Never actually read it. I’ll bookmark it and read it tonight after work.
Anonymous said to thewebcomicsreview:
2 things: 1) “The Awesome, The Power, The Gay, and The Bastard” was a reference to Tails Gets Trolled, one of the greatest webcomics ever made. seriously, you should read it. it may have shitty art and bizarre writing, the amount of shit it gets right is astounding. the plot, for example, is completely insane but still mostly cohesive and easy to follow. at the very least it’s better than Sinfest, Willis’s stuff, and Dresden Codak combined2) point i was (poorly) trying to make is that while female characters in Sinfest have flaws, they’re treated like more like “quirks”, while male characters’ flaws are treated as actual flaws. it reminded me of how in 80s cartoons (decade was wrong) the one girl on the team was nearly always the moral center who was never wrong and her flaws were focused on a lot less compared to the guys. not sure where i going with that Willis thing i’ll admit. don’t sleep that much and get confused sometimes
Oh yeah, the girl always ended up being the mom and going “boys" or repeatedly explaining that she was just as good as a boy even though she was a girl.
The Mega Man cartoon (super fighting robot!) was probably the weirdest/most hilarious for this, because Roll was all “I can do anything a man robot can do” and Mega Man was like “LOL no you can’t” and….Mega Man was usually right.
But Monique’s personality isn’t “Girl” or even “Feminist”. This whole little arc is her showing far more personality that she has since the pre-feminism days, it’s just that that personality is an abusive jerk.
Hey man, you can review me if you want but you don’t have to. I’m just a big fan of webcomic criticism because I work in the webcomics field and it helps me figure out how I can improve my own flawed portfolio. I must say though, its nice to have a blog that only deals with webcomics without getting too political or edgy. (Major irony in me saying that!)
Please, continue flattering me. I feed off it.
Anyway, I make a conscious effort to avoid mentioning the politics in Shortpacked or Sinfest or whatever. What would be the point? “Don’t write comics espousing a message you think is fundamentally wrong and don’t believe in”? It’s better to pretend the message is neutral, and focus on the structure. At least, eye em oh.
"How in the fuck is Monique supposed to be a likable protagonist?" remember how 90s cartoons had like a 5 person team and the males in the team had roles like The Awesome, The Power, The Gay, and The Bastard, while the one female was always just The Girl? it’s kinda like that except instead of it being their entire personality, being a girl is enough to make them likable. Willis does this too, just look at Maya, Robin, or DOA!Sal. if they were guys he’d acknowledge what obnoxious pricks they are