Webcomic: Coming Up Violet
Coming Up Violet
is a Furry Comic
written and created by Brian Daniel and illustrated by Misty Caldwell (background art by Kevin), and the sequel to Fur Will Fly
. The comic also was a spinoff, switching the focus from Brad and his antics to Violet Oaks and her circle of friends in high school.
A more consistent art style leads this comic to be better than the original graphically. It's also way more PC. However, the artist and the writer had a falling out leading to the comic being canceled
and taken down
. The canceling
didn't last long as the artist continued the comic on May 17th, 2010 with a new writer (Bombur). Looks like things turned out okay after all.
The comic has not updated since April 2012.
- Art Evolution
- Barefoot Cartoon Animals: All the characters except Brad and Dawn.
- Batman in My Basement
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Bishie Sparkle: Lampshaded.
- The Chessmaster: Abby
- Cloudcuckoolander: Brad and his daughter.
- Contemplate Our Navels: Why are we here? Brad doesn't know exactly, but he does know that he and Dawn are there for a purpose.
- Cousin Oliver: Dawn is the second human in the comic and a rare example of this trope done well.
- Crush Blush: While watching a movie together
- The Dark Side
- Defrosting Ice Queen: It's less of a defrosting and more of an evaporation, but you get the general idea.
- Diary: The title character keeps one of these, and it's used as the intro for the comic proper.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The pretty boy Jerk Jock who spreads lies of memetic proportions about his and Violet's completely non-existent sexual escapades is on the school's lacrosse team.
- The Dog Bites Back: Abby doesn't like being abused.
- Domestic Abuse: Not the spouse-on-spouse kind, but still . . .
- Enemy Mine: Racquel and Wendyl
- Et Tu, Brute?
- Everytown, America
- Fanservice: Misty once drew
three two of the male characters in swim trunks.
- Fish out of Water: Dawn
- Furry Confusion: One of the filler comics showed that Melody owns two dogs.
- Gender Equals Breed: Slightly subverted in that every cross-species example seems to take after the mother, regardless of sex
- The Girl Behind The Girl: Abby helps keep Racquel popular, in exchange for immunity from taunting by Racquel's group.
- Go-Go Enslavement: Page owns one of the classic examples of this trope for use in her and Brad's bedroom games.
- The roles latter get reversed between Brad and Page as to who's wearing it.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Violet has two of these, both modeled after the classic Warner Bros. versions of the trope.
- Good Samaritan: Violet is quickly becoming the Anthropomorphic Personification [no pun intended] of this trope.
- Groin Attack: See "Wedgie Messiah"
- Half-Human Hybrid: Beatrice, Brad and Page's daughter, who has her mother's species and gender, and her father's . . . everything else.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Very much subverted with the school bullies.
- High School
- Hoist by His Own Petard
- Interspecies Romance
- Human/Mouse (yeah, they're still around)
- Cat/Squirrel/Bat/Chinchilla Love Dodecahedron
- Jerk Ass
- Jerk Jock
- Kids Are Cruel
- Law of Disproportionate Response
- Like Father Like Daughter
- Love Dodecahedron
- Malicious Slander
- Maligned Mixed Marriage: Brad and Page, complete with the various difficulties of said trope. Most of those difficulties usually turn out to be trying to hide Brad's real identity (he's an alien from a Mirror Universe), while also resulting in a lot of Angst? What Angst? at the same time due to Brad's Cloudcuckoolander nature.
- Medium Awareness: In strip 231, posted on 8/30/2010, Brad contemplates why he and Dawn were sent to the comic's universe. In the full version posted on Misty's DA profile he concludes that not only is there a higher power guiding their lives but that there's a good chance that the world is just a template with certain differences being like toys in a game of make believe, thus hanging a colossal lampshade on the entire writing process and fiction in general in the process.
- Na´ve Everygirl: Oh so very much subverted and played straight with Abby.
- Neat Freak: Melody, who prefers to keep everything organized.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Skylar was perfectly happy pseudo-dating Melody, then his best friend Wendyl reminded him that he had originally started hanging out with her to get to her friend Violet.
- No Biochemical Barriers: Brad and Page's daughter
- Only One Name: Besides Brad's family there's also the background artist for the comic, Kevin.
- Parental Substitute
- Promoted Fangirl: Misty Caldwell started out as a fan of the original comic and is the illustrator; she still claims to be a fan and dislikes spoilers.
- Schedule Slip: Because of the details of Misty's work the comic usually doesn't get the chance to update.
- Shout-Out: The 2009 Halloween filler featured Melody and Violet as characters from Team Fortress 2 [the Sniper and Scout respectively], which makes sense considering that Misty is a fan.
- Spin-Off: Of Fur Will Fly.
- Staying with Friends
- Straw Feminist: Subverted: Violet does not want to be the Wedgie Messiah.
- Studio Audience: Played for laughs. Literally!
- Super OCD: Melody; it certainly doesn't help that she's a chinchilla.
- Third-Person Person
- Triang Relations
- Uncanceled: It's aliiive!
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Subverted: Skylar's step-dad really tries to be a good parent.