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

''[[http://genecatlow.keenspot.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.

Not to be confused with a Western movie starring Creator/YulBrynner.
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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.
** Actually, it has, but in subtle ways. Check out Matt [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20041105.html here,]] in 2004, and [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20150109.html here]] in 2015, for example.
* ArtShift: When [[{{Kawaiiko}} Michelle]] uses the Sight of the Soul, in particular. [[spoiler:Whether this changes when she's finally ''born''... who knows...]]
* AsideGlance: At the end of [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20140910.html this strip]], after having spent the entire thing making crazy faces at each other, to be interrupted by someone they'd previously chastised for arguing over whether 50's TV [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] or 70's TV Series/WonderWoman twirly-sparkly transformations were better.
* 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.
* FurryReminder: When Gene dreams of fighting, he makes angry cat noises.
* 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!
** Let's not forget Dusk and Dawn.
* 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. In [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120220.html this strip]] the equine mayor is annoyed that people keep expecting him to be a super fan of "Some television [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic show about horses]] that's become incredibly popular, people keep asking him about "Shutter-fly" or "Butter-shy".
* TalkToTheFist: When Crendall shows the leader of the Ancient Animen that one doesn't need special powers when a good, old-fashioned [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20040102.html right hook to the chops]] will suffice.
* 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 comic. (9 months or so in the story, if furry rabbit gestation is the same length as human.)
* YouDidntAsk: Used by the island later on.
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