It’s hard to find good things about Trump being the President of the USA. Saturday Night Live has been one of the best parts of his tenure thus far, but I am ecstatic to announce that I have found another plus to the reign of the Orange Man. A brilliantly, and savagely, funny webcomic called L’il Donnie.
Written and drawn by Mike Norton, L’il Donnie finds humour in the horrors of the Trump White House, and the actions of his sycophant staff.
The strip, which can be found on lildonniecomic.com, comes out on a sporadic basis. The earliest strip dates to February 5th of this year, and there are 37 thus far. Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, Vladimir Putin, Melania Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence and more have already appeared.
Make no mistake about it, this series is harsh and biting. But that’s exactly what it needs to be. The Trump administration have earned the mockery that Norton subjects them to, and he does it with wit and talent.
There are some wonderfully subtle references in the series. I particularly enjoy the paraphrasing of the way Etrigan is evoked to call up Kellyanne Conway, and the allusion to the Hungarian-English fake dictionary sketch by Monty Python in the strip dealing with Macron’s election.
L'il Donnie evokes Doonsbury and Bloom County in their finest moments.
For the past few months, whenever things got crazy south of the border, I eagerly awaited Saturday night. Now, I’ll be checking out L’il Donnie for my laughs as well.