->''"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."''

''[[http://www.johnnywander.com/ Johnny Wander]]'' is a SliceOfLife webcomic by Yuko Ota and [[Webcomic/{{Applegeeks}} Ananth Hirsh]]. 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 UrbanFantasy 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[[/note]]. 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. [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/141 Not a real cat]].\\
'''Gonta:''' Yuko's dad's cat. Likes to fret.\\
'''Mika:''' Yuko's mom's cat.\\
'''George:''' smiles ''all the time''.\\
'''Lela:''' who likes dogs and cooking.\\
'''Cricket:''' the laundry kitten. Chirrup.

!!The main comic contains examples of:

* AltText
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The short story comics that come now and again.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko, [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/very-important-questions-1 when she takes off her glasses]].
** Also, if you've ever seen an actual photo of her, she's absolutely adorable.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Yuko.
** She's since grown out her hair and the comics as of late 2015 reflect that.
* TheBigGuy: The only person John might not be taller than is [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Jeph]] and that's only because they haven't appeared in the same comic together.
* BishieSparkle: Yuko without her glasses, [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/very-important-questions-1 in this one]]
* BlatantLies: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/143 "It's been a busy week"]]. Although they actually ''were'' swamped that week.
* BrickJoke: The [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/14 coffee]] [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/156 table]].
** [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/233 Do not]] [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/244 put butter in there]]. (Alt text.)
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/268 Yuko]], thanks to Asian alcohol intolerance.
* CharacterTitle: Possibly, but most probably not. There ''is'' a character named John, although no one ever calls him Johnny, and there's no obvious reason for the comic to be named after him.
** Because [[EnsembleDarkhorse he's just that awesome?]] ... Nah, probably not.
* CheshireCatGrin: George as his default expression.
** Apparently, if he stops smiling, [[spoiler:[[ApocalypseWow the world explodes]]]].
* CloudcuckooLander: John says the darnest of things.
-->alt-text: how do you come up with these things, man
* TheComicallySerious: Being mildly ornery only serves to make John ''even funnier''.
* CuteButCacophonic: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/153 Rook the cat]].
* CuteKitten: Cricket. [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/295 "omigosh."]]
* DeathGlare: John [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/160 tries this]].
* DistantReactionShot: The [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/62 garlic incident]].
** And [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/176 the grill]].
*** Note that they both involve [[LethalChef the same guy]]...
*** As the alt-text says, "John's element is fire."
* DoubleEntendre: Seen [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/204-0 here]], during a road trip.
--> '''Yuko:''' You're going to stay on this road for about 20 miles.\\
'''George:''' What do I get off on? \\
'''John:''' That's none of our business, George!
** Ananth's notes on the comic start with, "The exit was for the Innuendo Parkway, on which we stayed till the end of our trip."
* DressesTheSame: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/parallel-fashion Yuko and Ananth]] did this once. And then [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/parallel-fashion-2 inverted it]].
* DueToTheDead: [[NoLongerWithUs Parodied]]-- he was only [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/128 moving to Portland]].
* EpicFail: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/50 Trying to dry peppers]] and [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/62 roast garlic]] in the toaster oven is a mistake.
** And Conrad [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/3 posing for his graduation photo]] with his degree held upside down. It's now set to become [[http://www.johnnywander.com/blog/2010/06/22/little-bit-everything a family tradition]].
* ExpressiveMask: The characters with glasses and HiddenEyes usually get this as a substitute.
* [[ExpressiveShirt Expressive Computer]]: The logos on the characters' computers often change to reflect [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/79 how they feel]], or [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/49 that the computer just died]]. Also the Apple logo tends to get replaced with other foods.
* ExtremeOmnivore: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/162 Rook the cat]].
* EyeBeams: ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}-style PowerIncontinence [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/305 seems to be the reason Ananth wears that hat.]]
* FilkSong: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/blog/2009/09/04/something-amazing-multicultural-rangers-theme-song Made in honor of]] the below FiveTokenBand parody. Also, [[http://www.adamwarrock.com/?p=805 Call Me Johnny Wander]].
** [[https://soundcloud.com/rachel-oaks/almost-as-much-as-dragons Almost As Much As Dragons]] is based on Lucky Penny.
* FiveTokenBand: Parodied in [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/96 this]] strip.
* FlatWhat: Ananth in [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/35 this]] strip, as well as Yuko in [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/91 this one.]]
* FrameBreak: In "The Surest Path to Friendship", Cricket and Rook both rub against the panel lines (with Rook's ears actually going past the panel).
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yuko likes all kinds of critters, including bugs. Although not enough that she won't get mad at her parents' cats when they [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/27 barf on her floor]], or [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/196 freak out about finding a dead mouse]]. And, [[RuleOfThree of course:]]
-->'''Yuko:''' There are squirrels. '''[[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/18 IN THE WALLS.]]'''
* GladiatorGames: John's opinion about the Super Bowl in [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/37 this]] strip
* HiddenEyes: Ananth's [[NiceHat hat]] permanently hides his eyes. Including when he's in bed.
** Although [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/135 the hat's shadow remains after he takes off the hat]]... and to keep up the joke, his eyes are always blacked out in photographs.
** Also Yuko and George, whose glasses are ScaryShinyGlasses.... or just thick.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ananth and Yuko.
** Even more so, [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/i39ll-form-the-legs Yuko and]] [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Jeph Jacques]], who apparently really is that tall in real life.
** For that matter, Yuko and John.
** And with the cats, [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/394 Rook and Cricket]].
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes[=/=]RealMenWearPink: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/221 He is a warrior. He seeks the Quickening.]] Right after some fancy cakes.
** With the right clothes, you can make any journey epic.
* IWantGrandkids: Yuko's mom.
* JournalComic: Most of the time.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/243 Subverted, obviously, since they made a comic about it]].
* LifeEmbellished: The autobio comics mostly stick true to life, but then there's little divergences like [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/at-least-it-wasn39t-your-head Yuko losing her arm in a subway door]] [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comic/well-maybe-your-head-would39ve-been-better and having it picked up by a small creature.]]
* LoonyFan: Not very extreme, but ever since [[Webcomic/RiceBoy Evan]] moved in, Yuko likes to [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/198 know what he's dooin']].
* MadeOfPlasticine[=/=]CleanCut: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/97 Beware the NYC subway doors.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Yuko.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/133 "Ultimate Clementine Peeling Technique"]], among others.
* NeatFreak: John, who is sometimes TheComicallySerious ... and [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/306 sometimes]], NotSoAboveItAll.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: John says some creepy things sometimes.
** [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/273 "The call is coming from inside the houussee."]]
* NoHuggingNoKissing: There are almost no implications in the comic that Ananth and Yuko are an item.
** He ''does'' [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/43 wear her socks though...]]
** [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/330 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 [[IKissYourHand kissing her hand]]. The AltText also says "And they lived happily ever after".
* NoMouth: Evan, but he has a mustache.
* NoSell: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/364 The spray bottle does not work on Cricket]].
** Neither does the [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/365 Punishment Shirt]], though John's method [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/374 proves to be more effective]].
* NoodleIncident: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/112 Literally]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Yuko is often mistaken for someone around the age of 14.
* OutOfFocus: When the characters of your comics are friends and roommates, they tend to come and go whenever they move away.
* OrwellianRetcon: After the revelation that Conrad's hair is a small furry animal, they went back and drew eyes on it in every single comic.
* PermaStubble: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/302 Ananth's superpower.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: George grins constantly. If he is ever not baring his teeth, [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/136 the world explodes]]. Although he did [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/128 grimace]] once.
* Music/TheProtomen: They appeared in a comic accidentally hitting George in the face with a drumstick at one of their concerts.
* TheQuietOne: Evan, who is kinda skittish. [[KindheartedCatLover He also likes Rook a lot]].
* RealMenWearPink: Ananth enjoys froofy starbucks drinks and wearing Yuko's girly socks to stay warm.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Rook and Cricket.
* ShonenHair: Conrad has hair enough like this for someone to ask about it in the Q&A comics. Apparently it's a small furry creature that lives on his head.
** It looks kinda like a hedgehog...
* ShoppingMontage: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/139 At Ikea, no less]]
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/6 "the secret punchline is the unwaveringly sinister grin of george rohac"]]
* SockItToThem: Used in an ImagineSpot, as the characters discuss what to do with $50 worth of small change.
* SpecialGuest: Occasionally the gang hangs out with some other relatively popular online figures, such as Creator/NeilCicierega or [[Webcomic/{{Gunshow}} KC Green]].
* {{Squee}}: Yuko in panel three [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/170 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.
* StraightGay: A sort of WordOfGod. 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.
* TrueCompanions
* UnEntendre: The "Puck Fair" comic.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Yuko is frequently mistaken for a boy (in-universe). This happens to be TruthInTelevision.
* WhatIf: Comics # [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/135 135]] and [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/136 136]]

!!The short story comics provide examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: [[DontFearTheReaper Death.]]
** Walter. Big time.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Death tends to dress immaculately.
* BellyMouth: Maws.
* BishieSparkle: Pony of the Pony Cop duo.
* CoolPet: "Puppy", the basilisk.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Eating feathers makes you develop these. On Callie it's a full-blown case of LooksLikeCesare.
* DisabilityImmunity: Delilah is immune to her CoolPet's [[IncrediblyLamePun petrifying]] gaze, because she's blind.
* DontFearTheReaper: Death, who is actually a bit bumbling and awkward (but very sweet and an utter gentleman).
* KissOfDeath[=/=]StrippedToTheBone: (a very localised form of the latter)
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: It's easy to miss, but Cecilia's date with [[spoiler:Death]] happened in the 1920s. She stayed the same physical age for around eighty years because he was avoiding her.
* ShrinkingViolet: Cecilia's date, [[spoiler: Death]].
* TakenForGranite
* TransformationTrauma: The end of Callie Eats Feathers.
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Penny has it [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/511 explained to her]] that her cat "Boyfriend" is more likely a "Girlfriend" since it's a calico via WallOfText.