A Little Bit of Everything
|Original review author:||IMDAlphaNDOmega|
|Webcomic name:||A Little Bit of Everything|
|Start Date:||December 31, 2010|
|End Date:||Placed on hiatus sometime in 2013, disappeared off the face of the Earth a while later.|
|Genre:||Ostensibly slice-of-life; ostensibly comedy; definitely furry.|
|Defining Flaw:||Lazy art, bland wrtiting, blatant plagiarism... Am I missing something?|
Every character uses the exact same model, and their cars are traced from real photos. Most of the time, no two characters are in the same panel.
Not applicable, since it's several smaller episodes as apposed to a continuous story.
Bland stereotypes, and nothing more. Some of them have flat-out cheesy puns for names.
And I thought Sonichu was bad... At least Sonichu actually has some unique character models.
I brought this up in the forum a while ago, but only one person replied to it. Regardless, I think I only needed that one comment to describe how bad this "comic" is. This must be one of the most... banal things this reviewer has ever seen. I... don't know how to describe it. It makes Sonichu look original. It makes One Frame Gags look original... Ladies and gentlemen, I hesitate to bring you... A Little Bit of Everything.
Could this comic ever go up?
Story and Plot
This comic follows a community of funny animal characters living in the town of Russellton. The main characters (for the most part) are Lucky Kitten, a tabby; and Swifty Rabbit (an author avatar, because of course he is). Other characters include Buzz the beaver; Lucky's younger siblings, Tiger and Softie; and characters with names that are either cheesy (Lion-O Richie; Beary Manilow; the Deaf Leopards) or flat-out offensive (a cat character is named Meow ZeDong - let that sink in).
It is ostensibly a slice-of-life comic, and attempts at drama humor are there, but it often falls squarely flat due to either the author's writing skills, their drawing skills (which I'll get to), or both. Really, the writing in this comic stinks. But I'll get to that one later. Right now, I wanna focus on my biggest gripe with this comic -- THE ART.
This comic's "art" is what happens when you ask your 5-year-old to play with MS Paint shapes. Every single character has the exact same model -- all of the characters look exactly alike except for the obvious physical differences between the characters. For example, the only differences between Tiger and Softie are their fur color and clothes. Another problem with the art is the cars. As I typed before, Swifty (in both real life and the comic) really, really loves cars. The characters in the comic own all sorts of cars - muscle cars, SUVs, convertibles, you name it - the character pages even lists which cars they own. No, seriously. They do Now, I normally wouldn't mind - I myself am pretty keen on German and French cars -- but these cars are all traced. I'm not even remotely joking. Also, most everything is in reverse shot, which is never good idea for a comic. Also also, THAT'S supposed to be popcorn??
Back to the stories...
Now, where was I? Oh yes, the writing. Like I said, the writing sucks. None of the characters have any real personalities, and the stories are either banal or consist of really, really bad jokes. I mince no words when I say that campfire stories told by dozens of different kids would be more coherent. For example, the first story arc has Tiger use sticks of dynamite. Apparently, he loves setting things ablaze (isn't that arson?), and because his sister Lucky told him NOT to do that, he pulls out a stick of dynamite. What follows is supposed to be an explosion, but of course, the author can't even draw THAT.
OF COURSE the author doesn't reveal who he is, just like a lot of the other shoddy, forgettable webcomics out there. What a shock!
What else do I have to say about it? This comic is just STUPID. The characters are STUPID. The artwork is STUPID. The stolen assets are STUPID. The writing is STUPID. The jokes are STUPID. Get my gist? When you boil down to it, it's just a STUPID, STUPID, STUPID webcomic, with virtually nothing redeeming about it whatsoever. Now, if you will excuse me, I'm gonna read Brawl in the Family, something that's LEAGUES ahead of this dumpster fire.
UPDATE: The webcomic actually disappeared before we could get the review up. But we decided it was worth putting up the review anyway.
The comic in question.Gone forever. There IS a god...