Get Your War OnGet Your War On is a series of satirical comic strips by David Rees about political events, at first the effects of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York but quickly switching focus to
more recent events, in particular the War on Terrorism. They achieved cult status on the Internet, and in particular on discussion forumss and weblogs, in a very short amount of time after they first appeared.
From a technical standpoint, the strips are very crude. Almost all of the images are simple clip-art pictures (with a few exceptions, most notably Voltron) that recur constantly. Due to an extremely heavy emphasis on dialogue, there is practically no action. The two main colors are red and white.
What has made Get Your War On such a hit is the dialogue, depicting things from the viewpoint of average Americans. Highly disillusioned and cynical, it is remakably apposite and outspoken, if often heavily laden with expletives.
Get Your War On has been published in book form, with the profits donated to landmine clearing efforts.
- "Bush was so tired he kept repeating the phrase "September 11th" no matter what the question was - I wonder if he was aware of that?"
- "Did you have a good vacation, under God?"
- "You know, when you put it like that, I start to think my society is evil not to do more to help. So could you please not put it like that?"
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The Second World War Experience Centre
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