such. As for myself, I'll let my blog posts here speak to that point (http://scribblerworks.blogspot.com).

3: Anti-Veterans? Just because we think Rick Olney is a crappy example of a vet? Hardly. And also, what's with this elevating military service to some god-like profession? It is certainly an honorable one, but it's not the only one in the world. So some people haven't served in the military -- so what? That doesn't make them less honorable or human. No, I didn't serve in the military - but then I'm of an age when it wasn't a commong choice for women. And personally, it would not have been the right choice for me. I have no interest in being a soldier - which would make me a very bad one. Though I certainly would not have been a dishonorable one, and it would never have occured to me to not only over-stay any leave I had, but also brag about the ways I scammed my way back in (stories I recall YOU telling on YOURSELF, Rick). But I have close friends who have served in the military (one is a Navy SEAL, in fact), and my brother-in-law (my older sister's husband) served in the Air Force -- and Rick, he actually did serve "in country" in Vietnam, so your piffling little office duties "during" that period do not impress me.

You should stop now, Rick. Your verbal flailings are getting more pathetic by the day.

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 06:46 PM
So it took him months to do, but he finally got around to "You didn't support my comic convention, so you HATE veterans!"

Please. By all means start your petition. One question: When you're done gathering all those signatures, what exactly are you going to do with them??

Having some issues with thinking that far ahead, Rick? I mean, when you get all those names, all that's going to do is give us the means to know who needs to see exactly what you wrote and deleted (but screencapped) about Clayton and his veteran-comic project. So you go right ahead and whine about how your widdle Mawine feelings are hurt, Mail Room Marine. Again, based on your own service record freely obtained, you were the one who went AWOL for the last days of your service. Be glad the JAG officer looked at the fact that you were outprocessing and let you off, rather than deciding to ruin the rest of your young life. He took pity on you so you didn't have a court martial record following you around the rest of your long pompous life.

If anybody's owed an apology, it's Clayton and the project for what you said about them, and that JAG officer for not doing more with the future he gave you.

"Semper Fi... unless there's someone to be scammed!" Rick's motto and ethics code.

And how were you approached by your Facebook friends when just two weeks ago you announced you were taking a break from Facebook and shutting down your account?

We've been telling you this for years, Rick! Be consistant when you lie! Didn't Ollie North teach you anything?? Other than some devil dogs are called that because they are filled with nothing but fleas, and don't care where they poop.


Flamebird I wasn't referring to your picture, I was referring to when you said you were crabby. Damn it! Now it happened again! I want snow crab legs! Is Red Lobster still open?

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-31-2012, 07:29 PM
I sure hope Rick starts writing about his military service. It will be an early birthday gift to be able to point out each and every lie and exaggeration he makes. Just like every comic book story changes with each new telling, I can only imagine what new things he'll say. I'm betting it will turn out Rick was a sniper.

Make sure your Facebook friends know just how you spent your time in the Marines. We remember.


Well, back in 1971-73... I loved Asian women in Viet Nam, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, and the PI.


Didn't catch anything. Didn't want anything. Made lots of acquaintances...and only had to pay about 1/3rd of them.

Don Krick
01-31-2012, 07:42 PM
"Atheist persuasion"? No one persuaded me to be an Atheist, Rick. And I don't try to persuade others. Belief, or lack thereof, is a personal choice. One searches their soul and comes to a conclusion that they can live with. And yes, I said soul. Soul as in "Essence", "Mind", "Core Belief". Whatever it is that separates us from mineral and vegetable. I don't need or want your approval or understanding. I also don't see what Atheism has to do with military service. Military service is not a be all and end all to love of country. Nor does it guarantee same. Hitler served in Germany's military. Joseph Stalin was educated at the Tbilisi Theological Seminary and studied to enter the priesthood. Mao Tse Tung was military. Good Humanitarians all. And speaking of soul searching... search yours Rick, if you dare. Now THAT is a well of despair

HamsterRage
01-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Wasn't Rick trying to pass himself off as a bisexual Wiccan for a while there (in the original thread) or am I misremembering?

Artful Angie
01-31-2012, 09:14 PM
Wasn't Rick trying to pass himself off as a bisexual Wiccan for a while there (in the original thread) or am I misremembering?

Yeah. As I recall the story, there was some issue with a young attractive Wiccan girl, and his trying to impress upon her his knowledge of Wicca and his high rank in some coven. He was only trying to impress her with Wicca to impress other parts of himself on her.

I have to laugh because there was a discussion tonight about Herman Cain and his always making sure the women he had affairs with sign Non-Disclosure Agreements, and it made me think of all the women Rick has tried to cheat on Barb with. I wonder if they ever outed him publicly if he would scream "You violated your NDA!" and try to take them to his Lawyer Legion Of Doom?

Don: I had such a great time today at lunch. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! And posted the pic on the Facebook page.

LeftWingNutCase and Matt Doc Martin: Don't forget to print the picture so you know who to look for Saturday. :-)

Rick: You're an idiot. Just a reminder.

KJ!
01-31-2012, 09:42 PM
I definitely recall the Wiccan bit.

Didn't he also try and insinuate a wiccan curse of his (eyeroll) was behind Colleen Doran's cat's death of old age?

And yawn. He's really getting desperate now, playing the whole 'Umerikan Patriot' card. Boring.

I'm 31 today, Olney. I've had a great day. Didn't have to worry about getting the mail, as I know I have no legal troubles. Didn't have to worry about knocks on the door, as I know I have no legal troubles, and didn't need to worry about bumping into certain people, as I don't owe anyone money, and have never defrauded anybody. I don't have to attempt to make ridiculous and outlandish comments just to get people to look at me, because I know I have people who care about me. I don't need to vie for anyone's attention. I'm content with what I have, and consider myself lucky, even including my health issues.

It's a great way to live, Olney. I highly recommend it.

THE_DAREDIVA
02-01-2012, 12:57 AM
Um.. Alice is absolutely a member of a Veteran's group.

and Matt Doc Martin has supplied photographic proof of his honorable discharge paperwork.

I guess he's not paying attention over the past years, or (and this is FAR closer to the truth, I suspect), it doesn't fit the narrative of the fable he's trying to tell, if the folks holding him to be honorable and pay those he owes money to, are "disrespecting Veterans!"


and ooooooo. . . a petition.

his two facebook friends, and a bunch of sock puppets?

My response:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darediva/6800434529/

Yes, Rick, I am a card-carrying LIFE MEMBER of the Disabled American Veterans. I am a former commander of my local chapter. I have been serviced-connected with the VA system since I was discharged from the Navy. Now, STFU.

Plus, I blocked out my picture because I doubt seriously he knows which one I am in his famous group shot that he keeps saying is a bunch of haters. I know that at least 3 people in that shot have had no contact with him whatsoever, and have never posted on any forum concerning him.

Yes, I was the one who blew the whistle when you and Matt Busch were saying this money was going to the DAV. I would have LOVED for that money to go to them, but like all non-profits, you must get permission to raise money if you use their name. Which you did not do, and were formally asked not to do by the DAV in the following email:



Ed Hartman EHartman@davmail.org
8/24/11

to rick.olney, Debbie, Tammy, Susan, Laura
Mr. Olney,

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) does not endorse the Adirondack Comic Fest, Adironithon or any other fundraising venture you are engaged in. Thus, you ARE NOT permitted to utilize the name Disabled American Veterans as part of your promotion. The name “Disabled American Veterans”, the logo, initials, symbols, or any other combination thereof, in any manner, or for any purpose whatsoever are protected under the provisions of Titles 18 and 36, United States Code. In addition, we have been granted trademark protection by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for both “Disabled American Veterans” (Registration Number 2,920,426) and “DAV” (Registration Number 2,620,088 ). Federal law gives our organization the exclusive right to use such name and, consequently, any unauthorized use thereof constitutes a violation of federal law.

We require that you completely remove any reference to our organization in any electronic forum, printed material or otherwise by COB, Friday, September 2, 2011. You may acknowledge doing so via email. Failure to do so may result in further action in order to protect our trademarked name.

Edward E. Hartman | Inspector General
Disabled American Veterans
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076
Phone 859.441.7300
Fax 859.441.1416
ehartman@dav.org

THAT, Olney, is disrespecting veterans by falsely claiming to be raising funds for them. Wait, how much did you say you were giving to veteran(s)? I think you meant you were giving it to veteran, singular. As in YOURSELF. Man up and give the maps up. And any "monies" [sic] you took in.

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 04:14 AM
My response:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darediva/6800434529/

Yes, Rick, I am a card-carrying LIFE MEMBER of the Disabled American Veterans. I am a former commander of my local chapter. I have been serviced-connected with the VA system since I was discharged from the Navy. Now, STFU.

Plus, I blocked out my picture because I doubt seriously he knows which one I am in his famous group shot that he keeps saying is a bunch of haters. I know that at least 3 people in that shot have had no contact with him whatsoever, and have never posted on any forum concerning him.

Yes, I was the one who blew the whistle when you and Matt Busch were saying this money was going to the DAV. I would have LOVED for that money to go to them, but like all non-profits, you must get permission to raise money if you use their name. Which you did not do, and were formally asked not to do by the DAV in the following email:



THAT, Olney, is disrespecting veterans by falsely claiming to be raising funds for them. Wait, how much did you say you were giving to veteran(s)? I think you meant you were giving it to veteran, singular. As in YOURSELF. Man up and give the maps up. And any "monies" [sic] you took in.


pRick is throwing whatever he can against the wall and hoping to rile people up. Then, we point and laugh and use facts to demolish his arguments. The circle continues...

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 04:16 AM
I sure hope Rick starts writing about his military service. It will be an early birthday gift to be able to point out each and every lie and exaggeration he makes. Just like every comic book story changes with each new telling, I can only imagine what new things he'll say. I'm betting it will turn out Rick was a sniper.


Well, back in 1971-73... I loved Asian women in Viet Nam, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, and the PI.


Didn't catch anything. Didn't want anything. Made lots of acquaintances...and only had to pay about 1/3rd of them.

Make sure your Facebook friends know just how you spent your time in the Marines. We remember.

A) No way in FUCK he was in all the places he claimed.

B) That Rick Olney...Klassy with a K.

C) 1/3rd? more like you had to always pay double.

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 04:20 AM
Yeah. As I recall the story, there was some issue with a young attractive Wiccan girl, and his trying to impress upon her his knowledge of Wicca and his high rank in some coven. He was only trying to impress her with Wicca to impress other parts of himself on her.

I have to laugh because there was a discussion tonight about Herman Cain and his always making sure the women he had affairs with sign Non-Disclosure Agreements, and it made me think of all the women Rick has tried to cheat on Barb with. I wonder if they ever outed him publicly if he would scream "You violated your NDA!" and try to take them to his Lawyer Legion Of Doom?

Don: I had such a great time today at lunch. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! And posted the pic on the Facebook page.

LeftWingNutCase and Matt Doc Martin: Don't forget to print the picture so you know who to look for Saturday. :-)

Rick: You're an idiot. Just a reminder.

I'll just follow my nose.

Guapo Mendez
02-01-2012, 06:49 AM
Mr. Olney:

1.- You were supposed to pay for the maps to be printed and shipped to you. You didn't.
2.- You were supposed to sell them during the Adirondack Comic Fest. The con was cancelled by you.
3.- You were supposed to return the maps by november 15th (something you put in writing). You didn't.
4.- You were supposed to name the charity you were going to give the money to. You haven't.

This being a charity event, you should have kept everything aboveboard. Names, dates and dollar amounts crystal clear. The product is not yours, the proceeds are not yours and the event never materialized. You are in breach of several promises because the maps weren't made to be given to Richard L. Olney II to be sold at his convenience to the charity of his choice. They were made to be sold at Adirondack Comic Fest, with the money to be given to DAV. The money was never yours to keep.
So, you want him apologize to you for his behavior, sprouting lies and tarnishing your good name. Pray tell, sir, what good name have you shown to him? You may call us a group of trolls, good-name besmirchers and anything you like, but the fact is that we don't have his property, we didn't cancel a con and we didn't threaten to set his work on fire: you did.

You have his property, you cancelled the con and you are not naming the charity. If this had been a private transaction between you and him, fine, you could tell us to stay away, but this was always something to be done in a very public way: charitable auction with a Lucasfilm sanctioned product for a charity organization. There is no right to secrecy there.

You want to prove everyone wrong and show that you are a stand-up citizen and a proud marine? Return the posters and end this mess. We'll applaud you. Hell, I'll post a message for a week in my site apologizing to Richard L. Olney II and saying I was wrong.

Glenn Barbis Jr.
02-01-2012, 08:36 AM
He's busy today...



Such A Waste of Time...
So today I am looking at this Matt Busch matter from the point of view of others. "Bert" is a person who I've never met. I don't know him. I only know what I do know by his own sharing on a public message board, on a public message board thread that is THE highlight of comic book scribe, "Gail Simone's" career. Other than that, I have no interest in Bert beyond his common sense.

Recently, Bert posted a remark that caught my eye. Why? Because its all truth. Truth is why this blog was created. So let me share what Bert said:


I hate to say it, but I still have a gut feeling on Matt.
He and I haven't exchanged any emails since August of last year. . but something just still doesn't quite smell right here.
I'm wondering if there are some key details we are unaware of here, and just POSSIBLY, we are being led to believe something that isn't quite the truth just to get a reaction.
guess we'll find out, but my instincts tend to be pretty good. . and I'm not quite getting "roses" in this smell test.

Well, I hate to admit it also -- but this is not how this map matter was supposed to turn out, Bert. I'm reading that Matt Busch has stated that he placed the matter in the hand of Lucasfilm. Let me state this again more directly and positively -- I certainly hope he did!!
I can't remark to your "smell test" abilities, mister. If I actually gauge your words against what you claim regarding your instincts, well, regarding me... it doesn't measure up, Bert. I would have to agree with you on the "key" details. In fact, it is EXACTLY why I have urged Busch to all along contact Lucasfilm and have them contact me.

You and your friends there on the Rick Olney smear thread want to think that I have done something wrong. I state to you again, I have not.

This whole matter of my Honorable service in the Marines Corps versus Matt Doc Martin or Alice Woodside, and her attack against Veterans last November has never been a plus. What Busch and Olney sought to do was take something unique and benefit military veterans. Woodside can think she's on the right side of the matter, but she isn't. And I'll address that a little more in another post. Busch can have the maps back just as quick as he issues a public apology for disparaging my good name. Or, he is more than encouraged to contact Lucasfilm and put them in touch with me. I'm not hard to find. I can be reached by USPS mail at: Rick Olney, 147 West Main Street, Mohawk, New York, 13407. My email address is: rick.olney@gmail.com
Should Lucasfilm ever contact me, I'll gladly share news of it. All I want is the address of a place WHERE I can send the remaining maps to Lucasfilm. And, make no doubt about it -- the matter shall go into the hands of my attorney at that time to resolve the matter amiably. I am not afraid of Matt Busch. I am not afraid of Lucasfilm. Again, I have nothing to lose. Between the colon cancer, bad bits of life regarding my parents, and what you each have stolen from me, I only have my good name and my word.
Moving on...


As usual, I like to close a blog of mine with a positive bit of advice. Jim MacQuarrie, a resident of California, made the below remark regarding the map matter:


Originally Posted by MacQuarrie
Seriously, can't we get a few guys to drive out to Herkimer and take the posters? If I lived on the east coast, I'd do it myself.

And, in likewise fashion, Matt Doc Martin posted the following:

I offered to do that. Olney declined.
I am free to stop by anyhow.

Then, another imaginative writer name of James Owen, under the guise of his company name, Coppervale Studio stated this:


Originally Posted by Coppervale Studio

I think it's really funny that the status of Rick's most current business relationship is "they haven't sent me a cease and desist letter yet!"
And even that is a lie on his part.
He redefines "failure".

Hmmm.... to Mr. MacQuarrie: I'd state that what he suggests is nothing short of a veiled threat. Really? Have a bunch of guys drive out to Herkimer and do what? I don't live in Herkimer, MacQuarrie. You know that. So, yeah, just another asshole remark by A...

To Mr. Martin: I'd have to say that no invitation has been extended to you and your 'friends", so were I you, I'd refrain from such a daring move. Again, I'm trying to be nice here, but coming to my door will only get you pain. And yes, I have alerted the Mohawk Police Department. They are well aware of the online hatred surrounding my name. I suppose they'd enjoy a credible threat. Your call there, spank.

And, to Mr. Owen: Actually, you're wrong (again). Today is Tuesday, February 1, 2012 and within the last 24 hours I have engaged in actual business transactions numbering four. Four obligations and contractual understandings by people well versed in knowing the importance of honoring one's word. I'm not bragging, mind you. I simply enjoy correcting lies and misinformation even on such a small scale as this blog reply to you and the others. I don't need any of you in my personal life to have it be as rich and rewarding as it is shaping up to be. I'm working with a few creative people in other industries and yes, my own comics creating is moving along at a pace I am comfortable with. Now, toddle off and go write something, James.

Posted by Rick Olney at 8:11 AM

Glenn Barbis Jr.
02-01-2012, 08:39 AM
And his next one...


Olney Gravitas

I've heard indirectly from Alice Woodside.

Her response:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/darediva/6800434529/


Yes, Rick, I am a card-carrying LIFE MEMBER of the Disabled American Veterans. I am a former commander of my local chapter. I have been serviced-connected with the VA system since I was discharged from the Navy. Now, STFU.

Plus, I blocked out my picture because I doubt seriously he knows which one I am in his famous group shot that he keeps saying is a bunch of haters. I know that at least 3 people in that shot have had no contact with him whatsoever, and have never posted on any forum concerning him.

Yes, I was the one who blew the whistle when you and Matt Busch were saying this money was going to the DAV. I would have LOVED for that money to go to them, but like all non-profits, you must get permission to raise money if you use their name. Which you did not do, and were formally asked not to do by the DAV in the following email:


Ed Hartman EHartman@davmail.org
8/24/11


to rick.olney, Debbie, Tammy, Susan, Laura
Mr. Olney,


The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) does not endorse the Adirondack Comic Fest, Adironithon or any other fundraising venture you are engaged in. Thus, you ARE NOT permitted to utilize the name Disabled American Veterans as part of your promotion. The name “Disabled American Veterans”, the logo, initials, symbols, or any other combination thereof, in any manner, or for any purpose whatsoever are protected under the provisions of Titles 18 and 36, United States Code. In addition, we have been granted trademark protection by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for both “Disabled American Veterans” (Registration Number 2,920,426) and “DAV” (Registration Number 2,620,088 ). Federal law gives our organization the exclusive right to use such name and, consequently, any unauthorized use thereof constitutes a violation of federal law.


We require that you completely remove any reference to our organization in any electronic forum, printed material or otherwise by COB, Friday, September 2, 2011. You may acknowledge doing so via email. Failure to do so may result in further action in order to protect our trademarked name.


Edward E. Hartman | Inspector General
Disabled American Veterans
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076
Phone 859.441.7300
Fax 859.441.1416
ehartman@dav.org


THAT, Olney, is disrespecting veterans by falsely claiming to be raising funds for them. Wait, how much did you say you were giving to veteran(s)? I think you meant you were giving it to veteran, singular. As in YOURSELF. Man up and give the maps up. And any "monies" [sic] you took in.

Cpl. Rick Olney, 1971-1977

Well Alice, let's do this by the numbers, shall we? First, I know exactly WHO you are and what you look like, as the above photo will point out.

Allow me to thank you for your service, Alice. Being a card-carrying life member of the Disabled American Veterans, as well as a former Commander of your local post chapter with service connections to the Veterans Administration since your discharge from the United States Navy, is an accomplishment. I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you that Marines never run from trouble. We always run to it. I, myself, have a 10% disability extended to me from the Veterans Administration, which is service connected. I never tend to mention it because 10% ain't shit (pardon my vernacular, btw), in my opinion, compared to all that so many of my brother and sister Marines that have really suffered hardships and loss. I hope you can appreciate that I'm sincere in my words to you. As a Marine, who also is a Oath Keeper, your service does not go unnoticed.

Regarding the above photo, it really doesn't matter whether you and your childish friends are not 'fans' of mine. I have all but 3 people in that photo identified by name, location, and it wasn't me that 'tagged' the photo, "Cyber-Bullies Unite". That was one of your friends.

You 'frame' what you did directly as 'blowing the whistle' on Mr. Busch on me regarding (what you identify as) a donation to the DAV. In truth, it was not as you describe. Busch misspoke or simply didn't know when he said anything about wanting to donation wise help American disabled veterans. Of course, I realize how and why you jumped on that, as you did. I would've done the same. We were only then looking into the matter of as to who the sale proceeds could go. Of course, I am partial to Marine benefiting groups.

Matt Busch, by the way, then, as you know, felt that rather than take a spamming bit of harassment from you and your friends his next option was to seek your advice. You meanwhile, as I understand it (if I have the proper chain or occurring order, as I have not checked it), sent your letter or made calls to Edward Hartman of the DAV. So in fact and truth, what you did was paint a scenario that didn't exist to the degree of severity that you publicly stated. And that is fine, as you did what you felt was right. After all, we can't have Rick Olney doing anything good for veterans, now can we?

But to be clear as crystal, Ms. Woodside -- I never disrespected veterans. Your last paragraph shows your owned bloated ignorance.

I'll share where, how much, and which veterans organization gets the sale proceeds from the maps in question just as soon as I've sold this batch. It is my intention to continue to offer and sell the maps as was the original stated understanding between Mr. Busch and myself.

You know, you've made me regret ever contacting you those years back regarding a sponsored appearance simply so you could show off your first Daredevil quilt. I was working with a number of libraries back then, and could've easily arranged for you to visit a few to showcase you most interesting other accomplishment. That you seem to imply that I am somehow dishonest is not befitting a fellow veteran, in my opinion. I spent my time serving my country, and while I shy away from the spotlight of making my service a topic that is my choice. I've always been proud of my service, and you and nobody you affiliate yourself with including the DAV, is going to change that in me. I don't know when you served and frankly don't personally care, but in my time, well... I'm ashamed of you.

Posted by Rick Olney at 9:31 AM

Gail Simone
02-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Heheheh. He 'regrets' trying to cheat Alice and do the usual Olney shuffle. He made an agreement, he broke it, lied repeatedly, and HE 'regrets' their meeting?



Doesn't matter. Thread's closing here shortly, he can rant about how he's NOT a massive serial deadbeat and liar to an empty room no one goes to.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-01-2012, 09:15 AM
Gail do you have an ETA on when you plan to close the thread? I'm half putting together a post containing some links that I think should not be lost and don't want to get it half done and come here one day and find the thread locked.

Gail Simone
02-01-2012, 09:27 AM
My plan is this weekend, NotLarry! We have some final posts to end with that will be left up, so no longer will the clear evidence and facts of the case be buried by pages of other stuff. Anyone looking will see them first thing, along with emails of Rick's showing his habitual lying.

Outsider
02-01-2012, 09:29 AM
The latest screencaps:

http://imgur.com/a/cXmxI/

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 09:31 AM
C) 1/3rd? more like you had to always pay double.

Matt, he was charged per size and ability. BOOYAH!

And wait! Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Rick just finish saying two or three weeks ago that he's on NO disability whatsoever??


I, myself, have a 10% disability extended to me from the Veterans Administration, which is service connected. I never tend to mention it because 10% ain't shit

So that's his opinion of Veteran's groups, huh? And 10% is still being on disability, dumbass.

And I guess he's taken back his invitation for Matt to come visit him. Unless you're going to engage in his anal obsession and spank him, from what he seems to be saying there Matt.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-01-2012, 09:33 AM
My plan is this weekend, NotLarry! We have some final posts to end with that will be left up, so no longer will the clear evidence and facts of the case be buried by pages of other stuff. Anyone looking will see them first thing, along with emails of Rick's showing his habitual lying.
Cool. That sounds like it will make my planned post redundant. I'm glad there will be a posting of all the facts to end this thread.

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Matt, he was charged per size and ability. BOOYAH!

And wait! Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Rick just finish saying two or three weeks ago that he's on NO disability whatsoever??



So that's his opinion of Veteran's groups, huh? And 10% is still being on disability, dumbass.

And I guess he's taken back his invitation for Matt to come visit him. Unless you're going to engage in his anal obsession and spank him, from what he seems to be saying there Matt.


I have screen caps of his invitations AND his physical threats. Meanwhile, I have NEVER made any physical threat towards him. And as far as police matters go, I stood in teh Lakeland Police Department lobby and watched the officers attempt to reach him, and him ducking the calls.

Cowardice: Thy name is Rick Olney.

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 10:18 AM
Well, if the thread is closing soon, allow me to make this announcement. It's been in the planning stages, but the paperwork is underway for this event.

ORCA IS BACK!!!!!

That's right! Since their is no company or group copyrighted or named "ORCA" or "Organized Readers Of Comics Associated" in New York State anymore, and the name itself essentially falls into the field of public domain now from all my research, the paperwork has been started to gain Non Profit status for a group under this name, and for ORCA to rise from the ashes!

WITHOUT Rick Olney!

Should have been paying more attention, Pricky Ricky!

A facebook group has been started for it, and I sent invites out to some of the people on my friends' list. Please feel free to remove yourself if you do not wish to participate.

THE NEW ORCA!

So some things about this new group. For starters, it's really all about comic fans sharing with other comic fans their love of the medium, and the industry. That's it. No big production. No 5$5.00 for a crappy newsletter that doesn't go out on time and is heavily censored by a blowhard trying to puff up his own ego. No "we'll give out 23 bajillion comics in parades and get Stan Lee to twitter about us!". If someone wants to share with us a story they've written, or artwork they have done, it's no longer subject to a one-man committee. Just post it on the Facebook page or share a link to where your groupmates can find it! No grandiose schemes to try and run a convention. But the status should be completed by the time Albany Comic Con comes around again, so don't be surprised if you see a small ORCA booth, or flyers talking about it.

When I was younger, and even sometimes today, the one thing about my trip to the comic shop was the ability to feel like you belonged to something. Some of us older geeks who used to feel like outsiders always felt like inside those stores someone understood me. And I understood them! And that was a great feeling. I'm trying to give others who made have felt that the same opportunity. Does that makes sense to anyone, or is it just me?

ORCA itself was always a good concept, and the Internet age makes it so much easier to actually be an international idea, with members just joining under the Facebook group and through word of mouth. Star Wars fans have their 501st Legion. We have ORCA. Anybody can belong. Well... almost anyone.

And the best part is with New York State Non-Profit Status, anyone attempting to use the name ORCA for his or her dubious activity without permission will be subject to criminal prosecution for those acts.

Gail, when the group gets it's Non Profit ID number from New York, would you consider allowing us to open an ORCA thread here on the boards? Just one more place people can say "Hey! I wrote this really good fan fiction about Rogue and Gambit and tell me what you think!". Or "I found this really cool comic book site. Check it out!".

I would like to see ORCA be bigger than any one member. Because no one should try to use a group like this to build his own little power base and rule it with his own ego and BS. In fact anyone who would like to discuss being on the board of the group should send me an email at ArtfulAngie@gmail.com and I'd love to show just how this will be a mutual group for everybody who wants to participate.

Oh, and Rick. If you have any questions about the New ORCA, please just sneak into your post office wearing a disguise, and mail us a letter at:

The New and Improved ORCA
123 Go Fuck Yourself Avenue
Shove It Up Your Adirondathon, NY 14503

Gail Simone
02-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Heh.

But if someone's really bringing back Orca, I would think the best thing to do would be to make it positive, not about Rick at all.

HamsterRage
02-01-2012, 10:38 AM
I agree.

Nothing about Olney... act like the shithead never existed...

I would suggest throwing it under the umbrella of a new organization Angie... you don't want Olney's stench on it. By having it under the umbrella of a new organization you can stop Olney from having it and keep him from trying to claim credit for inspiring it.

MacQuarrie
02-01-2012, 10:53 AM
[QUOTE=Matt Doc Martin;8308933]A) No way in FUCK he was in all the places he claimed.QUOTE]

His military records (which are publicly available to anyone who asks the USMC office) say he never was in any of those places, if I'm reading it correctly. They're right here: http://www.jimmacq.com/olney/

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Heh.

But if someone's really bringing back Orca, I would think the best thing to do would be to make it positive, not about Rick at all.

Which is absolutely what it should be about! Somebody had a great idea about the nature of what ORCA should be about years ago, and then Rick got involved and tried to do what he does to everything he gets involved in: take a dump on it if it's not all about him.

I want ORCA to be a positive idea again, but without all the Rick Olney trappings of "We should tell people we're going to give away thousands of comics" gimmicks. Just what it was at the start before Rick stuck his butt into it: A bunch of people who like comics talking to a bunch of other people who like comics. Why did there need to be all the other stuff, except to feed someone's ego?

MacQuarrie
02-01-2012, 11:06 AM
Continuing on with his military career...

According to his official records, he never saw combat or any direct action; if I understand it, he was basically a file clerk or something. So what possible service-connected disability could he have? A really bad papercut?

Also, according to the photo he posted a while ago, he got married in his Marine uniform, which I presume means he was on active duty at the time; does that mean his comment about loving all those asian women is basically him confessing to having cheated on his newlywed bride? Wouldn't surpise me in the least. This is a guy who has gone out of his way to piss on "semper fidelis" at every opportunity.

MacQuarrie
02-01-2012, 11:08 AM
I agree.

Nothing about Olney... act like the shithead never existed...

I would suggest throwing it under the umbrella of a new organization Angie... you don't want Olney's stench on it. By having it under the umbrella of a new organization you can stop Olney from having it and keep him from trying to claim credit for inspiring it.

Yes, but naming it ORCA kicks everything right out from under Olney; ORCA has always been his "dog & pony show" to create the illusion of importance, respectability and industry connections. Taking that away from him is a hammer-blow to all his future scams.

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Continuing on with his military career...

According to his official records, he never saw combat or any direct action; if I understand it, he was basically a file clerk or something. So what possible service-connected disability could he have? A really bad papercut?

Also, according to the photo he posted a while ago, he got married in his Marine uniform, which I presume means he was on active duty at the time; does that mean his comment about loving all those asian women is basically him confessing to having cheated on his newlywed bride? Wouldn't surpise me in the least. This is a guy who has gone out of his way to piss on "semper fidelis" at every opportunity.

And he was AWOL, and no evidence of an Honorable Discharge.

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 11:19 AM
[QUOTE=Matt Doc Martin;8308933]A) No way in FUCK he was in all the places he claimed.[QUOTE]

His military records (which are publicly available to anyone who asks the USMC office) say he never was in any of those places, if I'm reading it correctly. They're right here: http://www.jimmacq.com/olney/

Allow me to rephrase: No way in FUCK he was in ANY of the places he claimed.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-01-2012, 11:28 AM
Also, according to the photo he posted a while ago, he got married in his Marine uniform, which I presume means he was on active duty at the time; does that mean his comment about loving all those asian women is basically him confessing to having cheated on his newlywed bride? Wouldn't surpise me in the least. This is a guy who has gone out of his way to piss on "semper fidelis" at every opportunity.
He says he was in the Marines from 1971-1975, though by the records you posted it was actually November 1972 to November 1975. There is one lie by Rick.

As to cheating on Barb based on his post about loving Asian women. He's posted in the past that he was dating someone else from 1971 until 1973 and she broke it off with him in a Dear John letter. So she was the one getting cheated on. He's known Barb since the late 60's because she was best friends with his sister but didn't start dating her until late 1973, maybe early 1974 (This is all from memory I'd have to find the posts to have accurate dates)

*edit* Found the post. It must really bother Rick that despite his attempts to delete all the stuff he says, once he posts it, it's always there to be found.

Glenn Barbis Jr.
02-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Make sure to get a screen cap of his latest post...


Shades of Mike Malott

I sitting here laughing to myself.

Why?

Because I no longer care who "Artful Angie" is. Oh, I have my sneaky suspicions, but I'm not about to lose any sleep over it.

No, I'm not paying my attorney $1,000.00 to have his online investigator run "Angie" down. Angie does a good enough job at that himself.

But I would like to tell you what I recall about Mike Malott, truthfully. Mike came to ORCA on the local level. According to his mom, he was having difficulties in grade school. Yes, it was that long ago. Don't forget, the majority of the members (both locally and across America) have long since grown up and moved on in life. Some still stay in touch with me. Others I have reconnected with via Facebook. Most still mention what a great time that they had (locally) with all that the club did. The mail order members recall the books they requested and got in the mail. Some were on the verge of coming to that point in their life where going to a comic book event was a huge deal for them.

Mike's mom brought him to his first meeting. ORCA was the West Utica Comic Book Club then. I recall Mike walking in out first Utica parade. We tossed out candy to the kids lining the parade route down Genesee Street, with two other kids walking along both sides of our group handing out free comic books to anyone that bothered to stick out their hands. Yes, we gave away hundreds of thousands of comics during our heyday. Mike got into the club right at the point in time that we switched over to becoming ORCA.

I believe Mike and his Mom lived in Oriskany, NY at that time. They later moved, taking a place in Whitesboro, NY. As ORCA met at the Dunham Public Library the first Saturday of the month, Mike didn't have but a couple blocks to walk. For these young teens drawn to comics, it was all about getting books that they either couldn't find, couldn't afford or figured they could trade with someone at the conclusion of a meeting. We had some pretty cool 'swag' each meeting in the give-away too! These were items gifted to the club by artists, writers, or the publishers themselves. I really should back this all up with some stuff from ORCA's old files.

Mike made a few friends while in ORCA. A couple of his most notable pals were Mike Noonan and Robert Upton. Mike and Robert were into art and creating their own comics. He also had another friend whose name I have forgotten. Actually, all I can recall is that his name was Eric and he had a distinct hygiene problem. Again, I am sure I could spark my memory by looking at some old notes, meeting minutes, issues of Fresh, or even issues of ORCOMX-APA, as Mike Malott also had that yearning to be creative although I don't think he ever hit a successful stride. I recall Mike being a part of the early small press group. My personal support of that group was to have 5-6 of the guys that had ideas and were working on their own small press books design their own logo, which I then took to a friend of mine in the printing business to have business cards made for them. I seem to recall Mike picked a tombstone slightly leaning with "Supernatural Comics" imprinted on the card image. I have samples of those cards in my files. I'll have to dig them out, I guess.

This next bit about Mike is a little more revealing. I realize that all teens, being male or female have personal hygiene issues at times. Mike is pictured here above and to the left, bottom row kneeling. It was a visit to Marvel. That day, we got to meet Tim Tuohy, (pictured in the Star Trek jersey), Bob Harras (whom I presented a ORCA/Spider-Man 'bootleg' t-shirt to made by Marvel's own Bullpen for ORCA compliments of then Marvel President, Terry Stewart), Rob Liefeld and Jeph Loeb (in Harras' office), which was on the occasion of their learning that Marvel was dropping their AVENGERS book from production.

Back then, Wizard magazine got taken to task by ORCA (and myself) for making such a factor out of what comic book readers shouldn't look like. It wasn't uncommon to have Wizard then painting teen readers as kids that didn't bathe regularly, no interest in girls, ect., and of course, while that is fact... ORCA, within its ranks, tried to convey to those teens with that lacking some inspiration. I used to tell the story of the blanket parties given in the Marine Corps during my days on active duty. And yes, kids can also be tough on each other. So it was the duty of the Sgt. at Arms to deal with those difficulties when two kids came close to getting into a fight. Then I had to step in and defuse the matter. For the record, I never had to approach that mater of personal hygiene with any of the local female members.

For a time, Mike Malott brought his two younger nieces to the meetings at the Library. It gave us a chance to give away more younger titles like the DC's POWERPUFF GIRLS, although as I recall, they both liked other titles too. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Malott brought them to ORCA simply to cull the comics they got each month. He was a little devious at times. And, as I recall, he and that Eric character actually had a website back in the early days of 2000-2001 where they spoofed and harassed people on the Internet. ORCA also had a few retailers that joined simply to see if they could horns-waggle a few free quality older books or swag. We did a pretty good job of sorting those sorts of people out though, I think.

As I recall, Malott actually had a woody for Rob Liefeld. You did, didn't you, Mike?

Hmmm... lol Again, I don't care. If I thought it was Mike Malott a simple word out to the core group would mean that Mr. Malott might be approached publicly and cautioned to watch himself. Not by me, mind you. I don't threaten people. I don't need to.

I, unfortunately, was always to busy to take pictures. But this was the time period when Bob Stronach, Ezzio Poccha, and their small group joined ORCA. I do have a selection of photos of the Christmas Party that year. I think it was 1999 or 2000. I've included a few of them here.

There is a facebook group now devoted to me. By all means, go join it. The one thing that the usual group of suspects hasn't figured out yet -- is that any publicity is publicity; good, bad or otherwise, it all calls attention to me and this blog. And, if I'm doing my part equally right this blog will spell out the other side of what is felt and proven to be the truth.

I guess I'm also amused in a kind of shits-n-giggles way to the silliness and childish rancor these supposed 'adults' conduct themselves. Take this photo for instance. It is supposed to be "Artful Angie" and Don Krick having lunch at the 99 Steak House in New Hartford. Well, that is NOT Don Krick.
Don Krick is a disgusting older man that chases young floozies around the Internet in the hopes of charming them out of their drawers, and he's none too particular. So be very alert and aware, Sarah Beach! You also Alice Woodside! All you need is a pulse to attract this guy. Hahahaha!! Take that, Don "Up the Creek without a Paddle" Krick!

And "Artful Angie"? "Angie" wants everyone to think that he's a girl. Well, in actuality -- He is a girl. No, I mean HE ACTS like a little girl. Nothing like the real and mature woman, Angela Biggs, whom I knew at MetLife that "Artful Angie" originally tried to pattern himself, er.. herself after.

Look at that hand! It is the hand of a shmale. You got that, Mike? I dunno... looks like your grubby little hands, as I recall them. Thanks for the laugh!

Posted by Rick Olney at 11:32 AM

Outsider
02-01-2012, 11:52 AM
Normally, I don't read these very closely when I cap them. This time, however, I did- and I wish I hadn't. I found it really upsetting.

http://i.imgur.com/f35k3s.jpg (http://imgur.com/f35k3)

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 11:56 AM
He also states he doesn't threaten people.

He actually has posted numerous threats....the difference is no one is scared of him. He is a fat blowhard with a keyboard and nothing else in life.

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 12:00 PM
Oops! Looks like Rick has out me again, and confirmed by a thumb that Mike Malott is Artful Angie.

WRONG! BUT NICE TRY RICK!

http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/2012/02/shades-of-mike-malott.html


Shades of Mike Malott

I sitting here laughing to myself.

Why?

Because I no longer care who "Artful Angie" is. Oh, I have my sneaky suspicions, but I'm not about to lose any sleep over it.

No, I'm not paying my attorney $1,000.00 to have his online investigator run "Angie" down. Angie does a good enough job at that himself.

But I would like to tell you what I recall about Mike Malott, truthfully. Mike came to ORCA on the local level. According to his mom, he was having difficulties in grade school. Yes, it was that long ago. Don't forget, the majority of the members (both locally and across America) have long since grown up and moved on in life. Some still stay in touch with me. Others I have reconnected with via Facebook. Most still mention what a great time that they had (locally) with all that the club did. The mail order members recall the books they requested and got in the mail. Some were on the verge of coming to that point in their life where going to a comic book event was a huge deal for them.

Mike's mom brought him to his first meeting. ORCA was the West Utica Comic Book Club then. I recall Mike walking in out first Utica parade. We tossed out candy to the kids lining the parade route down Genesee Street, with two other kids walking along both sides of our group handing out free comic books to anyone that bothered to stick out their hands. Yes, we gave away hundreds of thousands of comics during our heyday. Mike got into the club right at the point in time that we switched over to becoming ORCA.

I believe Mike and his Mom lived in Oriskany, NY at that time. They later moved, taking a place in Whitesboro, NY. As ORCA met at the Dunham Public Library the first Saturday of the month, Mike didn't have but a couple blocks to walk. For these young teens drawn to comics, it was all about getting books that they either couldn't find, couldn't afford or figured they could trade with someone at the conclusion of a meeting. We had some pretty cool 'swag' each meeting in the give-away too! These were items gifted to the club by artists, writers, or the publishers themselves. I really should back this all up with some stuff from ORCA's old files.

Mike made a few friends while in ORCA. A couple of his most notable pals were Mike Noonan and Robert Upton. Mike and Robert were into art and creating their own comics. He also had another friend whose name I have forgotten. Actually, all I can recall is that his name was Eric and he had a distinct hygiene problem. Again, I am sure I could spark my memory by looking at some old notes, meeting minutes, issues of Fresh, or even issues of ORCOMX-APA, as Mike Malott also had that yearning to be creative although I don't think he ever hit a successful stride. I recall Mike being a part of the early small press group. My personal support of that group was to have 5-6 of the guys that had ideas and were working on their own small press books design their own logo, which I then took to a friend of mine in the printing business to have business cards made for them. I seem to recall Mike picked a tombstone slightly leaning with "Supernatural Comics" imprinted on the card image. I have samples of those cards in my files. I'll have to dig them out, I guess.

This next bit about Mike is a little more revealing. I realize that all teens, being male or female have personal hygiene issues at times. Mike is pictured here above and to the left, bottom row kneeling. It was a visit to Marvel. That day, we got to meet Tim Tuohy, (pictured in the Star Trek jersey), Bob Harras (whom I presented a ORCA/Spider-Man 'bootleg' t-shirt to made by Marvel's own Bullpen for ORCA compliments of then Marvel President, Terry Stewart), Rob Liefeld and Jeph Loeb (in Harras' office), which was on the occasion of their learning that Marvel was dropping their AVENGERS book from production.

Back then, Wizard magazine got taken to task by ORCA (and myself) for making such a factor out of what comic book readers shouldn't look like. It wasn't uncommon to have Wizard then painting teen readers as kids that didn't bathe regularly, no interest in girls, ect., and of course, while that is fact... ORCA, within its ranks, tried to convey to those teens with that lacking some inspiration. I used to tell the story of the blanket parties given in the Marine Corps during my days on active duty. And yes, kids can also be tough on each other. So it was the duty of the Sgt. at Arms to deal with those difficulties when two kids came close to getting into a fight. Then I had to step in and defuse the matter. For the record, I never had to approach that mater of personal hygiene with any of the local female members.

For a time, Mike Malott brought his two younger nieces to the meetings at the Library. It gave us a chance to give away more younger titles like the DC's POWERPUFF GIRLS, although as I recall, they both liked other titles too. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Malott brought them to ORCA simply to cull the comics they got each month. He was a little devious at times. And, as I recall, he and that Eric character actually had a website back in the early days of 2000-2001 where they spoofed and harassed people on the Internet. ORCA also had a few retailers that joined simply to see if they could horns-waggle a few free quality older books or swag. We did a pretty good job of sorting those sorts of people out though, I think.

As I recall, Malott actually had a woody for Rob Liefeld. You did, didn't you, Mike?

Hmmm... lol Again, I don't care. If I thought it was Mike Malott a simple word out to the core group would mean that Mr. Malott might be approached publicly and cautioned to watch himself. Not by me, mind you. I don't threaten people. I don't need to.

I, unfortunately, was always to busy to take pictures. But this was the time period when Bob Stronach, Ezzio Poccha, and their small group joined ORCA. I do have a selection of photos of the Christmas Party that year. I think it was 1999 or 2000. I've included a few of them here.

There is a facebook group now devoted to me. By all means, go join it. The one thing that the usual group of suspects hasn't figured out yet -- is that any publicity is publicity; good, bad or otherwise, it all calls attention to me and this blog. And, if I'm doing my part equally right this blog will spell out the other side of what is felt and proven to be the truth.

I guess I'm also amused in a kind of shits-n-giggles way to the silliness and childish rancor these supposed 'adults' conduct themselves. Take this photo for instance. It is supposed to be "Artful Angie" and Don Krick having lunch at the 99 Steak House in New Hartford. Well, that is NOT Don Krick.
Don Krick is a disgusting older man that chases young floozies around the Internet in the hopes of charming them out of their drawers, and he's none too particular. So be very alert and aware, Sarah Beach! You also Alice Woodside! All you need is a pulse to attract this guy. Hahahaha!! Take that, Don "Up the Creek without a Paddle" Krick!

And "Artful Angie"? "Angie" wants everyone to think that he's a girl. Well, in actuality -- He is a girl. No, I mean HE ACTS like a little girl. Nothing like the real and mature woman, Angela Biggs, whom I knew at MetLife that "Artful Angie" originally tried to pattern himself, er.. herself after.

Look at that hand! It is the hand of a shmale. You got that, Mike? I dunno... looks like your grubby little hands, as I recall them. Thanks for the laugh!

Again, I never stated to be Angie Biggs, Rick. Again that was all you. You made the connection to that. But let me ask you this: If I was Mike Malott, how would he know anything about Angie Biggs if she was someone you worked with at MetLife and he was someone who came to ORCA meetings?? Not much crossover contact with them, wouldn't you agree??

"Any publicity is publicity". Wow! No wonder you think two kids are smarter than you.

And that isn't Don Krick in that photo? Funny. He had his wallet and credit cards, as well as the keys to Don's vehicle. He did have a goatee, so he might be the Mirror Universe Don Krick.

But those stories about you getting blanket partied while you were a Mess Hall Marine? That sounds like just about the only thing you got right in that post, Ricky.

Thanks for yet another chuckle at your frustration and stupidity

Don Krick
02-01-2012, 12:22 PM
"I guess I'm also amused in a kind of shits-n-giggles way to the silliness and childish rancor these supposed 'adults' conduct themselves. Take this photo for instance. It is supposed to be "Artful Angie" and Don Krick having lunch at the 99 Steak House in New Hartford. Well, that is NOT Don Krick.
Don Krick is a disgusting older man that chases young floozies around the Internet in the hopes of charming them out of their drawers, and he's none too particular. So be very alert and aware, Sarah Beach! You also Alice Woodside! All you need is a pulse to attract this guy. Hahahaha!! Take that, Don "Up the Creek without a Paddle" Krick! "

I can state pretty categorically that it is me in the picture Angie took at 99 Steakhouse. I am an older man, I guess. I will be 62 next Wednesday. Rick, your insults mean nothing, because YOU mean nothing. I am not chasing anyone. I am engaged to a beautiful woman.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Rick just finish saying two or three weeks ago that he's on NO disability whatsoever??
Just to back that up, from a post on his now deleted blog in September 2011.


I'm not on any sort of disability and getting no monies from Uncle Sam. I'm not on any social welfare programs either. I pay my own way for everything I want or need.

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Thanks, NotLarry! Much appreciated!

Ricky, time to call BULLSHIT on you. But then, whenever you open your mouth is time to call bullshit. It's a 24 hour thing with you, huh?

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-01-2012, 01:37 PM
It hasn't gone up yet but if you look at his Feedjit, you can read a preview of Rick's next post.

http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=WvyxPDUBAAA.iBMFDhwejSD21QfT8oWifw.8 hRs_DIWz6xUKfmxO5-iOA&postId=7984377379593337424&type=POST

He's got an excuse as to why his stories and memories never match up. A thyroid problem from the early 90's that makes remembering things difficult.

Don Krick
02-01-2012, 01:51 PM
It hasn't gone up yet but if you look at his Feedjit, you can read a preview of Rick's next post.

http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=WvyxPDUBAAA.iBMFDhwejSD21QfT8oWifw.8 hRs_DIWz6xUKfmxO5-iOA&postId=7984377379593337424&type=POST

He's got an excuse as to why his stories and memories never match up. A thyroid problem from the early 90's that makes remembering things difficult.

Well, to be fair, a thyroid condition would explain that huge goiter, sparsely covered by hair, that is on his neck when a normal person's head would be.

KJ!
02-01-2012, 02:34 PM
''My story has never changed. I only speak facts and the truth.''

''I forget things all the time.''


One of these things is not like the other...

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 02:53 PM
''My story has never changed. I only speak facts and the truth.''

''I forget things all the time.''


One of these things is not like the other...

The answer is "Rick and reality".

SarahBeach
02-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Gee, not sure why I need a warning of any sort from Rick Olney about anything. I'm actually a rather competent adult capable of taking care of myself. So his "Be careful, little girl" condescension is rather laughable.

From the photo, and from his posts here, Don Krick seems amiable and sociable, and I wouldn't mind talking comics if I meet him.

As for that preview... gee, he never learns, does he? Reposting one of Beau's columns in its entirety, and without Beau's permission? And I know darned well he doesn't have Beau's permission, even without asking Beau (although I can do that too, since I have Beau's email address). What makes me laugh even harder is just the irony of it all -- Beau is great friends with Chuck Dixon. They've worked on projects together, even. Oh, and yeah, Beau signed the letter warning artists and writers about Olney. He's on that list too.

You know what? I think Rick does Google searches of "comics" and "bullies" and anything that does not have his own name in it he thinks he can apply to his categorization of the people who have come together in common cause against him. He doesn't really bother to read them.

He's so confoundedly tiresome.

Tom Stillwell
02-01-2012, 03:31 PM
I have hypothyroidism. It has never once caused me to be a lying deadbeat.

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Gee, not sure why I need a warning of any sort from Rick Olney about anything. I'm actually a rather competent adult capable of taking care of myself. So his "Be careful, little girl" condescension is rather laughable.

From the photo, and from his posts here, Don Krick seems amiable and sociable, and I wouldn't mind talking comics if I meet him.

As for that preview... gee, he never learns, does he? Reposting one of Beau's columns in its entirety, and without Beau's permission? And I know darned well he doesn't have Beau's permission, even without asking Beau (although I can do that too, since I have Beau's email address). What makes me laugh even harder is just the irony of it all -- Beau is great friends with Chuck Dixon. They've worked on projects together, even. Oh, and yeah, Beau signed the letter warning artists and writers about Olney. He's on that list too.

You know what? I think Rick does Google searches of "comics" and "bullies" and anything that does not have his own name in it he thinks he can apply to his categorization of the people who have come together in common cause against him. He doesn't really bother to read them.

He's so confoundedly tiresome.


You know what someone said to me today, Sarah, that goes along with your comment? Someone, let's call her "Scott From Ravenswood", noticed that Rick loves to go on and on about being so important in comics. And he goes on and on about his history with comics, and the history of comics themselves. And how he still collects comics. But the one thing he never talks about is the present of comics. No 52. No Shattered Heroes or A vs. X. When was the last time he talked about anything current in comics?

She flat out said "Well, he's not welcome in any comic book stores for a hundred miles. Where does he supposedly get his comics he's collecting? Not from the mailman!"

He's so totally and completely out of the comics industry that all he can do is reminisce about his glory days when he mattered to anybody. It's been so long since he stepped into a comic shop that he doesn't have a clue what's going on in the industry. It's passed him by.

And having this thread go away is killing him. He's glad the Facebook page started up, he said it himself, because he doesn't view it as a way to keep people from being scammed by him. He sees it as a way to never be forgotten. That's his biggest fear. ORCA is going on without him. This thread is ending. And he'll never get another convention off the ground. He's floundering in his own impotence to the comic industry and... well, let's face it: the world.

Can you imagine what it'll be like for him in just a few short weeks? He'll get up to see what people have to say about him, and find nothing new here. He'll go to the Facebook page and see people in the ORCA group having positive conversations about the current events in comics, and not be able to join in because he won't know what they're talking about and wouldn't be welcome even if he did. He'll try to see if he can scam people, but they'll all turn him away because of his reputation. He'll try to write insults on his blog to make people acknowledge he exists, but they'll fall on deaf ears at a blog no one will read anymore.

His life will consist of just being nobody to anybody. His days will be endless hours of TV with him shouting at Jerry Springer and Mariska Hargitay and wondering why they don't respond. And when he passes from this world, and his last request to have his family read his manifesto goes unheeded, that will speak more to the importance of Rick Olney in the universe that any quote from the Bible he wants to post on his fell-better-about-himself blog.

It really wants me to empathize for him. But then I remember he's Rick Olney and he's a douchebag. That feeling goes away. Then I get some Pizza Bagels and perk right up.

KJ!
02-01-2012, 04:43 PM
Olney: Very shortly, you become a footnote in the gutters of 'never was'.

You will have nothing except your own reputation. Nobody did anything to harm that. They didn't NEED to. You did that. Yes, YOU did that, all by yourself.

Your legacy is as an embarassment. Think about your kids and grandkids looking you up. Look at what they will find. Shit filled toilets, and racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks. They'll be horrified.

That's it.

That's all you will have.

That's all you have become.

And it's all your own doing.

Enjoy your legacy. It's one of shame.

Don Krick
02-01-2012, 07:34 PM
For those who asked in the various forums, I now have the name and contact info for Rick's lawyer. His name is Haywood Jablomey Esq. His number is 1-800-968-7286. (1-800-YOU-SCUM)

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 08:27 PM
I have hypothyroidism. It has never once caused me to be a lying deadbeat.

You also have integrity...something Rick Olney never had.

Artful Angie
02-01-2012, 08:31 PM
Rick has posted on Soul on the death of Al Rio:

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2012/02/sad-news.html


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sad News...

Al Rio has died. As is reported on Bleeding Cool by David Campiti.

A person known as FantomGuy had a very eloquent thing to say on the message board attached to the above link. He stated:

"Hopefully, one day we will get some insight into what was going on in his life that would drive him to this. Anytime someone gets to the point in their lives that suicide becomes a viable option, it's a tragedy that words can't begin to do justice to. I hope that he finds the peace his was looking for."
Another person calling himself Ahlhelm shared this:

"I just actually started reading Exposure on Keenspot.

It's just a shame in my mind. It really makes me feel that comics isn't much of a community when a talent like this can't see a reason to live."

I know that feeling. Oh, not of looking at suicide. Not yet anyway. I guess what I'm trying to say is, who knows what drives people to do what they do?

I didn't know Al Rio. Never met him, although I wish I had. I did know and have interacted with his often thought upon agent, Terry. I actually asked Terry for a auction item donation from Al back in 2003 and was sent a sketched Hulk (face) looking at Daredevil (face), in color with crayons by Mr. Rio. Not sure who bid on it and got it, but I'm thinking that something as simple creatively has meaning.

So if you're reading, Mr. Rio. Again, thank you.

Posted by Rick Olney at 12:03 PM

This would be the 2003 MMC. Does anyone remember the auction taking place?

Matt Doc Martin
02-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Rick has posted on Soul on the death of Al Rio:

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2012/02/sad-news.html



This would be the 2003 MMC. Does anyone remember the auction taking place?

Wouldn't matter...Olney would have pocketed money, because he is a lying scumbag.

C.B. Nerdlinger
02-01-2012, 11:18 PM
I have hypothyroidism. It has never once caused me to be a lying deadbeat.

Me too, and it has actually never caused me any sort of memory problems even with long stretches of not being properly medicated or sometimes not medicated at all.

AlexNess
02-02-2012, 01:23 AM
While it is an uncommon result of Hypothyroid, memory loss is possible with it. I wouldn't doubt that Rick is lying, but in itself memory loss is not impossible or unrelated to possible hypothyroid according to online medical definitions available.

Tom Stillwell
02-02-2012, 04:00 AM
Me too, and it has actually never caused me any sort of memory problems even with long stretches of not being properly medicated or sometimes not medicated at all.

I do experience some short term memory loss from time to time but it's usually unimportant stuff. I've never had any problem with long time memory loss.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Gee, not sure why I need a warning of any sort from Rick Olney about anything. I'm actually a rather competent adult capable of taking care of myself. So his "Be careful, little girl" condescension is rather laughable.

From the photo, and from his posts here, Don Krick seems amiable and sociable, and I wouldn't mind talking comics if I meet him.

As for that preview... gee, he never learns, does he? Reposting one of Beau's columns in its entirety, and without Beau's permission? And I know darned well he doesn't have Beau's permission, even without asking Beau (although I can do that too, since I have Beau's email address). What makes me laugh even harder is just the irony of it all -- Beau is great friends with Chuck Dixon. They've worked on projects together, even. Oh, and yeah, Beau signed the letter warning artists and writers about Olney. He's on that list too.

You know what? I think Rick does Google searches of "comics" and "bullies" and anything that does not have his own name in it he thinks he can apply to his categorization of the people who have come together in common cause against him. He doesn't really bother to read them.

He's so confoundedly tiresome.

I guess the threat of you telling Beau made Rick wimp out and not officially post the article, Sarah. I woke up this morning expecting to see more of his online droolings.

C.B. Nerdlinger
02-02-2012, 04:26 AM
I do experience some short term memory loss from time to time but it's usually unimportant stuff. I've never had any problem with long time memory loss.

Sorry to hear it. I think the worst I can say is that I check my phone like three times in a row before I remember what time it is.

Kal El
02-02-2012, 05:10 AM
I think that's something that everyone does, C.B.

SarahBeach
02-02-2012, 07:52 AM
I guess the threat of you telling Beau made Rick wimp out and not officially post the article, Sarah. I woke up this morning expecting to see more of his online droolings.

No, it posted on "Shredding Light". Guess I'll be emailing Beau after all. Just for kicks.

What I found amusing is that Rick followed it with this paragraph --


Read that next paragraph by Beau too! It is pertinent.
I am sure that someone will take those two paragraphs from Beau out of context. But, as I can relate to the entire article, the part about the bullies in comics, which is something I have asserted right along these last seven years regarding "Gail Simone" aka Tamara James, it makes sense. Sense to me anyway. She's not all that. She feels that she's 'made' it simply because she's a recognized comic book writer, and she hasn't written her great American novel yet. Sure, manuscripts and breaking out into screen plays sounds easy, but it isn't. No, she's writing comics. Good for her. But don't take my word here for it, go read it all for yourself. She's been using my good name and standing on my shoulders for years to heighten her own popularity.

Okay, first off Beau is talking about stuck-up writers who act like bullies toward fans. Who are nasty to the fans at the autograph tables at cons. So Guess Who is the one taking the paragraph out of context? Oh, it wouldn't be any of us.

1: I have never seen Gail be anything but gracious to fans, no matter how tired she is.

2: "Tamara"? Ummmmm. Nope. Still got the name wrong there, Ricky. And why does it matter to you so very much that she uses a pen name? What is it you think you gain by making her real name known (even though you have not in fact ever once got it right)?

3: Gail doesn't have to "feel like" she's got it made. She has made it. So what if she hasn't written "the great American novel"? Not every excellent writer chooses to write novels. (Oh, Lord, don't tell me Rick is trying to write a novel along with everything else?! I'd pity the poor agent or editor that had to read that mess!) Gail makes her living by writing -- that is a successful writer.

bert
02-02-2012, 09:06 AM
interesting. . her Wikipedia entry doesn't seem to mention Olney even once.

how can that be possible!. . he's the REASON for her success, dagnabit!

AIPman1
02-02-2012, 09:11 AM
I need to chat with the Unscrewed folks, and unfortunately, I cant seem to remember directly who is running it offhand. Can someone point me the right direction?

bert
02-02-2012, 09:14 AM
I need to chat with the Unscrewed folks, and unfortunately, I cant seem to remember directly who is running it offhand. Can someone point me the right direction?

send an IM to Tom Stillwell or Jim MacQuarrie (MacQuarrie here).

leftwingnutcase
02-02-2012, 09:21 AM
The show in Ithaca is getting publicity Rick could only dream of. :D

From The Finger Lakes Times:


Cabin Fever Comic Book Convention: For ‘anyone who likes to read — or doesn’t’
By Michaela Christensen mchristensen@fltimes.com | Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:11 am
ITHACA — Fantasy illustrator and art teacher Jime Alena Grabowski said she is looking forward to launching her new work at the annual comic book show in Ithaca this weekend. The 36-year-old artist from Binghamton said her artwork is inspired by girls she once saw playing in the Ithaca Commons, so it’s only natural that she return to the city to start promoting her work.
“The show is great every year,” said Grabowski. “Everybody in Ithaca is so warm and welcoming.”
The Comic Book Club of Ithaca has been hosting the show since 1976. This year the winter show is titled “Cabin Fever.” It will feature local artists as well as illustrators from the big-name comic book publishing companies like Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
One of the featured guests this year is former “Star Trek actor” J. G. Hertzler. He played seven characters on the show, but is best known for his role as the Klingon officer General Martok on “Star Trek: Deep Space 9.” Hertzler’s acting career spans over three decades and he has appeared on many shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Quantum Leap” and “General Hospital.” He is now on faculty at the Cornell’s Department of Theatre, Film and Dance as a resident professional teaching associate.
There will be a dozen artists showing their work at the convention, which is open to pop-culture fans of all ages. The vendors will be there to sell and trade old and new comics, plus some related items such as action figures and DVDs.
The club is also doing a benefit during the event for Tompkins Learning Partners, a local literacy organization. Proceeds from the sales of select items by the guest artists will be donated.
Grabowski is an art teacher at a high school in Susquehanna, Pa. She says she is equally as passionate about education as she is art and this is why she likes the Ithaca show so much.
“What I love about the Ithaca comic book convention is that it is a beautiful merger of literacy and art,” she said.
Grabowski said she will launch her Prettylines Valentine’s Day cards at the event as well her Doll Factory portraits. She strives to have her work compete with the negative messages young girls receive from products like Barbie and Bratz Dolls. She said she portrays young girls in a more natural and graceful way through her art. (See them at prettylines.com.)
The club’s treasurer, Carmela Merlo, said anyone who likes to read — or doesn’t — should go to the show.
“Entire families usually show up to this show,” said Merlo. “There really is something for everyone.”
The comic enthusiast has been the club secretary since 1979. She said her mantra is “If you like to read, join the club and if you don’t like to read, join the club.”
The Comic Book Club of Ithaca is the oldest continually running comic book club in the United States. It’s a registered nonprofit organization and runs its conventions on a break-even basis. Members of the club meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Tompkins County Public Library. The meetings are open to all.
Ithaca has three comic book stores and four specialty stores that sell a wide variety of comic books. Merlo said the comic book stores were especially helpful in promoting this year’s event.
The club’s annual winter convention is one of the last of its size remaining that are small, club-oriented and in a community the size of Ithaca.
“A lot of the shows have consolidated into larger regional shows,” she said.
Merlo said the industry’s most recent “glory days” were in the 1990s, when comic book sales were higher, but then the industry changed. Though, she said, she feels the club’s status as a nonprofit has allowed it to endure the changes and keep the show going each year.
Even though sales are down in the industry, Merlo said, there are a vast variety of comics out now and anyone who even vaguely likes to read can find a comic to get into.
She said comics books offer a very stimulating experience for the reader. She calls it a cross between reading a book and watching a movie.
“To read a comic book you have to use different parts of your brain to process the art and the text,” said Merlo. “It’s a whole brain activity.”
Merlo said the club encouraged younger fans to attend the convention this weekend and their non-comic-
reading-parents will get in free.
“When we tell the kids that they can bring in their parent for free, they are just delighted,” she said. “They don’t often get that much power.”
Another club member and artist who is based in Syracuse, Joe Orsak, will be showing off his most recent work. Orsak has been attending the show for many years. He is the creator of the popular comics “Captain ’Cuse” and co-creator of “Shirra the She-Wolf.” He does sports comics and graphic novels, and he also works on commission.
A full-time freelance artist, Orsak is at work on his second graphic novel, “Virgin Vampires,” which is a historical fantasy that co-stars a teenage Bram Stoker, the author of the famous gothic novel “Dracula.”
“We’re hoping this novel appeals to the younger generation given the current vampire craze,” said Orsak.
The 59-year-old artist, who has been doing freelance work for 31 years, was approached by McFarland Press, in conjunction with writer Douglas Brode, a few years ago for his first graphic novel. Orsak explained that the novel had to have a historical theme because the company does a lot of reference books. The result was the book “Yellow Rose of Texas,” a historical graphic novel about the young African-American woman who was the inspiration for the classic folk song.
Orsak will have copies of his published book for sale at the convention, as well as posters of the cover of “Virgin Vampires.” The artist said he may also be inclined to sell some of his preliminary pencil roughs.
Orsak said creating the art for a graphic novel is similar what artists would have to do with a movie.
“A lot of commercials and movies all start on a storyboard, which is essentially what I am doing,” he said.
Merlo said she hopes people will still come out for the “Cabin Fever” event despite the unusually warm weather this season for the club’s winter convention.
“It’s a time of year that could always use some brightening up,” she said.
For more information on the club, visit www.comicbookclub.org.

Gail Simone
02-02-2012, 09:50 AM
No, it posted on "Shredding Light". Guess I'll be emailing Beau after all. Just for kicks.

What I found amusing is that Rick followed it with this paragraph --



Okay, first off Beau is talking about stuck-up writers who act like bullies toward fans. Who are nasty to the fans at the autograph tables at cons. So Guess Who is the one taking the paragraph out of context? Oh, it wouldn't be any of us.

1: I have never seen Gail be anything but gracious to fans, no matter how tired she is.

2: "Tamara"? Ummmmm. Nope. Still got the name wrong there, Ricky. And why does it matter to you so very much that she uses a pen name? What is it you think you gain by making her real name known (even though you have not in fact ever once got it right)?

3: Gail doesn't have to "feel like" she's got it made. She has made it. So what if she hasn't written "the great American novel"? Not every excellent writer chooses to write novels. (Oh, Lord, don't tell me Rick is trying to write a novel along with everything else?! I'd pity the poor agent or editor that had to read that mess!) Gail makes her living by writing -- that is a successful writer.


I am actually in contact with an agent right now about my first novel, a top NY agent who is among the many who have approached me asking for my work. But it's not a priority, it's not even high enough
on my interest chart to worry about at this point. It's like he's saying, "Yeah, she has a lot of awards and hundreds of critically acclaimed books but she's never been a blacksmith!"

To which I have to respond, "What in God's name makes you think I want to be a blacksmith?"

Also, Rick, if you google my name, you get thousands of hits about work I've done, real work. Conventions I've attended, charity causes I have spearheaded or contributed to, and articles I've written.

Your name barely comes up, and then, only as a habitual deadbeat.

So, good luck with that theory that a deadbeat blowhard is the reason for my career!

Gail Simone
02-02-2012, 10:01 AM
AND you got my real name wrong AGAIN, genius.

Outsider
02-02-2012, 10:07 AM
I talked to Mike Malott for a bit on Facebook; he seems like a really nice, soft-spoken guy. He was upset about the post Olney made about him, and was really concerned that people would think badly about him as a result. I (hopefully) reassured him that anyone who knows Olney's history will NOT think badly of Mike based only upon things that Olney has said, as his history of lying is too well known.

bert
02-02-2012, 10:09 AM
AND you got my real name wrong AGAIN, genius.

Your "real" name is Gail Simone.

that's who you're known as, and that's how you are listed on things you create (or are involved in).

he got your BIRTH name wrong, again.


but we still don't ever hear him crowing about every other pen name used in writing, comics or otherwise. so really. . who cares, right?

Gail Simone
02-02-2012, 10:15 AM
I talked to Mike Malott for a bit on Facebook; he seems like a really nice, soft-spoken guy. He was upset about the post Olney made about him, and was really concerned that people would think badly about him as a result. I (hopefully) reassured him that anyone who knows Olney's history will NOT think badly of Mike based only upon things that Olney has said, as his history of lying is too well known.

No one thinks badly of this gentlemen in the SLIGHTEST. Just another person who, I'm sure, regrets ever meeting Rick Olney.

Outsider
02-02-2012, 10:23 AM
No one thinks badly of this gentlemen in the SLIGHTEST. Just another person who, I'm sure, regrets ever meeting Rick Olney.

Do you mind if I pass that on to him?

Gail Simone
02-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Do you mind if I pass that on to him?

Absolutely not, you are more than welcome. And our condolences to him for ever meeting Rick Olney.

Outsider
02-02-2012, 10:53 AM
Absolutely not, you are more than welcome. And our condolences to him for ever meeting Rick Olney.

Thanks, Gail. I'm sure he will appreciate it.

Outsider
02-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Gail, when you have a chance, could you shoot me a private message? I have something I wanted to let you know about that I don't want to post here where it can be read. Thanks.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Outsider, I was talking to Mike on Facebook yesterday and suggested he talk to you. Glad to hear you too got together.

Gail, great to hear about the book. I meant to ask you something a while back. I know DC had been putting out novels a while back, including Roger Stern writing a Superman one, and other various ones. My question is if they ever approached you to write a Birds Of Prey novel, would you consider doing it?

Outsider
02-02-2012, 11:59 AM
AA, Mike seems like a really nice guy. Upset and bewildered by what he's been thrown into, unfortunately.

He is also a little creeped out that you know so much about him, and he has no idea who you are. You may want to reassure him that you mean him no harm. As I told him, "I don't think Angie means you any harm." but hearing it from you directly would help, I think.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 12:04 PM
I see Ricky has been busy today:


Thursday, February 2, 2012Organized Readers of Comics Associated (ORCA) Is Threatened With Identity Theft?
Well, if the thread is closing soon, allow me to make this announcement. It's been in the planning stages, but the paperwork is underway for this event.


ORCA IS BACK!!!!!


That's right! Since their is no company or group copyrighted or named "ORCA" or "Organized Readers Of Comics Associated" in New York State anymore, and the name itself essentially falls into the field of public domain now from all my research, the paperwork has been started to gain Non Profit status for a group under this name, and for ORCA to rise from the ashes!


WITHOUT Rick Olney!


Should have been paying more attention, Pricky Ricky!


A facebook group has been started for it, and I sent invites out to some of the people on my friends' list. Please feel free to remove yourself if you do not wish to participate.


THE NEW ORCA!


So some things about this new group. For starters, it's really all about comic fans sharing with other comic fans their love of the medium, and the industry. That's it. No big production. No 5$5.00 for a crappy newsletter that doesn't go out on time and is heavily censored by a blowhard trying to puff up his own ego. No "we'll give out 23 bajillion comics in parades and get Stan Lee to twitter about us!". If someone wants to share with us a story they've written, or artwork they have done, it's no longer subject to a one-man committee. Just post it on the Facebook page or share a link to where your groupmates can find it! No grandiose schemes to try and run a convention. But the status should be completed by the time Albany Comic Con comes around again, so don't be surprised if you see a small ORCA booth, or flyers talking about it.


When I was younger, and even sometimes today, the one thing about my trip to the comic shop was the ability to feel like you belonged to something. Some of us older geeks who used to feel like outsiders always felt like inside those stores someone understood me. And I understood them! And that was a great feeling. I'm trying to give others who made have felt that the same opportunity. Does that makes sense to anyone, or is it just me?


ORCA itself was always a good concept, and the Internet age makes it so much easier to actually be an international idea, with members just joining under the Facebook group and through word of mouth. Star Wars fans have their 501st Legion. We have ORCA. Anybody can belong. Well... almost anyone.


And the best part is with New York State Non-Profit Status, anyone attempting to use the name ORCA for his or her dubious activity without permission will be subject to criminal prosecution for those acts.


Gail, when the group gets it's Non Profit ID number from New York, would you consider allowing us to open an ORCA thread here on the boards? Just one more place people can say "Hey! I wrote this really good fan fiction about Rogue and Gambit and tell me what you think!". Or "I found this really cool comic book site. Check it out!".


I would like to see ORCA be bigger than any one member. Because no one should try to use a group like this to build his own little power base and rule it with his own ego and BS. In fact anyone who would like to discuss being on the board of the group should send me an email at ArtfulAngie@gmail.com and I'd love to show just how this will be a mutual group for everybody who wants to participate.


Oh, and Rick. If you have any questions about the New ORCA, please just sneak into your post office wearing a disguise, and mail us a letter at:


The New and Improved ORCA
123 Go Fuck Yourself Avenue
Shove It Up Your Adirondathon, NY 14503
Well, once I got beyond laughing so hard I nearly fell out of my office chair, I came to the realizatioon that you really are as fuckin' stupid and childish as you have sounded all along.

Well, okay, I'll give you a dose of reality, I guess. It is worth 1k for me to finally put your dick in the dirt, as the sayin' goes.

Do you actually realize that what you are saying is impossible legally? Of course you do! Far be of me to educate you, Artful Angie. Once you've filed your paperwork (and we'll be checking that within this next week), a legal injunction against you (via your legal name), along with any other charges shall be filed locally.

I have the entire history of Organized Readers of Comics Associated (ORCA) documented and legally secured. We can prove ownership in less than a heartbeat. So despite me thinking this is only you attempting to again goad me, we're going to prosecute you back to your years in diapers. In fact, I'm going to get that all rolling tomorrow. Time to pull "Artful Angie" out from behind 'her' curtain. Yeah, this did it. Now you can face reality for your actions. You finally tripped the trigger, buckeroo. Hahaha!! Idiot.

Then there's a comment posted on it from Rick's only fan: Rick. In it he's threatening Mike Malott:


Rick Olney Feb 2, 2012 12:43 PM
You're in deep doo-doo now, Mike. And I'm not backing off.

Well, let me reply by saying this:

NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is February 2, 2012.

I, Artful Angie, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE and DESIST notice from a fat, greasy troll named Rick Olney, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be a con artist. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE and DESIST OF ANY KIND from TightLip Entertainment or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY member of the board of a long-defunct company that Rick Olney was too cheap to pay the fees to get teir Non-Profit Status for.

As such, Mr. Olney did then try to publicly make an ass of himself, take to tactics to further compound the ass-ness of himself by being an idiot in general, has no option but to try and be a bully to a nice guy like Mike Malott. This of course, will bite him in that place he always seems so obsessed about.

Respectfully, to everyone except
Rick Olney
February 2, 2012

Artful Angie

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 12:08 PM
AA, Mike seems like a really nice guy. Upset and bewildered by what he's been thrown into, unfortunately.

He is also a little creeped out that you know so much about him, and he has no idea who you are. You may want to reassure him that you mean him no harm. As I told him, "I don't think Angie means you any harm." but hearing it from you directly would help, I think.

Yeah, I'll talk to him and let him know. He asked me the other day if I was Dennis, and told him no.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 12:20 PM
And again, he's talking about the bakery:


Thursday, February 2, 2012Disability
Gracious! I guess I wasn't clear enough in my earlier blog. Let me attempt to explain:


Originally Posted by Artful Angie

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Rick just finish saying two or three weeks ago that he's on NO disability whatsoever??
Just to back that up, from a post on his now deleted blog in September 2011.


Originally Posted by Rick Olney
I'm not on any sort of disability and getting no monies from Uncle Sam. I'm not on any social welfare programs either. I pay my own way for everything I want or need.
I realize it is tough for you to connect the dots. But let me clarify this all for you regarding the topic of disability. I do have a 10% disability that the United States Government gave me ON PAPER based on an injury while I was stationed overseas. That 'disability' is on paper only. I have never claimed it, used it to gain an hiring advantage anywhere during my 35 years of working. I realize that a young snot that has never served his country in the service of the military might have a difficulty understanding the difference in that. In the case of getting classified with a 10% disability, I could've used that to jump up the list on any government type jobs. I never bothered to apply for a government job.

I also have never and do not plan to ever collect any other sort of disability or social service type benefits. I do not qualify. And, even if by some odd chance that I ever did qualify.... I'd never bother. It just isn't me. I have always believed in working for what I felt I needed in life. And on my thyroid and heart condition, along with my cancer and its type and grade -- I can prove medically everything I have ever shared or asserted regarding my personal health.

I do, however, believe in varying types of insurance. I've had catastrophic illness insurance and used it in dealing with my cancer. I never try to allow negative situations to hold me back. Never.

Last of all, I very early on explained to the haters and bullies that I could correct and make right any situation regarding money owed. I stated the parameters that would facilitate that taking place. The fact that it hasn't happened yet in any regard is on YOU.

"Angie" I have changed my mind. I am going to pay the money to my attorney to learn your real identity. And when I do, well, if you are any of the few people locally that I have thought you might be ... I have a response to each of those individuals. If you are someone that I do not know, well, I'll grind your bones to make my bread. <<smile>>

Really, don't you live down the road from a Wonder Bread thrift store, or a Fast Trac or something? Who makes their own bread anymore? Everybody I know who fell for that "we need to get a bread making machine" gimmick in the 90s are so totally over it now.

Well, if it makes you feel better, Rick. Of course we believe you never went out on disability for your back and decided to be a lazy slob for the rest of your life. Go run along now, little boy.

Exactly what injury could Rick have gotten as a supply clerk that would have given him 10% disability? He never saw combat a day in his life. Did he trip and fall off one of those "1/3 of women"?

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 12:29 PM
KJ, he responded to you and including some picture having to do with Kangaroo poop. Seriously, what human goes out there and makes it his purpose to find a website where he can download a variety of poop pictures???

Outsider, could I ask for you to screencap the lastest posts?


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lies and Rumors, Aussie Style

Olney: Very shortly, you become a footnote in the gutters of 'never was'.

You will have nothing except your own reputation. Nobody did anything to harm that. They didn't NEED to. You did that. Yes, YOU did that, all by yourself.

Your legacy is as an embarassment. Think about your kids and grandkids looking you up. Look at what they will find. Shit filled toilets, and racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks. They'll be horrified.

That's it.

That's all you will have.

That's all you have become.

And it's all your own doing.

Enjoy your legacy. It's one of shame.

I realize that you probably believe every word you've stated above. Unfortunately for you, nobody is going to put any credence or faith in words ever communicated on the Internet by people speaking on such matters where the person stating such things is nothing but an antagonist hiding behind two letters on another continent. The Internet is chock full of people like you. Anything I have posted on the Internet is connected to my screen name "orcafresh" or my actual nickname or formal legal name. I'm not intimidated in any regard.

Again, I have asserted for a number of years that you and your bully friends do not know me. What you claim is truth are lies. Lies. Carefully spun, taffy stretch lies meant to paint an untrue image of me. The words used are nothing more than a dozen idiots lined up passing along a story that changed with each retelling of said story by each idiot.

Now, where you're concerned -- I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry that you have such an empty life. And how is your life empty? Well, you obviously have time in your life to give a shit about me. Only someone caring could post such words above. Otherwise, you'd simply move along in your life and let Rick Olney worry about Rick Olney's life. And for the record, I don't care one iota about you or your opinion. I don't know you. I'll never know you, and you'll never be in any realistic position to say that you were anything but a nasty rumor promoter against me. Nice try though. The mental thing does not work on me.
Posted by Rick Olney at 10:17 AM

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Do you actually realize that what you are saying is impossible legally? Of course you do! Far be of me to educate you, Artful Angie. Once you've filed your paperwork (and we'll be checking that within this next week), a legal injunction against you (via your legal name), along with any other charges shall be filed locally.

I have the entire history of Organized Readers of Comics Associated (ORCA) documented and legally secured. We can prove ownership in less than a heartbeat. So despite me thinking this is only you attempting to again goad me, we're going to prosecute you back to your years in diapers. In fact, I'm going to get that all rolling tomorrow. Time to pull "Artful Angie" out from behind 'her' curtain. Yeah, this did it. Now you can face reality for your actions. You finally tripped the trigger, buckeroo. Hahaha!! Idiot.

So let me respond directly: Yes, Rick. I'm sure you have the history of ORCA documented, because all you can do to prove to yourself you're not worthless is live in the past. You've got your little magazines that you go through, and smile, and think back to when people actually trusted and liked you.

But that's what it is, Rick. History. You don't own it, because you never kept up with it. You don't think I did the research before making the decision to take your little trinket away from you and deciding to give it back to the comics community, where it could be a positive thing again without you???

And it's always "tomorrow" this and "my leagal beagle bagel team" that. Just shut up, Rick. You can't do a damn thing about it. Your time in comics is OVER. Soon this thread will be OVER. Go back to rummaging through the boxes in your basement looking for validation, because that's the only place you're going to get it from. Unless you have some assless chaps you could parade around in, "buckaroo".

Wait, look who I'm talking about? It's Rick and his anal obsession. Of course he'll own a pair or seven.

Hahahahaha! Idiot that!

Gail Simone
02-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Outsider, I was talking to Mike on Facebook yesterday and suggested he talk to you. Glad to hear you too got together.

Gail, great to hear about the book. I meant to ask you something a while back. I know DC had been putting out novels a while back, including Roger Stern writing a Superman one, and other various ones. My question is if they ever approached you to write a Birds Of Prey novel, would you consider doing it?


No, not really interested.

I have only read a few comic-based novels that I actually liked. It's a very particular set of skills. Peter David has it, Andy Mangels has it, but I'm not sure it's something I would want to do at this point.

If I want to tell a BOP story, right now, anyway, I would rather do it in comics, or on film.

Gail Simone
02-02-2012, 12:57 PM
I see Ricky has been busy today:



Then there's a comment posted on it from Rick's only fan: Rick. In it he's threatening Mike Malott:



Well, let me reply by saying this:

NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is February 2, 2012.

I, Artful Angie, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE and DESIST notice from a fat, greasy troll named Rick Olney, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be a con artist. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE and DESIST OF ANY KIND from TightLip Entertainment or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY member of the board of a long-defunct company that Rick Olney was too cheap to pay the fees to get teir Non-Profit Status for.

As such, Mr. Olney did then try to publicly make an ass of himself, take to tactics to further compound the ass-ness of himself by being an idiot in general, has no option but to try and be a bully to a nice guy like Mike Malott. This of course, will bite him in that place he always seems so obsessed about.

Respectfully, to everyone except
Rick Olney
February 2, 2012

Artful Angie




Wait, I'm lost. I have no idea what's going on here. Why did he suddenly attack this Mike fellow?

Does he think YOU are Mike, Angie? Why would he think that?

I'm not keeping up so I'm a little confused.

Outsider
02-02-2012, 12:58 PM
KJ, he responded to you and including some picture having to do with Kangaroo poop. Seriously, what human goes out there and makes it his purpose to find a website where he can download a variety of poop pictures???

Outsider, could I ask for you to screencap the lastest posts?

http://imgur.com/a/yWJJo

Outsider
02-02-2012, 01:25 PM
Wait, I'm lost. I have no idea what's going on here. Why did he suddenly attack this Mike fellow?

Does he think YOU are Mike, Angie? Why would he think that?

I'm not keeping up so I'm a little confused.

On Wednesday, February 1st, at 11:52 am, Rick Olney posted a long post where he wrote at length about Mike Mallot; at the end, he revealed that he had deduced that Mike Mallot=Artful Angie.

Meanwhile, Mike had made a post on a Facebook page that Rick never takes accountability for his actions. For some reason, on my end it shows that the post was made at 4:17 am February 1st, but I don't think that's correct; I believe it actually was posted after Rick had made his post.

Unfortunately, Mike believes that Rick made his post in response to what Mike posted. Mike and Artful Angie are most likely not the same person; each has claimed that they are not the same person; and their writing styles are not a bit alike.

It's … convoluted.

HamsterRage
02-02-2012, 01:59 PM
It's too bad Rick has decided that in spite of judgments against him and cease and decist order from Lucasfilm he's chosen to never do the right thing.

His time on this planet is running out and in circles of real professional comic artists and writers (if they know about him, most don't care to) he's a bad joke. "A client tried to pull an Olney on me"

If he's known he's known as a cheating low life deadbeat who never paid back the people he owed, attempted commit fraud against a veteran's charity and a hospital of sick children. Then stole maps from an artist after his convention bombed (yet again)

Can you imagine if back here he had decided to listen to the people who urged him to stop (like me)?
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=156451
or if this had been his cue?
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/a-warning-to-comics-professionals-about-rick-olney/
or if he had been sincere this time:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/06/27/hapy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-to-you/
or if this time he realized how much trouble he could be in?
http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1282019.html

No instead Rick has cemented himself in a spot where people will continue to sue his wife Barbara Olney. Over and over again.
http://torrentialspirit.blogspot.com/2009/09/people-should-sue-barbara-olney.html

Matt Doc Martin
02-02-2012, 02:06 PM
If you are someone that I do not know, well, I'll grind your bones to make my bread.

remember: Rick Olney claims to never threaten people.

He also claims to be a writer, a faithful husband, and a decent man.

I guess what I am saying is Rick Olney lies a lot.

MacQuarrie
02-02-2012, 02:44 PM
It's too bad Rick has decided that in spite of judgments against him and cease and decist order from Lucasfilm he's chosen to never do the right thing.

His time on this planet is running out and in circles of real professional comic artists and writers (if they know about him, most don't care to) he's a bad joke. "A client tried to pull an Olney on me"

If he's known he's known as a cheating low life deadbeat who never paid back the people he owed, attempted commit fraud against a veteran's charity and a hospital of sick children. Then stole maps from an artist after his convention bombed (yet again)

Can you imagine if back here he had decided to listen to the people who urged him to stop (like me)?
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=156451
or if this had been his cue?
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/a-warning-to-comics-professionals-about-rick-olney/
or if he had been sincere this time:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/06/27/hapy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-to-you/
or if this time he realized how much trouble he could be in?
http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1282019.html

No instead Rick has cemented himself in a spot where people will continue to sue his wife Barbara Olney. Over and over again.
http://torrentialspirit.blogspot.com/2009/09/people-should-sue-barbara-olney.html

How many times have I told him the Rule of Holes?
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showpost.php?p=4132479&postcount=238

Haunted Brandon
02-02-2012, 03:09 PM
For those who asked in the various forums, I now have the name and contact info for Rick's lawyer. His name is Haywood Jablomey Esq. His number is 1-800-968-7286. (1-800-YOU-SCUM)

I think your info is out of date Don. Don't you know he has a full Leaggle TEAM now?

Here is the updated info:

Magnus Grimoire & Associates
1212 Frankenborg Ave.
KidMummy, NY 12345

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Gail, Outsider pretty much spelled it all out. That blog Rick wrote about Mike was supposed to be yet another grand Rick Olney announcement that he knew who I was, and of course was a crash and burn of spectacular magnitude.

Mike hasn't been involved in comics for some time. He even states as much in his posts on the Rick Olney and ORCA Facebook pages. But it was brought to his attention that Rick had made that post. He took it for what it was: Rick attempting to be a cyber-bully. He announced today on Facebook that he filed a cyber-bullying report against Rick with the police here in town.

Outsider, when you get a chance the next time you talk to Mike please inform him of the blatant threat Rick made towards him calling the police in his comment on the ORCA post on his blog:

http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/2012/02/organized-readers-of-comics-associated.html#comment-form


1 comments: Rick OlneyFeb 2, 2012 12:43 PM You're in deep doo-doo now, Mike. And I'm not backing off.

Posting that after Mike posted that he is reporting Rick to the police can be construed as attempting to intimidate the victim of a crime, and can warrant additional charges on Rick.

I support Mike's decision to go after Rick through the police. Mike was out of the comics industry entirely, and it was Rick who decided to try and drag Mike into the mud by saying I was him, and then bully, insult, and try to embarrass Mike with his usual bullshit. And then to try to bully him a second time to keep himself out of trouble? Sorry, Rick. As you stated before, you pulled that trigger yourself. Now you'll have to deal with the GSW to your foot.

Rick was so pleased to announce the new cyber-bullying laws that were going into effect in 2012. Now he gets to demonstrate how good they are... by being charged under them.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Well, okay, I'll give you a dose of reality, I guess. It is worth 1k for me to finally put your dick in the dirt, as the sayin' goes.

Exactly where does this saying come from, Rick??? I've never heard it my entire life! Is this one of your butt-fetish things?

Coppervale Studio
02-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Not to be too critical, here, but regarding this new 'ORCA' - why would anyone want to start or restart an organization that, however well-meaning the original concept was, is going to be forever associated with the worst deadbeat, cheat, and liar ever to perspire to a career in comics? Especially with the Internet record - anyone doing a 'new' ORCA would forever be hamstrung by the history of the failures attached to the name. It might just be better to do something different, and leave the name to vanish with the rest of the things he's turned into crap. Just saying.

leftwingnutcase
02-02-2012, 04:27 PM
Not to be too critical, here, but regarding this new 'ORCA' - why would anyone want to start or restart an organization that, however well-meaning the original concept was, is going to be forever associated with the worst deadbeat, cheat, and liar ever to perspire to a career in comics? Especially with the Internet record - anyone doing a 'new' ORCA would forever be hamstrung by the history of the failures attached to the name. It might just be better to do something different, and leave the name to vanish with the rest of the things he's turned into crap. Just saying.

But what if we cam make the new ORCA so fun and great that those searches start to turn up something positive!

SarahBeach
02-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Yeah, about the ORCA name -- I'm six of one and half a dozen of the other. I always thought it was an organization name that was reaching a little far for the acronym. But I can let it ride. As a name for a group of folks interested in comics, it's not too bad. And so it would be kind of nice to turn the impact of the name around and make something positive out of it. But Rick's legacy is hard to shake off.

That said, the reality of it is that Rick has done nothing with the name or group in the last five or six years, except harp about its past and show pictures of old issues of Fresh. Nothing happening with it, and no listings of members (dues paying or otherwise) to confirm that it is an active organization. And no, Rick, you saying that something will happen in X number of months does not constitute real action. We've seen at least three countdown clocks where you said when it reached zero there would be a ALL NEW ISSUE OF FRESH FROM ORCA!

They never happened.

Your ORCA is dead, Rick. As a doornail.

Oh, and you having all that history stuff about the previous life of ORCA ... Rick, if there isn't a filing for an organization under that name in existence, then anyone else who DOES file that information for their own purposes has every right to do so. Can't be "identity theft" when your old ORCA had no legal "identity" other than what is tumbling around in your head. Reality check for you, Ricky -- just because it's in your head, that does not make it real. In fact, it's pretty much guaranteed not to match anything that can be objectively tested.

Just sayin'.

Now then, sir, stop making an even worse hash of your place in the world. Return the maps to Matt. LucasFilm has already authorized him to vend them. Stop insisting on stupid ego-stroking conditions that no one in their right mind would comply with. Just return the maps and the funds already collected. And you know what? You might actually receive some ego-stroking of people going "What do you know! He actually did the RIGHT THING for once! How about that!"

Let it go, Rick. You cannot make the world fall into the pattern you design. For one thing, your designs are too small.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 04:59 PM
And the best part of Rick's attempt to stop ORCA was that he says it in his own words, that ORCA wasn't his idea to begin with:

http://sheddinglightonlies.blogspot.com/2012/01/truth-about-organized-readers-of-comics_25.html


We had grown so a election was very necessary. Based on the results of the election, a slightly older adult member from Rome, New York, name of Ken VanCourt, became the next president for a short time. I state it as such, time frame wise, because Mr. VanCourt was only the president during a time when the West Utica Club began to take off.

So Ken VanCourt is the man who started to make Rick's failing West Utica Comic Club thrive. Hmm.. What else was he involved in, I wonder....


I had written and talked with Jim Brennan from Marvel a few times. Jim was actually the voice of 'Spider Jim' during Marvel's "Fan Phone" promotional period. We became acquainted and friendly, and Jim took pity on me gushing over my love (then) of all things Marvel. I affected him so that he invited me to attend the gala Marvel Holiday Party of 1996, which for reasons I can't recall, was held in January of 1997. Meanwhile, Brian Robson, my Adviser, and the newly elected President, Ken VanCourt, were not forgotten by me. I managed to get Jim to give me a total of three party invites. That date came and the three of us boarded the train to New York City. We had a very nice time together. We had a couple of funny adventures that next couple of days, but I'm not going to share them at this time. What we did was to sit together on the train trip back and formalize my ideas to grow the West Utica Comic Book Club into Organized Readers of Comics Associated, or ORCA, as it was then known.

Thanks for putting it into your own words, Rick, that ORCA wasn't owned or created by you alone. That'll go a long way to showing that the intellectual property was owned by someone other than you. In fact, by your own words, here's all you really did contribute to it's creation:


I had already had previous luck with acronym's at MetLife in having my name for an internal work help group named. Yes, I was the person that named the group that was known as the ECHO Team. ECHO was the acronym behind Employees Communicating to Help Others.

So all you donated to the creative process is the name. The concept and the content was all James VanCourt's.

Good to know. The lawyers will enjoy using your own words against you. Thanks a lot, buckaroo.

leftwingnutcase
02-02-2012, 05:06 PM
Does anyone realize that like, EVERYONE, can file a cyber-bullying complaint against Rick with the state AG's office? What if a few individuals who have a very good case submitted screencaps? As Tom and Mac frequently point out, the more complaints are brought before the law, the more seriously it is taken.

leftwingnutcase
02-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Michael Malott:


Alec I recommend that everyone that as been harassed by Rick file a complaint against him then when they have enough that he get internet revoked!

HamsterRage
02-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Not to be too critical, here, but regarding this new 'ORCA' - why would anyone want to start or restart an organization that, however well-meaning the original concept was, is going to be forever associated with the worst deadbeat, cheat, and liar ever to perspire to a career in comics? Especially with the Internet record - anyone doing a 'new' ORCA would forever be hamstrung by the history of the failures attached to the name. It might just be better to do something different, and leave the name to vanish with the rest of the things he's turned into crap. Just saying.

Yeah I'm with you 100% the strength in taking the name is KEEPING RICK FROM USING IT.

Using it is stupid and quite frankly I dropped the FB group because I don't want my name associated with anything Olney had to do with... even if it's in name only.

Matt Doc Martin
02-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Yeah I'm with you 100% the strength in taking the name is KEEPING RICK FROM USING IT.

Using it is stupid and quite frankly I dropped the FB group because I don't want my name associated with anything Olney had to do with... even if it's in name only.

Doesn't it have to be used to keep pRick from taking it back?

KirbyKrackle
02-02-2012, 06:46 PM
So when I went to Olney's blog, it seems that he has some side counter that shows everyone that comes in and out of this thread, and when they post. That's pretty obsessive of him.

Flamebird
02-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Doesn't it have to be used to keep pRick from taking it back?

Isn't the whole point that he not only isn't he using it, he hasn't used it in years?
All he does is whine about how great he used to be and how cool things were. . . he's never gonna do anything "real" again.
I wouldn't want anything I did to have even a whiff of his existence.
Then again, I've never had the misfortune of meeting him in person; so that might be enough to change my mind.

Artful Angie
02-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Does anyone have the screencap of when Rick stated he was offered the job of Executive Director of Marvel's fan club?

This is the thread currently under discussion by Tim Tuohy at the Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/115753711880403/120290674760040/?notif_t=group_activity




Holy Crap! Just saw that blog piece where he referenced me in attacking Mr. Mallott. I got some history with Rick.

He called me and gave me the whole story about ORCA. I arranged that if he was in town that he and his group could get a tour. Marvel was scaling back if not eliminating the tours at that point. I'm not quite sure. We took some pictures and I wound up giving his little group a spread in Marvel VISION.

Fast forward about 13 years. I reconnect with this gentleman on FB and he inserts himself into my political discussions. He gets amazingly derogatory and has the gonads to call me a "Mindless Company Man" after I take him to task about him believing my 8th grade Muslim art student is trying to indoctrinate my other non-muslim students.

After I lay down the righteous fury, he unfriends me!

I gave him an opportunity that few if any got. I leaned a valuable lesson in humanity with him!

And I just finished reading what he wrote... Wow! Just wow!


Timothy, weren't you the same "company man" he just mentioned a few weeks ago as going to give him control of all of Marvel's Fan Club media? He made statements to such in one of his blog posts.


WHAT!!!!! Absolutely not! Are you kidding me?????

There is no way I would ever do that let alone would Marvel allow anybody to do that.


I can back up what Angie said. In the mid 90's, while I was editing FRESH (ORCA'S Newsletter) Rick told me directly that he had been offered the job as Executive Director of the Marvel Fan Club but had turned it down.


Marvel had no Fan Club in the 90s. I was the closest thing with VISION.


I'm only relating what Rick told me after he had his ORCA tour there.


Wow. It was a tour. No longer than an hour. If that. Wow.

KJ!
02-02-2012, 10:44 PM
KJ, he responded to you and including some picture having to do with Kangaroo poop. Seriously, what human goes out there and makes it his purpose to find a website where he can download a variety of poop pictures???

Outsider, could I ask for you to screencap the lastest posts?

I love that I'm 'hiding' on another continent. That's just......well, it's hilarious.

And I'm glad you've never used any different handles for use online, Magnus Grimoire/Zinestud/the PLETHORA of other pseudonyms you've attempted to use. The only reason people recognised those as being you is because you're too stupid to even be able to alter your language slightly, or not talk about how great Rick Olney is.

As for time spent on you? Less than 5 minutes a week. Time so small it's not even worth counting.

EDIT: Actually, let's quote you directly: ''
And when I take steps to try and clear any part of this you and others beat me down. So are you telling me not to bother? I can simply disappear from view. As your 'friends' have told you, I was offline for pretty much two years. Questions is: Was I offline all together or simply as Rick Olney? ''

http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/1154-happy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-you-8.html

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 02:11 AM
Does anyone have the screencap of when Rick stated he was offered the job of Executive Director of Marvel's fan club?

This is the thread currently under discussion by Tim Tuohy at the Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/115753711880403/120290674760040/?notif_t=group_activity




Oh, my god, that is absolutely hilarious. WOW.


THIS kind of stuff is why the thread stayed open as long as it has.


You have a perfect storm of Olney bullshit right here.

First, you have his obvious self-delusion. I really do believe Rick believes some of this horseshit he makes up. He's delusional, he's absolutely got no sense of reality.
And his DESPERATE and unending need to be important and to have attention makes him behave as a ridiculous child does, with all the tantrums and crying and
wet diapers that go along with that. He needs to be important, particularly in comics. But he's not smart, talented, or connected enough to actually accomplish anything.
So he has to make stuff up.

And there's the second part. Every time a pro said hello to him at a convention, he tried to spin that as a bosom buddy. Every time someone acknowledged him on a message
board, he tries to convince people that they are best pals. And that's not enough, he has to pretend he has an action figure even though every scrap of his story is obvious
bullshit. He has to pretend to be friends with Stan Lee, who meets thousands and thousands of people a year and who has NO IDEA who Rick Olney is or what Orca was (I asked
him myself!). He has to pretend a tour they gave at Marvel, that they used to do commonly for anyone who made an appointment, was some kind of deep soul bond that
they got because of Rick's VIP status. It's a sad, pathetic joke.

And when his illusions are shattered by people who actually KNOW the truth, he goes on a rampage and loses his mind, and everyone's on his enemies list and everyone's
going to be sued, and Jesus, it's like the dumbest toddler in the room who didn't get the finger paint color he wanted.

Total respect for Timothy Tuohy for shattering ANOTHER ridiculous Olney myth!

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 02:13 AM
Also, Angie, I have to ask...how terrified are you of Olney's scary, scary legal threats? I mean, are you okay?

Do you need a blanket or something?

Maybe a night light?

I know how scary Rick can be!


Guys, we all need to figure out what to do when Rick uses Angie's bones for bread. However will she stand up?

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 02:49 AM
I have to say, I was a little skeptical about the facebook page, but in just a few days we've already seen a couple more pros that Rick abused and/or cheated come forward, AND got to hear a long-time Rick delusion get completely decimated by the actual Marvel employee it involved.

MacQuarrie
02-03-2012, 05:35 AM
Who makes their own bread anymore? Everybody I know who fell for that "we need to get a bread making machine" gimmick in the 90s are so totally over it now.
We do. My bride bakes a couple of loaves every week. We have awesome sandwiches.

I think ground bone bread would taste nasty.

I wonder if Ricky realizes how utterly silly he sounds when he uses threats from fairy tales. He should have kept the "fee fie foe fum" part, it's the best bit. Oooh, scary ol' Wicky is a giant!

What a maroon.

KJ!
02-03-2012, 05:53 AM
I wonder if Ricky realizes how utterly silly he sounds when he uses threats from fairy tales. He should have kept the "fee fie foe fum" part, it's the best bit. Oooh, scary ol' Wicky is a giant!

What a maroon.

A) He probably doesn't know they're not real stories (His lawyer told them they were factual accounts)

B) He sounds utterly silly REGARDLESS of what he says. Stupid is as stupid does.

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 06:06 AM
I think this is just Rick doing the Martha Stewart thing. For example, he could also grind Angie's bones to make a nice grout for a set of paving stones headed to the Van Of Justice, which would create a breezy continental garden effect.

OR, he could grind Angie's bones to sprinkle over toffee cakes when he has the Ladies' Auxiliary over for scones and tea.

Outsider
02-03-2012, 06:31 AM
Does anyone have the screencap of when Rick stated he was offered the job of Executive Director of Marvel's fan club?

Any idea of a time frame?

Artful Angie
02-03-2012, 06:32 AM
Also, Angie, I have to ask...how terrified are you of Olney's scary, scary legal threats? I mean, are you okay?

Do you need a blanket or something?

Maybe a night light?

I know how scary Rick can be!


Guys, we all need to figure out what to do when Rick uses Angie's bones for bread. However will she stand up?

I bought a night light I found at Five Below. It's a Captain America night light, so it makes me feel better. But it's a Kirby Cap, and since he and Rick were great uncle and nephew or something, I don't trust it completely.

And thank you for that ringing endorsement on the FB page. It's like I said at the start of it, it's where the entire planet goes, it just made sense to have one there to warn off potential victims and network with past members of the Olney Hit List. And I like to think I've kept my promise to stay above board and within the Facebook Terms Of Service so as not to give Rick any ammunition to have it shut down.

As far as Rick's legal threats, I believe them as much as I believe he's got $1,000.00 that he's going to spend to find out who I am. So I'll say: If Rick can announce on his blog who I am by this time next week, then I'll be impressed. If he can't, then he doesn't have a pot to piss in, let alone enough money to hire a P.I. to find me.

Besides, better he use that money to hire a good lawyer for his upcoming cyber-bullying trial. Or do you think Rick will defend himself?

"Your Honor, I made threats against him, but I had a reason! He might have been a computer troll! I had no choice! I'm awesome and he tried to stop that!"

Artful Angie
02-03-2012, 06:35 AM
Any idea of a time frame?

I seem to remember seeing it recently, as in the last month or so. It'll be in one of his many rants about how wonderful he was to ORCA. I think it was in the one where he shows both the cover of Marvel Visions and the article itself.

I went through the last few weeks' posts that he still has up, and it's either been edited out, or it was in an older post.

KJ!
02-03-2012, 07:28 AM
This is from 2009.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/1154-happy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-you-22.html

========================
Originally Posted by Tom Stillwell
Also, I'd like to point out for the record that Rick knew exactly who did what work on Tales of Spooky #1, contrary to his claim many times in this thread that he was left in the dark. I have evidence of this and can send it to Rich for verification if he'd like.
=========================

Olney replied, quoting Tom: ''Mr. Stillwell, you couldn't be further from the truth. Since that all took place I have replaced my computer, losing all information. And, again, you appear to be here for the sheer trill of wanting to be in on the 'hunt'.''
===========================


''LOSING ALL INFORMATION''



So that should make it interesting for all these past records, emails and files he claims to have, that he also claimed to not have...

HamsterRage
02-03-2012, 08:06 AM
Chumbly is celebrating the close of this thread:
http://torrentialspirit.blogspot.com/2012/02/rick-has-finally-won.html

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 08:13 AM
This is from 2009.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/1154-happy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-you-22.html

========================
Originally Posted by Tom Stillwell
Also, I'd like to point out for the record that Rick knew exactly who did what work on Tales of Spooky #1, contrary to his claim many times in this thread that he was left in the dark. I have evidence of this and can send it to Rich for verification if he'd like.
=========================

Olney replied, quoting Tom: ''Mr. Stillwell, you couldn't be further from the truth. Since that all took place I have replaced my computer, losing all information. And, again, you appear to be here for the sheer trill of wanting to be in on the 'hunt'.''
===========================


''LOSING ALL INFORMATION''



So that should make it interesting for all these past records, emails and files he claims to have, that he also claimed to not have...


He has told and untold this lie so often it's confused as to its parentage.

Artful Angie
02-03-2012, 09:05 AM
Why exactly was Tom there for an alien life form in The United Federation Of Plants, spotlighted mostly in Deep Space Nine? Was the collapse of ORCA and the damage to Rick's reputation a conspiracy started by the Trills?

Or was he referring to trill as a sound, usually describing the noise that comes out of Rick's... well, wherever he may be talking from at that moment.

Outsider
02-03-2012, 09:08 AM
I seem to remember seeing it recently, as in the last month or so. It'll be in one of his many rants about how wonderful he was to ORCA. I think it was in the one where he shows both the cover of Marvel Visions and the article itself.

I went through the last few weeks' posts that he still has up, and it's either been edited out, or it was in an older post.

This is the only mention I've found from his "Shedding Light" blog:

http://i.imgur.com/Ah0nR.jpg (http://imgur.com/Ah0nR)

It was in the post about Mike Malott:

http://i.imgur.com/SE5hSs.jpg (http://imgur.com/SE5hS)

I'll also go through the screenshots of his other blogs, but that's going to take some time- there's 39 screenshots from January alone. I'll let you know what I find as soon as I can.

MacQuarrie
02-03-2012, 09:49 AM
But what if we cam make the new ORCA so fun and great that those searches start to turn up something positive!
As much as I love the idea of snatching Olney's toy away, the name ORCA is frankly lousy. Acronyms generally are lousy; there's too much alphabet soup out there already, and few of them are memorable. No business or organization should ever start out with one; it's best to use a full business name that eventually gets distilled down to a shorthand name, as when International Business Machines became IBM. The entity has to be familiar before the acronym can take on any meaning or relevance. It's just plain bad marketing, and unless your enterprise is so much in demand from the start the people will quickly make and retain the association between your product and the nonsense XYZ name, it's a hard sell.

The worst acronyms are reverse-engineered, where somebody picks a word and then works backward to come up with a name to fit it.
The second-worst acronyms are those that carry an established meaning distinct from whatever the company hopes to attach to it. An example is when The Hero Initiative was formed. Its original name was "A Commitment to Our Roots," which quickly became ACTOR. This confused people into thinking it was a charity for the entertainment industry, so the name got changed. The concept of ACTOR/Hero Initiative was inspired by the major league baseball charity, B.A.T., "Baseball Assistance Team," which aids retired ballplayers. In that case, the acronym works, because it relates to the subject and doesn't prompt irrelevant associations.

ORCA fails on both counts. The name is contrived as hell, awkward, unmemorable, and would make people think it's a marine biology program.

If you must have an acronym, make it relate to comics. Maybe play of "secret identity" and call it SECRET: Society of Enthusiastic Comic Readers Everywhere Today.

Or whatever. Maybe wait a year or so, then change the name of ORCA to something else and leave Olney in the dustbin of history, once the name is permanently yanked out of his grubby mitts.

JTPencils
02-03-2012, 09:57 AM
I only wish that this thread to stay open for one reason, and one reason alone.

As a "pressure release" valve of sorts... so that the FB page stays within the limits... with no snark, and no snide comments directed back at numb nuts.

But here... let the snark live on. Some of it is absolutely hilarious to read.

Just my thoughts.

Tom Stillwell
02-03-2012, 10:09 AM
This is from 2009.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/1154-happy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-you-22.html

========================
Originally Posted by Tom Stillwell
Also, I'd like to point out for the record that Rick knew exactly who did what work on Tales of Spooky #1, contrary to his claim many times in this thread that he was left in the dark. I have evidence of this and can send it to Rich for verification if he'd like.
=========================

Olney replied, quoting Tom: ''Mr. Stillwell, you couldn't be further from the truth. Since that all took place I have replaced my computer, losing all information. And, again, you appear to be here for the sheer trill of wanting to be in on the 'hunt'.''
===========================


''LOSING ALL INFORMATION''



So that should make it interesting for all these past records, emails and files he claims to have, that he also claimed to not have...

Since the cat is sort of out of the bag already, I have e-mails from Olney to Don Krick in which he not only bragged about the creative teams on each of the stories involved with TOTS but he also shared completed art.

So he knew who the creative teams were and on which stories they worked. He had the knowledge at one time according to his own e-mails.

I've put together hundreds of comic book pages over the last six years. If I lost all my computer files pertaining to those comics I'd still be able to tell you who worked on what.

Yavuz
02-03-2012, 10:23 AM
Hi there, I'm a long-time lurker and I just have one question before this thread closes down (I'm not that into Facebook).

Something that Olney mentioned in one of his postings on his blog in the last month. It is very possible that it has already been covered on this thread or the previous ones, but I have always found it curious. My apologies if it is indeed old news, but perhaps anybody here can clarify this? In his post he quotes Tony Isabella's Blog after the MMC '03, which essentially is an endorsement for the Con (and for Olney, I guess). So my obvious question is: why would Tony Isabella give the con the review that he did, as from what I have heard, it was pretty awful. Was it because he felt sorry for Olney? Was the con adequate, but did the memory get soured after all the stories of non-payments and harassments?

Meaning no disrespect, but I would really like to know.

SarahBeach
02-03-2012, 11:20 AM
Hi there, I'm a long-time lurker and I just have one question before this thread closes down (I'm not that into Facebook).

Something that Olney mentioned in one of his postings on his blog in the last month. It is very possible that it has already been covered on this thread or the previous ones, but I have always found it curious. My apologies if it is indeed old news, but perhaps anybody here can clarify this? In his post he quotes Tony Isabella's Blog after the MMC '03, which essentially is an endorsement for the Con (and for Olney, I guess). So my obvious question is: why would Tony Isabella give the con the review that he did, as from what I have heard, it was pretty awful. Was it because he felt sorry for Olney? Was the con adequate, but did the memory get soured after all the stories of non-payments and harassments?

Meaning no disrespect, but I would really like to know.


It's a fair enough question. To be exact, I would have to look up the full text of Tony's original "review", which I don't have the time to do at this moment. But as I recall, it was less a "review" of the convention, and more a recounting of his own trip with his son, to the convention and then onward on their road trip. It was a trip during which he found ways to amuse himself and his son. At the convention, he had fun -- not because of the convention itself but rather because he got to spend some time with friends who were also there.

Tony has always downplayed the matter of Olney's incomplete payment of promised funds to Tony personally, always indicating that he does not care about that failure toward himself and that he told Rick to put the money Tony was supposed to have received into the charity pot. Of course, since so far as we know, no charity ever received a donation after the MMC, that means the money "stayed" in Rick's pocket.

Rick likes to cite the picture of the pros smiling for the camera at that convention as proof that it was the convention that gave them pleasure. But that's like my saying that my having a McDonald's Quarterpounder when I'm hungry makes that burger the very best burger ever. (Not likely.)

Yavuz
02-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Thank you for the response Sarah. His trip with his son and meeting up fellow creators is a large part of his report so that could very well be it, but he does close off with:

"If I were rating the Mighty-Mini-Con, I'd award it a full five Tonys for effort, friendliness, and setting. However, uplifting to the spirit as the Mohawk Valley location was, the area doesn't seem to have enough of a population base to support a show as ambitious as this one. That's probably why next year's con will be expanding to two days and moving to Syracuse. It's sad, but understandable, and I'm confident Olney and his crew will deliver a fine event in their new venue."

I don't know the scale he's using here ofcourse, but I guess it's 0-5?

anyway, thanks again.

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 12:02 PM
This isn't suspicious at all, nope, nossir.

Sheesh.

Tony Isabella
02-03-2012, 12:45 PM
I was being nice. I figured Olney and his show had taken enough of a hit. Had I known of his mistreatment of the other guests - all of whom were too charitable to raise the subject with me, I would have never been so nice.

Eddie and I had a great time that weekend, due to our spending so much quality time together and getting to show off my son to my professional friends, I was inclined to be nice.

Of course, as I recall, it was within weeks of the show that Olney started spouting his racist right-wing bullshit on my own message board and was booted for all time. He had done the same before, although then it was right-wing militia bullshit complete with evil black helicopters. I let him back on the board after that first booting because I thought he was going to behave. It was the last chance I ever gave him and the last chance I will ever give him.

He's no good. Period. Not a good impulse in his black heart or delusional mind. Which is why, if Olney ever again tries to cheat comics people, fans or pros, I'll be there to expose him. Again.

Tony Isabella

Tony Isabella
02-03-2012, 12:51 PM
By the way, I do appreciate that none of my friends at that mini-con harshed my buzz by telling me all the crap Olney was pulling there. Had Olney made an honest effort to do the right things, this thread or the previous one would never have existed. Instead, Olney follows his lies with more lies, his bad behavior with worse behavior, his scams with more scams, his delusions with greater delusions. He is a psychotic sociopath.

Tony Isabella
02-03-2012, 12:53 PM
I likely won't have anything else to say on this before the thread closes. I have many things going on in my own life and the lives of people I care about. I don't plan on wasting any more time on Olney beyond what is necessary to keep him scamming new victims.

Yavuz
02-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Thank you, mister Isabella.

AIPman1
02-03-2012, 01:02 PM
This isn't suspicious at all, nope, nossir.

Sheesh.

Yea, someone didnt look up a cool sock puppet name at all:

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yavuz
Gender: Male
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: Stern, Resolute
Related Names: Korkut
Yavuz is a common masculine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Yavuz" means "stern", and/or "resolute"."

Hi Rick!

Yavuz
02-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Sorry my last name isn't cool enough for you. I am half Turkish, half Dutch by the way. I realized there was a chance that the regular posters would suspect me of being Olney. But I wanted to know more about the discrepancies between the MMC accounts.

Anyway, I got my answer from mister Isabella. Which has cleared that matter up. Going away now (unless somebody calls me Olney again) :)
Bye

AIPman1
02-03-2012, 01:18 PM
you sure talk like him...

AIPman1
02-03-2012, 01:20 PM
especially the snarky use of smilies

CutterMike
02-03-2012, 01:46 PM
...But he's polite and puts words in recognizably English order; two things that are outside of rICK's skill set.

Besides... could you imagine rICK -- even for a minute -- pretending to be a AY-rab, even if in name only...? (Yes... I know that Turks are not Arabs, but would rICK make that distinction?)

AIPman1
02-03-2012, 01:54 PM
I'm saying, it sounds pretty damn suspicious, it follows his pattern of choosing names that have a reference to something...in this case, he's been spending all his time being resolute to prove us wrong...and this name MEANS that...and a guy comes on here "having followed this for years" just to say the MMC sounded like a good time? I'm telling you just the use of the smiley ALONE is like Olney signing it as him.

Yavuz
02-03-2012, 02:04 PM
I did not say that MMC sounded like a good time and that I've followed this for years (since the happy birthday thread on Bleeding Cool, which I consider being long-time). I only asked a question I'm sure more people had. I'm still not sorry I did that.

English is not my native language and I do not live in the US, so that would explain my mangled way of talking/writing. Anyway this shouldn't be about me. I was only requesting information.

AIPman1
02-03-2012, 02:17 PM
well, i'll let it go cause, IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER. Either who you are, or what you asked about. NO ONE was questioning Tony's integrity about his old column. I mean face it, back then, it's a CBG column, Tony's not going to use it to say what an awful show it was and that he spent more time talking to other creators than to anyone walking around the show. Instead he politely says he's glad to hear it will be in a DIFFERENT CITY, and talks about the good he was able to get out of it.

That Happy birthday thread was like 2 years ago anyway, wasnt it?

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-03-2012, 02:28 PM
After my first post here, I came back to posts saying something was fishy. I forget the exact details but if I recall it was my screen name and the tone of my post. I had to send a PM to sk716 to explain who I was and that I had been a long time contributor from the CBR board. She thanked me and I never had a problem after that.

Just recently someone was kicked off the new Facebook group because they were a Rick Olney sockpuppet. It turned out to be a different guy with no connection with Rick. Who I am sure now is still wondering what he did to get kicked out of the group for.

I said then and I'll reiterate, when it comes to Rick, it is always better to be safe than sorry. I stand by that. I also think that there are ways to do that and still not be accusatory whenever someone sets alarms or red flags off in your opinion. This person, Yavuz asked a question I am sure others have asked. I think I may have even wondered it myself years ago. In her reply, Sarah called it a fair question.

Let's assume this is Rick. Then Rick asked a question that was reasonable and asked before. He got an answer and that could have been the end of it. Maybe he'd continue posting and could perhaps become hostile. It's Rick, give him an inch and he'll hang himself with his words in no time. Being a board with moderators and the ability to ban people, actions could then be taken and you'd have another clear thing to show what kind of person Rick is.

Let's assume this is not Rick. Now you have a person who after a single post has their identity questioned. Not just questioned but thought to be Rick. After my first post and being called fishy, I sure remember how sucky that felt to be thought of as him. I only came back because I had already posted hundreds of times a CBR and knew the reasons why people were so careful. To some new people though it could really feel like a witchhunt and someone who could be a great addition then chooses never to return.

So I'm all for being wary. I just feel like all this did was give Rick his next blog post whether it's Rick using a sockpuppet or not.

Artful Angie
02-03-2012, 02:30 PM
As much as I love the idea of snatching Olney's toy away, the name ORCA is frankly lousy. Acronyms generally are lousy; there's too much alphabet soup out there already, and few of them are memorable. No business or organization should ever start out with one; it's best to use a full business name that eventually gets distilled down to a shorthand name, as when International Business Machines became IBM. The entity has to be familiar before the acronym can take on any meaning or relevance. It's just plain bad marketing, and unless your enterprise is so much in demand from the start the people will quickly make and retain the association between your product and the nonsense XYZ name, it's a hard sell.

The worst acronyms are reverse-engineered, where somebody picks a word and then works backward to come up with a name to fit it.
The second-worst acronyms are those that carry an established meaning distinct from whatever the company hopes to attach to it. An example is when The Hero Initiative was formed. Its original name was "A Commitment to Our Roots," which quickly became ACTOR. This confused people into thinking it was a charity for the entertainment industry, so the name got changed. The concept of ACTOR/Hero Initiative was inspired by the major league baseball charity, B.A.T., "Baseball Assistance Team," which aids retired ballplayers. In that case, the acronym works, because it relates to the subject and doesn't prompt irrelevant associations.

ORCA fails on both counts. The name is contrived as hell, awkward, unmemorable, and would make people think it's a marine biology program.

If you must have an acronym, make it relate to comics. Maybe play of "secret identity" and call it SECRET: Society of Enthusiastic Comic Readers Everywhere Today.

Or whatever. Maybe wait a year or so, then change the name of ORCA to something else and leave Olney in the dustbin of history, once the name is permanently yanked out of his grubby mitts.

I think I had mentioned this very thing to Gail last week. I hate the name ORCA, because I agree it's stupid and having whale imagery makes no sense for a comic book club. You hit upon my master plan of just calling it ORCA for the first year or so just to piss Rick off and make it something positive again, and then changing it after Rick's little ego had been suitably crushed. My only stumbling block was what to call it when it was reorganized.

Artful Angie
02-03-2012, 02:43 PM
After my first post here, I came back to posts saying something was fishy. I forget the exact details but if I recall it was my screen name and the tone of my post. I had to send a PM to sk716 to explain who I was and that I had been a long time contributor from the CBR board. She thanked me and I never had a problem after that.

Just recently someone was kicked off the new Facebook group because they were a Rick Olney sockpuppet. It turned out to be a different guy with no connection with Rick. Who I am sure now is still wondering what he did to get kicked out of the group for.

I said then and I'll reiterate, when it comes to Rick, it is always better to be safe than sorry. I stand by that. I also think that there are ways to do that and still not be accusatory whenever someone sets alarms or red flags off in your opinion. This person, Yavuz asked a question I am sure others have asked. I think I may have even wondered it myself years ago. In her reply, Sarah called it a fair question.

Let's assume this is Rick. Then Rick asked a question that was reasonable and asked before. He got an answer and that could have been the end of it. Maybe he'd continue posting and could perhaps become hostile. It's Rick, give him an inch and he'll hang himself with his words in no time. Being a board with moderators and the ability to ban people, actions could then be taken and you'd have another clear thing to show what kind of person Rick is.

Let's assume this is not Rick. Now you have a person who after a single post has their identity questioned. Not just questioned but thought to be Rick. After my first post and being called fishy, I sure remember how sucky that felt to be thought of as him. I only came back because I had already posted hundreds of times a CBR and knew the reasons why people were so careful. To some new people though it could really feel like a witchhunt and someone who could be a great addition then chooses never to return.

So I'm all for being wary. I just feel like all this did was give Rick his next blog post whether it's Rick using a sockpuppet or not.

I agree with this. I've always subscribed to the theory of keeping friends closer, and enemies misinformed.I support LeftWing's decision to err on the side of caution with the person he booted off the FB page. He was being safe, and didn't want to be sorry. Would I have booted that person off if I thought they were Rick? Nope. I'd have sent a Private Message to those on the page that I trust and chat with advising them of my suspicions, and then made sure whatever questions that person asked were answered in as vague a response as possible if not outright misinformation. The more I thought he was Rick, the more I'd be leaning towards misinformation.

Sorry if that's immature. But I would have given him and Yavuz the benefit of the doubt, while waiting for my suspicions to be confirmed. As far as Yavuz goes, I don't think he's Rick mainly because he states English is not his native language, yet he's already better at it than Rick.

CutterMike
02-03-2012, 02:59 PM
After my first post here, I came back to posts saying something was fishy. I forget the exact details but if I recall it was my screen name and the tone of my post. I had to send a PM to sk716 to explain who I was and that I had been a long time contributor from the CBR board. She thanked me and I never had a problem after that.

Just recently someone was kicked off the new Facebook group because they were a Rick Olney sockpuppet. It turned out to be a different guy with no connection with Rick. Who I am sure now is still wondering what he did to get kicked out of the group for.

I said then and I'll reiterate, when it comes to Rick, it is always better to be safe than sorry. I stand by that. I also think that there are ways to do that and still not be accusatory whenever someone sets alarms or red flags off in your opinion. This person, Yavuz asked a question I am sure others have asked. I think I may have even wondered it myself years ago. In her reply, Sarah called it a fair question.

Let's assume this is Rick. Then Rick asked a question that was reasonable and asked before. He got an answer and that could have been the end of it. Maybe he'd continue posting and could perhaps become hostile. It's Rick, give him an inch and he'll hang himself with his words in no time. Being a board with moderators and the ability to ban people, actions could then be taken and you'd have another clear thing to show what kind of person Rick is.

Let's assume this is not Rick. Now you have a person who after a single post has their identity questioned. Not just questioned but thought to be Rick. After my first post and being called fishy, I sure remember how sucky that felt to be thought of as him. I only came back because I had already posted hundreds of times a CBR and knew the reasons why people were so careful. To some new people though it could really feel like a witchhunt and someone who could be a great addition then chooses never to return.

So I'm all for being wary. I just feel like all this did was give Rick his next blog post whether it's Rick using a sockpuppet or not.

Thank you, ≠Larry -- I was sort of leery of pointing out how quick people had become recently to immediately jumping to the conclusion that an unknown was a rICK sockpuppet, so I went with my little joke.

My little tiny joke...

My infinitesimal jokule...

As you point out -- correctly, I think -- Richard Olney II can ALWAYS be counted on to trip over his posts, given enough time. There's really no need to give every new poster the hairy eyeball. While I still have reservations about this thread being locked down, I have to admit that that "everyone glances at each other when the stranger walks into the bar" thing is the one thing that I WON'T miss.

Have we all internalized rICK a bit, over the years...? As Friedrich Nietzsche said: "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

Flamebird
02-03-2012, 02:59 PM
Yea, someone didnt look up a cool sock puppet name at all:

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yavuz
Gender: Male
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: Stern, Resolute
Related Names: Korkut
Yavuz is a common masculine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Yavuz" means "stern", and/or "resolute"."

Hi Rick!

Rick could never write that many coherent sentences in a row, if you put a gun to his head.

AIPman1
02-03-2012, 03:12 PM
Rick could never write that many coherent sentences in a row, if you put a gun to his head.

I hold on to my suspicion...and know that I am not the only one who is indeed suspicious...and I also hold onto the fact it JUST DOESN'T MATTER. Just another distraction from the real issues at hand. Anyone who has followed this thread for ANY amount of time, would know the answer to the question asked.

bert
02-03-2012, 03:19 PM
Let's assume this is Rick. Then Rick asked a question that was reasonable and asked before. He got an answer and that could have been the end of it. Maybe he'd continue posting and could perhaps become hostile. It's Rick, give him an inch and he'll hang himself with his words in no time. Being a board with moderators and the ability to ban people, actions could then be taken and you'd have another clear thing to show what kind of person Rick is.

Let's assume this is not Rick. Now you have a person who after a single post has their identity questioned. Not just questioned but thought to be Rick. After my first post and being called fishy, I sure remember how sucky that felt to be thought of as him. I only came back because I had already posted hundreds of times a CBR and knew the reasons why people were so careful. To some new people though it could really feel like a witchhunt and someone who could be a great addition then chooses never to return.


almost exactly what I was gonna say, but you said it better.

and even if it IS Olney (or one of his two facebook friends), it was not only a fair question, but it was politely asked, and both Sarah and Tony were thanked for responding.

so no reason to be accusatory :)

MacQuarrie
02-03-2012, 03:49 PM
I think a few of us could spot an Olney sock puppet pretty easily. I know I could, in fact I can easily distinguish between Olney gibberish and J-Bolt gibberish, despite the many similarities.

Based on vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling, there is simply no way this new person could possibly be Olney.

Welcome, new friend!

Gail Simone
02-03-2012, 04:08 PM
It's not a concern, but to only show up to ask THAT question in THAT manner seems a bit odd. It doesn't matter to me either way.

But, for the record, here's the deal.

Comic book 'celebrities,' aren't real 'celebrities,' thank goodness. We're not hounded by the press when going out to get the milk, and we are glad of it.
We're just people who make comics.

However, at conventions and appearances, we are always aware that people are watching and listening, and we try to be positive for the readers and
for the sincere promoters of those events. I have had signing lines that lasted all day...the LEAST I can do is smile for photos, say something nice,
and greet each reader with kindness and enthusiasm.

So if someone takes a photo of one of us at a con, yes, we will be smiling, even if something is going on that we're not happy about.
Rick has decided, not too cleverly, that if a pro is smiling in a photo, that means they WHOLE-HEARTEDLY ENDORSE his convention and everything
about it. No grown-up has that philosophy, but Rick isn't a grown-up by any stretch of the imagination.

And as Tony says, most of us DID really enjoy getting to see friends. I got to meet several friends I had known for ages that I had never met, and
that was a delight. The other pros I met for the first time there, some have become good friends, since. The few readers who attended were absolutely lovely.
All of that WAS fun. No one has ever said any different.

There were several screwy things that happened before the con itself (Rick lying about paying for meals, putting us up in a filthy, smelly hovel of a hotel so bad that
one guest slept in their car, general lateness and disorganization and poor planning), but we all chalked that up to Rick not knowing what he's doing. No one wants
to be mean to the well-meaning but incompetent event organizer...what would be the point?

It wasn't until after that that Rick's true character started to show.

The con itself was a mess, badly planned and underfunded and badly executed and poorly attended. But it was his behavior AFTER the con that
upset most guests and vendors.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-03-2012, 09:04 PM
Well, knowing this thread is ending soon has really sent Rick into a spiral. He's got three new posts tonight and each is more frothing at the mouth. If he's this upset with the idea of the thread closing, I can only imagine the crazed meltdown on his blog once this thread is locked.

Flamebird
02-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Well, knowing this thread is ending soon has really sent Rick into a spiral. He's got three new posts tonight and each is more frothing at the mouth. If he's this upset with the idea of the thread closing, I can only imagine the crazed meltdown on his blog once this thread is locked.

But with the thread closed, who will even notice?

Tony Isabella
02-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Just a quick observation on the FB page. It's already straying beyond the "just the facts" policy I was expecting with back-and-forth comments on some posts. Might want to look into that.

bert
02-03-2012, 10:08 PM
Since when are the Seven Dwarfs, trolls?

just wondering. . . .

SarahBeach
02-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Since when are the Seven Dwarfs, trolls?

just wondering. . . .

Yeah, really not sure about that one.

I found it interesting that he asserts that his "orcafresh" gmail account is still active and that he still uses it. Back last spring when he posted the picture of me from the LA Times Festival of Books, infringing on the copyright of a friend of mine, I sent him a take-down request to that email address -- and posted here that I had so sent the request. And a bit later he chirped up that he had not gotten any take-down requests and that his ONLY email was the "rick.olney" one. I resent to that address - and of course he refused to comply (though he actually did take it down before Google did its sweep in response to my abuse report). So imagine my surprise! (Okay, yeah, snarking there) when he says that the "orcafresh" email is still good.

A closing bit: I did inform Beau Smith about the republication of his copyrighted column by Rick. Beau acknowledged the information and checked it out. I don't know what his decision was after that point. I didn't ask - it's his business. (We had more interesting things to talk about than Rick Olney.)

Artful Angie
02-04-2012, 02:20 AM
Wow. Just went to see his new blegh pests. Not a misprint. Wow, he really seems to be a mite irate. Gosh, Rick. I can't imagine why? Don't worry though. ORCA will live on, and hold up the same values it's creators (Robson and VanCourt) intended for it.

Does anyone know how to contact either of them? Maybe we can arrange some kind of party for our first get-together and would love to invite them. You know, "the first organizers of ORCA passing on the torch to the new group" sort of thing.

Artful Angie
02-04-2012, 02:24 AM
Oh, and we might invite Rick too. We can present him with some certificate of his own. Perhaps a restraining order keeping him from Mike Malott?

KJ!
02-04-2012, 03:10 AM
Yikes. This is one of the new entries, the dwarves = trolls one.

''That Mike fell on tough times and I won't go into specifics -- unless Artful Angie is actually Noonan -- and in that regard I'll do whatever I have to do to lead "Artful Angie" to salvation. One way... or the other. ''


Good to see he's still making threats.


I'd have loved to have another update from Matt for the thread, but I really dropped the ball. It's been a busy week, but that's no excuse. So I'm sorry as I haven't had a chance to email him.

EDIT: And his claims about 'currently having people working for him' is hilarious. He made the same claims back in 2009 on the Bleeding Cool thread. As usual, all of NOTHING ever came about. The man is amazing. He simply cannot ever speak the truth.

Artful Angie
02-04-2012, 03:59 AM
But here are some quick highlights:


The coward hiding behind the screen name of "Artful Angie", who poses a direct threat to both me and my family members directly because he lives locally in Utica, New York had this to state:

Is he back to this chestnut? Trust me, Rick. There are plenty more people locally who you've screwed over worse. You're not worth the time it takes to drive to Mohawk, and I'd have to wait in a long, long line if you were being threatened by local people who don't like you.


MY ATTORNEY WILL NO DOUBT GLEEFULLY HAND THEM ALL THE ACCUMULATED INFORMATION AND VARIOUS LIES AS WELL

"Glee" doesn't have any fake attorneys, Rick. You want a show like "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Their fake attorneys are used to dealing with people with weird butt fetishes.


WELL, AGAIN -- YOU DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, SARAH. ORGANIZED READER OF COMICS ASSOCIATED STILL PRODUCES AND PUBLISHES ITS NEWSLETTER FRESH, AND HAS FOR ALL THE TIME EXCEPT DURING THE FALL OF 2009 INTO LATE SUMMER OF 2010

And all the months before and after that date. He's always touting his APA, but never mentions any new issues of Fresh. Hmm.. and have you ever noticed his numbering for his APA always seems to skip a few issues when he's trying to promote it? Well, hey! Rick answers that himself!


WHY THE HELL WOULD I PUBLICIZE THAT TO ANY OF YOU LOSERS THAT LIE ON EVERY LITTLE INSTANCE?

So he admits that he lies, and that he doesn't always want us to know that. Thanks, Rick!


REALITY CHECK FOR YOU -- I ALSO HAVE ORCA'S TAX NUMBER INFO ON THE STATE & FEDERAL LEVEL.

JUST SAYIN'... HAHAHAHA!!! I'VE HAD IT SINCE THE EARLY 1990s. IT IS LEGAL AND ALL IN ORDER.

And on file at Rick's lawyers: Dewey, Cheatum, & Howe. A simple search at the NYS website shows.... Nope. No Tax ID number there. But if he does have it, that means he's spent the money every year to renew a non-existant group's Non-Profit Status since the early 90s.

Now he threatens [Unscrewed:


WHAT DID YOU LOSERS DO WITH ALL THE MONEY YOU MOOCHED OUT OF PEOPLE TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK!? DO YOU KNOW THAT IS BEING NOW INVESTIGATED? BECAUSE COLLECTING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES IS ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. I KNOW. I HAD IT CHECKED.


Well, if anyone would be an expert on collecting money as a scam, it's Rick.


DEAR "ARTFUL ANGIE", I DON'T DEAL WITH FACEBOOK ON THE LEVEL OF YOUR "ORCA" GROUP ANY MORE. THAT IS IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE THERE AT FB AND HERE LOCALLY THAT ARE LOOKING INTO YOUR LEGALITY. I DO KNOW THAT YOU ADDING PEOPLE IS NOT LIKE THEY JOINED WILLINGLY. I ALSO KNOW THAT ( AND ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE AT MARVEL and OF TIM TUOHY'S) TOLD ME THAT TIM DROPPED OUT OF YOUR BULLSHIT ATTEMPT TO USE -- IDENTITY THEFT -- AS YOU HAVE, TO CHEAT PEOPLE AND MAKE THE REAL ORCA LOOK BAD.

Well, I told you it wouldn't be long before Rick tried to report the Facebook page. And last I check, which was just now, both ORCA and the Rick page are still up and running.

Anybody has the right to join or leave the page anytime they want, Rick. Ian dropped off because he didn't want to be added without permission. Then he joined on his own to monitor the page and make sure it didn't degrade into what the thread became.

And Tim never joined the ORCA page. He did join the Rick Olney page to describe THE TRUTH about you and your little Marvel Tour, as well as to go on record calling out your lie about how they offered you the whole Marvel Fan Club... which didn't exist at the time!

BTW... You have to love the pictures RickpPosted of himself in that whole rant about his being invited to a Marvel party in the 90s. Why? Because take a look at what Rick is trying to convey in the images. He's trying to connect himself with Stan Lee and others by telling you the tale of his "being on the inside" and connected to these greats in the 1990s while the images are clearly random shots from some con in the 1970s judging by the suit he's wearing and the fact that Rick had no beer belly and more hair than he's seen on his troll body in decades.


JUST TODAY A FAX FROM MY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WENT TO GOOGLE REGARDING THE ORGANIZED READERS OF COMICS ASSOCIATION (ORCA) AND ORCOMX-APA BLOGSPOT BLOGS.

Well, there is no ORCA blog. There is his APA blog. But what strikes me curious is this:

1) A fax? To Google? Gosh, if only there was some way to contact Google faster. Maybe a snail-mail address? Thank goodness Google's address in 1994, and they had a fax machine.

2) Why exactly are you reporting yourself to Google??? "Hey Google! There are these really bad sites we want to bring to your attention! Oh, who runs them?? That would be me."


I WAS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZED READERS OF COMICS ASSOCIATED BECAUSE -- I CREATED IT AND OWNED IT. REGARDLESS OF ROBSON AND VANCOURT.

Nice to see Rick's version of the facts. "Yeah Robson and VanCourt did all the work, but I owned it no matter what they say!"


I AM NOW, AND HAVE BEEN ORCA'S PRESIDENT AND COO SINCE LATE 2003 AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR LEADING THE ONLINE MEMBERS AWAY FROM THE FORMER WWW.ORCAFRESH.NET. /QUOTE]

Which, if memory serves me, was the site Rick himself insisted be created for the group. Otherwise, this next line would make no sense:

[QUOTE]I STILL MAINTAIN A GOOGLE "ORCAFRESH" EMAIL ADDRESS.

So what does Rick have for the "proof" he states he has for ORCA being created by him??


I STILL HAVE THE EXACT NAPKIN WITH THE WRITTEN DOWN UNDERSTANDING WE EACH AGREED TO ON THE TRAIN DOWN TO MARVEL, IN FACT... IN MY POSSESSION.

Wow! A napkin! Well, then I guess there's no need to go forward with ORCA, folks! Rick has a napkin that says he owns it. Not anything else, like proof he didn't abandon its Non Profit Status, or any papers of Incorporation showing it to be a legit-o-mite biz-o-nizz. He has a napkin! Let's get the judge and string up that thar Angie, buckaroo!


SO WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO PROVE ANY SORT OF ABANDONING BY ME OR THE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER OF NEARLY 100 PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA?

Wait, wasn't it supposed to be 18,000 members across the world or something like that? Now it's 100 people and only in the U.S.?


I STILL AM FRIENDS OF A SORT WITH JIM BRENNAN. YOU ARE SUCH A TOY. MAN, I THINK I'M GOING TO ENJOY SEEING YOU IN COURT EXPLAINING YOUR ACTIONS TO A JUDGE IN STATE COURT. I'M TOLD YOU MAY EVEN HAVE TO GO TO FEDERAL COURT TOO.

Who is Jim Brennan? Is this name supposed to mean something to someone? And for you to see anybody do anything in any court, Rick, requires you to actually show up in court. Or will you tell us your lawyer told you to play hookey again that day like before?

Then he goes off the rails some more against Brian J Crowley, whom he calls a liar, and then Mike Malott, whom he doesn't try to outright bully as much as try to smear him again.


Outsider -- I know Mike Malott. I know him probably more than he realizes. I recall the previous years that he was involved in Organized Readers of Comics Associated and the only way he'd invest himself as such in the phony ORCA Facebook group is if he WAS invested in this all. So yeah, he's playing a bit part. The good news for him is that I realize that he's simply older not smarter. The bad news is that I can't speak on who else (that is either still in ORCA or has fond memories of those years) might have a problem with Mike. I can tell you that he stayed (back then) in his own clique. I can tell you that he harbored resent against me over a matter concerning another (then involved in ORCA and the small press group) member named Mike Noonan. That Mike fell on tough times and I won't go into specifics -- unless Artful Angie is actually Noonan -- and in that regard I'll do whatever I have to do to lead "Artful Angie" to salvation. One way... or the other.

If Malott is soft spoken and in the dark then its a ploy. He and his pal, Eric were trolls harassing people online back the turn of this century. He may have outgrown comic books, because many former younger members have, but she's still a spoiled snot. And I still contend that it was him driving the car that the Mohawk Police stopped across the street from my house back shortly after that bullshit with the harassing bumper stickers and other property damage took place.

Wait, first I was supposed to have been the one with the stickers, then Mike, but then Don was supposed to be the one in the car stopped across the street from him because that's when he brought up Olga, but now it's Mike again.

It's so confusing trying to keep all the lies straight sometimes. But this one is the easiest to disbelieve, and I'll end on that one as I go get ready to leave for Ithaca and to be able to enjoy being around other comic fans, and professionals who would n't let Rick get within 30 feet of them:


people STILL trust me and like me.

KJ!
02-04-2012, 04:23 AM
I recall there's been at least two threads on that Topix board, with people discussing Olney, and how they're owed money by him for various non-comic related things.

Residents talk about how funny it is that he never answers the door, as he knows it'll just be someone he owes money to.

Those are threads on a random board (I don't even really know what Topix is) of local residents discussing Olney openly.

Says it all, really.

Artful Angie
02-04-2012, 05:32 AM
KJ, Topix is some kind of news website that also has a thread section set up like this one, I think.

When you mentioned it, it jogged my memory about it. I think way back, they posted one of the threads about Rick here in this thread. Somebody in Canada was looking for Rick's home address and somebody in Mohawk told them good luck. I responded, too asking the person why, but never heard back.

The thing about Topix is that if they receive enough reports of somebody pushing the "Report Abuse" button, then the system automatically removes the thread. Because if you look at the Mohawk, NY thread section, people are saying a lot worse than that about people other than Rick. But I guess Rick watches that site too, and just keeps hitting that "Report Abuse" button until the thread disappears.

He must have overlooked this one. Here it is:


Seeking Rick Olney
Kitchener, Canada

Sep 23, 2011
I really need to speak with Rick Olney and every contact I had for him is no longer working. Does anyone know how to reach him?

*****

MohawkMom
Carthage, NY

Sep 23, 2011
I know his current phone number and email address, but he won't answer those either. If he owes you money like he does me--good luck!

*****

RangerJoe
Carthage, NY

Sep 23, 2011
I can give you the grid coordinates to his house....thats prolly the only way to get ahold of him is to show up at his front door. he'll prob sneak out the back being the weasel he is.

*****

RangerJoe
Carthage, NY

Sep 23, 2011
+43° 0' 35.13",-75° 1' 7.64"

That should get you to his front door.

*****

Artful Angie
Utica, NY

Sep 25, 2011
You could try talking badly about him online. If you do, he's SURE to find it and you. Saves you the legwork. LOL

*****

Artful Angie
Utica, NY

Sep 25, 2011
MohawkMom, why does he owe you money, if I may ask? I want to put it on the ever-growing list of his debts. LOL

*****

Owe-lney
Dedham, MA

Sep 28, 2011
He has "borrowed" all he can from everyone he can. Looks to me like he now runs some scams to pay the nimo. Last I heard he was having a comic club ripping off all the local kids he could. I am ashamed to say I am a victim of about 20 yrs ago and told my wife then no more money to him.

Watch out, Ranger Joe! You live in Carthage, and may present a "local threat to Rick's family". You know, the family he threatened to have beat up Matt Doc Martin if he showed up, after Rick said "You're more than welcome to show up'".

There was one thread about Barbara, and how she always drives through Mohawk with her head down, ashamed. But that one was removed.

HamsterRage
02-04-2012, 05:56 AM
I'd just like to thank Rick for linking to the worst things about him yet again and helping Google's SEO ranks of him continue to advertise what a terrible person he is.

Well done Rick... I set a trap and you fell right into it.

MacQuarrie
02-04-2012, 06:14 AM
For the record once again: not one penny of donations to UNSCREWED has been or will be spent on anything related to the comic. That will be paid for via a dedicated fundraiser specifically for that purpose.

We can account for every dollar that has been donated. We know how much Bev stole, we know how much we have paid out in assistance and how much has gone to legal filings. We know how much is spent on overhead, salaries, administration and expenses (precisely zero), and we know how much we have spent on producing the anthology (also zero),

This assertion of Olney's is a bald-faced lie.

Gail Simone
02-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Can someone cut and paste the last three rants here? There's some new horseshit he's come up with that directly contradicts excuses he used previously, as always. And it's hard to cut and paste that much on an iPad. Thanks!

Gail Simone
02-04-2012, 08:19 AM
I know this isn't really relevant, but I find it hysterically funny.

You know that phrase about what happens when cousins marry?


Well, what DO you get when cousins marry?


A grandson named Rick, apparently.

Turns out Rick's grandfather's last name was Olney.

And his grandmother's maiden name?

ALSO Olney.

They were first or second cousins.


Sorry, but it would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-04-2012, 08:25 AM
Yeah I remember coming across that cousin information and posting it in the old thread. Does explain much. I'll copy and paste the last 3 posts now if someone doesn't beat me to it.

Gail Simone
02-04-2012, 08:28 AM
Half the states in the US don't even ALLOW cousins to marry like that anymore. Ha!

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-04-2012, 08:31 AM
Rick is in Bold, the other is stuff he was quoting.


Never Going To Happen: Organized Readers of Comics Association Will Chew You Up! Part TWO
The coward hiding behind the screen name of "Artful Angie", who poses a direct threat to both me and my family members directly because he lives locally in Utica, New York had this to state:

Gail, Outsider pretty much spelled it all out. That blog Rick wrote about Mike was supposed to be yet another grand Rick Olney announcement that he knew who I was, and of course was a crash and burn of spectacular magnitude.

Mike hasn't been involved in comics for some time. He even states as much in his posts on the Rick Olney and ORCA Facebook pages. But it was brought to his attention that Rick had made that post. He took it for what it was: Rick attempting to be a cyber-bully. He announced today on Facebook that he filed a cyber-bullying report against Rick with the police here in town.

AND -- I HOPE YOU ACTUALLY DID FILE A REPORT WITH THE POLICE. THE QUICKER WE GET THEM INVOLVED IN THIS ALL ... THE BETTER. IT MAY EVEN SAVE YOU SOME FURTHER PAIN AND ANXIETY. POSTING ALL THE LIES THAT YOU MAKE-UP CANNOT BE AN EASY THING. NOW EXCUSE ME. I HAVE TO GO LAUGH MY ASS OFF AT YOU IMPLYING THAT WHAT I HAD POSTED WAS AKIN TO "CYBER-BULLYING" ... AS YOU AND OTHERS ONLINE AND IN YOUR CASE, LOCALLY, HAVE BEEN HARASSING AND LIBELING MY GOOD NAME FOR YEARS WITH NO REGARD FOR SELF CONTROL OF YOURSELVES.

Outsider, when you get a chance the next time you talk to Mike please inform him of the blatant threat Rick made towards him calling the police in his comment on the ORCA post on his blog:

1 comments: Rick OlneyFeb 2, 2012 12:43 PM You're in deep doo-doo now, Mike. And I'm not backing off. Posting that after Mike posted that he is reporting Rick to the police can be construed as attempting to intimidate the victim of a crime, and can warrant additional charges on Rick.

I support Mike's decision to go after Rick through the police. Mike was out of the comics industry entirely, and it was Rick who decided to try and drag Mike into the mud by saying I was him, and then bully, insult, and try to embarrass Mike with his usual bullshit. And then to try to bully him a second time to keep himself out of trouble? Sorry, Rick. As you stated before, you pulled that trigger yourself. Now you'll have to deal with the GSW to your foot.

YES, I ALSO SUPPORT MIKE CALLING THE POLICE. MY ATTORNEY WILL NO DOUBT GLEEFULLY HAND THEM ALL THE ACCUMULATED INFORMATION AND VARIOUS LIES AS WELL -- AS PERSONAL THREATS -- THE VANDALISM OF OUR PROPERTY HERE IN MOHAWK, AND THE THINGS DOCUMENTED BY THE MOHAWK POLICE.

Rick was so pleased to announce the new cyber-bullying laws that were going into effect in 2012. Now he gets to demonstrate how good they are... by being charged under them.

I SHOULD BE! I LOBBIED CONGRESSMAN HANNA AND A SPECIFIC COALITION SEEKING THEIR UPGRADE AND REVIVAL, IDIOT.

Exactly where does this saying come from, Rick??? I've never heard it my entire life! Is this one of your butt-fetish things?

YES, ANOTHER INDICATION THAT YOU NEVER SPENT ANY TIME IN THE MILITARY. AND -- REGARDING YOUR REPLY -- ANOTHER INDICATION THAT YOU PROBABLY WEAR KNEE PADS.

AND NOW WE HEAR FROM SARAH BEACH:

Yeah, about the ORCA name -- I'm six of one and half a dozen of the other. I always thought it was an organization name that was reaching a little far for the acronym. But I can let it ride. As a name for a group of folks interested in comics, it's not too bad. And so it would be kind of nice to turn the impact of the name around and make something positive out of it. But Rick's legacy is hard to shake off.

ANOTHER LIBERAL PIECE OF SHIT LIBERAL WHO PROCLAIMS THEMSELVES AN AUTHORITY ON ACRONYMS. NEVER MIND THE 'LEGACY', SARAH. SHAKE OFF A FEW POUNDS ON -- THE BIGGEST LOSER -- BEFORE YOUR LITTLE BLACK HEART WEARS OUT CARTING AROUND ALL THAT FALSE AUTHORITY.

That said, the reality of it is that Rick has done nothing with the name or group in the last five or six years, except harp about its past and show pictures of old issues of Fresh. Nothing happening with it, and no listings of members (dues paying or otherwise) to confirm that it is an active organization. And no, Rick, you saying that something will happen in X number of months does not constitute real action. We've seen at least three countdown clocks where you said when it reached zero there would be a ALL NEW ISSUE OF FRESH FROM ORCA!

They never happened.

Your ORCA is dead, Rick. As a doornail.

WELL, AGAIN -- YOU DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. ORGANIZED READER OF COMICS ASSOCIATED STILL PRODUCES AND PUBLISHES ITS NEWSLETTERFRESH, AND HAS FOR ALL THE TIME EXCEPT DURING THE FALL OF 2009 INTO LATE SUMMER OF 2010 -- WITH THE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER KNEW THAT BECAUSE WE INFORMED THEM. ALL THOSE TIMES I TOLD YOU THAT I DIDN'T NEED TO WATCH YOUR SHITTY THREADS, IT WAS ORCA'S MEMBERS THAT KEPT ME AWARE.

AND -- WHILE ORCA HAS GOTTEN SMALLER OVER THE YEARS, NOTHING EVER CHANGED WITHITS NEWSLETTER FRESH OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT -- I BECAME ITS PUBLISHER AND A LOCAL GRAPHIC ARTIST THAT WORKS FOR ME, ALONG WITH A PRINTER THAT I'VE KNOWN FOR SEVERAL DECADES, PRINTS THE NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT I INSTRUCT HIM TO PRINT EACH QUARTERLY PERIOD.

WHY THE HELL WOULD I PUBLICIZE THAT TO ANY OF YOU LOSERS THAT LIE ON EVERY LITTLE INSTANCE? WHY WOULD I SUBJECT THE MEMBERSHIP TO A CHANCE THAT ONE OF YOU WOULD SOMEHOW MANAGE TO GET ON THE ROSTER. YOUR GROUP AND ITS EFFORTS ARE AS -- CORRUPT AND E-V-I-L -- AS OTHERS HAVE CLAIMED TO HAVE EVER SEEN.

BUT DON'T WORRY, THIS ALL ENDS THIS YEAR FOR EACH OF YOU.

I SWEAR YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF MORONS...

Oh, and you having all that history stuff about the previous life of ORCA ... Rick, if there isn't a filing for an organization under that name in existence, then anyone else who DOES file that information for their own purposes has every right to do so. Can't be "identity theft" when your old ORCA had no legal "identity" other than what is tumbling around in your head. Reality check for you, Ricky -- just because it's in your head, that does not make it real. In fact, it's pretty much guaranteed not to match anything that can be objectively tested.

REALITY CHECK FOR YOU -- I ALSO HAVE ORCA'S TAX NUMBER INFO ON THE STATE & FEDERAL LEVEL.

JUST SAYIN'... HAHAHAHA!!! I'VE HAD IT SINCE THE EARLY 1990s. IT IS LEGAL AND ALL IN ORDER.

Now then, sir, stop making an even worse hash of your place in the world. Return the maps to Matt. LucasFilm has already authorized him to vend them. Stop insisting on stupid ego-stroking conditions that no one in their right mind would comply with. Just return the maps and the funds already collected. And you know what? You might actually receive some ego-stroking of people going "What do you know! He actually did the RIGHT THING for once! How about that!"

YOU NEED TO READ MY BLOGS ON THE MAPS >>> S-L-O-W-E-R. I HAVE EXPLAINED THE PRESENT STATE AND SITUATION WITH THE MAPS. STICK YOUR EGO-STROKING IN YOUR ASS. AGAIN, TALK TO A LAWYER!

WHAT DID YOU LOSERS DO WITH ALL THE MONEY YOU MOOCHED OUT OF PEOPLE TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK!? DO YOU KNOW THAT IS BEING NOW INVESTIGATED? BECAUSE COLLECTING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES IS ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. I KNOW. I HAD IT CHECKED.

AND WHAT ABOUT MARK WAID? GET THAT IGNORANT 'HANG-ON' TO GIVE YOU MORE MONEY TO GET THE ADVICE OF A REAL LAWYER. PLEASE!

Let it go, Rick. You cannot make the world fall into the pattern you design. For one thing, your designs are too small.

DEAR "ARTFUL ANGIE", I DON'T DEAL WITH FACEBOOK ON THE LEVEL OF YOUR "ORCA" GROUP ANY MORE. THAT IS IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE THERE AT FB AND HERE LOCALLY THAT ARE LOOKING INTO YOUR LEGALITY. I DO KNOW THAT YOU ADDING PEOPLE IS NOT LIKE THEY JOINED WILLINGLY. I ALSO KNOW THAT ( AND ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE AT MARVEL and OF TIM TUOHY'S) TOLD ME THAT TIM DROPPED OUT OF YOUR BULLSHIT ATTEMPT TO USE -- IDENTITY THEFT -- AS YOU HAVE, TO CHEAT PEOPLE AND MAKE THE REAL ORCA LOOK BAD.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY OLD AND *NEW* ORCA MEMBERS, REAL ORGANIZED READERS OF COMICS ASSOCIATED MEMBERS ARE GOING TO REACT ONCE THEY'RE ALL INFORMED. I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE "ARTFUL ANGIE" or MIKE MALOTT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

JUST TODAY A FAX FROM MY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WENT TO GOOGLE REGARDING THE ORGANIZED READERS OF COMICS ASSOCIATION (ORCA) AND ORCOMX-APA BLOGSPOT BLOGS.

BET YOU CAN'T IMAGINE WHY, RIGHT? STOCK UPON VASELINE AND CHAP STICK. ITS GOING TO BE A LONG COLD WINTER YET. HAHAHAA!!

AND NOW, "ARTFUL ANGIE" LET'S ADDRESS THESE OTHER LIES BY YOU:

And the best part of Rick's attempt to stop ORCA was that he says it in his own words, that ORCA wasn't his idea to begin with:

We had grown so a election was very necessary. Based on the results of the election, a slightly older adult member from Rome, New York, name of Ken VanCourt, became the next president for a short time. I state it as such, time frame wise, because Mr. VanCourt was only the president during a time when the West Utica Club began to take off. So Ken VanCourt is the man who started to make Rick's failing West Utica Comic Club thrive. Hmm.. What else was he involved in, I wonder....

I CAN'T TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT ELSE KEN VANCOURT WAS DOING BACK THEN, BUT JUSTIN BELMONT, ORCA'S PRESIDENT BEFORE THAT SHORT SPAN OF TIME BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP REMOVED VANCOURT FROM HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AS PRESIDENT, AND THEN -- VANCOURT QUIT ORCA. I AM STILL IN TOUCH WITH JUSTIN. HE'S STILL MY FRIEND. HE CAN GIVE ANY DEPOSITION NEEDED, I'M SURE.

I PREVIOUSLY SHARED ON MY BLOG THE FOLLOWING:

"I had written and talked with Jim Brennan from Marvel a few times. Jim was actually the voice of 'Spider Jim' during Marvel's "Fan Phone" promotional period. We became acquainted and friendly, and Jim took pity on me gushing over my love (then) of all things Marvel. I affected him so that he invited me to attend the gala Marvel Holiday Party of 1996, which for reasons I can't recall, was held in January of 1997. Meanwhile, Brian Robson, my Adviser, and the newly elected President, Ken VanCourt, were not forgotten by me. I managed to get Jim to give me a total of three party invites. That date came and the three of us boarded the train to New York City. We had a very nice time together. We had a couple of funny adventures that next couple of days, but I'm not going to share them at this time. What we did was to sit together on the train trip back and formalize my ideas to grow the West Utica Comic Book Club into Organized Readers of Comics Associated, or ORCA, as it was then known."

Thanks for putting it into your own words, Rick, that ORCA wasn't owned or created by you alone. That'll go a long way to showing that the intellectual property was owned by someone other than you. In fact, by your own words, here's all you really did contribute to it's creation:

YOU ARE A FREAKIN' IDIOT. I WAS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZED READERS OF COMICS ASSOCIATED BECAUSE -- I CREATED IT AND OWNED IT. REGARDLESS OF ROBSON AND VANCOURT. VANCOURT DEPARTED ORCA BY THAT LATE SUMMER. OUSTED! I AM NOW, AND HAVE BEEN ORCA'S PRESIDENT AND COO SINCE LATE 2003 AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR LEADING THE ONLINE MEMBERS AWAY FROM THE FORMER WWW.ORCAFRESH.NET (http://WWW.ORCAFRESH.NET).

I STILL MAINTAIN A GOOGLE "ORCAFRESH" EMAIL ADDRESS. I ALSO HAVE ONE OF ORGANIZED READERS OF COMICS ASSOCIATION@ GMAIL.COM, AND ONE FOR THE ORCOMX-APA.

ALL OUR PRINTED MATTER LISTED OUR OWNERSHIP UNDER COPYRIGHT AND ALL RIGHTS RESERVED REGARDING TRADEMARK.

AND WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU CLAIMING OWNERSHIP OF... A FACEBOOK GROUP, WHICH YOU, YOURSELF JOINED 3/4ths THE VERY FEW THERE AGAINST THEIR WILL!??
IDIOT.

BRIAN ROBSON MOVED TO SYRACUSE AND THEN TO FLORIDA. I STAYED IN TOUCH WITH BRI UNTIL AROUND 2004. WE WERE STILL FRIENDS THEN.

I STILL HAVE THE EXACT NAPKIN WITH THE WRITTEN DOWN UNDERSTANDING WE EACH AGREED TO ON THE TRAIN DOWN TO MARVEL, IN FACT... IN MY POSSESSION. SO WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO PROVE ANY SORT OF ABANDONING BY ME OR THE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER OF NEARLY 100 PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA?

IDIOT.

AND -- I STILL AM FRIENDS OF A SORT WITH JIM BRENNAN. YOU ARE SUCH A TOY. MAN, I THINK I'M GOING TO ENJOY SEEING YOU IN COURT EXPLAINING YOUR ACTIONS TO A JUDGE IN STATE COURT. I'M TOLD YOU MAY EVEN HAVE TO GO TO FEDERAL COURT TOO.

I STATED EARLIER ON MY BLOG:

"I had already had previous luck with acronym's at MetLife in having my name for an internal work help group named. Yes, I was the person that named the group that was known as the ECHO Team. ECHO was the acronym behind Employees Communicating to Help Others."

"ARTFUL ANGIE" ADDED THIS TO HIS REPLY:

So all you donated to the creative process is the name. The concept and the content was all James VanCourt's.

Good to know. The lawyers will enjoy using your own words against you. Thanks a lot, buckaroo.

HIS FIRST NAME WAS "KEN" VANCOURT, NOT "JAMES" VANCOURT, IDIOT. AND YES, YOUR LAWYERS ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING DOWN AT YOU AND SHAKING THEIR HEAD.

IT IS TRUE.. "The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so." ~Josh Billings

Plus Rick left this comment at his blog.


Rick Olney Feb 3, 2012 10:51 PM

I'll be answering you idiots in caps from here on out. Far as you issuing me some sort of challenge to come find you at Ithacon... no thanks. If you think I'm afraid of you, you're wrong. I'm just smarter than you. Bullies always had behind phony names and not their real names. Idiots try to goad 57yr old men with cancer, a heart condition and other small problems into thinking there might be a fight. You're a pussy plain and simple, Martin. An idiot by default, and in sorry need of hanging out with Queer Duck and Assful Angie. Why would I want to ruin your fun? Have a good time in Ithaca and hope you have a safe trip home to CT. Idiot. LOL

Tony Isabella
02-04-2012, 08:35 AM
Part of me thinks this thread should continue. It'll keep the Facebook page from becoming a discussion group, it gives some of you a place to vent, and it seems to be making Olney go even more ape-shit that he already is.

By the way, I still haven't been sued by him and his imaginary lawyers. Neither he nor his imaginary friends have ever dared confront me at a convention. 2012 is shaping up to be another year of meaningless threats from the dickless wonder.

Gail Simone
02-04-2012, 08:39 AM
I agree in some ways, Tony, but I think pretty much everything that can be said here has been said multiple times.

If people google his name and see nothing but endless web pages from people he's cheated, lied to, insulted and threatened, and STILL are dumb enough to get involved, I am not sure that this thread would suddenly grow them any common sense.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-04-2012, 08:39 AM
Again, Rick's blathering in bold.


Brian J. Crowley is a Liar!

You know -- I have been harassed for years over the matter of several false small claims court cases filed against me in other States by people not even involved with me, Rick Olney, over the difference of opinions concerning why said plaintiffs were not paid.

I sought legal counsel several times and was told the same thing -- Ignore the matter. So I have, although I have gone as far as to explain the reasoning of WHY certain people went unpaid. It was contractually legal that they not be paid. Plain and simple. It also boiled down to me not being obligated to pay for goods/merchandise/services that I would never be able to use or gain possession of. I'm not stupid and neither were my legal advisers.

But here again, here is Brian Crowley stating certain things that simply are not true. Brian must think he's an attorney. Brian must think its his business. Well, he is neither. I'm aware of who he is, where he lives, what he does for a living ... and he's in Chicago. Do I bother him? Nope. I don't give two shits for him. But when he runs his mouth, sadly, it motivates me to sometimes respond and correct him.

Go to LAW SCHOOL, Brian! Then come back with your big boy pants on! You and Tom Stillwell, along with MacQuarrie, have given so much phony unrealistic legal advise ... the three of you should follow my advice and go to LAW SCHOOL! Did you know that in some States that is actually ILLEGAL?

Anyway... here is Brian's most recent public blathering:

It's too bad Rick has decided that in spite of judgments against him and cease and decist order from Lucasfilm he's chosen to never do the right thing.

STILL HAS NOT HAPPENED. NO WORD FROM LUCASFILM YET. BUT WHEN,AND IF IT EVER COMES ... I SHALL CERTAINLY SHARE IT.

His time on this planet is running out and in circles of real professional comic artists and writers (if they know about him, most don't care to) he's a bad joke. "A client tried to pull an Olney on me"

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I EXPECT (according to my Oncology doctors) TO BE HERE LONGER THAN MAYBE YOU (perhaps). Chicago is a tough city to live in, isn't it?

OH, AND THIS WILL PISS YOU OFF, BUT I HAVE A HANDFUL OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, COLORISTS & LETTERERS WORKING FOR ME... AGAIN. ONLY THIS TIME, THEY'RE GETTING PAID BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY DO WHAT THEY'VE AGREED TO DO. AND YES, AT SOME POINT IN TIME -- I SHALL RELEASE THEIR NAMES, UNLESS I AM ASKED OTHERWISE. NOBODY LIKES TO BE HARASSED WHEN THEY'RE EARNING A LIVING.

If he's known he's known as a cheating low life deadbeat who never paid back the people he owed, attempted commit fraud against a veteran's charity and a hospital of sick children. Then stole maps from an artist after his convention bombed (yet again)

NOT TRUE. NO FRAUD WAS EVER COMMITTED AGAINST ANY VETERAN'S CHARITY. JUST ANOTHER BOLD FACED LIE -- WITH NO PROOF -- JUST ONE ASSHOLE TRYING TO SELL DIARRHEA OF THE MOUTH TO SOMEONE ELSE WITH UNSUBSTANTIATED LIES. NO MAPS WERE STOLEN. AGAIN, A LIE. NO PROOF.

Can you imagine if back here he had decided to listen to the people who urged him to stop (like me)?
http://forums.comicbookresources.com...d.php?t=156451
or if this had been his cue?
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/a-wa...ut-rick-olney/
or if he had been sincere this time:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/06/...rthday-to-you/
or if this time he realized how much trouble he could be in?
http://www.journalfen.net/community/...k/1282019.html

No instead Rick has cemented himself in a spot where people will continue to sue his wife Barbara Olney. Over and over again.
http://torrentialspirit.blogspot.com...ara-olney.html

AND THAT IS THE BIGGEST LIE. THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR A LAWSUIT AGAINST MY WIFE. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER LIE AND TACTIC TO TRY AND INFLICT MALICE & PERSECUTION AGAINST A PERSON THAT HAS NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THESE MATTERS -- OR -- ANY OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED, LEAST OF ALL, ANYONE THINKING THAT POSTING MESSAGE BOARD THREADS (AS INDICATED ABOVE) ACTUALLY PROVE ANYTHING. THEY DO NOT! THEY ARE THE CREATIONS OF IGNORANT AND CHILDISH DELUSIONAL INDIVIDUALS.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-04-2012, 08:45 AM
Lastly there is this.


Never Going To Happen: Organized Readers of Comics Association Will Chew You Up!
[Picture of the 7 Dwarves] Which little ignorant troll are you?


William G. McAdoo once stated, "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument." Reading the following, I am inclined to agree with him.

A person going by the screen name of Outsider from reportedly Wyoming had the following to state regarding my thoughts and words earlier about Mike Malott:


I talked to Mike Malott for a bit on Facebook; he seems like a really nice, soft-spoken guy. He was upset about the post Olney made about him, and was really concerned that people would think badly about him as a result. I (hopefully) reassured him that anyone who knows Olney's history will NOT think badly of Mike based only upon things that Olney has said, as his history of lying is too well known.


Aww.... and did you imagine he had that pouty-assed look on his face? Hahahaha!!


Really? See and that's the part of it all that you're missing, Outsider -- I know Mike Malott. I know him probably more than he realizes. I recall the previous years that he was involved in Organized Readers of Comics Associated and the only way he'd invest himself as such in the phony ORCA Facebook group is if he WAS invested in this all. So yeah, he's playing a bit part. The good news for him is that I realize that he's simply older not smarter. The bad news is that I can't speak on who else (that is either still in ORCA or has fond memories of those years) might have a problem with Mike. I can tell you that he stayed (back then) in his own clique. I can tell you that he harbored resent against me over a matter concerning another (then involved in ORCA and the small press group) member named Mike Noonan. That Mike fell on tough times and I won't go into specifics -- unless Artful Angie is actually Noonan -- and in that regard I'll do whatever I have to do to lead "Artful Angie" to salvation. One way... or the other.

If Malott is soft spoken and in the dark then its a ploy. He and his pal, Eric were trolls harassing people online back the turn of this century. He may have outgrown comic books, because many former younger members have, but she's still a spoiled snot. And I still contend that it was him driving the car that the Mohawk Police stopped across the street from my house back shortly after that bullshit with the harassing bumper stickers and other property damage took place.

And, this reply from "Artful Angie" -- "So let me respond directly: Yes, Rick. I'm sure you have the history of ORCA documented, because all you can do to prove to yourself you're not worthless is live in the past. You've got your little magazines that you go through, and smile, and think back to when people actually trusted and liked you.


But that's what it is, Rick. History. You don't own it, because you never kept up with it. You don't think I did the research before making the decision to take your little trinket away from you and deciding to give it back to the comics community, where it could be a positive thing again without you???


And it's always "tomorrow" this and "my leagal beagle bagel team" that. Just shut up, Rick. You can't do a damn thing about it. Your time in comics is OVER. Soon this thread will be OVER. Go back to rummaging through the boxes in your basement looking for validation, because that's the only place you're going to get it from. Unless you have some assless chaps you could parade around in, "buckaroo".


Wait, look who I'm talking about? It's Rick and his anal obsession. Of course he'll own a pair or seven.


Hahahahaha! Idiot that!


Hate to burst your bubble there, spank, but people STILL trust me and like me. History is anything that just happened. Meaning that all the things that this present group of ORCA members do is present and current history. I still have people that I consider my friends, comics or not, dropping in to see me. Contrary to the imaginary Rick Olney 'Universe' that you live in, Angie.

You're a snot nosed coward, Angie. You're not female either. You're undoubtedly a spoiled young lad in his late 20s. I've had others who were familiar with previous real ORCA members tell me that you're nobody that ever had a place in Organized Readers of Comics Associated.
A nobody.

A somebody that a nobody made up simply to fit into a message board forum where you thought you'd have worth and not be worthless. I'll know who you are soon enough.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-04-2012, 08:50 AM
To go along with those last three posts of Rick there is this.

http://i.imgur.com/8gqCr.jpg

I found it a few months back and i think it goes well with my image of Rick as I read his words. I know the Facebook page has a picture of Rick but maybe this can be used if you ever change it. Oh and I'm unsure if you are keeping it known to a minimum but as far as I know, the link to the ORCA Fracebook page has never been posted here. If this thread closes it might be good to put it links to it and the other page here for future readers to find.

MyNameIsNotLarry
02-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Wait, wasn't it supposed to be 18,000 members across the world or something like that? Now it's 100 people and only in the U.S.?

Who is Jim Brennan? Is this name supposed to mean something to someone?

First the membership number. I posted this link before when Rick went on about how many members ORCA was to have had.

http://isitfactorisitfiction.blogspot.com/2008/09/orca-membership.html

It seems Rick's claims varied from 400 to 1800 to 3000 to 3600 and then 3800 members worldwide.

Jim Brennan is the guy Rick has called Spider-Jim. He's also the guy who took Rick on the tour of Marvel he goes on and on about. At one time Rick claimed that Jim was head of Marvel's marketing department. On the old CBR thread, Kurt Busiek corrected that information.


I was just on the phone with Fabian Nicieza, talking over some Superman stuff we're working on and how to keep those fifty-something young creators down, so I asked him about Jim Brennan.

He says Jim Brennan was a very nice guy and a terrific ad-copy writer, who was management level but by no means in charge of marketing. Mark Erickson, another good guy, was the top guy in the department.


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Jim Brennan is on Facebook and has Rick listed as a friend, which I guess is what Rick means by saying they are still friends of a sort. Though from a brief glance it's mostly Rick kissing up once in a while to him. Jim is also friends with Tim Tuohy on Facebook and I'm sure if Tim mentioned to him Rick's claims, well that would make for an interesting talk.