Zoophobia is a fantasy/humour webcomic by Vivienne Medrano about a neurotic young woman named Cameron who, when desperate for a job, winds up being unexpectedly thrust into Safe Haven, a fantastic world full of incredible beasts, unimaginable beings and zany characters. She receives a job as a guidance counselor at the Zoo-Phoenix Academy, where she faces head-on with a colorful cast of talking animals and strange creatures. Unfortunately, Cameron has quite the terrible case of zoophobia and is ultimately terrified by the very students and staff she must work with.This series currently updates every Friday.Now has a character page!
This comic provides examples of:
Aerith and Bob: There are characters named Vanexa, Zechariah, Venganza and Afkinz, then there are those called Jack, Tom and Nathan.
Anti Anti Christ: Damian, quite literally. He's the son of Satan himself, but prefers to hang out with his friends on the surface world. At first he does so against his father's wishes, but after telling his parents how much he hates living in Hell, Satan agrees to allow him to continue visiting the surface.
Art Evolution: Compare here to . The site relaunch on July 29th 2013 that followed a months-long hiatus brought with it new and improved artwork, with backgrounds featuring far more details, shading and colouring becoming more intense and attractive, and an overall cleaner look.
Cast of Snowflakes: Unsurprisingly, they started out as just a bunch of characters the artist drew before deciding to make a comic about them.
Casual Danger Dialogue: Reconciling with your girlfriend while your teacher fights the deranged vampire that just chomped on your neck not even a second ago several feet away isn't the best idea.
Zill: No! I'm sorry for everything! Forgetting our anni- Kayla: Zill, you're seriously still thinking about that with what is currently happening?
Creepy Cute: Despite beastly appearances/natures, many characters of this type still manage to come off as cute.
Fantasy Kitchen Sink: In the world of Zoophobia, we have shapeshifters, vampires, werewolves, sirens, menaces (related to sirens, but more aggressive), angels, demons, banshees, reapers, nature spirits, unicorns, dragons and many, many more species all existing together.
Kayla is a kangaroo, Zill seems to be some sort of bug thing.
Alanzo and Jackie are both macaws, but different species.
Jack's description states that he's a "jackal-mutt", which would suggest that his cousin is a "jackal-devil".
Jerkass Realization: As the title would suggest, Cameron has an enormous fear of animals and when she isn't frozen from fear, she tends to blindly attack anyone around her. This leads her to have to apologize to the mailman daily for constantly swatting him with a baseball bat or some other weapon. She admits that she needs to work on this.
Loads and Loads of Characters: This series has already introduced up to about 50 characters within only it's first 3 arcs. And the third arc isn't even complete yet. The creator has an entire Tumblr devoted to listing the characters.
Shapeshifter: KayCee and Jillian. note What separates these two is that the forms they are able to take are unlimited, while the animal shapeshifters have only one other form.
Many, many characters are animal shapeshifters. So far, there have been avians (birds), serpentines (snakes), aquaians (fish and sea creatures) and deer spirits.
Vivienne states that only characters whose animal forms are limited (such as being unable to hold something due to having hooves or wings instead of paws/hands) have a human form to help them fit in society.
Snake People: Latika is a naga, and also the 'Serpentines' (snake/human shapshifters).
Speak of the Devil: Happens to Styx when he's scolding Bob and Larry for all the recent unruly demon activity.
Speech Bubbles: All the characters have different colored word balloons, for example, Zill's bubbles are green, Jack's are light brown, Damian's are black and red, and Kayla's are powder blue. Cameron is the only character whose bubbles are the typical white and black bubbles.