A gag-a-day webcomic by the legendary Kris Straub, of ''{{Starslip}}'' and ''CheckerboardNightmare'' fame. Updates on weekdays [[http://www.chainsawsuit.com/ here]]. Featuring lots of irony, violence, [[LazyArtist lazy art]], and random humor. Straub originally named it "Indie Comic," but switched to "Chainsawsuit" when it became clear that he wanted to do more with the strip than make fun of indie comics.

Recurring characters include but are not limited to:

* The [[ArtifactTitle rarely-appearing]] title character, a dude with a [[ChainsawGood suit made of chainsaws]]. He kicks zombie ass, but it's very hard for him to go to the bathroom.
* Famous Chef, [[CaptainObvious a famous chef]] and a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Gordon Ramsay.
* Pizza Force, consisting of a eighties-style ActionHero with CoolShades and awesome hair who delivers pizza, usually using gratuitous violence.
* Two Cops, a police officer who accidentally enlisted in Police Academy twice, and is thus treated as two cops. HilarityEnsues.
* Huntyr Chase, pickup artist extraordinaire.
* Lazy Cat, who is basically Film/JamesBond [[XMeetsY meets]] Garfield.
* Time Ruiner, a {{Jerkass}} [[TimeTravel Time Traveler]] who goes around ruining causality and history.
* Elder God [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], who is rather depressed at the MisaimedFandom he receives from humans.
* H.P. Wuvcraft, basically Creator/HPLovecraft as if he was [[NightmareFetishist overwhelmed with joy]] at all times [[MoodDissonance despite the incredibly dark stories he wrote.]]
* Boiga Bruddas, an allegedly forgotten video game from the early 80's that makes no sense.
* Time Friends, a pair of friends whose travels into the future always wind up not working out.
* Surprise Italians, a pair of twins who really know how to make a statement in restaurants.
* Action Champ Walkaway. [[UnflinchingWalk Everything he walks away from explodes.]]
* An unnamed nerd from the anime Super-Boobs-look-at-High-School 3, who constantly [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin looks at boobs]] and gets {{nosebleed}}s.
* [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/05/04/investigationing/ Jet Wiggledick]], a hardball journalist who has a difficult time being taken seriously due to his [[UnfortunateNames unfortunate name]]. Killed off but [[UnexplainedRecovery inexplicably brought back to life]].
* A cast of thousands.

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!!This comic contains examples of:

* AbsurdityAscendant: The best way to sum it all up, really.
* AscendedFanon: One comic featured Huntyr at home with his girlfriend and a few commenters thought it was his mom and he [[BasementDweller lived at home]]. Straub declared it canon.
* AlienGeometries: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/05/12/cthulhu-cheats/ You can't use non-Euclidean dice.]]"
* AnalProbing: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/03/02/strip-172/ Put into context.]] With one phrase...
* AuthorGuestSpot: Occasionally.
* BetterByADifferentName: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/12/24/come-on-america/ Snuggers]], which are just sweats.
* BlackComedyRape: Subverted. "Rape is never funny".
* CardCarryingVillain: Dr. Murder and whoever Lazy Cat battles, among others.
* ChainsawGood: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/03/31/strip-346/ The strip that named this comic]]: a suit made of chainsaws, perfect for fending off the zombie hordes.
* CruelTwistEnding
* DadaComics
* [[TheDevilIsALoser Cthulhu Is A Loser]]: He's kind of pathetic.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/09/10/strip-286/ This]].
* EskimosArentReal: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/04/12/the-australia-hoax/ The Australia Hoax]]"
* EyepatchOfPower: Lazy Cat.
* {{Fetish}}: Spoofed [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/11/10/a-match-made-in-heaven/ here]], with a guy having a fetish for [[StarWars R2-D2]] after [[TheEmpireStrikesBack he was spit out by the swamp monster]].
* FunetikAksent: Boiga Bruddas (Burger Brothers).
* FurryFandom: Yiff City, Psychic P.I.
* GagBoobs: Super Boobs-Look-At High school, what else?
* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/10/08/strip-305/]] A human astronaut is running out of oxygen, and a plant astronaut is running out of carbon dioxide. "We could have planned this out better."
* GlobalWarning: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/02/12/strip-160/ Disastorm]]: TheMovie" arc.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/09/26/strip-72/ here]].
* HandsInPockets: Parodied [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/08/25/strip-274/ here]], where the character's hands and feet are conspicuously covered.
* HandsomeLech: Huntyr Chase.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/05/15/strip-215/ Mary Poppins]].
* HollywoodAtheist: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/05/18/i-been-reading-a-lot-of-reddit-lately/ r/atheism]].
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Two Cops feels this way towards WebComic/AxeCop.
* InNameOnly: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/02/16/based-on-the-epic-poem/ Dante's Inferno:]] [[BlatantLies Based on the epic poem.]]
* {{Juggalo}}: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/07/09/fully-legalized/ This guy]].
* KarmicTwistEnding
* LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: Parodied with "She Cried Veto: The Susan Miller Story", in which a woman is raped by the President, and then her husband dumps her, and then the evil President [[YouFailEconomicsForever declares rape to be the new currency of America]], and then [[DeusExMachina everything is resolved out of nowhere]].
* MerchandiseDriven: Made fun of [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2013/01/14/the-old-webcomics-merch-game/#idc-cover here]].
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/05/25/now-this-is-music/ Everything is exciting]] with the Series/GameOfThrones theme music.
** TheRant also adds WithLyrics for the music.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: To just about anything.
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/08/12/strip-40/ Oh, Lazy Cat]]...
* MyNaymeIs: Huntyr Chase.
* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer: Described [[http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2014/07/14/the-star-trek-dilemma/ here]] as "The ''StarTrek'' Dilemma".
* NewMediaAreEvil / OldMediaAreEvil: Jokes at the expense of NewspaperComics ''and'' WebComics.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/06/10/the-chainsawsuit/ Used in this parody of]] ''TheOatmeal''.
* {{Nosebleed}}: The kid at Super Boobs-Look-At High School has very HighPressureBlood.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/11/06/strip-324/ Tucker Cogburn]] provides the page image.
* OhCrap: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/02/27/strip-171/ The secret ingredient is...]]
* PromotedFanboy: Huntyr Chase was a commenter who was infamous for his overuse of "first" and the perverted remarks that would usually follow.
* ThePictureCameWithTheFrame: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/12/07/coincidences/ Her name is Dawn Kensington]] and she also really does [[GirlfriendInCanada live in Canada]].
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: a recurring feature.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: After the flub with UsefulNotes/BarackObama taking the presidential oath and him taking it again, Straub naturally parodied the incident with "Two Cops" replaced by Obama as "Two Presidents".
* RuleOfFunny
* ShoutOut: Huntyr Chase's brother is named [[GoofusAndGallant Gallant]].
* SideEffectsInclude: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/08/27/strip-50/ You know what, this was a bad idea]].
* StagingAnIntervention: The comic gets meta with it. In [[http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2014/09/15/the-b-u-t-t-algorithm/ "The BUTT Algorithm"]], the character gets a Twitter algorithm that recommends posts relevant to his interests... and it gives him nothing but "news about men's butts!" TheRant below the comic states: ''this page is procedurally generated. no one else is seeing this comic today. itís about you and how much your dumb butt hangup is ruining your life. this is a web intervention from me and your family.''
* TakeThat:
** ''WebComic/{{XKCD}}'' is a frequent target of mockery.
** As is the PerryBibleFellowship.
** The NinjaPirateZombieRobot example above pulls no punches.
** "Addictions and the Human Toll" deconstructs the entire premise of ''LeastICouldDo''.
** Rageface comics [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/05/28/guest-strip-by-internet/ get skewered for]] [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/04/23/upcycle-your-boring-stories/ their lack of originality]].
** Makes fun of QuestionableContent for plugging shirts they plan on [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2013/01/14/the-old-webcomics-merch-game/#idc-cover selling later]].
* ThinkHappyThoughts: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/11/06/strip-324/ Tucker Cogburn, the wrong kind of doctor]]".
* TwoGamersOnACouch: [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/01/18/now-dats-boigin/ Occasionally utilized.]]

* {{Wikipedia}} / {{GIFT}}: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/12/02/facts-about-george-washington/ Facts about George Washington]]"
* WordSaladHumor: Used to parody its use in {{Nerdcore}} [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/04/05/nerd-music/ music]].
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