Bloody Urban is, to quote its creator, [[BlatantLies a completely normal slice-of-life webcomic]], set in an AlternateUniverse of Sydney, Australia populated by vampires, werewolves and other sorts of monsters.

A surreal parody of both the SupernaturalSoapOpera and the typical WorkCom, Bloody Urban follows the lives of [[StraightManAndWiseGuy Murray Manson and Shannon Arcuni]], a couple of hipsters in their mid-twenties who work together in the creative department of what is possibly the world's strangest advertising company. Murray, a writer, is an awkward, slightly neurotic werewolf who is endlessly frustrated with his life. Shannon, an artist, is a gleefully insane, food-obsessed ghoul who is usually getting himself into some kind of trouble in the name of TrueArt. Along with their various friends and relations, they go about their lives doing things that [[HilarityEnsues usually precede hilarity]].

Most of Bloody Urban's humour comes from the fact that, instead of the typical {{Masquerade}} setup, the general population is aware of every weird thing that exists in the comic's universe, they have always been aware of them, and they consider it all to be completely normal.

The series is mainly a gag-per-week webcomic. The comic, including some of the original hand-drawn strips can be found [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/ here]] and the old, unfinished storyline can be found [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Bloody_Urban/ here]].

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!! This comic provides examples of:
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Groovy Roo and the Time-Travelling Lesbians
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of unused characters and additional information can be found on [[http://asquidcalledzelda.deviantart.com the author's deviantART]] and [[http://clive-gershwin-palmer.tumblr.com/tagged/bloody-urban tumblr]]
* AlienBlood: Vampires' blood is black. Ghouls' blood is green.
* AlternativeCalendar: All we know about this world's calendar is that there's a September 40th.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jenna. Lampshaded in the artist's comment [[http://asquidcalledzelda.deviantart.com/gallery/23961304#/d4dhbdf here]]. Eric qualifies as well. So does Libby.
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib5P-RTNBec Human]]''
* BlackComedy
* BlobMonster: Upside-Down Amoeba Dude.
* BloodyHilarious
* BigEater: Shannon.
* CallBack: In ''Heat Wave'', you can see black markings on the wall where they've scrubbed off Murray's [[RoomFullofCrazy madness-induced scribbling]] from ''A Visit From the IT Guy''
* {{Chupacabra}}: Forms part of Shaun's ridiculous ScoobyDooHoax in [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1367682/chupacabras/ this strip]].
* CreatorProvincialism
* CouldntFindAPen: PlayedForLaughs in ''Scare Campaign''
* DeadpanSnarker: Murray and Shannon are both this about 80% of the time.
* DinnerDeformation: Happens to Shaz when he tries to eat an iPad and it goes down the wrong way. [[RealityEnsues He almost chokes to death and has to have his throat cut open]].
* DroolHello: in [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1479574/weird-tea/ this comic]].
* EarthDrift: ASCZ often refers to the older comics as 'the boring period in which everything was sane and relatively normal'.
* EyeGlasses: Libby and Murray
* FantasyKitchenSink: So far, there are vampires, dinosaurs, mermaids, mad scientists, Frankenstein monsters, chupacabras, werewolves, ghouls, Eldritch horrors (including SlenderMan) and land-walking dolphins. Concept art suggests there are also, gorgons, wendigos, fish people and giant land-dwelling octopi.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Parodied-Murray's Frankenstinian coworker Eric has two left hands, lego teeth, a hunchback and one eye that's a golfball. This poor construction is explained to be the result of the MadDoctor being [[StonersAreFunny completely stoned.]] He also is in advertising because he has [[BrainInAJar Leo Burnett's brain.]]
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Played with. They aren't quite at the AlwaysChaoticEvil level, but the Bloody Urban Vampires tend to all be [[JerkAss pretty dickish]].
* FunTShirt: Shannon, [[{{Hipster}} naturally]], has a few.
* GeekyTurnOn: [[http://asquidcalledzelda.deviantart.com/gallery/23961304#/d3alenx This page.]]
* GlamourFailure: Whenever Shaz turns into a copy of somebody, his eyes stay yellow and his skin maintains a greenish tint.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The result of seeing IT Guy's true form.
* {{Halloweentown}}: AU-Sydney is shades of this. Despite the bright colours, the [[AlienSky sky is varying shades of red and purple]] and the buildings have a distinct [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Dr. Caligari]] vibe to them. Then of course there's [[MonsterMash the people.]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Angelica.
* HeatWave: The aptly named ''Heat Wave''. If you look out the window in one panel, you can see the city skyline in the background. All of the buildings are ''melting''.
* HeroicDolphin: Subverted- The dolphin in 'Sea Rapist' is a registered sex offender.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Angelica and Libby.
* HorrorHunger: Played for laughs. Always.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: At 6'5", Murray is the tallest character in the series. Camille barely comes up to his chest.
* HumanoidAbomination: The IT guy, who 'may or may not be Satan.'
* HuskyRusskie: Completely averted with the Pasternak twins, who are both tall, gangly and uncoordinated.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The very appropriately titled 'the Worst Pun Ever'
* InvisibleMan: The CEO of the company Murray works for is completely invisible, except for his eyeballs. Because if his eyeballs were invisible, he would be blind. And that would just be silly.
* LandDownUnder: Usually, the only way a non-Australian could guess the setting is by the odd-coloured money, the weird trees, and (occasionally) the slang. However, ''Tennis'' is nothing but this trope, depicting the Australian Open as a blood sport played ''entirely by crocodiles.''
** Then there's ''Heat Wave'', which depicts Australia as being ridiculously close to the sun- so close that the city is literally melting.
* OddFriendship: Libby and Angelica
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* OverlyLongTongue: Most of the vampires, but ''especially'' Shaun. Ghouls have them as well, apparently.
* MadnessMantra: TROJANS TROJANS TROJANS
* NoodleIncident: Got Libby [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1367675/mensa/ kicked out of MENSA.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Murray. [[PhenotypeStereotype The Irishman]]. Also Sebastian Dark, and unused character who LooksLikeCesare.
* RealityEnsues: Surprisingly, given the generally unrealistic tone of the series, this trope gets pulled out a fair few times.
* {{Retcon}}: Shannon was a vampire until very recently.
* {{Retraux}}: Murray's [[http://asquidcalledzelda.deviantart.com/gallery/23961304#/d48x9tf prescription drug-fueled hallucination]] features inanimate objects with 30's-style cartoon faces.
* ShoutOut: The green hat Shannon is wearing in ''Heat Wave'' looks very similar to the hat worn by Carl in LlamasWithHats. Later on, in ''Neck Scar'', he's wearing a purple t-shirt with [[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale 'DON'T BOG ME DOWN, SON']] written on it.
* SpecialGuest: Parodied-Every time a nameless, one-shot character appears in a strip, they will be introduced as 'This Week's Special Guest' in the artists comment. In strips where there are only recurring characters present, the 'guest' will often be a random object in the background.
* SpitTake: On [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Bloody_Urban/index.php?p=728829 this page]]
* SurrealHumour: The more recent strips tend towards the bizarre. For example, in this universe, SlenderMan is a ''therapist.''
* SwallowedWhole: Shannon did this to one of his classmates when he was in 6th grade. He got better.
* TruthInTelevision: There is, believe it or not, an actual company that wants to one day produce Kanye West-flavoured sausages.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: Bloody Urban is ''terrible'' about this in the old comics.
* YouMeddlingKids: Quoted nearly word for word in the aptly titled 'Meddling Teens'