* FanNickname: Zill, Kayla, Jack, Vanex and Spam have become known as "the Main Gang", or "the Original 5".
** Sometimes Addison (aka [[InSeriesNickname Addi]]) is also included in the former.
** Damian, Addison, Sahara, Tom, GŁnter, and Afkinz are generally seen as the "secondary Main" group (especially the first three).
* ImageSource
** NervousWreck
* InspirationNod: Major Styx's bumbling henchmen Bob and Larry are named after [[VeggieTales two famous vegetables]]. In fact, both them and Styx's dynamic is inspired by the dynamic between The Monarch, 21, and 24 from WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers.
** Styx's outbursts are inspired partially by characters such as [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime LemonGrab]] and [[TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy The Raven.]]
** Tentadora is somewhat of a homage to [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]].
** The Devil Triplets are inspired by [[{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} another zany trio.]]
* InternalHomage: Compare the original comic to the current [[http://zoophobiacrazies.tumblr.com/post/41999484440/the-next-three-zoophobia-pages-say-a-lot-about-how here.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The comic was initially envisioned as a quirky horror/comedy/zombie comic where there were animal students that killed each other like it was no big deal (which was considered EarlyInstallmentWeirdness). But then the story eventually progressed into being about [[http://fav.me/d2skj52 silly animals in a silly school]], before finally maturing and settling into something a tad [[LighterAndSofter more light-hearted]] though also becoming DarkerAndEdgier at the same time. The characters were also aged up from elementary students to high school students.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Many of the themes in Zoophobia come from its creator Vivienne Medrano's own life and personal background. Native American and Hispanic themes are prevalent throughout the storyline and various character designs.

* The characters Afkinz, GŁnter, and Eiglet were originally designed and created by the artist, [[http://dollcreep.deviantart.com DollCreep]]. Vivienne purchased the characters to use within Zoophobia's offical canon.