May 18, 2016
'Did I Do Something Wrong?' is a one-shot with 9 pages. It's an incredibly short series with inherently underdeveloped characters aside from the protagonist, who is surprisingly well-developed considering the length of the series, though he isn't a particularly deep or compelling character. Excluding the protagonist, every other character is one-note. The art is the high point in this series, and even that doesn't manage to exceed mediocrity. We are introduced to the plot through the character's eyes, where we discover that he is being bullied by another character after just transferring to a new school. The protagonist scrubs through his memories, attempting to understand
where he went wrong, which is where the title comes into play. This one-shot is dedicated to figuring out the answer to this question and the implications surrounding it.
At its best, 'Did I Do Something Wrong?' is a simple, but effective parable that makes a statement about how our impressions and assumptions distort reality through the use of irony. At its worst, it is a distasteful attempt at comedy with a lack of substance. At a mere 9 pages, I recommend 'Did I Do Something Wrong?' to those who are seeking something different than the norm that doesn't require any investment. This series is obscure for a reason, and it isn't because it's underappreciated.
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