Hey, quick request.

If you’re a webcomic artist who is not drawing a politically-themed webcomic, do your readers a favor and not drop politically-based entries at random, and without warning.  Particularly if you think that you can be extra-rude because there’s not a chance that one of them will be reading you.  It jars.  It certainly makes it abruptly more likely that you’ll never get a link again.

Yes, xkcd gets away with it.  You are not xkcd.

Thanks in advance!

Moe Lane

PS: I’ve pretty much dropped the few political-themed webcomics I was reading, mostly because I’m trying to find a place where I can stop thinking about that sort of thing for a while.


  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    Yeah, kind of the same feeling when I listen to gaming podcasts and someone makes an offhand political jab. Funny how it ALWAYS is on one side, and it ALWAYS wakes me up, because part of gaming (and keeping up on gaming news) is to ESCAPE that kind of crap.

  • Jay says:

    Had to drop the same advice on an indie game programmer. It’s very annoying.

  • Phil Smith says:

    I’ll watch movies, listen to music, and otherwise buy products from people with whom I disagree with politically. I won’t buy from people who can’t mask their loathing of me for my own political beliefs.

  • Rob Crawford says:

    It is quite amazing how the same people who call for “tolerance” are so apt to express their intolerance, isn’t it?

  • DaveP. says:

    Yeah, I dropped a whole bunch of webcomics after 2000. Jeph Jaques put up a link to that site where “americans” apologized to the world for electing Booosh (and a pic of hemself doing it); the little loser who runs Nukees actually had a poorly-spelled screed about how stupid President Bush was (How’re those 57 states in the union going, buddy?), several more.

    My basic rule is Shakespear: those who please to live must live to please. Everyone has their own beliefs, but if you expect to see a dime of my money you’d better not be going out of your way to call me an idiot for what I believe.
    You and I read some of the same webcomics; which one did the thing?

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