Webcomic: George the Dragon
I think he smells nachos.George the Dragon
is an original webcomic by writer/artist Gary Lougee.
It is about a very silly dragon (named George) and all his hilarious adventures, hijinks and so forth. It began in May of 2004 but made it to the web on August 31, 2007 on Drunk Duck. Its genre is a mixture but is predominantly fantasy. It is in full color, digitally inked and colored.
George the Dragon is a weekly comic strip that centers on the funny antics of lead character George. While generally the strips are stand alone gags, there are occasional story arcs which serve to add a little more depth to both the character and the world.
The comic began with two characters. George and his antagonist an knight with no name. This is a direct parody of the Legend of Saint George and the Dragon, where the knight is named and the dragon not.
This comic contains examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Much of George the Dragon references or parodies famous historical works of fiction and art. This particular shot parodies the famous all american painting "Whistler's Mother".
- Artistic License – Biology: Improbable Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker moment during a sword fighting scene,"Lobster, I am your Fish"
- Giant Flyer: Well, George is a dragon. What did you expect?
- Hammerspace Wings: lampshaded in this comic
- Hybrid Monster: Well, more hybrid than monster, but what do you get when you cross a dragon with the Loch Ness monster? Among other things, Dale, apparently and nobody's quite sure how.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Scaly? Check. Green? Check. Lair with gold and treasure? Would you believe he'll work for nachos?
- Paper-Thin Disguise: A standard gag in the comic. This is an example where the dragon 'sneaks' into a top secret meeting of the Dragon Hunters Annoymous.
- Reluctant Monster: Neither George, his wife Nessie, nor their children are malicious. George can't even eat a hamster.
- Stock Ness Monster: George's wife is Nessie herself
- Trademark Favorite Food: "Pardon me, do I smell nachos?"
- Wig, Dress, Accent: In this comic, have worked like a charm.
- You and What Army? - with King Dale the Lobster who was Swallowed Whole.
- You Fight Like a Cow: There are several instances of this trope. In fact, this Trope could be blamed for the creation of the comic itself!