Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

The “Lessons” continue: A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage Is Irreversible returns to the digital screen near you


As the immmortal Marshall Mathers once said on his song, “Without Me”: “Guess who’s back, back again/ Shady’s back, tell a friend. Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back….”

In this case, that which is back is the comic with the notoriously unwieldy title, A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible. After a hiatus of more than half a decade, it has resurfaced like some sort of island that became unstuck in time and is the hellmouth for all evil in the world.

From the blog, writer David Hellman writes:

When Dale [Beran] and I called time out from A Lesson Is Learned in 2006, I had no idea if there would ever be another episode. After 41 restlessly changing installments, it seemed the experiment had run its course. There were new challenges to tackle, creative and professional. Dale and I had moved to different cities on different coasts. And yet about a year ago, thanks to the advent of telephonic communication, we started talking about bringing back A Lesson Is Learned. At least one time…

What follows is a comic called “I Name Thee Annihilator!”, which blends Narnia and automatons and weddings.

Will there be more? Well, Mr. Hellman is off stoking the “are video games art debate?” by being the artist of Braid and Second Quest, while Dale Beran is working on Nerds of Paradise and Dates Worse Than Fate. It would be nice to see them collaborate on this comic a few more times, though, the one that will be forever remembered as the Perry Bible Fellowship before Perry Bible Fellowship… only better.

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