School Bites is a fantasy/comedy webcomic by Holly Golightly (letterer and colorist to Tarot Witch of the Black Rose which her husband writes). SB tells the story of Charlotte Webb who, as the story opens up, is shown in the aftermath of being a vampire victim. Now a vampire herself, she is quickly invited to join Shadow Academy to learn how to be a proper bloodsucker. Once there she meets her roommates, some recent undead like herself while others are inherently monsters, and is re-christened Cherri Creeper (as being turned is considered a "new birth"). Thus begins her semester in a world of monsters and magic.SB was actually started in 2004 as a self published title part of the Broadsword Comics line before being converted to a webcomic. It still prints volume sets out as well thanks to the extra publicity the webcomic brings in. Additionally the comic started on Keenspot when it moved to the web. But since then has moved onto its own site that has partnered with Pixie Trix.SB updates Mondays and Wednesdays (save for events such as cons or holidays). Fridays are reserved for filler about Holly's pet cat.While nowhere near Tarots level, the comic can still be quite Not Safe Forwork from time to time so reader caution is advised.Now has a Character page. Please contribute.
But notably averted later when the girls go skinny-dipping (#160 - #169).
And back with a vengeance for the other gender.
Fantastic Racism: Fujiko firmly believes all humans are just food to her and doesn't seem to really like Imp (though the latter may have just been his initial portrayal as a pervert). There are some indication that many 'born into vampirism' vamps are like this.
I Will Find You: What Christopher promises Cherri if she can't return to the human world.
Love Triangle: ChristopherxCherrixDante, though Dante hasn't won her heart. Yet.
Meaningful Name: Upon initiation into Shadow Academy (and presumably the underworld in general), everyone is given a new name that fits their personality. Cherri and her favorite food, Annie Mia is a Vegan, and Sugar Shock is a Genki Girl. Mind you, if the pattern established with Cherri follows, none of these are their given names. (Cherri's real name is Charlotte Webb, but she isn't very spidery...)
Older than They Look: Hardly anyone in the strip is under twenty. However, pre-transformation Cherri (even in flashbacks to when she was fifteen) looks more grown-up than the current version. The fact that the first five and a half chapters (though none of pre-transformation Cherri/Charolette) are almost all Chibi probably has something to do with it.
Older than They Look and act. They're stated in the cast page to be 18-"Early 20s", and yet they're all giggly and such over seeing a guy naked. Yes, the guy is their substitue teacher, but still...
Only Sane Woman: Annie Mia prefers to not join in such girly things like Squeeing at the naked guys in the boys' locker room, or the pillow fight afterward.
Our Angels Are Different: Professor Seraphis and apparently Annie Mia are "Dark Angels" rather than normal vampires. As Anne backstory shows that she willingly became one while trying to save her ailing boyfriend. This invovled doing a spell that allowed her to meet an angel of death, take one of his feather before being sapped her lifeforce, and, I'm guessing, turned her into a vampire as sort of a incubation period. It wasn't until Annie tasted blood for the first time that her vampire features disappeared and she gained the black wings.
Our Vampires Are Different: Justified as Cherri finds out when she meets Professor E. Most of the vampires look somewhat human while others like Cherri have pale skin and bat wings on their backs, heck a few don't even look human at all case in point of Imp, a Nosferatu.
Fujiko looks less human, probably, with the fur, cat anatomy features, and such.
Parental Abandonment: Going by her description, Cherri's parents during her human life weren't exactly the best in town. Especially saying something if you've been on you own since you were fifteen!
Shaggy Dog Story: Annie's backstory in which she willingly turned herself into a vampire to save her boyfriend from a fatal disease. However once she had the means to cure him, he requested to leave it be and die peacefully. Annie respected his wishes, staying by his side till he passed on.
Annie: Just remember Cherri, whatever happens, it was worth it.
Turns out she's speaking from experience as her back story shows.
Write Who You Know: Holly admitted one of the teachers in the second volume is based off one of her favorite teachers in college. In addition, she says she had a dormmate who was an overly energetic cheerleader.
Zettai Ryouiki: Annie Mia and Professor E. Cherri gets close at times and gets all the way there in the Valentine's Day 2010 filler.