->"Another day," thought Bear, "of mind-shattering executions."

''A Lesson Is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible'' (that's the full title; just ''A Lesson Is Learned'' for short) is a {{webcomic}} written by Dale Beran and drawn by David Hellman.

''A Lesson Is Learned'' is a DadaComic, with occasional shades of Sci-Fi, life embellishment, and meta. There is [[NegativeContinuity little continuity]] between installments, and the authors are the only recurring characters (except for a couple of two-parters). Topics range from [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=10 a gun that can harm only your true love]] to [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=14 a yeti imparting relationship wisdom]]; from [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=6 an afterlife accessible only by self-immolation]] to [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=36 a man who is granted a wish every time he has a suicidal thought]].

David also produced all the artwork for ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'', which has to explain something somewhere.

It can be found [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/ here]]. Thankfully, the [[ArchiveBinge archive is still binge-able]], complete with comments from Dale and David, some of which themselves jump [[MindScrew off the deep end]].

As of December 10, 2012, ''A Lesson Learned'' has returned.

!!''A Lesson Is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible'' contains examples of:

* InfiniteCanvas: Not abused as much as Webcomic/DresdenCodak, but still used on most of the comics.
* MadScientist: Paul shows a definite leaning toward the mad [[http://alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=5 here]]
* MindScrew: If you can make any sense of what I can only assume is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic some kind of allegory]] in Dale's author blurb below [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/lesson016.html this comic]], please let me know. Also, most of the comics themselves.
* OddShapedPanel: Used to great effect [[http://alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=15 here]]
* OrphanedSeries: Regrettably so.
** And now it is back.
* OrWasItADream: "[[http://alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=13 Will we ever arrive?]]"
* ReplacementGoldfish: "[[http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=37 Caroline's Doppelganger]]" Bonus: is that the Doppleganger or her view on the right?
-->'''Father:''' Darling, you can't spend every day searching for your real self. You'll waste living the pale reflection of her life!
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: [[http://alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=1 On the moon, bitch!]]
* UnsoundEffect: [[AC:[[http://alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=6 GASOLINE]]]]
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Oh my, yes.