History SelfDeprecation / WebComics

23rd Jan '16 9:38:36 PM KnightOfTheGrey
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** And occasionally the plot, as in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-04-25 this strip]]. -->'''Kevyn:''' Look at it this way, guys. If you have an [[MonkeysOnATypewriter infinite number of monkeys banging on an infinite number of hypernet terminals, for an infinite amount of time]], eventually you'll crank out all the great works of Howard Tayler. -->'''Narrator:''' Note: This can actually be done with three monkeys in fifteen minutes.
22nd Aug '15 4:11:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* The author of TragicDeaths is also the main character, and he dies almost OnceAnEpisode
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* The author of TragicDeaths WordSaladHumorTragicDeaths is also the main character, and he dies almost OnceAnEpisode
14th Jul '15 1:27:27 PM MamaLuigi
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** ''Webcomic/PennyArcade:'' "Cartoonists are [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/06/17 society's waste products]]." ** They later do a more realistic drawing of themselves... [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/04/02 their ''actual'' selves]], rather than their cartoon personas.

* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade:'' "Cartoonists are [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/06/17 society's waste products]]."
15th Jun '15 2:09:24 PM Geoduck
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** Also Phil's in-story avatar is a storyteller who renders anyone forced to listen to one of his stories comatose with boredom.
23rd Mar '15 10:07:10 PM AceyEnn
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** Even the fandom itself is frequently self-deprecating, to the extent that "Homestuck trash" is a common FanCommunityNickname. It's especially prevalent on Tumblr, where posts mocking Homestuck tend to get insane amounts of notes...which are largely from avid fans of the comic.
25th Feb '15 10:47:01 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''SomethingPositive'' occasionally features Choo-Choo Bear "off-stage" to address the reader directly, declaring that his author is a lazy, talentless hack who can't get his act together.
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* ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' occasionally features Choo-Choo Bear "off-stage" to address the reader directly, declaring that his author is a lazy, talentless hack who can't get his act together.

** In another strip, Milholland gives a nod to the FourthWall when [=PeeJee=] asks, "Why does everything around here revolve around sex?" and Davan, who's reading a book, mutters, "Bad writing." When glanced at in curiosity, he says, "I'm reading a JohnGrisham book, worst writing I've ever seen." Milholland also draws filler strips with himself in them, usually self-deprecating in some way. This version of his AuthorAvatar even has a razor blade with hands and feet as his muse, who constantly says/does whatever he can think of to make Milholland miserable or want to kill himself.
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** In another strip, Milholland gives a nod to the FourthWall when [=PeeJee=] asks, "Why does everything around here revolve around sex?" and Davan, who's reading a book, mutters, "Bad writing." When glanced at in curiosity, he says, "I'm reading a JohnGrisham Creator/JohnGrisham book, worst writing I've ever seen." Milholland also draws filler strips with himself in them, usually self-deprecating in some way. This version of his AuthorAvatar even has a razor blade with hands and feet as his muse, who constantly says/does whatever he can think of to make Milholland miserable or want to kill himself.

* [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2009-05-01 This]] ''DominicDeegan'' strip has Mookie poking fun at his own inability to draw noticeably different faces. * ''PolkOut'' tends to rely on self-deprecating humor.
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* [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2009-05-01 This]] ''DominicDeegan'' ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' strip has Mookie poking fun at his own inability to draw noticeably different faces. * ''PolkOut'' ''Webcomic/PolkOut'' tends to rely on self-deprecating humor.

* Al Schroeder did it twice in ''{{Mindmistress}}'', making fun from his artwork.
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* Al Schroeder did it twice in ''{{Mindmistress}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Mindmistress}}'', making fun from his artwork.

** The comentary to [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1289 this strip]] calls EGS "a ridiculously convoluted comic written by a madman". * When [[http://www.tangcomic.com/ Tang Ho]] needs someone to function as a ButtMonkey, his first choice is generally his own AuthorAvatar.
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** The comentary commentary to [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1289 this strip]] calls EGS "a ridiculously convoluted comic written by a madman". * When [[http://www.''[[http://www.tangcomic.com/ Tang Ho]] Ho]]'' needs someone to function as a ButtMonkey, his first choice is generally his own AuthorAvatar.

* The SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal voteys often engage in this; a common theme is to depict a naked Zach ironically praising the joke or subject matter of the main comic.
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* The SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' voteys often engage in this; a common theme is to depict a naked Zach ironically praising the joke or subject matter of the main comic.

* When PvP wins an Eisner award, PennyArcade takes some time off from making fun of Scott Kurtz to [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/04/15/ make fun of themselves.]] * ''DorkTower'' creator Creator/JohnKovalic sometimes couples this with BreakingTheFourthWall to poke fun at himself.
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* When PvP ''Webcomic/PvP'' wins an Eisner award, PennyArcade ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' takes some time off from making fun of Scott Kurtz to [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/04/15/ make fun of themselves.]] * ''DorkTower'' ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' creator Creator/JohnKovalic sometimes couples this with BreakingTheFourthWall to poke fun at himself.

* ''QuestionableContent'' creator Jeph Jacques introduced the character of Yelling Bird into the comic, whose sole purpose is to [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1140 berate him]] when he is unable to get the comic up on time for various reasons. Yelling Bird doesn't [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1456 stop there]], though.
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* ''QuestionableContent'' ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' creator Jeph Jacques introduced the character of Yelling Bird into the comic, whose sole purpose is to [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1140 berate him]] when he is unable to get the comic up on time for various reasons. Yelling Bird doesn't [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1456 stop there]], though.

* A slightly more subtle version in Spinnerette. Protagonist Super Heroine Heather admits to hating manga style comics. Odd considering the general art style of the comic.
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* A slightly more subtle version in Spinnerette.''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''. Protagonist Super Heroine Heather admits to hating manga style comics. Odd considering the general art style of the comic.

* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', one character reads ''Sinfest''. Criminy's anthropomorphic feminism book [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4143 reacts badly.]] Also a regular staple for whenever the AuthorAvatar character shows up.
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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', one character reads ''Sinfest''. Criminy's anthropomorphic feminism book [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4143 reacts badly.]] Also a regular staple for whenever the AuthorAvatar character shows up.
5th Jan '15 12:56:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[PhilFoglio Phil and Kaja Foglio's]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090817 Hugo Award acceptance speech.]]
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[PhilFoglio [[Creator/PhilFoglio Phil and Kaja Foglio's]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090817 Hugo Award acceptance speech.]]
21st Dec '14 2:44:24 PM McJeff
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* Mark Shallow of ''[[Webcomic/{{Adventurers}} Adventurers!]]'' took a potshot at his older artwork towards the end. In a flashback during a conversation between Khrima and Cody, he briefly reverted to the old art style. Then had Khrima insult it. --> '''Khrima:''' Hey! My head was ''not'' that square, and I believe you had ''fingers''.
23rd Oct '14 2:04:24 AM Spindriver
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* ''DorkTower'' creator John Kovalic sometimes couples this with BreakingTheFourthWall to poke fun at himself.
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* ''DorkTower'' creator John Kovalic Creator/JohnKovalic sometimes couples this with BreakingTheFourthWall to poke fun at himself.
13th Aug '14 9:05:21 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[AwkwardZombie Katie Teidrich]] notes that SelfDeprecation is [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-090108.php the best way to get undying praise,]] any ''real'' artist's bane.
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* [[AwkwardZombie [[Webcomic/AwkwardZombie Katie Teidrich]] notes that SelfDeprecation is [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-090108.php the best way to get undying praise,]] any ''real'' artist's bane.
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