[[caption-width-right:300:...In a nutshell.]]

''[[http://www.out-at-home.com Out at Home]]'' is a webcomic by Alex Wendzel that started on November 19, 2008. It started as a family ''SitCom''-style strip, but morphed into a comic about {{HighSchool}}-aged Kate Beckett (Not [[Series/{{Castle}} this one]]) and her best friend Penny O'Brien. The comic combines slice-of-life dialogue and attitude with outlandish, outsized situations and gags. Most of the strips fall into story arcs, sometimes with added audio or video content. Each arc is separated by one-off gags. It's different, as it rarely if ever delves into the emotional and relationship drama featured in most webcomics about teenagers.

Character page under construction. We mean ''under construction''.
!!''OutAtHome'' includes examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Andrew Luaertet (the agent in the Appetite for Destruction arc) continually calls Thurman "Thimrod". When corrected the first time, he simply states that Thimrod has more bite and continues to refer to him as Thimrod.
* AltText: Starting ''[[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/356 here]].''
* ArtEvolution: The artist bet on art school and the strip was the winner.
* BondOneLiner: Ordog cracks one after beheading a man with a garbage can lid.
-->'''Ordog''': I think it's time to take out the trash."\\
''[Ordog picks up a garbage can lid and heaves at his pursuer. It slices through the man's neck, beheading him.]''\\
'''Ordog''': "...pickup Monday, eight A.M."
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Penny, a [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/160 bunch]] [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/548 of]] [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/830 times]].
* CallBack: In [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/325 one strip]], Penny mentions that it's the third-worst situation she's ever sobered up to. A while later, we see [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/621 this]].
* CrazyPrepared: At least Penny has this covered with her alarm clock, on account of her breaking them every morning, just look ''[[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/616 here]]''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/289 Ordog.]]
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: The General to Mim: "You worthless whore! I'm going to boil your eyes and feed them to the bears!"
** Also, Mim does this in [[http://www.out-at-home.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Herman-Becketts-FunTime-Question-Computer-Show-2.mp3 Herman Beckett's Funtime Question Computer Show]] when she threatens to cut out Herman's eyes and [[GroinAttack balls]] and switch where they're positioned on his body.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Mim has it out for Herman for firing her... which was entirely her fault. That doesn't stop her from trying to kill him, though.
* {{Dissimile}}: The General does this in [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/328 one strip]].
-->'''The General''': "The American soldier is a finely-tuned machine, capable of literally anything except for the things it cannot do."
* TheDitz: Thurman, who's inherited his father's complete absence of sense (see IdiotSavant below,) but apparently not his sporting ability.
* EatingContest: Thurman [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/425 enters one here]].
* [[{{Fiction500}} Fiction 500]]: According to the cast page, Herman's net worth surpasses the GDP of Uruguay. His ability to attract wealth is so great that he receives a literal boatload of money, in the form of a yacht filled with gold coins, just for starting a podcast.
* FrameBreak: Penny does it [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/2197 here]].
* FurBikini: Penny wears one for the [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/1473 300th strip celebration]].
* GreenEyes: Penny.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/449 here]].
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Penny.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: Alasdair, in [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/674 this strip]].
* IdiotSavant: Herman, who is an idiot in every way except for being an incredible baseball player.
* ImpairmentShot: Penny has one after being drunk for much of a story arc.
* LiteralMinded: "[[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/343 My dad always told me a penny saved is a penny earned...]]"
* NonIndicativeName: Operation Karate Bullets, a top secret military initiative which Herman is nearly killed just for appearing to get in the way of, is... [[spoiler:a health care plan]].
* NoodleIncident: Penny has a few of these tied to her being drunk. Some are mentioned [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/621 here]].
* RealityEnsues: [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/304 30 seconds after Ordog and co. break into a heavily guarded government facility...]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The General in the Karate Bullets arc.
* ShoutOut: One story arc is called "[[Music/GunsNRoses Appetite for Destruction]]".
** In the [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/271 background of the school play]] there can be seen a [[Series/DoctorWho Tardis]] and the [[Series/StarTrek Starship Enterprise]].
** The alt-text of [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/460 this strip]] reads "[[{{Film/Shaft}} He's one oooold mutha–SHUT YO MOUTH!]]"
** Kate mentions [[NamesTheSame sharing a name]] with [[Series/{{Castle}} another Katherine Beckett]] in [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/1344 the first strip in the Halloween arc]].
** Kate [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/1438 apparently]] likes [[Music/DeathCabForCutie Death Cab For Cutie]].
** [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/1473 Strip 300]] borrows a pair of characters from [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics Dinosaur Comics]].
* StylisticSuck: The clip art Wendzel used for The General's slideshow presentation on Operation Karate Bullets is intentionally out-of-date.
* TakeThat: [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/345 Here]], to [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]].
* ToTheBatnoun: [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/471 To the Hermanmobile!]]
* WorstNewsJudgementEver: As a background gag; the town paper chooses "Editor's Daughter Available for Prom" as its cover story over "Robots Enslave Iowa" [[http://www.out-at-home.com/archives/278 here]].