Nip And Tuck is one of Ralph Hayes Jr's webcomics (Goblin Hollow and Tales of the Questor among his others).The main focus is on Nip and Tuck Todd, two fox brothers of the somewhat loopy Malarky County, located somewhere (judging by the cast's accents) in the southern USA. Throughout the series, the brothers get mixed up in various hijinx, including babysitting a pair of rival budding evil geniuses, accidentally entering Tuck's girlfriend into a porno photoshoot, helping a rookie journalist try to prove the existence of the local lake monster to the world, training a junior boxer to fight the town bully, and even MST-ing Nip's movies.The strip is on indefinite hiatus (though the characters have been transplanted to Goblin Hollow for the time being), but the archives are still available.You can find it here.Not related to Nip/Tuck
Tropes in the comic:
Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animal: Gus the turtle, who owns the military surplus store. (Turtles are literally the only species in any of the author's comics to get this trope, which is understandable given how much a turtle's shell covers and how hard it is to cover.)
Beautiful All Along: Played straight with Thelma here, with help from Tuck. Then again, Tuck admits that he had feelings for Thelma from the very beginning and had no idea how to deal with those emotions.
Tuck: Well, I s'pose you're learning all sorts o' new things...
Tagger: Yeah. I learned tofu gives you th' scoots.
Determinator: Bandit during a boxing match against a pig a lot bigger than him. He gets beaten to a pulp and still refuses to drop for a while.
Gilly Gopher is also one. While others would have realized long ago that Malarkey County isn't too kind to Know Nothing Know It Alls, he just keeps on trying to convince his neighbors he has the right idea.
Distressed Damsel: Subverted when Thelma Possum, trapped in a lousy contract with a porn studio, becomes a professional wrestler to pay it off (surprising the heck out of poor Tuck's rescue party). Averted when Zelda Porcupine, confronted by a studio-barging Gilly Gopher, turns him into a pincushion. And lampshaded to a fare-thee-well when Nip winds up rescuing overly aggressive, dyed-in-the-scales, capital-F Feminist Hortense from a guy she punched in the breadbasket! (She takes it with all the "grace" you'd expect, too.) See Values Dissonance; as noted, female characters in this strip aren't likely to be the fluttery, useless type.
Double Standard Abuse Female On Male: Heavily averted. Female characters who abuse male characters in this strip will receive a talking-to at least, a physical retribution at worst. Never subverted, though; males who abuse females get just as much of a smackdown.
Not So Different: There was a period of comic strips early in the series' run, titled Redneck Rebuttal, that pointed out that many redneck stereotypes can also be applied to numerous Democrats, yuppies, city slickers, Hollywood elites....
The "family tree not branching" joke was applied to European Royalty. The Hapsburgs come to mind.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Nip, despite acting like a moron with no sense of self preservation, ends up outsmarting quite a few people and delivering a few of the Aesops. Although, in a way, this isn't completely his fault, as outsiders often assume he is an idiot based on his accent and looks.
Writer on Board: And proud of it. Generally avoids an Author Filibuster, if only by inches.
What Is Evil?: Subverted by Nip early on, simply by taking it to a logical conclusion.
What the Hell, Hero?: After Bandit's savage beating by Gus in a boxing match, his idol, Sierra, comes to visit him in the hospital wing. She pulls on his nose briefly, then gives him a scathing speech about how stupid the situation was, saying that not only did Bandit get into a fight unnecessarily, he also let his temper get the best of him and nearly got himself killed challenging a guy twice his height and weight to defend the honor of someone he'd never met in person. While Bandit cringes from this, the scene turns out to be kind of sweet, since Sierra then kisses him on the cheek for the thought.
Also when Hortense blasts Tuck for forcing Thelma into a beauty contest.
Where The Hell Is Springfield: Malarky County is somewhere in the Deep South. Or possibly Texas, judging from a skit following Gilly's rant and unsuccessful attempts to save face. They get some strong winters, but that's not out of the question in Appalachia.
Wretched Hive: The Rusty Bucket, hangout of Gus Gunthrie and his equally nasty friends.
Malarkey County was thought of as this in the early strips, no thanks to the Strawman News Media.