A [[FurryComic furry webcomic]] drawn by Nixie.

This almost-Steampunk SpaceOpera focuses on the misadventures of captain Mandy Cheng and her dysfunctional spaceshipmates. At the bidding of two mad scientists, the ship sails in search of a species they haven't yet identified. The captain has a split personality, the pilot is a "reformed" space pirate, the engineer is a cultist who always tries to recruit other for ritual orgies, the copilot is an overly affectionate squid (tentacle rope, anyone?) and the security officer is a unicorn with a virgin detector. Their mad scientist client turns into a monster when he gets hungry, and his daughter hates everyone. Together, this misfit crew can hardly handle their interpersonal issues. What happens when the dangers of space close in?!

This comic rebooted in July 2013. The previous version is considered a canon alternate universe.

Anthronauts can be found on ''Webcomic/TheKatbox'', which hosts this comic along with ''LasLindas'', ''TheEyeOfRamalach'', ''Caribbean Blue'', and ''DraconiaChronicles''. [[http://anthronauts.katbox.net/ Check it out]].

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!!''Anthronauts'' provides examples of:
* AliensStealCattle: The 2010 Halloween Special featured cows from the other Katbox comics being abducted by our alien protagonists.
* ArtificialGravity: Every ship we've seen so far.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Mandy's coma-induced flashback reveals that Meilin wasn't as innocent as we thought she was.]]
* BishieSparkle: The reboot!anthronauts security officer, Johan Kissefello "radiates" glitter and CherryBlossoms. Then again, he is a {{unicorn}}.
* BoardingParty: Vom Korat and his cronies board the S.S. Bullet via the airlock.
* BrainBleach is lampshaded and also refferenced as an AppliedPhlebotinum here http://anthronauts.katbox.net/?p=235
* BridgeBunnies: Captain Bob's nameless officers.
* CaptainCrash: Perrin Rexley's piloting skills leave much to be desired. It's not completely his fault; the ship lacks landing gear.
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Captain Bob.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Mr. Rexley contemplates how to cook [[spoiler: Sir Boris]].
* CerebusSyndrome: It started off as a wacky SliceOfLife comic InSPACE. Now, though? [[spoiler:Mary's betrayed the crew and turned into a monster, Boris is dead (at Mary's hands), Rexley is dying, Pelzar Tigges (the cast's homeworld) has apparently been marked for destruction by an unknown entity, and Cheng is clearly slowly going insane from the mounting tension.]]
* CreatorBacklash: Nixie has come to hate how the story has become so bleak and tragic in contrast to its comedic origins, and has decided to reboot the series with an episodic short story format to return it to its light hearted roots.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Conversed in universe just before the reboot. See also CreatorBacklash [[spoiler:and RocksFallEveryoneDies]]
* TheDrunkenSailor: Rexley, especially in the reboot, where he hardly ever seems sober.
* ExpressiveEars: Sir Boris and Mr. Rexley's ears droop when they're sad and perk up when they're cheery.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Mary. To be fair, [[ApologeticAttacker she's no more happy about it]] than we are.]]
* FlashbackEffects: Rexley's flashback nightmare is sephia-toned.
* FourthWallMailSlot: There's a section on the forum specifically for the characters answer fan queries. Of course, the characters don't know everything and some are inclined to lie.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Sir Boris warns Mr. Rexley of their dangers.
* [[spoiler: HunterOfHisOwnKind: Pages from Boris' journal on deviantArt state that after discovering his species are a HordeOfAlienLocusts he dedicated his life to their extinction]]
* InsectoidAliens: The friendly folks of Xenophobix 4.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Retroactively, Meilin's Death]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Rexley and Meilin (fox/panda), and Calimary ([[spoiler: shapeshifting]] squid alien) has a crush on him too.
* MadScientist: Sir Boris tries to hide it, but it's true. So true.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Caroline Wimble, although [[spoiler: she's ''also'' a mad scientist.]]
* {{Masquerade}}: The Alpha Draconis are supposed to kill anyone who discovers them, excepting mates. Sir Boris prefers lobotomies.
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: Sir Boris, being a chinchilla, bathes in dust.
* NonMammalMammaries: Averted, [[http://anthronauts.katbox.net/?p=252 Calimary has no mammaries]].
* NoSeatBelts: Evident when the ship "lands".
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Referenced in [[http://anthronauts.katbox.net/?p=74 this]] strip.
* [[spoiler: OnlyMostlyDead: Despite getting diced up by Mary Boris survives and regenerates.]]
* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: Mary's plans for Rexley
* PimpedOutDress: Anything Cheng wears is bound to be frilly.
* RedShirt: Mr. Rexley is aware of this trope but refuses to die or switch shirt colors.
* [[spoiler:RocksFallEveryoneDies: Played for laughs. In order to prepare for the reboot, it's revealed that the original ''Anthronaughts'' story was a tabletop RPG session hosted by Nixie who, in frustration over "real life" Mandy, Rexly and Boris calling her out on making the story so much DarkerAndEdgier, has their characters killed by a bar of soap.]]
* SchizoTech: Pelzarians have space travel but use telegraphs for communication.
* ShinyLookingSpaceships: Every ship we've seen so far.
* SpacePirates: Vom Korat and his crew, [[spoiler: which Rexley was forced to join.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Meilin.
* SteamPunk: The Pelzarian electromagnetic field is a lot stronger than earth's, so the never developed fancy electronics (ie; nothing more powerful than the above-mentioned telegraph). The ship is fuelled by water.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Mr. Rexley's wife]] is [[spoiler: killed before his eyes]].
* TentacleRope: Calimary just wants to give you a hug! What? What's so naughty about that?
* UnsoundEffect: Ker-squid?
* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: Cheng's friendly greeting to the Xenophobes didn't have the desired result.
* WritingbytheSeatofYourPants
* ZombieApocalypse: Earth apparently experienced one 300 years ago that resulted in the whole planet getting nuked [[spoiler: and was actually an Alpha Draconis feeding cycle]]
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