''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com Sheldon]]'' is a Webcomic following the day-to-day life of Sheldon, a billionaire ChildProdigy and YoungEntrepreneur who started his own immensely successful software company. He's [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his Grandpa]], who isn't always sure how to deal with Sheldon's riches or nerdiness. They own various pets: Arthur the Wonder Duck, a CivilizedAnimal; Flaco, a IntellectualAnimal lizard; and Oso, an [[DogsAreDumb unintelligent]] but enthusiastic dog. Sheldon's friend [[DeadpanSnarker Dante]] is another recurring character.

Dave Kellett, the author, has started a scifi webcomic called ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* TheAce: Flaco is an Olympic pentathlete, an admiral in the Bulgarian navy[[note]]in the future[[/note]], a former cosmonaut... [[RuleOfFunny played for laughs, of course.]]
** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080829.html Let's just say he has a lot of trophies.]]
* AlternateHistory: The history of the Roman Empire - or rather, Arthur's 'alternate take' on it - pops up sporadically.
* BigEater: Arthur is a complete glutton who frequently stuffs himself to the point that he can't move or see his legs.
** Gramp is also a BigEater when he's trying to diet and failing.
* BilingualBonus: Arthur at one point [[{{Omniglot}} could speak dozens of languages]] due to the translation software that was stuck in his head. Every now and then he shows off that he can still speak more than English [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080317.html in the oddest ways]].
* BlatantLies: Arthur is a [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/060414.html horrendous liar]].
* {{Calvinball}}: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/030624.html Starting from musical chairs.]]
** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/040609.html Starting from croquet.]]
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Parodied a few times in background gag with fake ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book titles:
** ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050821.html Harry Potter and the low interest cdr loan]]''
** ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050823.html Harry Potter and the acne skin cream]]''
** ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080629.html Harry Potter and the crash of Scholastic's stock after the final book came out]]''
* ChildProdigy: Sheldon owns a multi billion dollar corporation. Of course this one's here.
* CloudcuckooLander: Arthur ''owns'' this trope.
--> '''Gramp:''' [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/100419.html Honest to God: Talking to you is like talking to a Salvador Dali painting]].
* CompulsorySchoolAge: In several older strips, Sheldon and Gramp have conversations about whether or not Sheldon needs to go to school, with Gramp wanting him to and Sheldon against it. This seems to have been abandoned recently.
* CuteButCacophonic: Oso, the family's pet pug.
* DeadTVRemoteGag: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020114.html Arthur can't change the channel on his own.]]
* TheDitz: Oso, who embodies all the sheer ''dumbness'' of a pug dog. (Example: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070612.html Failing at fetch.]])
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Averted by Sheldon. He is quite fond of math, and on one occasion is even late to school one day because he wants to finish a formula.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Arthur and Flaco pretend to be dinosaurs for quite a while. And when Sheldon accidentally creates a time machine, a triceratops shows up.
* ForcedMeme: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/040112.html Frr]]!
* FridgeLogic: Exploited in a time travel arc to get Arthur back home.
* FunetikAksent: Frequently for French people. Example: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050204.html Suzette]].
* FurryConfusion: {{Lampshaded}} and parodied [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/061116.html here]] in a strip involving [[CivilizedAnimal Arthur]], [[TheUnintelligible Flaco]], and [[NearlyNormalAnimal Oso]].
** Several strips milk for humor Arthur's willingness to eat chicken & turkey or awkwardness over other people eating duck.
** See also OminousOwl below, which happens when Arthur & Flaco treat a normal owl like a cartoon animal.
* GeniusDitz: Sheldon uploaded an entire encyclopedia into Arthur's brain in the experiment that gave him the ability to speak, but he chooses to ignore the uploaded knowledge unless he absolutely has to use it.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Arthur [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/100117.html passing off punned profanity here.]]
** ForeignCussWord: Arthur slipping one by in German [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070223.html here]].
* InherentlyFunnyWords: [[http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/060209.html Fünf]]
* LightningBruiser: Flaco. Seriously.
* MadScientist: Sheldon ''created a talking duck'' while still in the 4th grade.
* MallSanta: Gramp gets a job as one in Christmas 2008, while keeping it a secret from the rest of the family. HilarityEnsues when Arthur & Flaco go to see Santa.
* MemeticMutation: In universe, [[http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/040112.html Sheldon manages to turn the word "Frrr" into a catchphrase]], thanks to a generous bribe to Snoop Dog to include it in his next single. [[Extends to SerialEscalation truly ridiculous lengths.]]
** A few internet memes crop up here and there, such as the ChuckNorris [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/051120.html craze.]]
* MillenniumBug: Gramp once bought 72 packs of disposable razors due to [=Y2K=] panic.[[note]]([[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050816.html He finished using them up in 2005]]).[[/note]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Gramp is a complete and utter coffee addict.
* NearlyNormalAnimal: While Oso is mostly focused on pugly pursuits, he occasionally worries about things like the balance of power in North Korea... and is highly critical of Brechtian theater.
** The former was mostly a gag about how dogs react to emotion & body language and not words, though.
* NoFirstName: We never learn what Gramps name is. [[spoiler: Until very recently. It's Seamus.]]
* NoodleIncident: In the time travel arc it turns out that somehow Flaco becomes a Admiral in the Bulgarian Navy. It does get it explained but since Flaco only talks in squeaks we never hear the story.
* OverlyLongGag: A few of the gag arcs cross this line, including the multiple-week diversions on moments that ruin ItsAWonderfulLife, or Arthur's debates with a mime.
** {{Lampshaded}} at the end of a week of strips [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070407.html making fun of coffee cup lids]].
* PaintingTheMedium: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/120120.html Arthur uses a speech bubble as an umbrella.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: The Christmas 2005 story arc strongly hints that Sheldon's parents are dead.
** RaisedByGrandparents
* RunningGag: Arthur hates eggnog. This comes up just about every year.
** So does a crack at Peeps most Easters, and he takes a shot at plot holes in ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' some Christmases.
** There's also the recurring series, "Punctuation Marks that Never Caught On."
** How amazingly dumb and unnatural pugs are.
** The various pets sitting on Gramp's head.
* SelfDeprecation: While most artists are their own worst critics, [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/071101.html Dante raises it to a new art form.]]
* StarvingArtist: Played with in that Dante is only ten but the fact he is a artist is a source of jokes.
--> Dante: I want to say something that no other artist has done before.
--> Arthur: I can make rent?
* StaticCharacter: As one webcomic critic pointed out, this is not a bad thing, as they're well-rounded, interesting, and funny, which is pretty much all a simple gag-a-day strip of this sort needs.
* TakeThat: Against targets such as [[MundaneMadeAwesome eggnog.]]
* TheUnintelligible: Flaco speaks in a constant stream of squeaking noises. His adopted poppa, Arthur, still understands him just fine, but no one else can. [[RuleOfFunny Except when it's funny]].
** Flaco used to be TheSpeechless in his first appearances before developing into this.
* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/060304.html Subverted]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Arthur will do just about anything for fishy goodness... or [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/021114.html pancakes.]]
* XMeetsY: The author could be said to be an American Creator/TerryPratchett who decided to make a newspapercomic like Webcomic.

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