WooThemes has a history of releasing comics centered around their business. They are typically tongue in cheek, pointing out how they work and idiosyncrasies about their own team. This morning they released a comic depicting various members of the WordPress community as a city downtown, complete with street vendors, hot air balloons, and the WPCandy mint sitting atop a building downtown like the globe on the Daily Planet.
For the full effect, see the full comic displayed on the WooThemes blog.
The comic also ruffled a few feathers, depicting the DIYthemes office building crumbling in the background. Chris Pearson seems to have responded on Twitter saying in a series of tweets:
I don’t mention competitors (ever), but one of them made an utterly classless move today. You know who you are. I love how idiots can spit in my face and say, “Don’t read too much into it.” I also love how someone says “We like Chris” when I’ve never spoken to that person OR anyone else from his crew. What he meant to say is “We don’t give a shit about Chris and are happy to dump on him publicly because the WordPress community supports it”. And that makes it ok, right?
No other individuals or businesses depicted in the cartoon have spoken up against the poster, as far as we’ve seen. We’ve reached out for comment from WooThemes, and will update the post to reflect any response.
The poster might be made available for purchase, for those interested. Hey, anyone else feel like playing Sim City right now?