You say that we shouldn't question what we would be funding? I like grim adventures but I do not see Maxwell Atoms as "beyond reproach". The idea of a cartoon with the same humor as GA but about a dog sounds unlikely to appeal to me now. I hope I am wrong but that is just how I feel, sorry . If it was a kickstarter for somthing made by Man of Action I would be throwing my money at the screen.
I agree that if he just passed up an opportunity like that to work on more comics then he is stupid. But have we considered the possibility that maybe he said no because he does not like Maxwell Atoms work? I know he based his comics on it, but if he were to work on any animated project for CN it would likely be far toned down from what he is used to. Maybe he is one of these people who would say "If I can't do it my way, I wont do it at all". Just putting it out there