My earlier comment in regards to doing a highbrow analysis of plebcomic’s work continues, but this time without the highbrow stuff. Seriously though, the jackassery is *staggering*. The manner in which she draws people she wants to make fun of totally makes me think of Jack Chick more than…
Way too completely ignore the overall point of the comic and just criticize how she portrayed the people involved. The irony here is earth-shattering.
If her comics were actually valid criticism done in a humorous manner instead of taking the easy route of just making the ‘good guys’ well intentioned but frustrated and the ‘bad guys’ as irrationally angry *all the time* then sure. That is to say, it’s very easy to win an argument in that situation. I get that one page comics aren’t an easy medium to infer a complicated idea through, but I don’t think she’s trying. The way she portrays people *is* the point of the comic, and part of that is showing them as crazy people.
Look, it’s pretty obvious by looking at her gesture and how she does draw some of the people in the comic that she has a lot of skill. But despite that, she draws the ‘bad guy’ in her comics in a cruder and less polished fashion than the ‘good guys’. I don’t know if it’s intentional, but the push is ‘look at how ugly and silly these people are’ via the visual portrayal. The look of the ‘bad guys’ as weird and jumbled in contrast to the more lovingly drawn ‘good guys’ is important in the context of the message she’s talking about.
The way people are portrayed in a visual media actually has a lot to do with how the audience is supposed to feel about said people. It’s not that Zoe Quinn is a dishonest person who slept around, it’s that Zoe Quinn is *a huge fucking whore ready to gobble up two dicks*.
Pleb probably doesn’t care about being accurate or fair in regards to how she portrays these people, and I don’t think she really cares about the issues, either. In the end she gets a lot of attention. I see her comics *all over the place*. I see her snarky and pithy responses to people and the joy she gets from it. It’s a niche she’s found that gives her a comfortable level of Internet fame.
So really dude, she don’t need you riding her dick and misusing the word irony. She probably wouldn’t like someone White Knighting for her anyway, sheesh.