To make a long story short, I've received a very strongly-written letter from Humber's family expressing their displeasure with my comic, and I've said the whole time I've been making this that if the man himself said so, I would stop. I guess I have to keep my word.
I can't thank all of you enough for your kind words during my three or four or six or however long it's been years that I've been working on this. I wouldn't have made it nearly as far without your support.
There's some guest chapters that I'm going to put up soon though, so don't delete that bookmark just yet!
I will be sad to see it go... I'm surprised they didn't take a William Hung approach and capitalize on 'how bad' it is. The story is hugely popular, just google it... there's even t-shirts... it's so bad, it's good. And that's kind of how America is.... This is... this is un-American! (for those of you outside the US, disregard this post completely).
I think that Humber's family is more upset at you using his name for this story. Honestly, if you had named it anything else, he probably never even would have found out. Can't we just change the name?
That wasn't even the official name anyway. You should give it a try, especially since that's really the only valid point Humber can give regarding any kind of "copyright" to this mess of a "story".
From what I understand, the author of the webcomic is only putting up the guest strips that were slated to be released before it was canceled. When the author of Mad's "The Lighter Side," died, the feature continued for a few months (as he had already submitted The Lighter Side features for a few months in advance).
The comic's cancellation is unfortunate, though, especially since no other fanfic adaptations I know of have faced a resonse like this.
How do you even know the letter is real? You know how the internet be full of trolls and worse, overly sensitive people who believe it is their responsibility to protect people who do not wish to be protected. My bet is on the latter.