* The comic takes a lot of inspiration by part of English folk musician Kate Rusby. Tom is a fan of her.
** Sir Eglamore, ("Sir Eglamore") the Annan Waters ("Annan Waters") and Janet Llanwellyn, ("The Maid of Llanwellyn") all take their inspiration from several of her songs.
** "Playing of Ball" was also [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=939 quoted]] in the comic.
* There are also a few references to Anne Briggs.
** Reynardine's name (and his initial encounter with Annie) are inspired by the traditional song "Reynardine", which Anne covered.
** Winsbury is from the traditional song "Willie O' Winsbury" (interestingly, Kate Rusby also recorded a variant of this song, titled "John Barbury"). In the song, Willie is in a relationship with the king's daughter, Janet, much to the king's displeasure. Replace "king" with "headmaster" and ... yeah.
* Lindsey & Bud's names, and the fact that they're engineers in an underwater habitat, to ''TheAbyss''.
* Tom called Lily "[[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]]" when he named her in a tweet. She also shares his color scheme and seemingly has toned-down mannerisms and speech patters of Cookie Monster. She might be also a reference to another PerkyGoth GenkiGirl with much the same colour scheme, perpetual crazy smile and lack of inhibitions in the ''L.A.W.L.S.'' comic.
* There's [[http://tea-san.deviantart.com/art/Gunnerkrigg-Ico-68650626 an official artwork]] in Tom's DeviantArt page of Kat and Annie dressed as [[{{ICO}} Ico and Yorda]].
* Another piece of artwork has Kat and Annie dressed as [[VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} Raz and Lili]].
* From ''Chapter 1: The Shadow and the Robot'':
** Shadow 2's appearance as a "horned boy" shadow is a reference to ''{{ICO}}''.
* From ''Chapter 2: Schoolyard Myths'':
** Basil is talking about the whole affaire with Theseus. After he ends his tale, he sprouts "[[RenAndStimpy No sir]], [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=30 I didn't like it.]]"
* From ''Chapter 4: Not Very Scary'':
** The bonus page has a quote from ''Theatre/TimonOfAthens'' by Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
--> '''Janet''' "[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=68 Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!]]"
* From ''Chapter 9: Questions And Answers'':
** Take note of [[Franchise/MetalGear the boxes]][[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=150 Mort is laying on]].
* From ''Chapter 10: Doctor Disaster Versus The Creepy Space Aliens From Outer Space'':
** The [[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons evil Enigmarons]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=170 and their Moon base on the Moon]] .
** In the bonus page, Antimony is shown reading a book titled ''Tannhauser Gate'', a SpeculativeFiction meme that dates back to ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* From ''Chapter 13: A Week For Kat'':
** Logos from Tom's favorite video games appear on Alistair's clothing.
* From ''Chapter 15: Red Returns'':
** The Model-H war horse robot's story is taken from the sixth book of ''ParadiseLost''.
* From ''Chapter 16: The Medium Beginning'':
** Annie makes a mention that they will be late for their [[BattleAngelAlita Karmatron Dynamics]] class. Tom is an admitted fan of the series.
* From ''Chapter 18: S1'':
** Robot's temporary body is a small mouse with a wind-up key on it's back. The key is shaped suspiciously like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse an ear]].
** The giant robot in [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=422 this strip]], and the ensuing fight, a reference to .
** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=439 Metal Gear Theater]], a two-page tribute to [[Franchise/MetalGear Kat's favorite videogame]].
* From ''Chapter 19: Power Station'':
** Gamma's plushies in Zeta's BlackBugRoom town [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=466 here]] include [[{{Achewood}} Ray and Roast Beef]], [[{{Girly}} a marshmallow kitten]] and [[StarslipCrisis Mr.Jinx]].
* From ''Chapter 24: Residential'':
** These comments from Tom:
--> [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=629 You are welcome,]] [[Manga/DragonBall Vegeta]].
--> [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=601 Eglamore subscribes to the]] [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro Kujo]] [[http://tomopop.com/ul/12745-550x-jojo02.jpg School of Posture]].
* From ''Chapter 29: A Bad Start'':
** In the commentary of [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=749 this page]], Tom says the train is nicknamed "[[Franchise/TheDarkTower Blaine]]".
* From ''Chapter 30: The Coward Heart'':
** The crow and spiky-haired guy with triangular eye shadowing in the center of [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=774 this page]] sure seems like a shout-out to [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Bro Strider and "Seppucrow"]].
** The earrings 'could' be minature Troll horns.
** And the colouration and general appearance of the couple that are the focus of the piece do suspiciously resemble a gender-swapped version of Jade- and Davesprite. (Spoiler Alert: They are not.)
* From ''Chapter 32: From The Forest She Came'':
** While Annie is [[spoiler:attacking the "posessed" Robot]], she suggests that Kat [[Series/{{DoctorWho}} reverse the polarity]].
** After Kat and Annie [[spoiler:make amends]], Kat confesses her like of Annie's forest dresses.
--> "Also, I '''love''' the PrincessMononoke look [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=865 you've got going on]]!"
* From ''Chapter 33: Give and Take'':
** As Kat prepares to switch off the robot she brought back to life, it says "[[Film/BicentennialMan Thank you, Little Miss.]]"
* From ''Chapter 34: Faraway Morning (And Three Short Tales)'':
** [[spoiler:Janet And Winsbury finally reveal their SecretRelationship]], only to engage in an ImagineSpot. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=938 One of these imaginations]] is a reference to a LexLuthor meme, where he steals forty cakes (see AndThatsTerrible).
** Strips [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=936 936]] and [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=938 938]] reference ''TheFastAndTheFurious''.
** Strip #[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=937 937]] combines references to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=burd9upXC_U this song]].
* [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1011 Strip 1011]] has Donald (Kat's dad) reading what appears to be TheBeano (specifically a ComicStrip/DennistheMenaceUK comic.)
* Chapter 37, "Divine", has had two so far:
** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1031 This page]] might be one to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Sam unhesitatingly grabs Frodo's hand when he's in the "hospital" in front of all their friends (it was kind of a big deal while filming the movie) while Kat hesitates to hold Annie's hand despite (or perhaps because of) the only people around being [[OfficialCouple Robot, Shadow 2,]] and [[ShipperOnDeck Reynardine]].
* Chapter 48, "Tall Tales":
** By coincidence (Tom doesn't plan what days comics are posted in advance) [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1369 this calm meeting]] between a taller-than-average lady knight and a huge unwell misanthropic canine-themed warrior came just five days after [[Recap/GameOfThronesS4E10TheChildren this incredibly violent confrontation]] between a taller-than-average lady knight and a huge unwell misanthropic canine-themed warrior. Also present are the lady knight's shorter but talented male companion, a dangerous young girl who looks like her mother and acts like her father('s sister) that the canine-themed warrior "befriended", and the trickster who's manipulating them all (also just off stage is the psychotic woman who's going to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge kill everyone even remotely associated with those who killed her loved one(s)]]... wait that could be anyone; specifically it's [[spoiler: the dead one with white hair and white skin who was left in/by the river who un-lives only for vengence]]).
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