Illustration for article titled What Well Tell Our Kids About The Console Wars

Nobody walks around telling nostalgic tales about the console wars—and thank god for that, because most "war stories" about console wars would be awful.

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That's exactly what makes this comic by Stephen Maurice Graham hilarious—if we took the console war seriously, then we'd all have dramatic anecdotes about horrible online interactions like this one:

Illustration for article titled What Well Tell Our Kids About The Console Wars
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Heh.

If you're wondering why the daughter in the first picture looks like that, my take is that the comic is supposed to depict some sort of post-apocalypse, and she's supposed to be like a mutant or something (think Fallout.) The post apocalypse in this case was caused by the console wars—cause they're serious business, remember?

You can check out more of Stephen Maurice Graham's work here.

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DISCUSSION

Take this to heart everyone.

What are you going to say to your kids?

Hey, I thought racial slurs, degrading people, and homophobia were the height of humor!

or

I didn't contribute to a toxic online environment!

or

I stood up to those that would try to use humor as rationale for being a jerk to others.