''Forever 16'' is a webcomic found on Website/DeviantART about Joel Maxwell, a 16-year-old in Minnesota during the '90s, who is a big fan of music, cartoons and movies.

His friends include his disgruntled food court worker girlfriend, Michelle Hseign; his best friends, Steve and Aaron; Steve's girlfriend, the punk rocker Jocelyn (she, Joel, Steve and Aaron form the band Westworld), and the animation fanatic and object of Aaron's unwanted affection, Kendra.

The series takes place in the 1990s and allows the author, JB Warner, to pay homage to the culture of that time while quite a number of strips take place in modern times as well.

Can be found here; http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/
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!!This webcomic contains examples of:
* AbortedArc: When ''Film/KickAss'' came to theaters, JB made an outline for a story where Steve and Jocelyn dress up as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl and become vigilantes. This gets a DiscontinuityNod in [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-All-Dressed-Up-192920250 this strip]] when Steve wants to do the same thing again when he sees the ''Film/GreenHornet'' movie.
** The "Joel working at Mcdonald's" arc has come to a halt as JB couldn't think of what to do next [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Nuggets-and-Dirty-Helmets-451729741 as detailed here]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Most of the main cast, but in particular Abby (even her spinoff is called this).
* AIIsACrapShoot: [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-This-Bytes-200415111 Michelle's upgraded Watson-esque computer trys]] to kill Joel in order to be Michelle's boyfriend.
* AlphaBitch: Lindsay Duquense, also head cheerleader.
* AuthorAppeal: JB loves putting his (or other) characters in a pool of water (in either swimsuits or street clothes). Also anything from the '90s.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Michelle has this in the story line where the school's AlphaBitch tries to break her and Joel apart. [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Don-t-Make-Me-Angry-189875930 Do not make her angry.]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Berserk-Button-189987259 You wouldn't like her when she's angry...]]
* CasanovaWannabe: Aaron West, definitely.
* CreatorBackLash: JB has been reported saying that he hates the strips from 2010-2011, such as the PrinceAndPauper story because of how they're so many plot holes and feels he could've done better.
* DreamWorksFace: [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Lift-Those-Eyebrows-185346160 Demonstrated here;]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Joel is very in to [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-I-Like-To-Watch-191494966 Michelle's dancing to Zumba Fitness.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strips of what eventually became ''Forever 16'', ''Maxwell's Silver Hammer'', had this with [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/MSH-01-Short-Story-45753486 rougher artwork and a Joel who was more like his friend, Aaron West, early on here.]]
* FanOfUnderdog: JB is a huge fan of [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Meg Griffin,]] [[WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow Roberta Tubbs]] [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad and Hayley Smith]] for the shows putting them off to the side. [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Seth-s-Girls-261567452 He has made much fan art for the three of them,]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/SketchDump-2012-Hayley-and-Friends-316884045 Hayley]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Goodbye-Langley-Falls-269340716 in particular.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: The 2014 storyline of Joel going on a date with [[GranolaGirl Mary]] [[NewAgeRetroHippie Brunner]] is this as it takes place before he met Michelle [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Animal-Magnetism-P5-435468893?q=gallery%3Ajbwarner86&qo=0 (trope namedropped here).]]
* HalloweenEpisode: [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Jocelyn-com-265064500 ''Jocelyn.com'']] and [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Blair-Necessities-262700342?q=sort%3Atime%20((halloween%20)%20AND%20(by%3Ajbwarner86))&qo=6 ''Blair]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Blair-Necessities-II-263912065?q=sort%3Atime%20((halloween%20)%20AND%20(by%3Ajbwarner86))&qo=4 Necessities'']]
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Joel and Steven admit that they find [[KimPossible Kim Possible]] [[FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends and Frankie attractive]] [[http://count-kraumburger1.deviantart.com/art/F16-I-m-Just-Drawn-That-Way-353943714 in this comic.]]
* {{Homage}}: To {{Comics/TheBoondocks}} in this [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Patriot-Games-350508498 page.]] Also the below mentioned examples of PulpFiction and JurrasicPark in the ShoutOut examples.
* HypotheticalCasting: [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Welcome-To-Paradise-203322605 This page here]] lists actors to play the characters. They are;
** Aaron - [[BoyMeetsWorld Will]] [[KimPossible Friedle]]
** Steve - [[{{Clerks}} Jason]] [[ClerksTheAnimatedSeries Mewes]]
** Jocelyn - [[{{Pink}} Alecia Beth Moore]]
** Joel - [[SuperBad Jonah Hill]]
** Michelle - [[{{Juno}} Ellen]] [[ScottPilgrimVersusTheWorld Wong]]
** Abby - [[GilmoreGirls America Ferrera]]
** Katy - [[PhineasAndFerb Ashley]] [[HighSchoolMusical Tisdale]]
** Ashleigh - [[AGoofyMovie Jenna]] [[SeventhHeaven Von]] [[PepperAnn Oy]]
* JerkAss: Aaron and Jocelyn at their worst, the Duquense family is perennially assholes described [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/SD09-The-Family-That-Preys-133084165 here]] and Kendra's older brother demonstrates this [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Quiet-Riot-322290843 here]]
* UsefulNotes/McDonalds: Joel starts working there [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-McWorld-Politics-P3-440207851 here.]]
* MsFanService: Jocelyn can be this from time to time, but Mary Brunner takes the cake in the "Animal Magnetism" arc. Aaron describes hr by saying "She's got great hooters and she never wears a bra", later [[spoiler:offers Max sex [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Animal-Magnetism-P5-435468893 here]]]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Animal-Magnetism-P6-435756812 and here]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: See AIIsACrapShoot above.
* OhCrap: Joel gets this face in this [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Animal-Magnetism-P7-435962007 comic]] when he learns before having sex with Denise [[spoiler:that Denise doesn't shave]].
* OneOfUs: The comic itself could be called One Of Us: The Comic.
* PrinceAndPauper: [[spoiler:Justin Beiber]], of all people, and Joel [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Unheard-Voices-197648813 as explained here]].
* {{Retcon}}: WordOfGod says strips from 2010-2011 are non-canon [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/journal/How-Do-I-Sold-Comics-419757926 here.]]
* ShoutOut: The comic is this out of universe and the characters do this deliberately themselves in universe. Such examples include;
** The gang seeing the movie ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' [[http://count-kraumburger1.deviantart.com/art/F16-La-Resistance-Lives-On-315020205 in this comic]] which actually gets Joel into trouble when his mother hears him singing the "Uncle Fucker" song from said movie.
** [[http://count-kraumburger1.deviantart.com/art/F16-With-Apologies-to-Allen-Ginsberg-354058989 To the poem "Howl" by Alan Ginsberg here]]
** [[http://count-kraumburger1.deviantart.com/art/F16-Fictitious-Pulpiness-255276241 This comic]] is entirely based on quotes and events from the movie PulpFiction.
** Film/BackToTheFuture [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Shark-Still-Looks-Fake-358033123 for here.]]
** [[TransAtlanticEquivalent The American version]] of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-The-Kids-Ain-t-All-Right-195486088 gets parodied here.]]
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: In January of 2014, JB has started another side comic, [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Hide-and-Go-Sink-423836320 ''Off The Deep End'']] as a pet project about an underwater photography model. [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/My-Super-Soaked-Sweet-16-P1-424467427 The first strip can be seen here:]]
* SpinOff: The strips ''Adorkable'' features secondary character Abby as a college student.
** JB made a spinoff for [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Hayley Smith]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Goodbye-Langley-Falls-269340716 here and]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/SketchDump-2012-Hayley-and-Friends-316884045 here.]]
* TakeThat: JB uses the comic to take shots at tings he doesn't like, such as [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/Forever-16-B27-268952050 Justin Beiber,]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-A-Death-In-The-Family-190253654 the 2010 Yogi Bear movie and]] [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Singled-Out-193675205 Jenny McCarthy's anti-vaccine crusade.]]
** TheWarOnTerror [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Patriot-Games-350508498 gets a potshot in this page]]
** SethMacFarlane and TwentiethCenturyFox [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-For-Art-s-Sake-194464545 get a double dose here.]]
* TimeSkip: Not an in-universe one, but a sketch page has the main cast appear as [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/The-Edge-of-Forever-348495297 21-year olds.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Joel gives this to [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Last-Temptation-of-Joel-189768444 Lindsay Duquense when she tries to get him to cheat on his girlfriend, Michelle, here.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Big-Mommy-309117715 Said word for word by Jocelyn when her little brother switches]] Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 to CatDog. Her boyfriend, Steve, [[ActuallyPrettyFunny doesn't mind.]]
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Kendra, fed up with the formulaic lineup of Fox's animated programming, decides to make her own cartoon. Crosses into SelfDeprecation with this [[http://jbwarner86.deviantart.com/art/F16-Fourth-Wall-Go-Boom-193953226 strip;]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Abby's roommate in ''Adorkable'' has blue hair.
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