This was not an easy comic strip to make. I’ve been a Joss Whedon fan for a good many years – his blend of humour, heart and feminist ideas made his creations resonate with me.
A week ago, Joss’ ex-wife Kai Cole revealed that, during their marriage, he had many affairs with other women, including some with women that worked for him on his TV shows.
Yes, he’s not the first person in Hollywood to do something like this, but his pro-women agenda has always been front and centre in his work. If he is someone who can take advantage of women who reported to him and treat his wife in such a terrible fashion, then he is definitely not practicing what he is preaching.
His shows (Buffy, Firefly) and his movies (Avengers 1 & 2) are still good, but can the artist ever be separated from the art they make?
The main Joss fansite doesn’t think so – after 15 years, Whedonesque closed up shop right after Kai’s essay was published.