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OVERCOMPENSATING: The Journal Comic With a Seething Disdain for Reality.
—Page Title

  Hey. My name is Jeffrey Rowland and I am an actual dude. I used to live in Oklahoma but now I live in Northampton, Massachusetts. I got problems like everybody does. I got a few stories to tell you.

Overcompensating Is the sometimes fiction other times auto-bio web-comic by Jeffrey Rowland. Rowland is also the creator of other web comics When I Grow Up and Wigu Adventures as well as the founder of TopatoCo, a t-shirt company specializing in selling web-comic based merchandise.

The strips feature a collection of characters, some fictitious, some based on people Rowland knows in real life (quite a few are real web-comic creators), with the main character being an Author Avatar. The subject matter of a strip generally falls into the below subjects:

  • What happened last night?
  • A humorous take on whatever is in the news now.
  • Some horrible fad that can't possibly be real, but is.
  • Some horrible reality that all humans have to face despite the fact that it's so soul-crushingly horrible it's a wonder we all get out of bed each morning.

If you came here for the other type of overcompensating, the page you want is Compensating for Something.

Tropes used in Overcompensating include:

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