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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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