History ComicBook / OmahaTheCatDancer

19th Sep '17 8:57:08 PM Angeldeb82
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The titular character is a CatFolk girl in her early 20s working as an ecdysiast... a nightclub dancer, in the fictional town of Mipple City. Her boyfriend Chuck works as an artist and nominally supports her dancing career. After posing for a men's magazine centerfold, Omaha gets invited to a shady dance performance that turns out to be [[spoiler:a drug-fueled orgy for various corrupt businessmen and government officials]] and [[spoiler:while fleeing the scene with her boyfriend, Omaha's best friend Shelley is shot while leading them to safety.]] From there, Omaha and Chuck get dragged into a byzantine plot between various power brokers that includes Chuck's father Charles Tabey Sr. - one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. While dealing with the external political plots, the whole cast of characters also have to cope with complex emotional issues that can shatter their lives.

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The titular character is a CatFolk girl in her early 20s working as an ecdysiast... a nightclub dancer, in the fictional town of Mipple City. Her boyfriend Chuck works as an artist and nominally supports her dancing career. After posing for a men's magazine centerfold, Omaha gets invited to a shady dance performance that turns out to be [[spoiler:a drug-fueled orgy for various corrupt businessmen and government officials]] and [[spoiler:while fleeing the scene with her boyfriend, Omaha's best friend Shelley is shot while leading them to safety.]] safety]]. From there, Omaha and Chuck get dragged into a byzantine plot between various power brokers that includes Chuck's father Charles Tabey Sr. - one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. While dealing with the external political plots, the whole cast of characters also have to cope with complex emotional issues that can shatter their lives.



** He falls off the wagon after [[spoiler:failing to stop Charles' suicide, and after breaking up with Shelley during a lover's spat.]] He gets better [[spoiler:when Shelley comes back.]]

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** He falls off the wagon after [[spoiler:failing to stop Charles' suicide, and after breaking up with Shelley during a lover's spat.]] spat]]. He gets better [[spoiler:when Shelley comes back.]]back]].



* BittersweetEnding: Chuck and Jerry [[spoiler:succeed in stopping the plan to level A Block, but during the celebrations [[TheUnreveal someone sets]] fire to a bar that ended up destroying most of that neighborhood anyway.]] While [[spoiler:the construction project moves ahead, the politicians who tried to profit on the deal get caught when one of the conspirators, horrified an innocent man got killed during the fire, confesses to the cops.]] The question of "Who Shot Bonner?" gets resolved when Old Man Elandos confesses to it [[spoiler:to protect the loyal Po family who carried out the hit Elandos ordered.]] Jo [[spoiler:sells the incriminating Bonner photos to an adult mag, heading off for the brief fling of notoriety it will bring her.]]
** [[spoiler:Most of the major characters get together in the relationships they want.]] Chuck and Omaha [[spoiler:help get a divorce from her first husband who's now free to marry his pregnant girlfriend, and frees up Omaha to marry Chuck at last.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Chuck and Jerry [[spoiler:succeed in stopping the plan to level A Block, but during the celebrations [[TheUnreveal [[TheUnReveal someone sets]] fire to a bar that ended up destroying most of that neighborhood anyway.]] anyway]]. While [[spoiler:the construction project moves ahead, the politicians who tried to profit on the deal get caught when one of the conspirators, horrified an innocent man got killed during the fire, confesses to the cops.]] cops]]. The question of "Who Shot Bonner?" gets resolved when Old Man Elandos confesses to it [[spoiler:to protect the loyal Po family who carried out the hit Elandos ordered.]] ordered]]. Jo [[spoiler:sells the incriminating Bonner photos to an adult mag, heading off for the brief fling of notoriety it will bring her.]]
her]].
** [[spoiler:Most of the major characters get together in the relationships they want.]] Chuck and Omaha [[spoiler:help get a divorce from her first husband who's now free to marry his pregnant girlfriend, and frees up Omaha to marry Chuck at last.]]last]].



* CatGirl: also Dog Girl, Rabbit Girl, Bird Girl, Fox Girl...
* {{Chessmaster}}: Charles Sr. is seen in the beginning [[LampshadeHanging playing with a chess board]]. He basically manipulates a lot of other characters - including his own son - like chess pieces.

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* CatGirl: also Also Dog Girl, Rabbit Girl, Bird Girl, Fox Girl...
* {{Chessmaster}}: TheChessmaster: Charles Sr. is seen in the beginning [[LampshadeHanging playing with a chess board]]. He basically manipulates a lot of other characters - including his own son - like chess pieces.



** Bonner, thinking he had just secured a humiliating victory over his enemy Chuck, [[spoiler:Didn't expect his hired "whore" Jo pull out a gun and ''humiliate him'' with her own plan to protect Chuck and Omaha.]]

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** Bonner, thinking he had just secured a humiliating victory over his enemy Chuck, [[spoiler:Didn't [[spoiler:didn't expect his hired "whore" Jo to pull out a gun and ''humiliate him'' with her own plan to protect Chuck and Omaha.]]



* EveryoneIsASuspect: Other than Jo and Rob, who the readers know were in another room, who shot Bonner? The final chapter revealed [[spoiler:It was Po's son, acting on orders from Old Man Elandos.]]

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: Other than Jo and Rob, who the readers know were in another room, who shot Bonner? The final chapter revealed [[spoiler:It was Po's son, acting on orders from Old Man Elandos.]]Elandos]].



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: It's revealed that [[spoiler:both Charles Sr. and Chuck suffer from manic depressive mood swings.]] When Chuck finds out [[spoiler:what Bonner did to his mother, he snaps and begins acting as manic as his father until he had to be forcibly sedated when they find him raving in his father's home. When we see Chuck again, he's on a mental institution and is SO stuffed of drugs that he doesn't even knows what is going on anymore. Fortunately, he gets better.]]

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: It's revealed that [[spoiler:both Charles Sr. and Chuck suffer from manic depressive mood swings.]] When Chuck finds out [[spoiler:what Bonner did to his mother, he snaps and begins acting as manic as his father until he had to be forcibly sedated when they find him raving in his father's home. When we see Chuck again, he's on a mental institution and is SO stuffed of drugs that he doesn't even knows what is going on anymore. Fortunately, he gets better.]]better]].



* HideYourGays:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Rob, the major gay character, gets his fair share of sex just like the heteros. The main characters have friendly and open relations with the gay/lesbian community and are viewed as equals.

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* HideYourGays:
HideYourLesbians:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]].{{Averted|Trope}}. Rob, the major gay character, gets his fair share of sex just like the heteros. The main characters have friendly and open relations with the gay/lesbian community and are viewed as equals.



* [[ItsNotPornItsArt]]: While very sexually explicit, critics who favorably reviewed the comic noted the high degree of storytelling and specified that ''Omaha'' is ''not'' a pornographic comic.

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* [[ItsNotPornItsArt]]: ItsNotPornItsArt: While very sexually explicit, critics who favorably reviewed the comic noted the high degree of storytelling and specified that ''Omaha'' is ''not'' a pornographic comic.



%%* [[PornNames Porn Name]]: Does she look like a "Susan" to you?

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%%* [[PornNames Porn Name]]: {{Porn Name|s}}: Does she look like a "Susan" to you?



** [[spoiler:At one point Chuck forcibly has sex with Omaha when she's clearly not in the mood and she ends up in tears. She later calls him on it, and he realizes he did something VERY wrong, so he makes up for it (by getting kinkier for her sake and organizing a threesome!)]].

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** [[spoiler:At one point Chuck forcibly has sex with Omaha when she's clearly not in the mood and she ends up in tears. She later calls him on it, and he realizes he did something VERY wrong, so he makes up for it (by getting kinkier for her sake and organizing a threesome!)]].threesome!).]]



** On a personal note, Kurt's rant during an intervention over his drinking forces Omaha and Chuck to confess [[spoiler:some of their infidelities during their relationship. They each stun each other with a revelation that they'd slept with a friend the other didn't realize had done so - especially Omaha's revelation she slept with Jerry during her brief abduction by Charles Sr. during the first story arc.]]

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** On a personal note, Kurt's rant during an intervention over his drinking forces Omaha and Chuck to confess [[spoiler:some of their infidelities during their relationship. They each stun each other with a revelation that they'd slept with a friend the other didn't realize had done so - especially Omaha's revelation she slept with Jerry during her brief abduction by Charles Sr. during the first story arc.]]arc]].



* ShoutOut: the comic began as a sexy animal parody of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' (with Omaha, Jo and Shelly as the Angels). The parody aspect was quickly dropped for a SoapOpera storyline.

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* ShoutOut: the The comic began as a sexy animal parody of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' (with Omaha, Jo and Shelly as the Angels). The parody aspect was quickly dropped for a SoapOpera storyline.
8th Aug '17 1:48:46 PM xcountryguy
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The titular character is a CatFolk girl in her early 20s working as an ecdysiast... a nightclub dancer, in the fictional town of Mipple City. Her boyfriend Chuck works as an artist and nominally supports her dancing career. After posing for a men's magazine centerfold, Omaha gets invited to a shady dance performance that turns out to be [[spoiler: a drug-fueled orgy for various corrupt businessmen and government officials]] and [[spoiler: while fleeing the scene with her boyfriend, Omaha's best friend Shelley is shot while leading them to safety.]] From there, Omaha and Chuck get dragged into a byzantine plot between various power brokers that includes Chuck's father Charles Tabey Sr. - one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. While dealing with the external political plots, the whole cast of characters also have to cope with complex emotional issues that can shatter their lives.

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The titular character is a CatFolk girl in her early 20s working as an ecdysiast... a nightclub dancer, in the fictional town of Mipple City. Her boyfriend Chuck works as an artist and nominally supports her dancing career. After posing for a men's magazine centerfold, Omaha gets invited to a shady dance performance that turns out to be [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a drug-fueled orgy for various corrupt businessmen and government officials]] and [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while fleeing the scene with her boyfriend, Omaha's best friend Shelley is shot while leading them to safety.]] From there, Omaha and Chuck get dragged into a byzantine plot between various power brokers that includes Chuck's father Charles Tabey Sr. - one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. While dealing with the external political plots, the whole cast of characters also have to cope with complex emotional issues that can shatter their lives.



* BiTheWay: Some of the supporting cast, especially Omaha's best friend Shelley and Chuck's ex-girlfriend Jo, are bisexual.

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* BiTheWay: BiTheWay:
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Some of the supporting cast, especially Omaha's best friend Shelley and Chuck's ex-girlfriend Jo, are bisexual.



* DeathbedConfession: Old Man Elandos - Maria's father and Chuck's grandfather - does this, just as he poisons himself before his brain tumor can kill him. The cops know Elandos is faking the confession of pulling the trigger himself, but without any other solid evidence, they're stuck with it. [[spoiler: Elandos at least ordered the hit on Bonner, so it's true from a certain point of view. He takes full credit in order to protect the Po family.]]

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* DeathbedConfession: Old Man Elandos - Maria's father and Chuck's grandfather - does this, just as he poisons himself before his brain tumor can kill him. The cops know Elandos is faking the confession of pulling the trigger himself, but without any other solid evidence, they're stuck with it. [[spoiler: Elandos [[spoiler:Elandos at least ordered the hit on Bonner, so it's true from a certain point of view. He takes full credit in order to protect the Po family.]]



*** [[spoiler:Which is topped by ''another'' unexpected surprise when someone shoots Bonner from outside the hotel room, catching Jo and Rob off-guard with a dead body and the police en route.]]
* DisneyDeath
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Charles Sr.]]

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*** ** [[spoiler:Which is topped by ''another'' unexpected surprise when someone shoots Bonner from outside the hotel room, catching Jo and Rob off-guard with a dead body and the police en route.]]
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* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Charles [[spoiler:Charles Sr.]]



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Omaha. Flashbacks suggest Shelley and Omaha were more than friends. During the Bonner storyline, Jo kisses Omaha, hinting that Jo's plot [[spoiler: to trap Bonner on camera committing his sex crimes]] is more for Omaha's sake than for Chuck.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Omaha. Flashbacks suggest Shelley and Omaha were more than friends. During the Bonner storyline, Jo kisses Omaha, hinting that Jo's plot [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to trap Bonner on camera committing his sex crimes]] is more for Omaha's sake than for Chuck.



* EveryoneIsASuspect: Other than Jo and Rob, who the readers know were in another room, who shot Bonner? The final chapter revealed [[spoiler: It was Po's son, acting on orders from Old Man Elandos.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Shelley gets shot in the first issue, but by issue 3 it's revealed she barely survived. Most of her storyline involves her - a dancer - coping with being wheelchair-bound for possibly the rest of her life.]]

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: Other than Jo and Rob, who the readers know were in another room, who shot Bonner? The final chapter revealed [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It was Po's son, acting on orders from Old Man Elandos.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Shelley FakingTheDead:
** [[spoiler:Shelley
gets shot in the first issue, but by issue 3 it's revealed she barely survived. Most of her storyline involves her - a dancer - coping with being wheelchair-bound for possibly the rest of her life.]]



* FemmeFatale: Althea. She's basically sleeping her way to the top, first in Tabey Industries (by sleeping with Jerry, who quickly finds out how mercenary she is) and then by [[spoiler:trying to sleep with Chuck when Omaha's run off during their break-up. Chuck tosses her out, and Althea quits the firm the next day]]. She then works her way into the corrupt mayor's circle of businessmen behind the A Block demolition and seems to be a major player. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end that, while she uses her sex with the mayor to get a sweet deal heading the convention center's eventual construction, she didn't have anything to do with the explosion that took out A Block. The mayor (partly to cover his own ass) claims "she's the only innocent one in this whole deal."]]

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* FemmeFatale: FemmeFatale:
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Althea. She's basically sleeping her way to the top, first in Tabey Industries (by sleeping with Jerry, who quickly finds out how mercenary she is) and then by [[spoiler:trying to sleep with Chuck when Omaha's run off during their break-up. Chuck tosses her out, and Althea quits the firm the next day]]. She then works her way into the corrupt mayor's circle of businessmen behind the A Block demolition and seems to be a major player. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end that, while she uses her sex with the mayor to get a sweet deal heading the convention center's eventual construction, she didn't have anything to do with the explosion that took out A Block. The mayor (partly to cover his own ass) claims "she's the only innocent one in this whole deal."]]



* FurryComic

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Omaha and Jo, early on.

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* %%* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Omaha and Jo, early on.



* HideYourGays: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Rob, the major gay character, gets his fair share of sex just like the heteros. The main characters have friendly and open relations with the gay/lesbian community and are viewed as equals.

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* HideYourGays: HideYourGays:
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[[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Rob, the major gay character, gets his fair share of sex just like the heteros. The main characters have friendly and open relations with the gay/lesbian community and are viewed as equals.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Jo.

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* [[ItsNotPornItsArt It's Not Porn, It's Art]]: While very sexually explicit, critics who favorably reviewed the comic noted the high degree of storytelling and specified that ''Omaha'' is ''not'' a pornographic comic.

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* [[ItsNotPornItsArt It's Not Porn, It's Art]]: [[ItsNotPornItsArt]]: While very sexually explicit, critics who favorably reviewed the comic noted the high degree of storytelling and specified that ''Omaha'' is ''not'' a pornographic comic.



** TurnOutLikeHisFather: What Chuck is terrified of doing [[spoiler:Especially after his father dies and Chuck is left in control of Charles' empire... and schemes.]]
* MatureAnimalStory
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Chuck is well aware of Omaha's job as a stripper: it's how they met. He does think they are in a sexually monogamous relationship, except for when [[OneTrueThreesome Jo offered a threesome]]. [[spoiler:He doesn't know that Omaha was once married, and she never got a divorce. When Omaha tells him to defuse Bonner's threat, Chuck freaks and they break up.]]

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** %%** TurnOutLikeHisFather: What Chuck is terrified of doing [[spoiler:Especially after his father dies and Chuck is left in control of Charles' empire... and schemes.]]
* %%* MatureAnimalStory
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: MyGirlIsNotASlut:
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Chuck is well aware of Omaha's job as a stripper: it's how they met. He does think they are in a sexually monogamous relationship, except for when [[OneTrueThreesome Jo offered a threesome]]. [[spoiler:He doesn't know that Omaha was once married, and she never got a divorce. When Omaha tells him to defuse Bonner's threat, Chuck freaks and they break up.]]



* [[PornNames Porn Name]]: Does she look like a "Susan" to you?

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* %%* [[PornNames Porn Name]]: Does she look like a "Susan" to you?



* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:At one point Chuck forcibly has sex with Omaha when she's clearly not in the mood and she ends up in tears. She later calls him on it, and he realizes he did something VERY wrong, so he makes up for it (by getting kinkier for her sake and organizing a threesome!)]].

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* RapeAsDrama: RapeAsDrama:
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[[spoiler:At one point Chuck forcibly has sex with Omaha when she's clearly not in the mood and she ends up in tears. She later calls him on it, and he realizes he did something VERY wrong, so he makes up for it (by getting kinkier for her sake and organizing a threesome!)]].



* SliceOfLife
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Hoo boy, it would take a team of sociologists to measure this. The society in Omaha's world looks down on sex, and has men in powerful offices abusing women as sex toys. On the other hand, Omaha and her friends are open about their sexual choices, pursue relationships with nice guys like Chuck and Jerry who treat women with equal respect, and are willing to stand up publicly to defend themselves and their life choices.

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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality:
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Hoo boy, it would take a team of sociologists to measure this. The society in Omaha's world looks down on sex, and has men in powerful offices abusing women as sex toys. On the other hand, Omaha and her friends are open about their sexual choices, pursue relationships with nice guys like Chuck and Jerry who treat women with equal respect, and are willing to stand up publicly to defend themselves and their life choices.



* ThreeWaySex: both girl/boy/girl and boy/girl/boy.

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* ThreeWaySex: both Both girl/boy/girl and boy/girl/boy.



* UndergroundComics

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* WorldOfFunnyAnimals

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21st May '17 5:54:02 PM nombretomado
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* CrossOver: The "Images of Omaha" benefit series to pay for Reed Waller's medical bills featured pin-ups and artwork pairing Omaha with P'Gell from WillEisner's ComicBook/TheSpirit, BobBurden's ComicBook/FlamingCarrot, DaveSim's ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', and the inhabitants of Creator/LarryMarder's {{ComicBook/Beanworld}}.

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* CrossOver: The "Images of Omaha" benefit series to pay for Reed Waller's medical bills featured pin-ups and artwork pairing Omaha with P'Gell from WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's ComicBook/TheSpirit, BobBurden's ComicBook/FlamingCarrot, DaveSim's ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', and the inhabitants of Creator/LarryMarder's {{ComicBook/Beanworld}}.
25th Oct '16 4:55:48 PM SPBurke
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Added DiffLines:

* OddFriendship: Old Man Eliandos ends up having Jo service him because he's lonely, even putting her up in a fancy apartment as thanks. They become rather close and she mourns him quite heavily when he's finally on his deathbed.
12th Nov '15 4:53:32 PM nombretomado
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Once parodied by RobertCrumb in "Wichita the Rat Dancer".

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Once parodied by RobertCrumb Creator/RobertCrumb in "Wichita the Rat Dancer".
11th Aug '15 9:55:03 PM IshiMatsu615
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** What's sad is that Omaha's world is essentially ''ours'', with Furry characters.
17th Mar '15 8:11:43 AM nombretomado
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* FurryFandom: Debuted in a FunnyAnimal Fanzine in the 1970s.

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* FurryFandom: UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: Debuted in a FunnyAnimal Fanzine in the 1970s.
8th Mar '15 11:10:40 PM jormis29
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* CrossOver: The "Images of Omaha" benefit series to pay for Reed Waller's medical bills featured pin-ups and artwork pairing Omaha with P'Gell from WillEisner's ComicBook/TheSpirit, BobBurden's FlamingCarrot, DaveSim's ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', and the inhabitants of LarryMarder's {{Beanworld}}.

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* CrossOver: The "Images of Omaha" benefit series to pay for Reed Waller's medical bills featured pin-ups and artwork pairing Omaha with P'Gell from WillEisner's ComicBook/TheSpirit, BobBurden's FlamingCarrot, ComicBook/FlamingCarrot, DaveSim's ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', and the inhabitants of LarryMarder's {{Beanworld}}.Creator/LarryMarder's {{ComicBook/Beanworld}}.
24th Nov '14 1:47:52 PM MarkLungo
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* BarefootCartoonAnimals: The entire cast, most of the time. Interestingly, the characters' feet have an atypically human appearance for this trope.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimals: BarefootCartoonAnimal: The entire cast, most of the time. Interestingly, the characters' feet have an atypically human appearance for this trope.
19th May '14 9:07:50 PM Willbyr
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: The series stopped production at various points due to a car accident (Worley), colon cancer (Waller), and lung cancer (Worley) that claimed the writer in 2004. Worley's husband James Vance worked with her notes to write out the final chapters beginning in 2006.
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