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->''It's got some vampires but we're pretty sure it's better than twilight...maybe."

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://clive-gershwin-palmer.tumblr.com/tagged/bloody-urban the artist's 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]].
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib5P-RTNBec Human]]''
* BalloonBelly: Shaz is sporting a pretty big one in [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111096/barf/ Barf]], as a buildup for one of the [[VomitDiscretionShot grossest jokes in the comic.]]
* BlackComedy: ''Pizza'', ''Dog Whistle'' and ''School Reunion'' in particular, but there's some dark humour sprinkled throughout.
* BlobMonster: Upside-Down Amoeba Dude.
* BloodyHilarious: ''Tennis''
* BloodyMurder: ''Green'' establishes that Shaz's blood is poisonous to humans if ingested.
* 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'', then again as a background gag in ''Practice''.
* 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.]]
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Played with. They aren't quite at the AlwaysChaoticEvil level, but the Bloody Urban Vampires tend to all be [[JerkAss pretty dickish]].
* GagHaircut: Camille gets a gag dye job in Hair Emergency
* GeekyTurnOn: ''Deadmau5''
* 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.
* HeroicDolphin: Subverted- The dolphin in 'Sea Rapist' is a registered sex offender.
* 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
* IncrediblyLamePun: The very appropriately titled ''the Worst Pun Ever''
* 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.''
* MadnessMantra: TROJANS TROJANS TROJANS
* TheMerch: The artist has a [[http://www.redbubble.com/people/meghantuten redbubble store]] through which you can buy a number of products with Bloody Urban panels printed onto them.
* NoodleIncident: Got Libby [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1367675/mensa/ kicked out of MENSA.]]
* OddFriendship: Libby and Angelica
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Shaz bleeds green, has a forked tongue and spiny claws, and he has the ability to shape shift into a hyena-like monster as well as anyone he's taken a bite out of recently.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Camille's skin colour gets less pale when she feeds on human blood.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Murray has sharp teeth and nails, even in human form, and flies into a rage if he hears high pitched noises. Also, mistletoe burns his skin.
* ProductPlacement: McDonalds, Zazzle t-shirts and Apple, as well as Australian restaurant chains like Pieface and Eagle Boy's Pizza.
* 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: In ''Neck Scar'', Shaz wears a purple t-shirt with [[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale 'DON'T BOG ME DOWN, SON']] written on it.
* ShownTheirWork: Ghouls in Bloody Urban have bright green blood that is toxic if eaten. As the artist's comment of ''Green'' explains, this is TruthInTelevision- the bile pigment that gives RealLife animals like the samkos bush frog green blood can cause jaundice and liver failure.
* 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 an abstract concept or random object in the background.
* SurrealHumour
* SwallowedWhole: Shannon can do this to people, including his rival from 6th grade and Murray.
* TakeThat: ''Tennis'' is one at Australian phone company Optus.
* TruthInTelevision: There is, believe it or not, an actual company that wants to one day produce Kanye West-flavoured sausages.
* TheWormThatWalks: Played for surreal laughs in the animated special with a man-shaped stack of newts riding the train.
* WordSaladTitle
* YouMeddlingKids: Quoted nearly word for word in the aptly titled 'Meddling Teens'