I Drew This
|Original review author:||Long Tom|
|Webcomic name:||I Drew This|
|Author:||D. C. Simpson|
|Start Date:||January 30, 2004|
|End Date:||December 16, 2007|
|Defining Flaw:||It's a cookie-cutter liberal propaganda piece that preaches to the choir, what else? Nothing clever or original about it.|
After having seen both the wonderful Ozy and Millie and the wretched Raine Dog, it was natural curiosity to see how this other creation of D. C. Simpson's was. It turned out to be nothing more than a rip-off of Doonesbury.
This webcomic always sucked.
Story and Plot
Not applicable, as it is a series of political gags.
Line drawings with some shading, recognizable caricatures of the various people depicted.
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.
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 heavy-handed and ultimately impenetrable political allegory 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.
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.
Other webcomics by this person reviewed on this site
- And an Encyclopedia Dramatica article. NSFW!! (BTW that article links to this review.)
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