Webcomic / Suicide for Hire

Suicide for Hire is a mature-rated Furry Comic by Rafael Medina about two teenagers, the extremely enthusiastic sex-obsessed fox Hunter Ravenwood, and the chain-smoking highly paranoid mouse Arcturus Winrock (who also has a homicidal split personality), who help other people kill themselves, often in a highly karmic way.

A typical story arc follows a standard formula:
  • Someone who would like to kill himself for some insane reason finds Hunter and Arc.
  • Said someone tells them his story and why he wants to die.
  • Arc tries to talk him out of it until he says or does something that convinces Arc that he's beyond redemption.
  • Hunter plots their client's Karmic Death.
  • At the last minute the client changes his mind but Hunter ensures that he follows through (yelling "Nonrefundable" to a jumper or throwing Arc's shoe at him if that doesn't work for example).
  • Later Hunter and Arc usually find a brief article about their client's gruesome suicide.

More plot-significant arcs are more complex and don't always follow that formula, though the client always dies.

Found here.

This webcomic provides examples of the following:

  • Adults Are Useless: Why they haven't been caught yet.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: An occasional running gag.
  • And This Is For...: Arcturus and Hunter's Roaring Rampage of Revenge on Ty
  • Art Evolution: The author said in an interview that his drawing style changed so much that one of the earlier characters wasn't recognized when they returned later in the comic.
  • Art Shift: Crudely-drawn cartoons are used in a flashback sequence to demonstrate how feebly the character is lying.
  • Artistic License Religion - Hunter (and therefore, presumably, the author) seems to be talking about the entire Christian faith during his rant against the religious right. Hunter later states that to be orthodox people need to follow the Bible to the letter... but forgets that the Bible acknowledges the Pope as the one who controls the Christian doctrine, and there are matters on which the Pope has permitted actions that would be forbidden if the Bible was followed perfectly. Once one acknowledges this, the whole argument collapses.
    • Arguably, this is exactly what Hunter wanted to demonstrate all along. That anything based on Bible can be a subject of amendment to suit the needs of now, and that "it`s written in Bible" does not absolve the followers of faith from the burden of moral choice.
  • Asshole Victim: Most of the people who hire them.
  • Ate His Gun:
  • Author Tract: He really hates lying. (Link is to part of the second arc IN A ROW to contain an anti-lying Author Tract.) Also the part with the pregnant woman they refuse to kill.
    • This actually induces a bit of Values Dissonance within the comic as well. For example, no one was especially upset when a girl claimed to have had sex on her grandmother's gravestone, but they were all absolutely scandalized to find out that the event never actually happened. Granted, this came out during a massive reveal of just how much she'd been lying to everyone, but the fact still holds that within the comic, dishonesty is apparently worse than desecration.
  • Awesome McCool Name: The two main characters, as well as Hunter's occasional girlfriend, Chryseis North, though most of their clients have more mundane names (if named at all).
  • Badass Adorable: Arcturus. C'mon, look at those big soft Puppy-Dog Eyes of his!
  • Badass Longcoat: Both main characters.
  • Berserk Button: Arcturus has several.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Arcturus is a fairly decent guy till you piss him off.
  • Birthday Hater: Arcturus seems not to like his birthday, trying to sneak out of the house to avoid his parents.
  • Black Comedy

Alternative Title(s): Suicide For Hire