For what it’s worth, that’s “Tord” in the tub (surely not to be confused with an alter ego of JG, despite the obvious resemblance, heh), who seems to be ironically playing at being the French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat. The irony is so intense, it’s excruciating, like clothing rubbing on open skin lesions.
Just to be clear, the man hugging Obama in the photo this was based on is John Lewis, not Elijah Cummings. I’m not sure if Britt knows that and is just playing off how mistakenly popular that photo was in memorializing Cummings, but like I said, just to be clear.
Oui, oui! Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!!
Jean-Paul Marat approved:
I felt the earlier guesses were more sensible, in general. ‘Now’ (or 8 to 11 months ago), they seem to be just grabbing at whatever female webcomic creators they’re familiar with (so, generally the most well-known ones, who are thus the most unlikely possibilities).
Hah, the Scott Adams one is hilarious. Apparently from someone with a not very keen eye noting some similarity in their style and look, I’d wager, esp. in the earlier days of the Nancy reboot — but totally ignoring that Adams is an alt-right misogynist.
Ah, okay, I suppose 8 months and 11 months ago aren’t all that recent. I didn’t make note of the dates of the guesses, was just going with the idea that it was “new” news based on the nature of the report itself and the wording of “Though there are people guessing” and “Elsewhere “muddgirl” is sure…”
As if Allie Brosh doesn’t have enough problems with lack of privacy due to fame without people erroneously identifying her as OJ, jeez. Wow, they both like dogs, how unusual!!
I’m definitely not feeling Kate Beaton for OJ either. It seems that people are just guessing the most “well known” female webcomic artists now, without any other thought being put into it.
Exactly. Of what use is confidence if it’s actually the result of Dunning–Kruger effect (e.g., your “very nice guy, with a sincere belief in his own genius, but, unfortunately, no art ability,” etc.).
Her breaking the fourth wall with those looks at us totally made it for me.
Good job with G’s upper and lower tooth color difference. Lots of cartoonists miss that freaky feature.
Or were those the words of Henri-Frédéric Amiel?
Or possibly the Buddha or Einstein.
“The problem with Internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.”
~ Abraham Lincoln, 1864