Recurring Characters of ''{{Blacksad}}''
!!John Blacksad
[[caption-width:220:"I had chosen to walk the dark path in life...And I'm still on it."]]

Blacksad is a hardboiled and successful {{private detective}}. He can be cynical and harsh but he has a good heart and is dedicated to justice. He is incredibly unlucky in matters of the heart, but has a wide network of connections.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBoast: Emphasis on ''Badass''
-->''(a large member of a black gang moves to put black paint on Blacksad's white muzzle)''
-->'''Blacksad:''' ''(pokes his gun into the guy's belly)'' You give me so much as a freckle and I'll end you.
* BadassLongcoat: One that he is very fond of.
* CatsAreMean: Averted. He's polite and genial until you hit his bad side.
* CoolUncle: Revealed to be one to his sister's son in the fifth album.
* CulturedBadass: He appreciates the finer things and is often quite eloquent.
* DarkAndTroubledPast:
** In ''Red Soul'' we learn that Blacksad had a rough childhood and grew up in a rough neighborhood.
** In ''Amarillo'' we learn that for some reason he and his sister have mostly lost contact with their father.
* DeadpanSnarker: Always, but especially [[VitriolicBestBuds with Weekly]].
** CatsAreSnarkers
* GreenEyes
* HardboiledDetective
* HurtingHero: often enough to give him an existential crisis by the beginning of ''Amarillo''.
* SmokingIsCool: Smoking was fashionable in the [[TheFifties 50's]] after all.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is one big and handsome black cat, as [[MemeticSexGod most female characters would attest]].
[[caption-width:220:"Your good friend Week is here full of good vibes."]]

An [[IntrepidReporter intrepid reporter]] with an [[ThePigPen odor problem]] and a [[ChivalrousPervert perverted mind]]. Weekly befriends Blacksad during the latter's child abduction case in 'The Line.' Despite Blacksad's initial dislike of Weekly the two have become good friends and they work together often. His name comes from an office rumor that he changes his underwear only once a week.
* AsideGlance: After Blacksad and Alma 'borrow' his apartment.
* BumblingSidekick: Averted. Weekly has proved very useful to Blacksad.
* CasanovaWannabe: Hilariously played for all it's worth in ''Hell, Silence'': Week gets women coming on to him all over the place but is too busy snooping to pay any attention to theľ ''([[MarshmallowHell BUMP]])'' "Oops, pardon me."
* ChivalrousPervert
* IntrepidReporter: Odor problem aside, he's not a bad reporter.
* PluckyComicRelief
* {{Sidekick}}: To Blacksad, particularly in ''Arctic Nation''.
* WolfWhistle: At Karup's wife.
!!Commissioner Smirnov
[[caption-width:220:"Truth is, John...I used to see clearly, but now..."]]

A police commissioner and friend of Blacksad. Because Smirnov realizes the failings of the justice system, he helps Blacksad to reach criminals that he himself cannot.
* FriendOnTheForce
* HappilyMarried
* HeroicDog: A damn good police officer.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SmokingIsCool: Believe us when we say that a German Shepherd letting out a drag of smoke is pretty darn cool.