Webcomic: Married to the Sea
Married to the Sea - the champaigne of web comics.Married to the Sea
is a gag-a-day webcomic created by Drew (of Toothpaste for Dinner
fame) and Natalee Dee (of Natalie Dee
fame). It is not drawn per se - it is more of a collage made of public domain black and white pictures, mostly from Victorian era USA, with captions and dialogue added. Most of the humour is based upon how oddly the captions and dialogues fit, reinterpreting the picture entirely. Intentional anachronisms, both in topics and in speech, are also added pretty often. There is also social commentary and just simply nonsensical stuff.
You can read it here
Tropes used by this webcomic:
- Anachronism Stew
- Art-Style Dissonance: In the same way as Wondermark.
- Catch Phrase: "Bitch, don't make me come out of the vase."
- Cut and Paste Comic
- Precision F-Strike
- Running Gag: Several: The mechanical rabbit TALKING NONSENSE IN ALLCAPS and Richard (the guy with the circles in the vase) appear in a number of strips.
- TO THINK OF IT ALL ANIMALS AND OBJECTS ALMOST ALWAYS TALK IN ALLCAPS WITHOUT PUNCTUATION FOR SOME REASON
- A flock of seagulls, all repeating the same phrase.
- A man a beard heckling various people.
- Recurring Element: Some of the stock photos and their elements appear multiple times.
- Schedule Slip: Averted for years, new strip is always uploaded daily at midnight. Lampshaded a couple of times by the comic strip panicking about deadlines.
- Take That: Mostly to government and religion (on both sides of the spectrum - libertarianism got it the worst). Hot-button political topics (like Gamergate, when it was fashionable, where it was asserted "gamer" is French for "a horrible person") also get featured, from time to time.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!