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[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/ That Deaf Guy]] is a SliceOfLife webcomic about the daily life of Desmond, a somewhat nerdy, laid back stay-at-home dad, his wife Helen and their son, Cedric. Ah, and Desmond is the titular Deaf Guy, while Helen works as an ASL-English interpreter. Cedric is a CODA (hearing Child Of a Deaf Adult), enthusiastic about deaf culture and bringing it to the masses.

The comic is written and drawn by Matt and Key Daigle. It's been running from 2010 up to 2016 - no fresh updates since then.

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[[http://www.''[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/ That Deaf Guy]] Guy]]'' is a SliceOfLife webcomic about the daily life of Desmond, a somewhat nerdy, laid back stay-at-home dad, his wife Helen Helen, and their son, Cedric. Ah, and Desmond is the titular Deaf Guy, while Helen works as an ASL-English interpreter. Cedric is a CODA (hearing Child Of a Deaf Adult), enthusiastic about deaf culture and bringing it to the masses.

The comic is written and drawn by Matt and Key Daigle. It's been running It ran from 2010 up to 2016 - no fresh updates 2016, but hasn't been updated since then.them.



** One strip ([[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=673 #673]] is set at a beach, where the roar of the ocean makes it [[ICantHearYou hard to hear]] distant conversations, so the characters have to [[UsefulNotes/SignLanguage sign]] instead.

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** One strip ([[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=673 #673]] #673]]) is set at a beach, where the roar of the ocean makes it [[ICantHearYou hard to hear]] distant conversations, so the characters have to [[UsefulNotes/SignLanguage sign]] instead.



* WrittenSoundEffect: Lots!

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* WrittenSoundEffect: Lots!Lots!
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* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: The comic is about day-to-day life of [[TitleDrop That Deaf Guy]] who speaks ASL, his interpreter wife, their bilingual son and friends. Signing is represented as [[BriffitsAndSqueans blurgits]] and disembodied hands (sort of like animation without animation - looks a lot better than it sounds).



* BilingualBackfire: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=398 Helen is an interpreter]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=370 Once so far, just for laughs]].

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\n* BilingualBackfire: BilingualBackfire:
** In strip
[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=398 Helen com/?p=347 #347]], Cedric is at a doctor's office and Desmond brought an interpreter]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
interpreter so the Doctor could understand him (because he's Deaf and doesn't speak English). When the interpreter tells the doctor that Desmond gave permission for the shot, Cedric interrupts and claims the interpreter got the signs wrong and he ''doesn't'' need the shot. The doctor and interpreter look worried, but Desmond knows Cedric is trying to lie (in English) about the ASL conversation.
** In strip
[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=398 #398]], the (Deaf) family is eating out at a restaurant and signing together. The first panel has people commenting about them, then the other panel has Helen turn to say that ''she'' can hear.
* BilingualBonus: While most strips have the hand gestures matching up with some of the speech bubbles, in [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=577 #577]], Desmond's response in the last panel isn't translated (he's saying, "hahaha, okay, I'll go get some").
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In strip [[http://www.thatdeafguy.
com/?p=370 Once so far, #370]], Desmond tries to start a t-shirt business with his friend, with [[UsefulNotes/SignLanguage ASL]] references. When his friend points out that [[http://www.handsay.com/ Handsay is a real company]], Desmond just for laughs]].claims that it doesn't exist in this webcomic and you see his friend dodging a fine-point drawing pen in surprise.



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* AbandonedInfoPage: The cast page doesn't even exist anymore, although, since it listed Cedric's age as four, despite him managing to begin and finish preschool, then go to school - maybe it's for the better.
* AcousticLicense: '''Justified''' when they're speaking ASL.
* ArtEvolution: Mild. The early strips weren't in colour, but the general style is pretty constant.

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* AbandonedInfoPage: The link to the cast page doesn't even exist anymore, although, since it listed just directs readers to the home page, where the newest strip is. Even before the creator stopped updating the strip, the cast page had been neglected, listing Cedric's age as four, despite four even after he had finished preschool and begun elementary education.
* AcousticLicense:
** One strip ([[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=175 #175]]) occurs at a Deaf Convention, so Cedric signs really small to ask permission to use the bathroom. He calls it "whispering" because he doesn't want other people to notice what he's saying. In an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to this trope, his father (who normally understands American UsefulNotes/SignLanguage) can't understand
him managing to begin and finish preschool, then go to school - maybe it's for because the better.
* AcousticLicense: '''Justified''' when they're speaking ASL.
signs are ''too small'' (quiet)!
** One strip ([[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=673 #673]] is set at a beach, where the roar of the ocean makes it [[ICantHearYou hard to hear]] distant conversations, so the characters have to [[UsefulNotes/SignLanguage sign]] instead.
* ArtEvolution: Mild. The early first strips weren't (Feb 2010) are in colour, greyscale, but the general shading changed in June of that year, then colour was added in October. Aside from that first year, the style is pretty constant.has remained consistent.


* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: The comic is about day-to-day life of [[TitleDrop That Deaf Guy]] who skeaks ASL, his interpreter wife, their bilingual son and friends. Signing is represented as [[BriffitsAndSqueans blurgits]] and disembodied hands (sort of like animation without animation - looks a lot better than it sounds).

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* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: The comic is about day-to-day life of [[TitleDrop That Deaf Guy]] who skeaks speaks ASL, his interpreter wife, their bilingual son and friends. Signing is represented as [[BriffitsAndSqueans blurgits]] and disembodied hands (sort of like animation without animation - looks a lot better than it sounds).


* Sabotutor: When a kid is rude to him about signing, Cedric shows him the sign for "I'm an idiot", claiming it means "I'm cool". The kid proceeds to sign this to everyone.

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* Sabotutor: {{Sabotutor}}: When a kid is rude to him about signing, Cedric shows him the sign for "I'm an idiot", claiming it means "I'm cool". The kid proceeds to sign this to everyone.

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[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/ That Deaf Guy]] is a SliceOfLife webcomic about the daily life of Desmond, a somewhat nerdy, laid back stay-at-home dad, his wife Helen and their son, Cedric. Ah, and Desmond is the titular Deaf Guy, while Helen works as an ASL-English interpreter. Cedric is a CODA (hearing Child Of a Deaf Adult), enthusiastic about deaf culture and bringing it to the masses.

The comic is written and drawn by Matt and Key Daigle. It's been running from 2010 up to 2016 - no fresh updates since then.

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* AbandonedInfoPage: The cast page doesn't even exist anymore, although, since it listed Cedric's age as four, despite him managing to begin and finish preschool, then go to school - maybe it's for the better.
* AcousticLicense: '''Justified''' when they're speaking ASL.
* ArtEvolution: Mild. The early strips weren't in colour, but the general style is pretty constant.
* BilingualBackfire: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=398 Helen is an interpreter]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=370 Once so far, just for laughs]].
* BullyingTheDisabled: Very, very [[DownplayedTrope toned down]], but Cedric is quick to jump to any child's defense when they're being treated badly for their deafness.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Part of the joke [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=412 here]].
* CursedWithAwesome: "Benefits of Being Profoundly Deaf" strips, in which Desmond stays blissfully unaware of loud babies, karaoke contests, microphone feedback and such.
* DisabledMeansHelpless: An occasional source of annoyance. Observe [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=101 the annoyingly proud of herself waitress]].
* FunWithSubtitles: Cedric and Desmond have some [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=676 here]]. VisualPun included, no charge.
* GagPerDayWebcomics: Most strips are self-contained, with a punchline. Some build on the previous strip for a longer storyline, but each installment still works on its own.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Helen is even scared of her husband reenacting them in ASL. Also see her CatapultNightmare [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=600 here]].
* HappilyMarried: Desmond and Helen.
* IdeaBulb: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=653 Here]].
* LanguageBarrier: One of the main characters is an interpreter, so it's her job to breach it. The barrier itself features a lot in the comic, with a variety of misunderstandings.
* MotorMouth: Or Motor Hands, in any case. Desmond can sign ''fast''. Some of his [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=565 friends]] run into this issue while talking with inexperienced ASL speakers.
* MouthyKid: Cedric is a wonderfully witty kid (more often than not he's the one delivering the punchline). His wit can turn a little mean when people are insensitive to their deaf peers, especially by asking stupid questions.
* NoSell: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=537 It's hard to scare deaf people]]...
* {{Pun}}: Abound. For example - [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=670 loud clothes]].
* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: The comic is about day-to-day life of [[TitleDrop That Deaf Guy]] who skeaks ASL, his interpreter wife, their bilingual son and friends. Signing is represented as [[BriffitsAndSqueans blurgits]] and disembodied hands (sort of like animation without animation - looks a lot better than it sounds).
* Sabotutor: When a kid is rude to him about signing, Cedric shows him the sign for "I'm an idiot", claiming it means "I'm cool". The kid proceeds to sign this to everyone.
* ShoutOut: Somebody is JustForFun/OneOfUs...
** [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=561 Vulcan death grip.]]
** [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=669 Use the Force, Desmond.]]
** [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=183 Deaf Wizard]].
** [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=130 Sparkly]]. [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=131 And werewolves.]]
* SliceOfLife
* TechnologyMarchesOn: InUniverse - periodically, a strip will reminisce about old-fashioned hearing aids and how bulky and awkward they were.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=592 This strip]] suggests Desmond is really fond of hot chocolate.
* TranslationByVolume: Doubly useless in [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=612 this strip]].
* VisualPun: Sometimes, usually when Helen describes her work to someone. [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=486 Example]].
* UnsoundEffect: [[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=463 Drag!]] But not [[SinisterScrapingSound SCREEECH!]]
* YouKnowImBlackRight: People sometimes forget (or never know in the first place) that Desmond's deaf. Usually it's a setup for something witty or mildly rude for Cedric to say.
-->'''Shop guy''': He doesn't look deaf.\\
'''Cedric''': And you don't look ignorant.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Lots!

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