History ComicBook / Horndog

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5th Mar '18 11:45:42 AM Suicidedogavi
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''Horndog'' is a FunnyAnimal {{Stoner|sAreFunny}} comic created by [[Creator/IsaacBaranoff Isaac M. Baranoff]] and drawn by [[{{Webcomic/Femmegasm}} Robbie Allen]]. The main character, Bob, is a "canine tomcat", a literal personification of the term "horndog", the original title of the comic.

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''Horndog'' is a FunnyAnimal {{Stoner|sAreFunny}} comic created by [[Creator/IsaacBaranoff Isaac M. Baranoff]] and drawn by [[{{Webcomic/Femmegasm}} Robbie Allen]]. The main character, Bob, is a "canine tomcat", a literal personification of the term "horndog", the original title of the comic.
5th Mar '18 11:45:30 AM Suicidedogavi
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Created in 2003, ''Bob The Dog'' was the first underground comic to produce a webcomic spinoff (in 2009). ''Bob The Dog'' has been criticized for what some readers perceive as VulgarHumor, because of its high level of [[ClusterFBomb profanity]] and (initially) [[{{Fanservice}} nudity]] (which has been toned down over the years). In 2015, Baranoff announced that the comic had been renamed to the title of its main character to avoid confusion with the name of the publisher, Horndog Studios.

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Created in 2003, ''Bob The Dog'' ''Horndog'' was the first underground comic to produce a webcomic spinoff (in 2009). ''Bob The Dog'' has been criticized for what some readers perceive as VulgarHumor, because of its high level of [[ClusterFBomb profanity]] and (initially) [[{{Fanservice}} nudity]] (which has been toned down over the years). In 2015, Baranoff announced that the comic had been renamed to the title of its main character to avoid confusion with the name of the publisher, Horndog Studios.
2009).



Web edition can be read [[http://horndogs1.blogspot.com/search/label/Bob%20The%20Dog here]].
5th Mar '18 11:44:42 AM Suicidedogavi
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Most of the storylines focus on his attempts to acquire [[TheStoner marijuana]], [[AllMenArePerverts sex]] or [[AuthorAppeal both]]. Storylines have focused variously on topics ranging from real-life based topics, including relationships, politics and racism, to more surreal subject matter, including [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombies]] and AlienAbduction. Baranoff, who is of Russian, Irish, Scottish, and African-American origin, partly wrote it as a BeastFable about individualism, free love, interracial romance and libertarianism.

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Most of the storylines focus on his attempts to acquire [[TheStoner marijuana]], [[AllMenArePerverts sex]] or [[AuthorAppeal both]]. Storylines have focused variously on topics ranging from real-life based topics, including relationships, politics and racism, to more surreal subject matter, including [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombies]] and AlienAbduction. Baranoff, who is of Russian, Irish, Scottish, and African-American origin, partly wrote it as a BeastFable about individualism, free love, interracial romance and libertarianism.
BeastFable.
5th Mar '18 11:44:19 AM Suicidedogavi
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Most of the storylines focus on his attempts to acquire [[TheStoner marijuana]], [[AllMenArePerverts sex]] or [[AuthorAppeal both]]. Storylines have focused variously on topics ranging from real-life based topics, including relationships, politics and racism, to more surreal subject matter, including [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombies]] and AlienAbduction. Baranoff, who is of Russian, Irish, Scottish, Black African, Spanish and Native American origin, partly wrote it as a BeastFable about individualism, free love, interracial romance and libertarianism.

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Most of the storylines focus on his attempts to acquire [[TheStoner marijuana]], [[AllMenArePerverts sex]] or [[AuthorAppeal both]]. Storylines have focused variously on topics ranging from real-life based topics, including relationships, politics and racism, to more surreal subject matter, including [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombies]] and AlienAbduction. Baranoff, who is of Russian, Irish, Scottish, Black African, Spanish and Native American African-American origin, partly wrote it as a BeastFable about individualism, free love, interracial romance and libertarianism.
5th Mar '18 11:34:22 AM Suicidedogavi
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Andrea Mouse was this with Bob. She's since [[{{Flanderization}} turned into]] a StalkerWithACrush.
%% * AlphaBitch: The appropriately named Alpha.



* AxCrazy: Andrea, again.
%%* AllMenArePerverts
%%* AllWomenAreLustful

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* AxCrazy: Andrea, again.
%%* AllMenArePerverts
%%* AllWomenAreLustful
Andrea Mouse.



%% * BlackComedyRape: It happened to Bob.
%% * BornUnlucky: Freddy.
%% * BiggerIsBetterInBed: Implied.



* CharacterBlog: Bob posts on the comic's [[https://www.facebook.com/horndogcomic Facebook]] page, and has his own [[http://twitter.com/horndogbob Twitter]]. [[http://twitter.com/horndogcharlene Charlene has a Twitter, too.]]
* ChewBubblegum:
-->'''Andrea Mouse:''' I'm here to kill lemmings and chew bubblegum...and I'm all out of gum.



* ContemptibleCover: Issue #6 is Charlene Kat sitting nude in a chair with a skull bong covering her crotch, but her breasts exposed. [[http://www.mspcomix.com/2012/04/comics-horndog-6.html Censored on the publisher's website, but not on the actual cover]].
* CreatorThumbprint: Bob's love of [[TheStoner marijuana]], HipHop and PunkRock are directly adapted from the author's own interests. Libertarianism and atheism also applies.
%% * {{Crossover}}: With ''Webcomic/HereWolf''.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: A strip in issue 3 shows that Bob has the ability to perform oral sex on himself.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Leonard shows signs of this with Charlene.
* DogsAreDumb: Largely averted, although Bob has proven himself to be quite stupid in situations that calls for it when the creator thinks that it's funny. Otherwise, he's fairly intelligent.
%% * DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: What happened with Bob.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Freddy is typically as sharp as a box of hammers, but has occasionally shown himself to be intelligent.
%% * EruditeStoner: Bob, Leonard and Charlene at various points.
* EsotericMotifs: The cover of issue 3 depicts a pentacle in conjunction with demonic spirits being summoned.
%% * EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Charlene.
%%* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex
%% * EverybodyMustGetStoned: One strip portrays LSD use.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: ''Horndog'' was already a FunnyAnimal [[TheStoner Stoner]] comic to begin with. Issue 2 added Zombies into the mix.
* {{Fetish}}:Tommy, who eats "more than [he] can stomach" to attract readers from that fetish.



* GayConservative:
** Had one of these in its second issue.
** Averted with Charlene, who is ''bisexual'' and libertarian.
* GranolaGirl: Alpha is this coupled with AlphaBitch.



* HollywoodVoodoo: Played for laughs; voodoo spells are actually Music/FrankZappa and Music/WuTangClan lyrics.
* ImGoingToHellForThis: Tommy tells Bob that "You're going to hell for this" after a series of bizarre sexual encounters.



%%* {{Juggalo}}
* LockedInAFreezer: Leonard, in a parody of ''Film/TheShining''.
%% * KilledOffForReal: Freddy



* MundaneFantastic: ''Horndog'' has both social commentary and character-based material, as well as storylines featuring aliens and zombies.
* NWordPrivileges:
** Bob's use of ''nigga'' goes by without objection.
** Bob almost beat up a clerk because he thought the clerk called Charlene a ''nigger''. The clerk actually said ''niggler'' (which has [[IThoughtItMeant a quite different meaning]]). Even Charlene noticed it. Bob later noted that the similarity of the two words gave away some UnfortunateImplications.



%% * RiseFromYourGrave: Freddy



* SelfDeprecation: Bob (whose personal preference is HipHop and PunkRock) and other characters make fun of HeavyMetal and Metalheads. In real life, creator Isaac M. Baranoff is actually a Metal fan.
* ShoutOut: The author loves these.
** Comics: Comicbook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers, Peter Bagge, ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', ''Webcomic/{{Femmegasm}}'', ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', Martin Kellerman's ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' and ''Webcomic/WorldOfFizz'' are all mentioned to some degree.
** Literature:
*** Creator/HunterSThompson's ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''
*** ''Literature/TheFountainhead'' by Creator/AynRand
** Movies: Among them ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and ''Film/TheyLive''.
*** [[Film/HalfBaked Billy Bong Thornton]]
** Music: Many, including Music/BadBrains, Music/BadReligion, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BrothaLynchHung, Music/KottonmouthKings, Music/IceCube, Music/InsaneClownPosse, Music/{{Opeth}}, Music/{{Slipknot}}, Music/FrankZappa, Music/{{Twiztid}} and Zug Izland.
*** Subtle one. The character Tommy is a '''rat'''. The band Music/{{Primus}} has a song called "Tommy the '''Cat'''". Obviously intended as wordplay/tribute.
*** Music/TechN9ne is responsible for the acronym "F.U.N."[[note]]'''F'''uck '''U''' Niggas.[[/note]]
** "[[Creator/CheechAndChong Uh, Dave's not here]]"
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Primarily comedy; {{Horror}} elements sometimes played as parody, sometimes straight.



* SpinOff: The main character in ''Webcomic/HereWolf'' made its debut in this comic, then went on to star in his own series, with a different plotline involving an InterspeciesRomance with a ''human'' female.
* TakeThat: Quite a few of these.
** Hot Topic is a reocurring one.
** Politics: Alex Jones and Bill O'Reilly have gotten a couple of these. Not to mention, Herman Cain, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, UsefulNotes/SarahPalin...
*** Averted when Baranoff almost put up a comic making fun of Creator/MichaelMoore, but took it down, not because he felt Moore was undeserving of satire, but because he felt he was coming down on the left too much and decided to switch it up and make fun of a right-wing figure, Sarah Palin.
** Music: Otep, Murder by Death and Music/TilaTequila are all the subject of mockery.
** Creator/WaltDisney: Characters that look like silhouettes of MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} are portrayed as Neo-Nazis who try to murder Bob.
** The character Alpha looks like WebComic/RaineDog. Considering [[http://isaacbaranoff.deviantart.com/art/I-got-99-problems-and-a-bitch-ain-t-one-276000426 Baranoff's interactions]] with Creator/DanaSimpson and the fact that Alpha is as a pretentious and hypocritical AlphaBitch GranolaGirl, this probably isn't a ShoutOut.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Freddy commits suicide, returns as a zombie, is killed by Bob, and is reincarnated as a teenage boy, only to once again be killed by a chupacabra. Then he reappears without explanation during the New Year's storyline solely for the purpose of being killed by a {{Stepford Smil|er}}ing AxCrazy [[InvertedTrope Lemming]].
%% * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Faygo to



* UnusualEuphemism: "Neden" (vagina).
* UpdatedRerelease: Issues 1 & 2 were reissued as ''Horndog Archives #1'', with additional material not in the original published version.
* VerbalTic: The word "the" is printed as "th'" many times.



* WhiteVoidRoom: Bob is sometimes shown talking in front of a white background, in a stylistic ShoutOut to [[ComicBook/AmericanSplendor Harvey Pekar]].
* WolverinePublicity: Bob's appearances in ''Webcomic/HereWolf'' qualify as this.
25th Feb '18 3:09:26 PM nombretomado
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** Politics: Alex Jones and Bill O'Reilly have gotten a couple of these. Not to mention, Herman Cain, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, SarahPalin...

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** Politics: Alex Jones and Bill O'Reilly have gotten a couple of these. Not to mention, Herman Cain, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, SarahPalin...UsefulNotes/SarahPalin...
26th Dec '17 6:45:08 PM nombretomado
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** Comics: Comicbook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers, Peter Bagge, ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', ''{{Femmegasm}}'', ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', Martin Kellerman's ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' and ''Webcomic/WorldOfFizz'' are all mentioned to some degree.

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** Comics: Comicbook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers, Peter Bagge, ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', ''{{Femmegasm}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Femmegasm}}'', ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', Martin Kellerman's ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' and ''Webcomic/WorldOfFizz'' are all mentioned to some degree.
1st Oct '17 1:06:45 PM nombretomado
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** Comics: Comicbook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers, Peter Bagge, ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', ''{{Femmegasm}}'', ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', Martin Kellerman's ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' and ''WorldOfFizz'' are all mentioned to some degree.

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** Comics: Comicbook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers, Peter Bagge, ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', ''{{Femmegasm}}'', ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', Martin Kellerman's ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' and ''WorldOfFizz'' ''Webcomic/WorldOfFizz'' are all mentioned to some degree.
6th Mar '17 2:50:21 PM Wyldchyld
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* FetishFuel:[[invoked]] Invoked by Tommy, who eats "more than [he] can stomach" to attract readers from that fetish.

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* FetishFuel:[[invoked]] Invoked by Tommy, {{Fetish}}:Tommy, who eats "more than [he] can stomach" to attract readers from that fetish.
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