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Webcomic: Monsterkind
It begins...

Written by Taylor Carilli, Monsterkind is a story about humans and monsters living in a city ruled by segregation and inequality. Monsters are treated as second class citizens, and are not allowed in certain areas of the city— especially those inhabited by wealthier humans.

Wallace Foster is a human who has just been transferred into District C of Fairway City. He has never lived among monsters until now, but he's quickly realizing that they aren't as bad as everyone has made them out to be.

Change and progression have never come easy in this backwards city, but perhaps Wallace can help close the gap between human and monsterkind and bring the two together in harmony. He'll at least try.

First page can be found here.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Adorkable: Wallace, definitely. Roy also applies.
  • Alliterative Name: Kip Kaizer and Molly Monday. If we're counting businesses/places, there's Cuddy's Cafe.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Louise is hard to identify as either male or female, and is referred to as "they/them" by the author, implying that the character is genderqueer.
  • Ambiguously Human: Some monsters definitely look monstrous, while some could pass as human with no problems. Ben is one example of such a monster.
  • Art Evolution: Compare chapter one's cover (pictured above) with the cover of chapter three.
  • Big Red Devil: There is an as-yet unnamed background monster with red skin and huge horns, and Black Eyes of Evil. He doesn't appear to actually be anywhere close to evil, though his design is obviously meant to evoke this trope.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Molly. Kip and Roy are Cute Monster Guys.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Kip doesn't appreciate the nickname 'Kipster'.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Charlie's first line of dialogue is "Who the HELL are you?!" directed at Wallace, followed by screaming at his roommate to shut up when they try to explain, and then assaulting Wallace while threatening to kill him. This is setting up to be a Subverted Trope, however, as the next time we see Charlie he's tending to flowers with his hair pulled back with a headband, is suffering from flashbacks and expresses concern for Wallace. At the very least things are more complicated than him being "the one violent asshole monster".
  • Even the Guys Want Him:
    Cuddy: Kip, you attract business... and girls. Lots of girls. And dudes.
  • Fantastic Racism: The main issue of the comic.
  • Fish out of Water: Wallace is a human who has never even seen a monster his entire life, and now he's living in a monsters-only apartment complex.
  • Genki Girl: Molly has shades of this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Louise is very blunt with Wallace, and threatens to snap him in half if he breaks their trust... but they are still willing to invite him into their home, and they even make him tea. And they also stop their roommate from potentially beating Wallace to death.
  • Keet: Roy G. Biv, massively so.
  • Meganekko: Molly.
  • Motor Mouth: Biv's Establishing Character Moment is a page that is literally half speech bubbles.
  • Precision F-Strike: "Just stay away from us you piece of shit!!" Until this moment, the language in the comic had been fairly tame. This is the moment when you realize that maybe this cartoony, brightly-colored comic isn't for kids.
  • Punny Name: Roy G. Biv. Who is a rainbow-themed monster.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Ben the apartment manager. He chastises Kip for his treatment of Wallace and explains why it was not okay.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Charlie has a lizard tail, spikes, and scales on his skin, and is easily the most abrasive monster met. While the other monsters Wallace tries to interact with on his first day on the job merely slam the door in his face, Charlie slams him into the coffee table hard enough to draw blood and screams death threats while Louise has to physically restrain him.
  • Stealth Pun: Molly has four eyes, both literally and figuratively.
    • Kip is confirmed by Word of God to be an ice monster, and his reception of Wallace is initially very... cold.
  • Token Human: Wallace is, so far, the only named, confirmed human in the comic. Cuddy and Kate may be human, but it is likely that one or both of them are human-looking monsters.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Wallace, so much so that it borders on Too Dumb to Live. He doesn't realize until Louise spells it out for him that monsters react adversely to him because he's human, and they then have to elaborate that being human gives him rights that monsters don't have. He also reacts to Charlie's paranoid freak-out by smiling and going for a handshake. Charlie then slams his head into the coffee table.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Molly gives Kip a quick pep talk that pretty much boils down to this.

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