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-->''"Just keep doing what you're doing, Gene."''\\
--'''Roger Tuska'''

''[[http://www.genecatlow.com/ Gene Catlow]]'' is a semi-weekly WebComic about a world of {{Funny Animal}}s and humans (among other forms of life) doing their best to just get along (...or not). The comic starts with technical office banter but quickly progresses into an in-depth adventure as the StatusQuo starts to unravel... and ''boy'' does it unravel...

Gene Catlow, the titular character, is not only the AuthorAvatar for Albert Temple but is partnered with [=CatsWhisker=], the Author Avatar for Temple's sweetheart Tawana Gilroy. Temple and Gilroy have collaborated on ''GeneCatlow'' since its inception.
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!!''GeneCatlow'' provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Gene and [=CatsWhisker=], for one...
* AllThereInTheManual: subverted in that much of the manual is a ''[[WordOfDante fanfic]]'' (The Basalt City Chronicles)
* AppliedPhlebotinum: What is the Sight of the Soul, exactly?
* AreYouSureYouWantToDoThat: Implied by [=CatsWhisker=], and later invoked.
--> '''[=CatsWhisker=]:''' Cross that line and you can '''''NEVER''''' come [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120711.html back]]!
* ArtEvolution: Averted, the comic has been around for over 13 years and his art style has not changed at all.
* ArtShift: When [[{{Kawaiiko}} Michelle]] uses the Sight of the Soul, in particular. [[spoiler:Whether this changes when she's finally ''born''... who knows...]]
* BenevolentAlienInvasion: [[spoiler:The amphibious aliens.]]
* CharacterTitle: Sure is.
* CarnivoreConfusion: According to the WordOfGod, yes, sentients eat other sentients. [[SubvertedTrope Specifically, sentients who donate their mortal remains to be processed into food, so there's no problem at all.]]
* DeusEstMachina: Oh, at ''first'' he thought so, eh?
* DistractedByTheSexy: [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20040702.html I have a feeling the boys don't hate furries anymore.]]
* EnergyBeing: [[spoiler:The Friendship Island, for one.]] They don't require form, but they may take form to meet certain goals.
* FanService: Lots of characters appear naked, frequently, for almost any reason. We rarely get to see private parts, though.
** FanDisservice: Naked Matt was not designed to be hot. Even if you think he looks hot, he's too mean for a healthy sexual relationship.
* FakeCrossover:
** Gene and [=CatsWhisker=] have both ... er... "appeared" together in ''Kit 'N' Kay Boodle''. For very obvious reasons it shouldn't be considered canon that they partook in a backyard orgy so powerful that they were given blessing by the gods themselves. Given an ironic nod in [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20040218.html this comic]].
** Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}} has made [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20011228.html multiple]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20020807.html cameos]], and similarly Gene and [=CatsWhisker=] have appeared in his comic, but for a variety of reasons they can't be the same 'verse.
* FantasticRacism: The Furry, Human, and [[spoiler: Animen]] relationship seems to be a bit of this.
* FourFingeredHands: Played with. Humans have five fingers, Furries don't.
* FunnyAnimal: To varying degrees. There are the major {{Funny Animal}}s as well as the [[TalkingAnimal Kotreeka Birds]], amphibious aliens, [[spoiler:Animen, the race from which human and furry branched off]], and even--if you want to be absolutely thorough about the variety of life--[[spoiler:living energy and technology]]!
* FurriesAreEasierToDraw: One look at his human characters and you can quickly tell why the majority of the comic only contains furries.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Ancient Canovian uses a hamburger for "yes"?
* HeelFaceTurn: Quite a few villains in the course of the series.
** HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Dusk and Dawn.]]
* HighOnCatnip: Gene avoids catnip for this reason.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The hulking Crendall has become almost a father figure to Diane.
* HumansAreBastards: Accused of this at [[spoiler:the first instance of a human, Michael Alan Avariss]], but eventually disproved--at least for the majority.
* ImmodestOrgasm: When the Kotreeka Birds mime Gene and [=CatsWhisker=] having sex on the beach.
* InstantAIJustAddWater: Any electronic device can develop self-awareness over time, but Gene gains the ability to make machines self-aware instantly.
* KlatchianCoffee: Coffee Squared, used near the start of the comic to unlock Cotton's Sight of the Soul ability.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: You may be surprised how many of them appear to play an important part in the grand scheme of this epic.
* LongestPregnancyEver: Tavatania, nine years and counting.
* LongRunner: It's been on the internet for a good eleven years now. And yet it's still only in the middle of its story.
* ManipulativeBastard: Matt.
* MeaningfulName: Michael Alan Avariss, though a bit less so for his son.
* MechanicalLifeform: Not at the beginning, but...
* TheMedic: You have Animen and Michelle. Take your pick!
* NoNameGiven / TheNameless: Surprisingly common among important characters.
* NonMammalMammaries: All female characters, except for [[spoiler:The Amphibious Aliens.]]
* OppositesThemeNaming: Dawn and Dusk.
* OutOfFocus: Gene himself for the longest time. And these days Cotton has taken a back seat.
* PowerGlows: [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20111212.html Literally]].
* PunnyName: Cottontail-or, anyone?
* PuppyDogEyes: When one of the puppets wants [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20100326.html just one more marshmellow]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Do '''''NOT''''' [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120627.html attack]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120629.html CatsWhisker]] [[BerserkButton in front of Gene]]! He may be a [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes nice fellow]] but [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120702.html he will]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120704.html nearly]] '''''[[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120706.html KILL THAT PERSON]]''' [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120709.html for doing so]].
* RuleThirtyFour: Besides Gene and [=Catswhisker=] showing up now and then in KitNKayBoodle of all places, the artist also draws a ''lot'' of porn of his characters, but posts them on other websites.
* ShoutOut: Lots. Batman, StarWars, and Series/DoctorWho, to name a few. Usually done by the Kotreeka Birds, oddly enough.
* TheSpeechless: Eubie/"UB" ("Unimportant Bear"), [[JustifiedTrope whose vocal cords are damaged beyond use]] [[spoiler: after his erstwhile allies tried to hang him.]]
* WebcomicTime: How long is Michelle going to be a fetus? Gene and CW's canon son also has ''yet'' to enter the comic more than ten years into the story.
* YouDidntAsk: Used by the island later on.
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