i was in the huge thread that burned off all his comics. i have this to say
dobson is talented but never does anything worthwhile. the comics are okay but not terrible and if we're supposed to root for his character in the comics then that's completely sad considering this is somewhat autobiographical, he's a nothing man, what he finds funny just barely registers. it's all so bland. if you look at things from beginning to end you see people gradually disappear from his life and that he starts to settle for mediocrity after college.. and yet he hasn't given up either. he still draws. he's in limbo. now i don't hate dobson by any means but the people who've been surrounding him and giving him negative attention have total control of the narrative on his works and how the public perceives him. are his haters the only people who know he exists? all of the other negative attention though he brings on himself, no question.
i can ignore his conventions and awkward interactions with others, the ideological posturing he does shit everyone does it), the hilarious inflation art, and even that tracing incidental but why the fuck is he a bear now? i secretly wish this man success but he's going to have to get off his ass and go get it.