Life After Wartime: ‘Get Your War On’ Ends

‘War’ is over. Jason Kottke directs us to the final installment of David Rees’ ‘Get Your War On’, the always

‘War’ is over. Jason Kottke directs us to the final installment of David Rees’ ‘Get Your War On’, the always scathing, frequently obscene comic strip about life during the Bush Administration.

Started by Mr. Rees, at the time a Brooklyn-based former Maxim fact-checker in October 2001, the strip took the form of generic clip art office drones bantering—but more often ranting—about the war on terror, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and the war on civil liberties at home.

In April 2002, The New York Times described it as "Like ‘Dilbert,’ But Subversive And Online." (Not for long: Mr. Rees’ creation was made into a book from Soft Skull Press—proceeds from a signed limited edition version were donated to ‘Adopt-a-Landmine’ according to Independent Weekly‘s Mark W. Hornburg—and a version found its way to Rolling Stone where it ran for years.)

In 2004, also in The Times, critic Tom Carson compared the strip to America (The Book) by Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show and concluded: "Nothing here is as savage as David Rees’s comic strip, ‘Get Your War On,’ that glorious excoriation of our post-9/11 loony bin." Life After Wartime: ‘Get Your War On’ Ends