Based on my recent comments here and elsewhere, you might think that I didn’t have anything but praise for every webcomic on the Internet. PUH-LEEZE. Sturgeon’s Law (“90% of everything is crap”) applies to webcomics and then some (more like a 99% ratio), and I am deeply underwhelmed by some of the “institutions” in the field. But I don’t like to trash-talk; making fun of the low-hanging fruit among the comix is for lazy cynical assholes, and I’m not quite ready to get in an argument with the rest of the web over whether Penny Arcade or Achewood are overrated (oops). But you know what? There are a bunch of comics that I consider crappy that I include in my comic surfing at least once a week, because either (a) they are popular enough that I can’t totally ignore them, (b) once in a while some of them do succeed in providing some entertainment and (c) often they make me laugh for totally different reasons than they intended to make me laugh (yes, I am capable of the Nelson Muntz “Ha ha, you look stupid”).
One of those comics is “Little Gamers”, and on Friday, it achieved a level of suckiness that has rarely been reached by the talentless souls who haunt the webcomics world.