''[[http://www.gingersbread.com/ Ginger's Bread]]'' is a webcomic by Carl Sjostrand. It follows the exploits and misadventures of Ginger Paulsen, an unemployed young woman who spends her time playing video games, baking cookies, drinking at the bar and annoying her friends. After losing her job in the first episode, she tries to find employment and open her own cookie shop — hence the title — with the help of her friends, Ryan and Kelly, with varying degrees of success.

The comic began in 2008 and has since accumulated a modest but loyal fanbase. It's known for its quirky sense of humour, colourful artwork, endearing characters, pop culture references and simple overarching plot with only small amounts of story in between. Fun, non-threatening and well worth a look.
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!!This webcomic provides examples of:
* ArtEvolution: Not very noticeable, but there have been subtle changes. Compare Ginger in [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comics/1/ the first strip]] to [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comics/gingers-bread-187/ this later one]].
* AttemptedRape: Fairly non-threatening and used for comedy in a one-shot comic, much to Ginger's belligerent bewilderment. As the guy puts it, [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comics/gingers-bread-124/ "I'm... I'm not a very good rapist."]]
* BerserkButton: Any mention of Joséphine sends Kelly into a rage. See RunningGag for Ginger's.
* BetterAsFriends: Ginger and Ryan dated briefly in high school, but realized it wouldn't work and broke it off before things got too heavy.
* ButtMonkey: Ginger, though Ryan and Kelly aren't far behind. Art and Hugh also qualify.
* {{Crossover}}: With [[Webcomic/BetweenFailures Between Failures]] in [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comic/gingers-bread-125/ this strip]] and again [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comic/gingers-bread-428/ here]]. It's also made clear that the strip takes place in a world where Kilgore Trout (in reality the AuthorAvatar of Creator/KurtVonnegut) is an actual science fiction writer. Kelly names her pet hedgehog after him but Ginger isn't a fan.
* DirtyOldMan: Daniel Diamond.
* DumbBlonde: Ginger certainly has elements of this.
* {{Foil}}: Ryan and Kelly seem to be this to Ginger.
* ForTheFunnyz: Ginger has a few moments like this, though the aformentioned "Dead Parrot" joke probably take the cake. Kelly and Ryan are not impressed.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Kelly, the vet.
* GenkiGirl: Ginger.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Ginger yells at people in Swedish a few times.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The main trio seem partial to a drink, but Ginger far outdoes the guys, to the extent that Ryan refers to her as a lush more than once.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Arthur and Hugh. Ginger and Kelly may qualify.
* IncrediblyLamePun: "Head-hog", which earns Ginger a spell of "Quiet Time".
* InnocentCohabitation: Ginger and Ryan.
* {{Jerkass}}: Subverted. Though Ginger has a habit of saying insulting or nasty things, she doesn't mean it out of malice, but rather she has a tendency to speak before thinking.
* YouFailLogicForever: Ginger wonders whether "bless this mess" means that the mess in question is deemed sacred, and to clean it would be a sin.
* LuminescentBlush: Ginger, when Ryan discovers her dancing on the couch in her underwear, though WordOfGod says she's more embarrassed about Ryan discovering this hobby of hers than she is about being pantsless.
* NoJustNoReaction: Ryan and Kelly's response to most of Ginger's ideas and exploits.
* OddCouple: Ginger and Ryan.
* PeekaBangs: Ginger. No confirmation whether it's a fashion statement or whether it's hiding an injury to the eye. LampshadeHanging in-universe where a movie theater attendant seeing her come out of a theater with her friends wonders how she managed the 3-D glasses.
* PetBabyWildAnimal: Kelly's hedgehog, Kilgore, though the "baby" part is negligible.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Joséphine and [[spoiler: her twin sister Bianca.]]
* PunBasedTitle
* RelationshipUpgrade: Kelly and Ryan; though outside of one comic of them hanging out without Ginger, little has changed in the comic.
* RunningGag: Ginger would like everyone to stop suggesting her dad is [[TheMightyThor Thor]].
* ShoutOut: Loads, including ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', ''{{Naruto}}'', ''{{Futurama}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/JurassicPark'' and a number of obscure bands of which the author is a fan. The author has also referenced TvTropes itself in a recent strip.
** Ginger vs. (human versions of) [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comic/gingers-bread-423/ Autumn, Bud, Jacob and Tiffany]] from ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}''.
* SmugSnake: Joséphine.
* StraightGay: Steven.
* StraightMan: Ryan and, when he appears, Sean.
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Complete with [[http://www.gingersbread.com/comics/gingers-bread-176/ a cameo from]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Scruffy]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Arthur and Hugh.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Ginger is afraid of spiders, and even ''references'' the TropeNamer when she brings this up, since she's an archaeology enthusiast. [[WordOfGod The author himself]] is much the same.
* {{Yandere}}: Ginger can be this.
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