The Webcomic Watchman

Monday, January 15, 2007

"Where Are They Now?" #3: Go For It!

Once again, the battle rages on...

Our current subject is an amusing webcomic I found last September, entitled "Go For It!" Drawn by R.L. Peterson, a member of the "Cornstalkers" collective, this collection of mostly one-shot strips has some rather edgy insights on the various absurdities of life, religion and self-proclaimed "otaku" culture.

From the Trix Rabbit ("It was just for some f**king cereal! What the f**k is wrong with you kids?) to the existence (or non-existence) of God. Not to mention an interesting jab at a lot of webcomics that The Doctor has viewed before pausing to reflect on the time he's wasted at his computer (I won't name any names, just look through my previous reviews). And that's just within the first 15 strips.

Aside from joking about the usual suspects, like D&D, DBZ, and Peterson also ups the ante by exploring less-explored areas like liberal guilt, global warming, and even editorial cartoons themselves. And as mentioned above, you won't believe all the shit he gives so-called "otaku" throughout the comic. There are too many examples to list here, but trust me, you'll know it when you see it.

So where is he now? According to recent reports, he's doing college stuff in London. That's about all I know. Even so, this is one of the funniest comics out there, provided you aren't invested emotionally in the characters of FFVII or Inuyasha. Go read it. Now.


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