History HalfDressedCartoonAnimal / ComicBooks

29th Sep '17 8:21:34 PM TurtleTropes
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* The Bone characters in ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' are usually half dressed: Fone usually wears boots or nothing at all; Phoney wears a t-shirt with a star, and Smiley wears a vest (yet is embarrassed to be seen naked). Whatever the Bones are, however... eh, let's just say they qualify as "mammals" and leave it at that.
* ''The Fox and The Crow''. While the Crow sports only a bowler hat, Fauntleroy Fox wears a white collar, a blue bowtie, blue trousers and yellow gloves. He also has a matching straw hat when on the town.

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* The Two of the main Bone characters in ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' are usually half dressed: Fone usually wears boots or nothing at all; Phoney wears a t-shirt with a star, and Smiley wears a vest (yet is embarrassed to be seen naked). Whatever It is unclear on what exactly the Bones are, however... eh, let's just say but they qualify have been referred to as "mammals" and leave it at that.
"small mammals" several times by the rat people.
* ''The Fox and The Crow''. While the Crow sports only a bowler hat, Crow'': Fauntleroy Fox wears a white collar, a blue bowtie, blue trousers and yellow gloves. He also has a matching straw hat when on the town.



** Lampshaded in one comic between a Sultan and Lille Skutt, after Lille Skutt is accused of being a spy.
-->'''Sultan:''' A spy you said? Maybe. He doesn't look like us and he is oddly dressed as well.\\
'''Lille Skutt:''' Are all of you crazy? First my friends was captured by the knights. They thought we were oddly dressed. And now '''YOU''' think I'm oddly dressed, even though I'm not wearing any clothes at all!!!\\
({{beat}})\\
'''Lille Skutt:''' Except for my bowtie of course.
* ComicBook/FritzTheCat.

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** Lampshaded in one comic between * ComicBook/FritzTheCat only wears a Sultan and Lille Skutt, after Lille Skutt is accused of being a spy.
-->'''Sultan:''' A spy you said? Maybe. He doesn't look like us and he is oddly dressed as well.\\
'''Lille Skutt:''' Are all of you crazy? First my friends was captured by the knights. They thought we were oddly dressed. And now '''YOU''' think I'm oddly dressed, even though I'm not wearing any clothes at all!!!\\
({{beat}})\\
'''Lille Skutt:''' Except for my bowtie of course.
* ComicBook/FritzTheCat.
red turtleneck.
20th Aug '16 1:39:10 PM DarkStorm
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* ''Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' is an interesting example. Sam is fully clothed at all times [[BarefootCartoonAnimal (but goes barefoot)]] while Max is totally naked. A few jokes have been made about this, such as where Max keeps his gun (for the record, it's none of your damned business).
7th Dec '15 2:20:35 AM StFan
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* ''InkPen'' plays with this slightly with its various [[AnimatedActors Animated Animal Actors]] Hamhock and Bixby are completely buff while Ralston Rabbit only wears a bowtie and white gloves and is considered indecent without them. Fritz on the other hand is so uptight that he wears a white shirt and tie with black pants every single day. This was a problem when he worked as a stunt double for other cartoon dogs like Marmaduke or Franchise/ScoobyDoo were he would wear a furry dog suit because he refused to do "nude scenes".
* Played with in one ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, which has Hobbes dressing up as Calvin in the hope that Calvin's mum would mistake Hobbes for Calvin. It doesn't work, which according to Calvin is because Hobbes didn't put on any pants.
9th Nov '15 4:40:17 PM KingNine
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* Male youths and some of the ground-dwelling animals in ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'' eschew shirts.
31st Oct '15 4:30:32 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is mocked in ''TheBeano'' Annual 2009 when the Nibblers (an old 1970s strip about a group of mice) meet the Ratz (a 2000s strip about a group of rats).

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* This trope is mocked in ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' Annual 2009 when the Nibblers (an old 1970s strip about a group of mice) meet the Ratz (a 2000s strip about a group of rats).
11th Sep '15 11:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* The Bone characters in ''{{Bone}}'' are usually half dressed: Fone usually wears boots or nothing at all; Phoney wears a t-shirt with a star, and Smiley wears a vest (yet is embarrassed to be seen naked). Whatever the Bones are, however... eh, let's just say they qualify as "mammals" and leave it at that.

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* The Bone characters in ''{{Bone}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' are usually half dressed: Fone usually wears boots or nothing at all; Phoney wears a t-shirt with a star, and Smiley wears a vest (yet is embarrassed to be seen naked). Whatever the Bones are, however... eh, let's just say they qualify as "mammals" and leave it at that.
9th Sep '15 4:00:17 PM nombretomado
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* Swedish children's comic {{Bamse}} has an interesting case of this, as the older the character's design is the more "nude" they tend to be. Most characters wear some form of clothing, but the amount varies from a simply bow-tie to full clothes. One exception, Wolf, remains completely naked but that's probably due to the GrandfatherClause. Skalman walks around naked half the time too, since his only article of clothing is a hat, and he generally only wears it outdoors.

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* Swedish children's comic {{Bamse}} ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' has an interesting case of this, as the older the character's design is the more "nude" they tend to be. Most characters wear some form of clothing, but the amount varies from a simply bow-tie to full clothes. One exception, Wolf, remains completely naked but that's probably due to the GrandfatherClause. Skalman walks around naked half the time too, since his only article of clothing is a hat, and he generally only wears it outdoors.
19th Jul '15 9:04:46 AM nombretomado
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*** Speaking of ''MarvelZombies'', it appears "My lawyers tell me I've ''always'' worn pants" is a RunningGag these days - he gives the line to Jackie when she questions his existence in ''Marvel Zombies 5''.

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*** Speaking of ''MarvelZombies'', ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'', it appears "My lawyers tell me I've ''always'' worn pants" is a RunningGag these days - he gives the line to Jackie when she questions his existence in ''Marvel Zombies 5''.
2nd Nov '14 2:01:54 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''SamAndMax'' is an interesting example. Sam is fully clothed at all times [[BarefootCartoonAnimal (but goes barefoot)]] while Max is totally naked. A few jokes have been made about this, such as where Max keeps his gun (for the record, it's none of your damned business).

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* ''SamAndMax'' ''Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' is an interesting example. Sam is fully clothed at all times [[BarefootCartoonAnimal (but goes barefoot)]] while Max is totally naked. A few jokes have been made about this, such as where Max keeps his gun (for the record, it's none of your damned business).
22nd Sep '14 9:47:55 PM Patachou
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* Olivier Bommel in ''ComicStrip/TomPoes'' wears nothing but a coat, no pants.

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* Olivier Bommel in ''ComicStrip/TomPoes'' ''ComicBook/TomPoes'' wears nothing but a coat, no pants.
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