"Johnny Wander might be about life after college, being a kid, growing up and all the people you meet and all the things that happen in that brave new world.
"Or it might be about something else entirely."
Johnny Wander is a Slice of Life webcomic by Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya. The comic mostly follows the everyday lives of Yuko and company after graduating college, but since September of 2009, they have started putting up short comics with an Urban Fantasy theme on occasion.The main cast includes:
Ananth, a self-proclaimed comics nerd, whose hat always covers his eyes. Even when he's not wearing it. Yuko, a small girl who is often mistaken for a boy, and is "internet famous"note sorta. Can also fit inside a dryer. Conrad, an exhibitionist who likes to eat breakfast 24/7. Also has a very suspicious hairdo. John, a mildly ornery tallish fellow who likes to clean. Steve, a DJ who's skillful with bass. Mike, a musician who can be stopped with shellfish and/or bullets.
Rook: Yuko's (very talkative) cat. Meow meow meow meow meow meow. Not a real cat. Gonta: Yuko's dad's cat. Likes to fret. Mika: Yuko's mom's cat. George: smiles all the time. Evan: is very quiet. Lela: who likes dogs and cooking. Cricket: the laundry kitten. Chirrup.
A later comic parodying the touch of King Midas shows Yuko as a princess and ends with Ananth wearing a crown, kneeling before her, and kissing her hand. The Alt Text also says "And they lived happily ever after".
Squee: Yuko in panel three here when meeting an especially lovable owl.
Yuko will occationally use "omigosh" in lieu of squee, such as when meeting Cricket. Or thinking about coffee tables.
Straight Gay: A sort of Word of God. John's "John Advice" column on Formspring reveals that he's gay, but you wouldn't know it from the comic (except perhaps from his obsession with cleaning and his delight at the acquisition of a new coffee table). Who'da thunk it.