Bob's head.Bob The Dog
(known as Horndog
until 2015) is a Funny Animal Stoner
comic created by Isaac M. Baranoff
and published by Horndog Studios
. The main character, Bob, is a "canine tomcat", a literal personification of the term "horndog", the original title of the comic.
Most of the storylines focus on his attempts to acquire marijuana
. Storylines have focused variously on topics ranging from real-life based topics, including relationships, politics and racism, to more surreal subject matter, including Zombies
and Alien Abduction
. Baranoff, who is of Russian, Irish, Scottish, Black African, Spanish and Native American origin, partly wrote it as a Beast Fable
about individualism, free love, interracial romance and libertarianism.
Created in 2003, Bob The Dog
was the first underground comic to produce a webcomic spinoff (in 2009). Bob The Dog
has been criticized for what some readers perceive as Vulgar Humor
, because of its high level of profanity
and (initially) nudity
(which has been toned down over the years). In 2015, Baranoff announced that the comic had been renamed to the title of its main character to avoid confusion with the name of the publisher, Horndog Studios.
The comic's creator identifies the series as a "Funny Aminal" comic, instead of using the terms Funny Animal
. Its fans are known as "Horndogs
Web edition can be read here
Horndog includes examples of these tropes: