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I totally understand that this comic will probably come across as a “strawman argument,” and for that I apologize. I really am trying to avoid doing comics like this if I can help it, but this was based on by an actual discussion I had with someone recently and it was just too good to pass up.
You see, there’s been a growing trend I’ve noticed where (critics) seem to deliberately be trying to grossly misinterpret an artist’s work as a way of arguing against it. They’ll tell you that “art is open to interpretation” but then simultaneously blame the artist for not being able to render their work in a way where it couldn’t possibly be misinterpreted. The arrogance and hypocrisy is almost impressive.