...In a nutshell.Out at Home
is a webcomic by Alex Wendzel that started on November 19, 2008. It started as a family Sitcom
-style strip, but morphed into a comic about HighSchool-aged
Kate Beckett (Not this one
) and her best friend Penny O'Brien. The comic combines slice-of-life dialogue and attitude with outlandish, outsized situations and gags. Most of the strips fall into story arcs, sometimes with added audio or video content. Each arc is separated by one-off gags. It's different, as it rarely if ever delves into the emotional and relationship drama featured in most webcomics about teenagers.
Character page under construction. We mean under construction
- Art Evolution: The artist bet on art school and the strip was the winner.
- Alt Text: Starting here
- Bond One-Liner: Ordog cracks one after beheading a man with a garbage can lid.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Penny, a bunch of times
- Crazy-Prepared: At least Penny has this covered with her alarm clock, on account of her breaking them every morning, just look here
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ordog.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Mim has it out for Herman for firing her... which was entirely her fault. that doesn't stop her from trying to kill him, though.
- The Ditz: Thurman, who's inherited his father's complete absence of sense (see Idiot Savant below,) but apparently not his sporting ability.
- Fiction 500: According to the cast page, Herman's net worth surpasses the GDP of Uruguay. His ability to attract wealth is so great that he receives a literal boatload of money, in the form of a yacht filled with gold coins, just for starting a podcast.
- Frame Break: Penny does it here
- Green Eyes: Penny.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Penny.
- Hot Mom: Taylor.
- I Always Wanted to Say That: Alasdair, in this strip
- Idiot Savant: Herman, who is an idiot in every way except for being an incredible baseball player.
- Impairment Shot: Penny has one after being drunk for much of a story arc.
- Non-Indicative Name: Operation Karate Bullets, a top secret military initiative which Herman is nearly killed just for appearing to get in the way of, is... a health care plan.
- Noodle Incident: Penny has a few of these tied to her being drunk. Some are mentioned here