[[caption-width-right:277:The Badly Drawn Kitties]]

''[[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/archive.html Badly Drawn Kitties]]'' is a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] webcomic drawn by Mat Sherer which, [[ArtEvolution at least at first]], was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it sounded like]]. It focused on the antics of Lucy Koneko and Lydia White.

The original comics had many non-original characters, including Fisk (of later series ''Webcomic/BetterDays'') and Zig Zag (of earlier series Webcomic/SabrinaOnline); Lucy Koneko was originally (and quite obviously) Lucy Black, who had [[BrotherSisterIncest an incestuous relationship]] with Fisk. (Fun fact: Lucy Black is actually Mat's character, but after Creator/JayNaylor's falling out with Mat, all citations to her original creator were removed from his site.) When the original comics were redrawn for a book, [[RetCon all references to Fisk were removed]] and Zig Zag was replaced by [[{{Expy}} Rain]].

When Mat later needed a twin for Lucy for a few gags, he introduced Lucas, a cartoon voice actor for a cartoon about dead people.

The original series started in February 2002 and ended in October 2005. A brief seven strip run followed in May 2006, and random comics were made as filler until July 2007, when another new version started. That lasted until September 2008, and more occasional comics afterward. In 2009, Mat passed the torch to Kat Smith, who remade the original strips with the intention of publishing them as a book (this never became a reality). Kat left the comic in early 2010, and Mat returned, {{RetCon}}ning the old comics and [[ContinuityReboot using the remakes as a launching pad]]. The comic came to yet another end in October 2010, but in August 2011, Sherer proclaimed via his Twitter (@bdkmat) that he had gotten an idea for how to revive the strip; the revival, a Website/{{Tumblr}} "Ask" style blog, debuted on September 5. As of December 2014 the comic has been rebooted [[http://badlydrawnkitties.com/ yet again]].

Because the comic is sometimes NSFW, the above link is to the archive page.
!!Tropes present in this work include:

* AuthorGuestSpot
* BedmateReveal: During Lydia's birthday party, she finds herself naked nest to Fisk. Thankfully, for her, [[SubvertedTrope it was Lucy who undressed her]]. [[spoiler: And then she reveals via a thought bubble that [[DoubleSubverted she didn't remove her panties]], implying that Fisk did, in fact, have sex with Lydia.]]
* BiTheWay: Lucy.
* BrainBleach: In-Universe example [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/new/20100422.html here]].
* BrotherSisterIncest: Used as a joke.
* CantHoldHerLiquor: Lydia.
* CreatorsApathy: [[invoked]] Parodied in a slew of comics about writing comics without actually doing so.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim / TakeThat: Fisk.
* EthicalSlut: Zig Zag (in the old version of the comic only).
** Rain in the new version.
* {{Expy}}: Rain, of Zig Zag.
* FurryComic
* GilliganCut: [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/OldComics/20041227_gif_view.htm Subverted]].
* GroinAttack: Lucy uses this a few times in the comic.
* HappilyMarried: Lydia and Dirk near the end of the original run and prior to the reboot.
* HyperspaceMallet: [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/new/129.html this strip]], which also counts as LampshadeHanging.
* LampshadeHanging: Plot holes are lampshaded [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/OldComics/20020617_gif_view.htm here]].
* OffModel: [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/OldComics/20040330_gif_view.htm Parodied]].
* PantyShot: Made fun of in an NSFW strip.
* ReallyGetsAround: Lydia in high school.
* RelativeError: Lucy overheard Lydia's boyfriend Dirk and another woman declaring their love for each other, and assumed because of the woman's foreign accent that she wasn't related to Dirk. It turned out she was in fact his sister and she'd just been studying in England, and so had picked up the accent.
* RetGone: Fisk and Zig Zag.
* ShoutOut: [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/OldComics/20020701_gif_view.htm In your face]], WebComic/{{Sabrina|Online}}!
* SpitTake: A RunningGag, but it was averted and lampshaded in [[http://www.badlydrawnkitties.com/OldComics/20050324_gif_view.htm one strip]].
* TakeThat: The 2014 reboot has [[http://badlydrawnkitties.com/?id=49 an arc]] dedicated to bashing a ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' parody.
* WackyMarriageProposal: Dirk gets a tattoo saying "Marry Me" as a proposal to Lydia.