[[caption-width-right:350:How does Slylock know the painting is a forgery? [[spoiler:Because salmon don't swim downstream]].]]

''Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids'' is a newspaper comic strip by Bob Weber Jr., which consists of the Slylock puzzler and a number of other activities. The puzzler consists of the professional detective Slylock Fox and his assistant, Max Mouse, solving a number of mysteries, usually stopping a number of recurring villains.


* AffectionateParody: There's one strip (not official) which has a Satanic accused of stealing a book from the Islamic Book Store. Said book is called "The Satanic Verses". (It also features the only animals wearing shoes in the strip.)
* AlliterativeName: Most of the non-Slylock characters
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: All of the recurring villains.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Slylock and most of the rest of the characters.
* TheCameo: One strip has [[PearlsBeforeSwine Rat]] as the culprit, in response to ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' taking a stab at Slylock.
* CardCarryingVillain
* ConvictionByContradiction: All the time. Which sometimes leads to FridgeLogic. In the picture, Slylock deduces that the painting is a forgery because [[spoiler:salmon don't swim downstream. Never mind the fact that [[ConvictionByCounterfactualClue some salmon do swim downstream]], or the fact that the artist may have not known about salmon]].
** [[spoiler:If salmon don't swim downstream, how do they get to the ocean?]]
* ConvictionByCounterfactualClue: See above.
* CrossOver: ''MyCage'' did a [[http://www.gocomics.com/mycage/2011/10/17 storyline]] wherein Cassandra Cat was hired and stole money from the company, with Slylock himself appearing later. WordOfGod states that Max from ''My Cage'' was meant to appear in ''Slylock'', but an editor refused it.
* DatingCatwoman: Fans like to pair Slylock and Cassandra Cat as a couple.
* DeathTrap: Count Weirdly occasionally subjects Slylock and Max to these.
* DullSurprise: Regardless of if he's helping a character retrieve a $10 bill or escaping a death trap, Slylock has the same emotionally detached expression.
* {{Fanservice}}: The [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1222 Cassandra Cat]] shirt that Bob made for ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''.
* {{Funny Animal}}s
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A running joke is Max getting into trouble in the background. If he's not part of the investigation, he's probably being pinched by a lobster or [[http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2981/applecn.jpg bonked by a falling apple]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The setup for one January 2007 strip was that Max Mouse had spent the night with a girl-mouse named Melody, before being interrupted by Slylock asking them to spy on a Fence living next door.
* GoKartingWithBowser: One strip has Slylock and Max time traveling with Count Weirdly. It's mainly a tool to dispense facts about dinosaurs, but Slylock and Weirdly seem bizarrely friendly to each other.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Slylock and Max. Depending on the strip, they even live together.
* IAmNotWeasel: A real-world example, is how many people as kids (and even adults today) mistakenly called Slylock, "Shylock"
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Slylock and Max occasionally entertain [[DistaffCounterpart Tiffany Fox and Melody Mouse]]. There's no evidence that they're in love, except for when Max [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar spent the night with Melody]], mentioned above.
* MadScientist: Count Weirdly.
* MeaningfulName: Slylock and every recurring villain, though they might be nicknames.
* MoonLogicPuzzle: More often than not, the answer to a Slylock puzzler is an obscure real-world fact or a tiny clue in the drawing.
* NoMouth: Slylock and Max are usually mouthless, unless speaking or emoting.
* PokeThePoodle: Most of the crimes committed are these.
* RoguesGallery: Count Weirdly, Wanda Witch, Slick Smitty, Cassandra Cat, Shady Shrew, Harry Ape, Reeky Rat, Buford Bull, Bruno Bulldog, and Koppy Kat (seen in the above image).
* RuleThirtyFour: Josh Fruhlinger, a.k.a. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1106 linked to a Rule 34 of Cassandra Cat]] in his blog (the pic also had Slylock and two of the other characters). Bob Weber Jr. found out after it was posted, and was a surprisingly good sport about it he thought it was funny, but [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1106#comment-254899 politely asked it to be taken down]] so that kids couldn't find it.
* [[ShamelessSelfPromoter Shameless Self Promoting]]: One strip had Max Mouse about to visit "one of his favorite Web sites". The site was www.ohbrothercomics.com, the Web site of ''Oh, Brother'', Bob's other comic.
* SpeciesSurname
* ShoutOut: In an unintentional case, the fan-submitted drawing for one strip was a drawing of {{Sonichu}} the same one that's on the work's page.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/TD2vh.gif This one has Terezi]]
* TokenHuman: Count Weirdly is the most-featured example, along with Wanda Witch and Slick Smitty.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Debatable, as many of the alleged "crimes" are solved [[MoonLogicPuzzle through the oddest of means]]. Even then [[SolveTheSoupCans they don't always make much sense]], or [[InsaneTrollLogic even point out a crime in the first place.]]