I Drew This

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Original review author: Long Tom
Webcomic name: I Drew This
Author: D. C. Simpson
Start Date: January 30, 2004
End Date: December 16, 2007
Genre: Political
Defining Flaw: It's a cookie-cutter liberal propaganda piece that preaches to the choir, what else? Nothing clever or original about it.

Rating Summary

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Good for a political webcomic, with at least recognizable caricatures of the people portrayed.

Storyline:

Not applicable, as it is a series of gags.

Characters: Wiki.png

The only actual characters are D. C. Simpson himself (he was a "himself" then) and Joe the Liberal Eagle, but they are little more than mouthpieces.

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Dana Simpson (her current professional name) has recently posted on her DeviantArt page about I Drew This: "It almost got syndicated in 2005; United Media telephoned me and offered me a contract, and I said yes and then I never heard from them again. In hindsight I'm actually glad, for a bunch of reasons." You're not the only one who's glad, lady.

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Preaches to the choir like most other political cartoons. It won't convince anyone who doesn't already agree with the author's opinions, and will insult the intelligence of those who don't.



Background

The Bad Webcomics Wiki has already reviewed Raine Dog, and given a good review to Ozy and Millie, so inevitably any other webcomic creations by D. C. Simpson would find its way onto this wiki as well.

The first (and probably last) volume of collected strips from this webcomic

Downfall

This webcomic always sucked.

Story and Plot

Not applicable, as it is a series of political gags.

Art review

Line drawings with some shading, recognizable caricatures of the various people depicted.

Writing review

Basically D. C. Simpson's message in this webcomic is, "If you're a liberal, you're kindly, intelligent, reasonable, and sophisticated, but if you're conservative, you're nasty, racist, stupid, hypocritical, and don't let us give our opinions!" (Never mind that this is quite the opposite of my own experiences in the political discussion arena.) With this webcomic now off the Internet, I can depict no examples of what it said, but no matter. You could look at any other liberal webcomic and it just repeated what the others said. Suffice it to say that D. C. Simpson is the liberal counterpart to Hapajap in her attitudes and the way she presents her arguments.

It should be noted that the webcomic was concluded when Obama was elected and about to take office. The author did have her characters warn that they would be judging Obama as well. One person did send a note to Simpson how they were disillusioned with Obama after he took office, as many liberals and progressives were. But it seems that D. C. Simpson, far from criticizing Obama, clearly viewed him through rose-colored glasses even to the end of his term, as indicated by his/her comments. Seems that Simpson turned out to be more of a yellow-dog Democrat than a true progressive, rather spoiling her credibility in the end.

Author biography

Dana Simpson (she no longer uses her former name D. C. Simpson) is best known as the author of the well-regarded furry webcomic Ozy and Millie, which has received much acclaim and numerous awards. Whether this person's becoming a male-to-female transgender has had anything to do with it, Simpson has also produced duds such as the bungled Raine Dog, although humorless, pretentious political comics such as I Drew This prove that even in her Ozy and Millie days she had a penchant for being overblown and unfunny.

But Simpson seems to have gotten back into her groove, finally receiving newspaper syndication with her latest strip Phoebe And Her Unicorn (originally titled Heavenly Nostrils) and that has turned out well enough, so there is hope for her yet.

Conclusion

Whatever your political views, you'll see absolutely nothing here that you won't find in any other liberal political webcomic-or in any other liberal form of entertainment, period. If you want your D. C. Simpson (okay, Dana Simpson) fix, Ozy and Millie and Phoebe And Her Unicorn are available for your reading pleasure instead.

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I Drew This is part of a series about keenspot


About: Created by Chris Crosby, Keenspot has developed a reputation for insane owners and snobbish elitism, which is really rich considering the kind of dreck that has been (and still is) part of the portal.

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