Dear whoever decides who should be recognized with awards and whatnot;
My name is Michael Davis. You’re no doubt heard of me. Depending on who you ask, you will get many different stories.
I’m sure they are all entertaining, like the one where I killed a cat for looking at me or was caught in bed with an underage nanny goat while high on Elmer’s Glue. Stories vary but are pretty much all bullshit. I’ve said for decades that…shit, never mind. What’s the point of me saying anything that proves it’s all bullshit? People like to believe rumors, and I’m a bit too old to give a fish anymore.
Since no one is talking about my contributions to the industry (except when I was thought to be dead), I’ve decided that I would.
I am the only comic book creator with a comic book series in the American school system taught as a curriculum.
So incredible was that feat, The Gordon Parks Academy named their auditorium after me. I’m pretty sure no comic book creator has gotten that honor either.
It’s called The Action Files, and it was so successful the original hardcover series now goes for over $700 bucks on Amazon, if you can find someone willing to sell their copies.
Oh, and it’s been selling for over 25 years. So this ‘recent trend’ of comics in the schools an educational comics blah blah blah can thank me.
I started it.
I was not only there first; I’m still the only comic book creator with a comic book series in the American school system taught as a curriculum.
So, it’s only fair that an achievement like that is given some props, right?
OR…answer the question of why is an achievement of such magnitude acknowledged by academia but not my peers?
Is it the underage nanny goat while high on Elmer’s Glue rumor?
The truth is that goat was over 18.
Please feel free to start with my Pulitzer throw in my Nobel Peace Prize. Wait, those are not industry awards or honors. But I bet if I won those, it would look silly if my industry ignored my accomplishments, would it not?
Did I mention I’m the only comic book creator with a comic book series taught as a curriculum in the American school system or the auditorium with my name on it in the school named after one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century?
Most likely, you’re unaware of the Action Files, which is the reason I’ve been left out of all those reindeer games.
Well, the more you know…