->''Webcomics United: It's Awesome''
--> -- '''[[http://webcomics-united.com/99 Actual slogan of the Webcomics United syndicate]]'''
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A webcomic featuring webcomic characters living their lives and working, you guessed it, in webcomics, focusing on the life of Zip M. Stiff, a young chibi Filler who has no idea how his work works, despite being one of the best qualified fillers in the whole syndicate. Together with a bunch of friends who are also Fillers and some bureaucrats, they poke fun at WebcomicTropes and have relatively normal lives [[HilarityEnsues in the funniest way possible]].

The comic started as a gag-a-day comic without many aspirations, and now has a big underlying plot that spans between other smaller plots. Not to mention the author is quite fond of {{Foreshadowing}} and {{Cliffhanger}}s...

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!!This comic provides examples of the following tropes:

* ArtEvolution: Lots of it. Zip, for one, gets eyelids over time, and Theo's hair is always changing.
* ArtShift: Other comic's styles are mimicked as good as can be when featured.
** In-story: Miss Ribbon undergoes "de-cheesecaking procedure", going from {{Fauxnime}} to a more rubbery style.
* AwfulWeddedLife: The briefly featured Lockharts, from the [[NewspaperComics Funnies Syndicate]].
* {{Cameo}}: Lots of extras in the background are actually characters borrowed from other comics.
* CerebusSyndrome: Known as [[http://webcomics-united.com/strip/71 "The Aardvark Flu"]]. It's a very serious disease.
* ChekhovsGunman: Flora, Jello's girlfriend, mentioned ''en passe'' in a very early strip, then becomes a permanent addition to the cast. The same happens to Ribbon, who starts as a random stall worker, then informercial hostess and, finally, VP of Human Resources and another addition to the regular cast.
* CheshireCatGrin: Ohm and his "sharky" grin.
* CloserToEarth: Ella to John, but smoothly being subverted.
* {{Crossover}}: Part of the premise of the comic.
* CuteMute: Mim, Zip's current girlfriend.
* DistractedByTheSexy: '''[[http://webcomics-united.com/strip/29 SEX!]]'''
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Zip M. Stiff. The "M" stands for "Maid".
* {{Fanservice}}: Elevated to the category of [[http://webcomics-united.com/strip/31 holiday]] within the Webcomic World.
** MsFanservice: Ribbon, until she decided to put a stop on that. It's unsure whether this worked or not.
* GentleGiant: From the looks of it, [[{{Kaiju}} Theo's father]].
* GuestStrip
* HalloweenCosplay: Used once, averted in the next year.
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: September threatens to fire Zip so hard even his kids will be born fired. Given the current economy, that's one harsh threat!
* LampshadeHanging: Well, duh. It's a [[MetaWebcomics meta webcomic]].
* FillerStrip: Sometimes in IncrediblyLamePun [[http://webcomics-united.com/strip/77 form]].
* OnlySaneMan: Jello for the fillers, Ribbon for the bureaucrats.
* {{Meta Guy}}s: Zip sometimes wonders why they make comics, and who reads them, but that questioning is quickly dismissed.
** Ms. Puchok exhibits some odd Fourth Wall awareness.
* NoodlePeople: The aptly named [[http://webcomics-united.com/strip/119 Noodle]].
* NoFourthWall: Actually, there is one, and it's called... The Wall. Some people are said to come from beyond it, including [[spoiler:Ribbon]]. The people within don't talk much about it, though.
* TheNoseless: Zip takes that after his mother. [[WordOfGod To avoid the dreaded "snoutface" effect]], though, his nose is described as "mostly invisible", appearing in full profiles.
* PaintingTheMedium: Puchok gives a course on "Panel Dynamics", which consists in moving in a single panel. It's easier done than said, really.
* StealthPun: not wanting to give them away, but there's the one in [[spoiler:The Aardvark Flu]], and the title of [[spoiler:Flora Leaves]], which was admittedly unintentional.
* SpinoffBabies: [[http://webcomics-united.com/strip/63 Spoofed]].
* UglyGuyHotWife: John and Ella, a stick figure and a previously starlet and muse of sprite comics. He isn't bothered and loves messing up with her admirers.
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