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[[caption-width-right:116:The Snail Factory]]


[[http://www.twistedjenius.com/Snail-Factory/ The Snail Factory]] is a surreal {{webcomic}} about demented beings and their daily life in an unusual work environment; a facility dedicated to "the manufacture of snails, slugs, limpets, nautili, taffy and other gastropods".

It features a bizarre style of [[DangerousWorkplace workplace]] humor and relies heavily on [[BlackComedy dark comedy]].

The comic began on August 1, 2011. It is written and drawn by creator Ari Bach and has a regular Monday and Thursday update schedule.

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!!This webcomic contains examples of:
* ButtMonkey: Efengi is constantly put through various types of torment and nearly fatal disfigurement.
* ComedicSociopathy: Nearly all of the characters are completely apathetic to the suffering and horrible maiming of others.
* CrapsackWorld: Nearly everyone is physically monstrous and at least somewhat psychologically deranged.
* DangerousWorkplace: Features an extremely hazardous work environment as it primary setting.
* EatsBabies: U Tynjang, [[http://www.twistedjenius.com/Snail-Factory/comic.php?id=5 apparently]].
* EyeScream: Happens to Efengi multiple times, as per his ButtMonkey status.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Features a menagerie of bizarre creatures.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Elliot, Dr. Breign's assistant, essentially does all of the work, cleans up after Breign's messes and keeps everything going.
* [[IncompetenceInc Incompetence, Inc.]]
* MundaneFantastic: Has an entire cast of bizarre creatures and even inanimate objects, but these are usually more or less treated as normal employees.
* NoOSHACompliance: [[http://www.twistedjenius.com/Snail-Factory/comic.php?id=47 In one episode]] it's even revealed that the factory saves money by not having guardrails around an open vat and allowing workers to fall in, thus increasing "the protein levels".
* OnlySaneEmployee: Elliot
* PointyHairedBoss: Dr. Breign is an excellent example of this, although lacking in hair of any kind.
* SadistShow: Characters eat each other on a fairly regular basis.
* ScienceCocktail: [[http://www.twistedjenius.com/Snail-Factory/comic.php?id=45 Episode #45]] has a gag like this, but with a more industrial take; and chocolate.
* [[TailorMadePrison Tailor-Made Prison]]: [[http://www.twistedjenius.com/Snail-Factory/comic.php?id=8 Mr. Sink]] seems to be kept in one of these.