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[[caption-width-right:250:[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters A few]] of the characters you'll meet at The Site With Everything, plus some from discontinued comics.]]

->''"I ''love'' entertaining others with this stuff. And I'm always trying to make it better based on their feedback and what they tell me. People need to sit down to whatever you draw for a living, and know--just ''know''--that they're going to have a good time. I don't care if I particularly liked a certain story. What really matters to me is if YOU liked it."''
-->- '''Peter Paltridge''', in response to the FAQ "What's the ultimate advice an amateur cartoonist can get?"

The self-proclaimed "Site with EVERYTHING!", [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/ Platypus Comix]] is home to six webcomics, not to mention countless one-offs, all courtesy of one Peter Paltridge. Each is updated one whole ''story'' (or at least several pages) at a time, instead of strip-by-strip like most webcomics.

As if that weren't enough, the site is also home to slapdash humor and nostalgia, including ''Magazine/TVGuide'' ad archives, trivia on the Creator/WarnerBros. Silver Age cartoons, and {{Strip Archive}}s for ''Comicstrip/BloomCounty'' and ''Comicstrip/USAcres''. Basically, it's just about [[AuthorAppeal anything and everything]] Peter likes, recapped in a slightly cynical, constantly entertaining fashion.

Support Peter through Patreon [[http://www.patreon.com/peterpaltridge here]].

[[folder: Comics With Their Own Pages]]
!!Ongoing/Upcoming Flagship Series
* ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}'' (2004-)
* ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' (2007-)
* ''Webcomic/PrincessPi'' (2011-)
* ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' (2014-)

!!Variety Section
* ''Webcomic/ScrambledEggs'' (1990-2010?)
* ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'' (2002-2015?)
* ''Webcomic/TrueBelievers'' (2008)
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!!The site provides examples of:

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[[folder: Entire Site]]
* AccentuateTheNegative: Peter Paltridge has admitted that some of the things he makes TakeThat comics about, such as Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, aren't really things he hates.
* AllThereInTheManual: Peter has written [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/newbiestuff/index.html short bios]] in order to properly introduce new readers to the main characters of the flagship series. Also, sometimes he shares details about characters on his Website/DeviantArt [[http://torquesmacky.deviantart.com/ page]] before putting them into the comics.
* AlliterativeName: Peter Paltridge, Keiki Kikilaka, Marie Magnolia (also from ''Keiki''), Aerynn Arlia (from ''Electric Wonderland''), and Lululu Lopez (also from ''Electric Wonderland'').
* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: The comics often pass with flying colors. Each of the four current (as of May 2014) flagship comics has at least two female main/recurring characters[[note]]''Princess Pi'' fulfills this requirement if one counts Princess Ip and the Totally Nazis in addition to Pi[[/note]], and they have no shortage of conversation subjects that don't involve men. The same also seems true for at least two of the discontinued comics, ''Guava Guava'' and ''Keiki'', and some of the one-off stories and miniseries.
** Additionally, Peter refers to the test by name in [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople2/maureen2.html Part 2]] of "Who is Franchise/ArchieComics' Most Obscure Character?", while commenting that the heroine and her female frenemy are probably wasting oxygen (most of this comic takes place in outer space) by spending the bulk of chapter 16 arguing over a boy.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Several characters have demonstrated this ability. The main characters of ''Mulberry'' and ''Scrambled Eggs'' in particular act as AnimatedActors.
* ChristmasSpecial:
** Peter made at least one every year until 2008, and now seems to do so on a sporadic basis. Most of them are archived in [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/index.php?seriesID=8 Kristmas Klassics]].
** Also, he has a special section for reviews of the good, the bad and the obscure of animated Christmas specials, dubbed "Blog/{{The Island of Misfit Christmas Specials}}."
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Most of the comics are released in at least two parts, then the parts are merged together in the archive (unless the parts come from different seasons, such as the chapters of "Keiki's Huge Christmas Epic").
* ConspicuousCG: The backgrounds of some comics. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''Scrambled Eggs'' comic "Wack Friday" when the store sells "Extremely Fake Trees".
* EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi: WordOfGod says the name "Platypus Comix" was just something Peter thought would make a funny name for a comic company, and might have been inspired by a song one of his cousins sang.
* InternalHomage: In honor of Platypus Comix's 10th anniversary, accessing the site during the week of February 7, 2011 brought up a page which resembles the homepage used in 2001, and links to old comics and articles through the Wayback Machine.
* InvisibleParents: See each comic's individual page for more info. (''Electric Wonderland'' does not have an entry for this since [[JustifiedTrope the main characters are older than than the other comics' characters]]. This could apply to ''Princess Pi'' as well.)
* LimitedWardrobe: The majority of recurring characters from each comic.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Some articles and comics have such disclaimers in their respective threads of the Platypus Comix forum.
* RushmoreRefacement: The 2014 version of the "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/newbiestuff/index.html CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTERS!]]" page gives the presidents of Mount Rushmore the same hairstyles as Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}, [[Webcomic/ElectricWonderland Trawn]], [[Webcomic/PrincessPi Pi]], and [[Webcomic/FreeSpirit Winnie]].
* SkintoneSclerae: Peter explained that adding white portions to his characters' eyes often takes too much time, and doesn't look good to him unless he manages to shape it into a perfect circle. (Although, characters drawn fairly recently sometimes have eyes with white or off-white portions, such as the stars of ''Electric Wonderland'' and ''Princess Pi''.)
* StripArchive: Most of the comics are archived in a pseudo-book form. The site also contains several archives of un-reprinted ''BloomCounty'' strips and a large number of ''U.S. Acres'' strips.
* StupidBoss: A recurring character: The Head Executive of Platypus Comix.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: Peter has produced a comic about love each February since 2012.
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[[folder: The Banner]]
As a CouchGag, Peter Paltridge regularly changes the banner at the top of the Platypus Comix homepage to say something new and funny.
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!!Banners include examples of:
* AngelsPose: [[http://platypuscomix.net/top169.jpg Starring]] Mulberry, Shroomy (from ''Electric Wonderland''), and Princess Pi.
* BuiltWithLEGO: No Franchise/{{LEGO}} bricks involved, but [[http://platypuscomix.net/top189.jpg this banner]] shows a Mulberry minifigure with a sneering expression and a shirt reading, "No Real Than You Are." A [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top215.jpg later version]] changes her shirt to read, "[[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie Phil Lord And Chris Miller Are Gods]]."
* {{Crossover}}:
** Mulberry [[http://platypuscomix.net/top149.jpg meets]] ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie.
** Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top197.jpg joins]] Film/TheAvengers.
** ComicStrip/MarkTrail [[http://platypuscomix.net/top218.jpg meets]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].
* DramaQueen: Mulberry doesn't react [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top118.jpg kindly]] after Creator/{{Nintendo}} makes an underwhelming announcement at E3.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: [[http://platypuscomix.net/top76.jpg This banner]] has a Mulberry ornament tell an ornament of [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Sam the Snowman]], "You looked much taller on TV."
* {{Homage}}: Mulberry [[http://platypuscomix.net/top154.jpg meets]] Comicbook/ScottPilgrim.
* HostileShowTakeover: The week that ''Princess Pi'' launched, the banner contained a picture of the title character using green paint to change the Platypus Comix logo to read, "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top168.jpg Pi Comix]]".
* HypeAversion: [[invoked]] The overexposure of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' increased Peter's desires not to watch the show, despite the involvement of LaurenFaust, so he decided to boast that Platypus Comix has been "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top182.gif Pony-free since 2001]]".
* TheIllegible: Mulberry has [[http://platypuscomix.net/top75.gif admitted]] having trouble reading Peter's signature.
-->Who's "Petea Pittiiadwuge"?
* LogoJoke:
** One banner featured Mulberry dressed as the ColumbiaPictures [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top48.gif Torch Lady]]. It served as this page's image for most of 2010.
** [[http://platypuscomix.net/top161.jpg This banner]] superimposes the Platypus Comix logo over that of Gracie Films.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top217.jpg This banner]] gives the following advice to visitors:
-->Remember! If a future you tries to warn you about this site, don't listen.
* ReadingIsCoolAesop: [[http://platypuscomix.net/top220.jpg This banner]] promotes it with a screenshot from one of the ''Hooray For Reading'' shorts.
* SchmuckBait: Taffy recalls [[http://platypuscomix.net/top213.jpg here]] that last Christmas, she gave her heart to WHAM! Mulberry asks, "Then what happened?", only for Taffy to embarrassingly admit that she doesn't want to talk about it.[[note]]If you're too young to know WHAM! by name, they're the guys that sang "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI Last Christmas]]."[[/note]]
* TakeThat:
** Mulberry offering [[http://platypuscomix.net/top132.jpg a code]] for 100 free Disney Movie Rewards points and explaining, "I, myself, will never buy enough teenybopper garbage and ''Series/HannahMontana'' pantyhose to earn the one worthwhile item offered in this program, the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' movie DVD."
** Creator/{{Disney}}'s announcement of plans to buy Creator/MarvelComics led to the creation of a banner featuring a demonic WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse telling Franchise/SpiderMan, "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top140.jpg I want...our marriage!]]"
-->'''Mary Jane Watson-Parker:''' I think I actually prefer Creator/{{Joe Q|uesada}}!
** Mulberry dressing as [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason]] and preparing to [[http://platypuscomix.net/top136.jpg kill Flo, the Progressive Insurance Girl]].
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]] [[http://platypuscomix.net/top152.jpg punching]] Creator/MNightShyamalan after the release of ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
** One banner proclaimed, "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top155.jpg Click here to access a special optimized version for iPad owners!]]" Clicking it caused no changes except for [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Nelson]] appearing to taunt, "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top156.gif Ha ha! You paid $500 for something that can't even take a flash drive!]]"
** Mulberry once displayed the cover for Music/LadyGaga's ''Born This Way'' and commented, "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top178.jpg Really? That's kinda sad.]]"
** Octus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sym-Bionic Titan}}'' once showed up to announce that he had taken over Creator/CartoonNetwork, and had decided to renew ''Titan'' for "...approximately 107 more episodes! [[http://platypuscomix.net/top175.gif It is the only logical thing to do!]]"
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top50.gif The 'X' [in 'Comix'] stands for XTREME!]]"
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[[folder:"Raiders Of The Lost Arc"]]
Peter Paltridge called [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=3&pageType=index&seriesID=7 "Raiders of the Lost Arc"]], a comic from a discontinued series titled, ''Guava Guava'', his favorite Platypus Comix story. His website only includes the portion written in the year 2001. A recap summarizing the parts written in 1998 explains that JoanOfArc had become a FishOutOfTemporalWater, risen from the dead, and fought OsamaBinLaden. As this part begins, Joan's period away from battle has led people to doubt her accomplishments and complain that she's not really as tough as they thought. She decides to prove them wrong by confronting Bin Laden again, who had just recently performed his infamous September 11 attacks.
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!!This comic provides examples of:
* CassandraTruth: Twenty-first century reporters who think [[ItsPopularNowItSucks Joan appears too frequently in the media]] begin doubting her achievements.
* EnemyMine: Joan's companions in her fight against Bin Laden came from England, the country Joan saved France from.
* FromBadToWorse: As the media tries to expose Joan as a fraud, Ivy assures her, "Things will be a lot better in the morning!" The next day, Osama Bin Laden attacks the World Trade Center.
* [[GoneHorriblyRight Gone Horribly]] [[spoiler:[[GoneHorriblyRight Right]]]]: [[spoiler: Joan's defeat of Bin Laden proves so effective, all the terrorists cease their attacks, and the US Army dissolves.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Joan brings one with her to Afghanistan.
* LetsGetDangerous: Bin Laden tries to exploit the fear of fire Joan developed after persecution by shoving her into a burning room. She makes it out alive, and proceeds to beat up several terrorists.
* RedHeadedHero: Joan
* ThatWasNotADream: Buzz expresses hope that the attacks on the World Trade Center turn out to be personal nightmares.
* [[spoiler: VictoryIsBoring]]: The comic ends with [[spoiler: Joan unable to find any more terrorists to fight, and thus using her newfound free time to crochet doilies and organize her socks]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Joan has such moments when having to escape a burning room, and later, a burning ''building''.
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[[folder: Miscellaneous Comics]]
* AffectionateParody: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=17&pageType=index&seriesID=7 Schoolhouse Bootleg]]," of ''SchoolhouseRock''.
* ClipShow: The Head Executive of Platypus Comix showed [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=8&pageType=index&seriesID=7 one]] during the first week of the "2008 Character Strike". This evolves into a BizarroEpisode as the "clips" gradually give way to pictures from random sources outside the website.
* CrisisCrossover: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=2&pageType=index&seriesID=7 Riot Act #2]]" features characters from various Platypus Comix series, although several of these series have since been removed from the website.
* DolledUpInstallment: The second week of the Character Strike brought [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=9&pageType=index&seriesID=7 a story]] titled "{{Terminator}}: [[TheSarahConnorChronicles The Mulberry Sharona Chronicles]], which actually featured artwork from ''{{Shadowgirls}}''.
* FollowTheLeader: During the third week of the Character Strike, the Head Executive tried to create [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=10&pageType=index&seriesID=7 his own comic]], starring talking pigs who engage in [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy offensive activities, random cutaways, and liberal lecturing]].
-->'''Head Executive:''' It seemed to test rather well among college males, and they're all that really counts these days! Next week we'll have something different, if I can find a non-union artist! If not, I'll probably just [[StrictlyFormula run this again and change a couple bits of dialogue.]] [[ViewersAreMorons Those college boys don't really notice much.]]
* FourthWallMailSlot: The fifth and final [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=12&pageType=index&seriesID=7 installment]] of the 2008 Character Strike featured the Head Executive replying to emails readers sent to Peter Paltridge.
* HeartBeatDown: The title character of "Awesome Blossom" exclaims "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=1&page=14&seriesID=7 Heart Power!]]" every time she tries to solve a problem, with a giant heart appearing above her. It proves effective, but the second time she uses it [[FromBadToWorse angers others]]. Her adversaries play with this trope as they use "Liver Power!" and "Pancreas Power!" to get what they want.
* HilariousInFlashback: "'Thompson': The Lost Series/{{Smallville}} Episode" gives [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=4&page=4&seriesID=7 a painfully obvious example]] regarding [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] and ComicBook/LoisLane.
* {{Homage}}: "'Thompson': The Lost Series/{{Smallville}} Episode" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=4&page=9&seriesID=7 tries to perform one]] for ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* HostileShowTakeover: For AprilFoolsDay 2006, Peter faked the site's absorption by [=CNet=] and created [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/onlyme/cnetcartoonintro.html a comic]] in which [=CNet=] representatives interfered with attempts to read the newest ''Mulberry'' comic by hawking the benefits of donation.
* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: Spoofed in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/index.php?issue=9&pageType=index&seriesID=8 How The Kvetch Stole Hannukah!]]", an attempt to teach AnAesop about expressing diversity instead of [[YouMeanXmas homogenization]] during the holiday season.
* LuddWasRight: The {{Retraux}}, [[TheFifties Fifties]]-influenced "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=16&pageType=index&seriesID=7 Vess MacMeal Starring in]]: TheMoreYouKnow!" introduces a new gadget called the "Kimwon" to the people of Shiny Valley. [[spoiler: Gradually, this North Korean product develops so many features, it takes over ''all'' of the duties Americans previously served themselves, granting world domination to DirtyCommunist Kim Jong-Il.]]
* MoodWhiplash: The CruelTwistEnding of "Vess [=MacMeal=] Starring in: The More You Know!" is immediately followed by the TitleDrop, which comes in a simple picture of the logo seen in 2000s [=PSAs=] using the phrase.
* OneEpisodeWonder: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=7 Rice Cub]]" ends by asking the reader to tell Peter if he or she would like to read a sequel. Even though some people [[http://www.toonzone.net/forums/platypus-comix/190160-rice-cub-talkback.html answered]] that they would, Peter evidently never found the time to make one.
* PandaingToTheAudience: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=7&pageType=index&seriesID=7 Rice Cub]]" stars a talking panda with a personality similar to that of Mary Lynn Rajskub, who played Chloe O'Brian in ''Series/TwentyFour''.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The first issue of Peter's publication, ''BANG! The Entertainment Paper'', [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=17&page=6 appeared]] in "Schoolhouse Bootleg" at least six months before it became available in stores.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: After Peter learned of the existence of [[http://www.kevhines.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi a website]] called "Platypus Comi'''cs'''," he wrote about his characters' reactions to the [[SimilarlyNamedWorks similarly named work]] and its debatably enjoyable content in "Riot Act # 2."
* StylisticSuck: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=1&seriesID=7 Awesome Blossom]]," intended to feel like an unaired {{Filmation}} cartoon.
-->'''Description:''' It's got everything: [[TastesLikeDiabetes lame cutesy characters]], LimitedAnimation, gaudy flourescent effects, [[WhoWritesThisCrap idiotic plots]] and more!
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Articles]]
''See PlatypusComix/{{Articles}}''
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[--Oh, and if you want to know the names of everyone in that picture:--]

[--'''Back Row''': The Head Executive (from various comics), [[Magazine/NintendoPower Nester]] (from "Nester and Wii-ner"), Rice Cub (from "Rice Cub"), and Lyman (from ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers not Platypus Comix]]).--]

[--'''Second Row''': Jennifer (from ''Henry and Jennifer''), Henry (from ''Henry and Jennifer''), Lillian Muck/Ivy (from ''Guava Guava''), Buzz (from ''Guava Guava''), Lana Ying (from ''Guava Guava''), and Dan Blather (from various comics).--]

[--'''Third Row''': NJ (from ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland''), Princess Pi (from ''Webcomic/PrincessPi''), [[Franchise/SpiderMan Mary Jane Watson-Parker]] (from ''Webcomic/TrueBelievers''), Shroomy (from ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland''), and Beefer (from ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'').--]

[--'''Front Row''': JoanOfArc (sitting, from "Raiders of the Lost Arc"), Aerynn Arlia (from ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland''), Quint (from ''Webcomic/ScrambledEggs''), Tiff/Taffeta "Taffy" Sparks (from ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}''), Tuan Nuaghen (from ''Webcomic/ScrambledEggs''), and Mulberry Sharona (from ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}'').--]

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