THE iPETITION


Whether you agree or disagree with Dave Sim's wider views, please consider showing your support for one of the comics medium's most unique talents by signing the ipetition confirming that you do not believe Dave Sim is a misogynist. Some of the people who already have are:

Stephen R Bissette (81):
Cartoonist, writer, fellow Spirit of Independence traveler, longtime CEREBUS reader, TABOO co-creator/co-creator/publisher/co-publisher who was originally bankrolled by Dave, and artist who owes a debt of thanks to Dave.

Michael Peterson (90):
Dave Sim has been an inspiration for over ten years of my life - and I most decidedly do not believe that he is a misogynist, an opinion I can hold after fully reading his essays and correspondence, and in contradiction to vague smear comments of all varieties.

Tyrone Biljan (91):
Dave has been and continues to be a great guy to me personally. He's never talked negatively about women in my presence.

Suley Fattah (100):
Dave has always been a gentleman whenever my wife and I met up with him.

Amanda Meadows (102):
Huge fan slash woman. If he feels this is necessary than so do I. 

Thadeus Zebroski (110):
I appreciate the medium of comic art and especially the work Dave Sim has done in Cerebus. While he has been critical of feminist ideas I don't believe Dave Sim is a misogynist.

Paul Weil (116):
Criticism does not denote fear or hatred...

John W. Hacker (119):
I've had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Sim several times over the years at different conventions. I found him to be a pleasant and intelligent fellow who was very interested in talking to the public about any number of subjects. Dave and I have vastly different views on politics, religion and several other subjects. While he does have very strong opinions about women and women's roles I'm convinced that the man is not a misogynist.

Gary Spencer Millidge (122):
Writer/artist, Strangehaven
I think if Dave Sim was a misogynist then he wouldn't have any trouble admitting it. So I don't believe he is. I even looked up what it meant.

Mel Smith (132):
I don't believe Dave Sim is a misogynist " in fact just the opposite. I believe Dave Sim has stood for nothing more than pure fucking artistic genius since day one in 1977! I have seen Dave fight for many, many, many people in and out of the comics family and to think some turds would treat a man of his grace this way makes me sick. I am proud to call Dave Sim my friend, mentor, and idol without whom I would never had published Gumby Comics or any other projects for that matter. Respectfully - Mel Smith

Dave Fisher (135):
I met Dave several years ago, and actually did some work for him before reading even a single page of Cerebus (he says sheepishly). His reputation preceded him of course, but IMO is ridiculously exaggerated. Dave is a thoroughly decent, stand-up human being. I have since read some Cerebus, but more than anything my opinion has been formulated by several challenging & stimulating sit-down conversations with Dave at his home. If I believed that Dave was truly a misogynist, I would find him loathesome and not waste my time, any more than he wants to waste his time and energy engaging disagreeable narrow-minded people who despise him. Sim has some very, very strong opinions, and I don't agree with all of them, but I do believe my own world view is better informed and sharpened for having his challenging thoughts and opinions expressed to me without apology or fear. Do I believe Dave has strong opinions against feminism Absolutely! Do I believe he hates women No, I honestly don't believe that to be true.

Stephen L Holland (168):
Owner, Page 45 comics shop, Nottingham, UK
...no, I do not believe that Dave Sim is a misogynist and I have nothing but contempt for those ignorant and illiterate few who have caused such a disproportionate stirr/tsunami amounting to character assassination over the last fifteen years.

James Owen (170):
Colleague and Friend. Dave and I disagree about many things, but I do not believe he is a misogynist. I realized that the reasons I have not signed the petition to this point have more to do with my differences with others on the periphery than they have to do with Dave. And were I to be asked in person what he asked for in his letter, as his colleague, I would not decline to support him. If it was presented to me at face value that he needed the support of his friends, I would not decline to have his back. Because whether or not Dave is still my friend, I am still his.

Logan DeAngelis (224):
President of ComiXpress.com, a long time Cerebus reader, and admirer of Dave and his works.

Brian K. Smith (229):
Comics fan and self publisher of small-press comics. To see one of our mediums greatest geniuses treated so disrespectfully, and to have one of comics greatest achievements swept under the rug is embarrassing. I've always loved comics since I was a kid because of the no-rules freedom of expression they offer. Too bad so many don't see it that way. Fuck them, I still do.

James Loh (230):
As a kid growing up reading comic books, Cerebus showed me what the medium was capable of, and as I've grown older, how few creators, at least in the mainstream, rise to the challenge. I do not believe that Dave Sim is a misogynist/hates women, and I find no evidence of this in any of his writings. People have inaccurately described a very talented man clearly and concisely laying out his opinions as being hateful, when I would argue that Sim's opinions have been expressed without any malice, or emotive statements. You may disagree with him, you may STRONGLY disagree with him, but to respond with such anger as to label a man a misogynist is discrimination in itself; to hate a person for their difference of opinion. 

John Garvin (276):
Labels like this, whether applied to Dave Sim or anyone else, are politically-correct bullshit attempts to censor freedom of thought, let alone freedom of speech. Cerebus, probably more than any other comic, has had the greatest impact on me as a creator and artist, and Sim should not be marginalized just because his views on gender, cosmology or ??? piss off the intelligentsia who are currently in vogue. Shame on everyone who wants to ignore 300 issues of complex storytelling because they deem the author "unclean."

Bill Willingham (282):
Writer of Fables and other books and stories.

Terry Phelps (288):
Dave Sim is not a misoginist, he's just made an in-depth and fascinatingly idiosyncratic stand on the issue of the dark side of feminism. Let us remember that feminism is a political movement. It is not "women", and it is not a vunerable victim to be protected from "brutish men". As a man who came of age during the birth of 70's femisim, Sim's courageous and heartfelt position is a unique testament to the social effects of a widespread and oft-irrational social movement that sought to disenfranchise talented young men like himself. Those who criticise Sim ought to do a self-check. You can go to one "women's studies' lecture and call yourself a feminist. Cheap entry. What Sim has done - whether you subscribe to every detail in Sim's worldview or not - is to compose a highly detailed and thought-through philosophical response to an overwhelmingly more powerful political movement than his lone voice. Regarding such a unique viewpoint, one is hardly going to agree with every aspect. But this effort will rank as one of the first sustained, complex responses in the postfeminist world to the unaknowledged evils of the feminist socio-political machine. I can't pretend to understand or agree with Sim's religious views. But I'm sure his social commentary will inform generations to come.

Kevin Eastman (294):
Co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A proud friend and a huge fan!

Signatories to the "I Don't Believe That Dave Sim Is A Misogynist" petition at 5 March 2016:

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667 Ronan Griffon
666 David Bragdon
665 Shawn McDaniel
664 Stephen Jones
663 Stephen Notley
662 Alex Halverson
661 George Gartmen
660 Garnet Fraser
659 Sean Jones
658 William Morizio
657 Paul Boterman
656 Marco Pedrosa
655 Richard Garcia
654 John Underwood
653 Adam Medbery
652 Adrian Hartery
651 Karen Hartery
650 Amanda Thomas
649 Cressidia Holmes
648 Jacob Matthew Lang
647 Karl Stevens
646 Scott K. Larocque
645 Piper Williams
644 Michael Yakutis
643 Pedro Perez Alvarado
642 Marcus Falcor
641 Pete Clamiston
640 Ronald Hoppe
639 Jack Valentine
638 Je Hughes
637 Leonardo Vidal
636 Humberto Caesar Rizo
635 Wes Hagen
634 Ed Finley Jr.
633 Michael Pratt  Smith-Zulli
632 Alex Hopf 
631 Miguel Beninca
630 Christian Albrecht
629 Mackey James
628 Joshua Russell Selby
627 Travis "Bill" Laird
626 Mark Scassiferro
625 Ernestus Jiminy Chald
624 Michael Christoffers
623 Pete Jones 
622 Michael Fryar
621 Brian Annan
620 Douglas Arthur
619 Geoffrey Hattle
618 Jim Cripps
617 Jakk Damak
616 Steve Murphy
615 Rich Gaspers Jr
614 Karen Smith
613 Paul Bryner
612 Drew Ford
611 James Spielberg
610 Julius Pantera
609 Rocky Collins
608 Sarah Imrisek
607 Drake Robinson
606 Ron Cass
605 Jonathan Land
604 Nathan Wiedemer
603 Duncan Melville
602 Laura Mcfarland
601 Gary Boyarski
600 John Dalzell
599 Ramon Medina
598 Anthony Kuchar
597 Toby Martin
596 Alex Krislov
595 Alex Hoag
594 Michael Barry
593 Karl Stephan
592 Benedict Quilter
591 John Mosher
590 Max West
589 Robert Burns
588 Ant Volley
587 Cigar Mac
586 Geoff Poteet
585 Nenad Spasic
584 David J. Woodward
583 Paul Sommerville
582 Vitas Povilaitis
581 Richard Palfreyman
580 Leland Bentley
579 Jason Winter
578 Kendall Swafford
577 Don Van Horn
576 Mark O'Leary
575 Mark E. Roberts
574 Andrew Henry
573 Christopher Hudson
572 Dean Roth
571 Andrew Bartel 
570 Amy Alsandair
569 Paul Mckenzie
568 Al Roney
567 Michael Romano
566 David Oliphant
565 Anjuli Das
564 Delwyn Klassen
563 Byron Owens
562 Benjamin Hobbs
561 Dr. Robin Farley
560 Mark Rake
559 Dave Oconnell
558 Michael Cohen
557 Steven  Rowley
556 Mitch Grady
555 Nick Wyche
554 Gerald Suires
553 Nathan Cubitt
552 Wesley Stamper
551 Alister Blake
550 Alastair Laird
549 Daniel Callahan
548 Justin Wallner
547 Stuart Martin
546 Anwar Ganama
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542 Brian Kirley
541 Kim Krause
540 John B. Mccarthy
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538 Tommaso Orresi
537 Jay Hilgenfeld
536 Jorge Rivera
535 Brian Ohm
534 Jr Riley
533 Umar Stone
532 Dan Fogel
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529 Romain 
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527 Dave  O'Connell
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524 Marilyn Gallo
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522 Daniel Christian
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520 Carl Nelson
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518 Mitch O'Brien
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516 Ryley Moore
515 Marty Langford
514 Jonathon Friedman
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512 Michael Murray
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508 Joe Vecchio
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502 Mateo Rodriguez
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498 Brian Woods
497 Michael Copeland
496 Finbarr O'Keeffe
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490 Kristian Baker
489 Chris Judge
488 Wyatt Jones
487 Kent Kowalski
486 Greg Kessler
485 Simon Hogg
484 Robert Lambert
483 Rob Barnes
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480 Andrew Connell
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477 T.M. Camp
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475 Christopher Barnes
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473 James Moore
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471 Ben Le Foe
470 Mike Ortiz
469 Sean Wasielewski
468 Stephen Orena
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464 Jason Love
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460 Paul Wright
459 Matt Cook
458 Damian Jones
457 Steven Harold
456 Jean-Marc Leduc
455 Thom Trainor
454 Richard Onley
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452 Robert Wells
451 Grace Ragiel
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448 Shawnesey O'Hern
447 Scott Tipton
446 Chip Mosher
445 Ed Jaster
444 Rafer Roberts
443 Walter Parker Jr.
442 Larry Stark
441 Matt Fugate
440 Rantz A. Hoseley
439 Dyl Kloepfer
438 Devon Wong
437 David Oille
436 Rina Rozsas
435 Bob Burden
434 Greg Shantz
433 Ivan Kocmarek
432 Paul Slade
431 Bob Bretall
430 Jackson Wickham
429 Connie Lewis
428 Simon Locke
427 Blake Ovard
426 Nicole Whartob
425 Ron Brouillette
424 Mimi Cruz
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422 Muhammad Rasheed
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420 A.P. Fuchs
419 Rob Ellis
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411 Christian Charles
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409 George Peter Gatsis
408 Paul Worthington
407 George Campbell
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405 Chris Wiemer
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403 Keith Hanna
402 Dominick Grace
401 Tony Tower
400 Tony Solomun
399 Jarret Cooper
398 Craig Smith
397 J Marc Schmidt
396 Rod Dimanna
395 James Hill
394 Jonathan Nolan
393 John Christian
392 Jason Penney
391 Christopher Jardine
390 Dirk Schwieger
389 Mia Thompson
388 Jason Rusnock
387 Howard Shum
386 Troy Thompson
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384 Jim Moore
383 Mario Muhlach
382 David Leonard
381 Dan Tarte
380 Everton Veras
379 Abraham Scott
378 Michael Worthy
377 Taylor Ramsey
376 Miguel E. Corti
375 Dean Reeves
374 Jake A. Capps
373 Daryl Davis
372 Baalta Cardenas
371 Glen Winkelman
370 Michael Aaron Battaglia
369 Stephen Benson
368 Dennis Ray
367 Dave Kopperman
366 Mike Costa
365 Carlos Jungstedt
364 Benoit Leblanc
363 Jim Maillet
362 Don Woodworth
361 Rob Gonsalves
360 Adam M Lahners
359 Andrew Judge
358 Drew Woodworth
357 Mitch Brewer
356 James Hodgson
355 Patrick Lemaire
354 Michael Hokin
353 Matthew Pettengill
352 Al No
351 Philip Schneider
350 Michael Lucas
349 Adam Pasztory
348 Keith Perkins
347 Carrie Kozlowski
346 Jay Turner
345 Gabriel Mccann
344 Amber Johnson
343 Damin J. Toell
342 Jeramy B Lamanno
341 Marcus Graham
340 John Slutter
339 Daniel Cisek
338 Billy James
337 Rodney Schroeter
336 Micah Acord
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333 Sonny Strait
332 Ramon Terrell 
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329 Michael Marcus
328 Paul Eric Olson
327 Robert Rowe
326 John Edmonds
325 Edward Komara
324 Bill Enterprise
323 Lee Bentley, Jr.
322 Zack Mullikin
321 Peter Howard
320 William Hoffknecht
319 Stephan Reese
318 Greg Forman
317 Salvatore Privitera
316 Alex Degroot
315 Lance Boucher
314 Brett Wood
313 Josh Flowers
312 Arc Hersh
311 Donald D. Ensign
310 James Grimmer
309 Ian Mcmenemy
308 Jennifer Longe
307 Carma Chan
306 Derek Navardauskas
305 Christian Powell
304 Marc Laming
303 Terry Hardcastle
302 Jarrett Kaupelis
301 Ashleigh Brown
300 Jeff Noel
299 John Pannozzi
298 Christopher Wood
297 John Balge
296 Michael Feldman
295 Michael Grabowski
294 Dan Lynam
293 Derek Mcculloch
292 Jamesr Smiley
291 Marcus Lusk
290 Larry Wooten
289 Bill Hall
288 Sean Wasielewski
287 Ryan Royce Williams
286 Trent Rogers
285 Pablo Lakatos
284 Kevin Solway
283 Mike Chung
282 Kevin Eastman
281 Vince Bayless
280 Carolyn Belefski
279 Alistair Mclennan
278 Logan Higbie
277 Mario Nicolas Castro Villarreal
276 Terry Phelps
275 Dave Slusher
274 Mark Elliott
273 Liam Palmer
272 Jason Beange
271 David Dedrick
270 Bill Willingham
269 Jim Gorman
268 Chris Crosby
267 Peter Sfat
266 Brian J. Mccall
265 Sarah Luchins
264 John Garvin
263 Eolake Stobblehouse
262 Jim Gownley
261 Geoff Lokke
260 Matthew Steven Bera
259 Baltazar Cardenas
258 Bryan Deemer
257 Michael Hunt
256 Michael Ragiel On November 7, 2010
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251 Menachem Luchins
250 M P Waterman
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246 Greg Griffin
245 Joseph Piechota
244 Jp Pollard
243 Jesse Lee Herndon
242 Brian O'Malley
241 David Jack
240 Kim Thompson
239 Marilyn Goldman
238 Dan Levinson
237 Everton  Rochas
236 Robert Russo-Rochas
235 Miriam Kruger
234 Ian Robinson
233 Aaron Cooper-Lob
232 Jesse Thomas
231 Teddy Minzki
230 Christopher Raum
229 Christopher Reilly
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227 Brady Canfield
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225 Mario Mingorance Carrasco
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209 Byron Dunbar
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112 Grant Phillips
111 Paul Weil
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106 Michael Fullerton
105 Thadeus Zebroski
104 Tom Manning
103 J. Stephen Bolhafner
102 Mark Gibson
101 Eke Webb
100 Eric Fennessey
99 L nny Cooper
98 Lon Allen
97 Amanda Meadows
96 Cosimo Torello
95 Suley Fattah
94 Rob Vellone
93 Julie Eng
92 Filipe Jensen
91 Kevin O'Connor
90 Mr Yoram Matzkin
89 Er Lern Loh
88 Matthew Roberts
87 Caroline Bamford
86 Tyrone Biljan
85 Michael Peterson
84 Stephen Bamford
83 David Branstetter
82 Blake Bell
81 Troy Little
80 Blair Kitchen
79 Matthew Kennedy
78 Trevor Giberson
77 Kevin Boyd
76 Stephen R Bissette
75 Alyssa Daniels
74 Tim Webber
73 Doug Simpson
72 Bob Corby
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70 Paul Salivar
69 Peter Dixon
68 Brian Lee Moore
67 Bobby Nenadovic
66 Ed Howard
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64 Glenn Carter
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61 Joe Spann
60 Chris Heer
59 Tim Phillips
58 Lucas Soi
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55 Matthew Ingraham
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8 Matt Feazell
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6 Dan Pawley
5 Larry Hart
4 Pam Heinze
3 Christopher Woerner
2 John Lougher
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