NOTE: This webcomic has nothing to do with the British comedy movies of the same name.A long-running, furry, Slice of Life webcomic written and drawn by Kathy Garrison-Kellogg, wife of the author/artist of 21st Century Fox. It began in July 2004 as basically a Fan Fic of the latter comic but soon came into its own, with few signs of a futuristic setting. Read it here.This site also hosts the author's other, completed webcomic projects, including The Legend of Anne Bunny (a fictionalized retelling of the story of famous pirate Anne Bonney), Of Mouse and Moon (Johann Maus travels to the moon for a job), and Pirates of Penumbra (Johann Maus has an adventure with pirates while traveling through space, but it's all a dream).
Tropes found all of Kathy's comic series:
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- Animal Stereotypes: Several examples of various species/breeds doing exactly what you'd expect them to be doing.
- Helen: A raccoon with OCD tendencies.
- The Deacon and the Preacher: A Great Pyrenees and a border collie who lead the flock of the Church of the Golden Fleece.
- Mr. Howe: A hammerhead shark lawyer.
- Arranged Marriage: Kathy has been promised to Lt. Frederik Kruger (not that one). Neither one is happy about it at first, but it's shaping up to be something of a Perfectly Arranged Marriage.
- Badass Grandma: Mama Fisi and Mama Penthesilea, Kathy's warlike grandmothers.
- Bad Dreams: Kathy and Freddy both have them as a result of their arranged engagement.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The entire cast.
- Big Ball of Violence: Kathy and Sandy fighting over a bottle of meds.
- Big Eater: Both Kathy and her sister can be seen pigging out to the point of becoming pear-shaped and complaining about being over-stuffed. Followed by asking what's for dinner in the last panel.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Seems to be the case for hyena tradition.
- The Cameo: Numerous examples. Most notable during the wedding arc in the comic's early years.
- Cerebus Syndrome: A mild example. For all the times that Kathy's been embarrassed or hurt, she didn't become The Woobie until she stressed out over having little choice but to marry a man she hardly knew. He too has had his Woobie moments since. The comic retains much of its sense of humor, but many episodes forgo a punchline for drama or adventure as their party makes their way through hostile territory.
- Conveniently Timed Distraction: While being chased towards a high cliff, a zebra porter throws a rock and manages to hit one of the warthog warriors bearing down on Kathy and Co. Which leads into Disproportionate Retribution, below.
- Disproportionate Retribution: After being hit on he head by a rock, one of the warthog warriors thinks his neighbor did it. Which leads to a Big Damn Heroes moment in the following strip.
- Foreshadowing: As seen here, Sandy is painfully aware of this trope. Mother Nature seems to be aware of this trope as well.
- Whether this example is Wild Mass Guessing or not will require some degree of patience.
- Head-Tiltingly Kinky: The artwork Kathy and Sandy are looking at here.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When a zipline proves unable to support both their weights, Trader Horn deliberately falls to his doom to save Sandy.
- Hot Amazon / Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: A reader reaction to Mama Fisi. (Mama Penthesilea may be too much of a Hot-Blooded Cyborg for that.)
- I Hate Past Me: Fred's present and future selves have different ideas of what has to be done. Future!Fred privately declares that he'd kill his slightly younger self if not for the obvious drawback.
- I Have to Wash My Hair: After Kathy proposes having Freddy sleep in the only bed with her and Sandy, he needs to go check on dinner.
- Ikea Erotica: Kathy is concerned about Freddy falling victim to this trope because "he needs a ruddy guidebook."
- Interspecies Romance: Two prominent ones. It's stated in-universe that these are sterile.
- Scooter Killdall (tiger) and a horse.
- Kathy's sister Sandy and her river otter husband. Boyfriend, actually.
- Bo the boa once proposed to Kathy and talked her into a couple dates (yes, in that order), but the attraction wasn't mutual.
- A milder example: Arfur Jr. and a striped hyena.
- Japanese Ranguage: Kuchiku suffers from this despite being of Chinese descent. A language coach is unable to help her. It appears to be a psychological sticking point.
- Killed Off for Real: By Word of God, Trader Horn does not survive his fall into crocodile-infested waters.
- The Medic: Sandy is an EMT. Possibly a Deadly Doctor.
- Neat Freak: Helen, as befits a creature who washes her food.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: These pages. (And more?)
- Proud Warrior Race Gal: Both grandmas.
- Put on a Bus: Scooter Kildall left for Colliefornia to develop his comic Pepe the Fire Ant for a movie.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Bo isn't a rotten guy, but he sure leaves something to be desired as a date.
- Retcon: Fred's diary diverges from the story in the comic in several little ways. The cartoonist tries to keep it to a minimum.
- Right Behind Me: One bad joke gets a tiger into trouble.
- Shout-Out: This page looks like it's lifted straight from the opening minutes of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- One Christmas, the Grrsns get a leg lamp reminiscent of A Christmas Story, only more predatory.
- Fred's high-tech walking luggage resembles that of Discworld.
- Kathy's great uncle Leonard resembles Doc Brown but has a TARDIS.
- The second panel of this page is pretty much Lucy's reaction to bobbing for apples with Snoopy.
- Shown Their Work: Kathy, as a hyena, suffers from the spotted hyena's slightly bizarre reproductive biology, bits and pieces of which have been shown and/or discussed. (The cartoonist has said that she learned a lot more about hyenas after starting the comic, and she would've done some things differently earlier on had she known.)
- Tap on the Head: Trader Horn finds it necessary to KO a hormone-crazed Fred in order to stop him from taking advantage of Kathy in her sleep.
- There Is Only One Bed: The first thing the three hyenas find amiss about the large luxury tent on their journey. It soon becomes evident that somebody meant to evoke a honeymoon suite.
- Time Travel: Care of Leonard, from time to time.
- Unicorn: Trader Horn is one, somewhat surprisingly given the previous absence of mythical creatures (other than anthropomorphic animals) in the comic.
The Legend of Anne Bunny
- Head-Tiltingly Kinky: Anne looks for her shipmate in a brothel. The first time she peeks into a wrong room, she slams the door and thinks, "I didn't know you could do that outside of space!"
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Boatloads of them. The most notable examples:
- The Brutish (British) Empire.
- The Spaniels (Spanish/Spaniards).
- Recycled In Space: The original Anne Bonney lived in the 16th Century. This takes place on interplanetary/interstellar space.
- Royal "We": Queen Elizabeef of the Brutish Empire.
- Space Pirates: Anne falls in with a crew of these. She becomes the captain of the same crew.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Anne's initial tactic once she finds herself on a ship, with the alias "Andy Bunnymore."
Of Mouse and Moon
Tropes found in Of Mouse and Moon:
Pirates of Penumbra
- Space Pirates: Looks like the same crew that Anne Bunny fell in with in another comic series.