A graphic novel series based on Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids franchise written and illustrated by Thitaume and Pujol.Primarily published by Ubisoft's comic publishing house, Les Deux Royaumes,who also adapted Assassin's Creed into comic book form, the series debuted in France in 2012 and has so far spawned 10 volumes, only two of which have been translated to English and released in the U.S. by Papercutz.
Rather than having a full-lenght story, however, the series mainly conists of a series of gags and comic strips, in which usually the titular Rabbids find themselves in kooky slapstick situations often caused by their own stupidity and ignorant attempts at imitating human behavior and everyday life. The books are also very notable for containing a large amount of Visual Pun, Slapstick and the Rabbids' usual brand of Toilet Humor
For Volumes 10 and onward, Thomas Pirou has replaced Romain Pujol as the series' artist.
Rabbids provides examples of:
- Art Shift: Volumes 1 through 9 were illustrated by Romain Pujol, but starting with Volume 10, Thomas Pirou has taken over as the new series artist.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The Rabbids, typically.
- Creator Cameo: Writers Thitaume and Pujol appear in volumes 1 through 8 of the series as background human characters, but appear as themselves autographing Rabbids books in Volume 9.
- The Cameo: The Red and Blue Eyed Leader Rabbid from some of the games makes two appereances in Volume 7.
- Rayman has appeared in almost every volume, mostly in background portraits. The only exception is in Volume 5, where he actually makes a physical appereance, but as a background character.
- Funny Animal: The Rabbids are hilariously idiotic.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: There's an entire mini-storyline in Volume 9 dedicated to this, where a magician hypnotizes a Rabbid to enter its mind, only yo to have their bodies switched.
- Gag Series: Every book usually conists of 48 to 50 pages of zany comic strips and gags featuring the Rabbids.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Every book features a Rabbid cosplaying as Waldo who attempts to hide in crowds, but always ends up in ridiculosuly conspicuous places.
- Mythology Gag: The Time Washing Machine from Raving Rabbids Travel in Time makes two appereances in Volume 8.
- Volume 4 has a page where three of the gags are based off the mobile game Rabbids Big Bang, where a Rabbid dressed as an astronaut in an orange jumpsuit is doing various antics in space. The second gag is drawn specifically to look like a screenshot from the trailer, and the third straight up recycles the ending of the launch trailer where the astronaut Rabbid confuses an asteroid for a shooting star.
- Also in Volume 4, two Rabbids visit Rabbids Land, the amusement park from the party game of the same name, where one of them launches themselves into the air using one of the attractions.
- No Fourth Wall: In spades.There are gags where the Rabbids are very much aware that they are in a comic book and will jump off the pages, erase panels and play with their speech bubbles.
- Product Placement: In the French versions of Volume 4, there are two gags in which the Rabbids drink from a real-life French syrup brand named Fruiss. One of the gags was featured in the English Version of Volume 2 , but the brand's logo was edited out and replaced with a fictional one.
- Sanity Slippage: The Rabbids spontaneously go through these quite often whenever something goes horribly wrong for them, which causes their eyes to turn red and scream.
- Volumes 1, 3 and 5 have references to Series/Lost with a Rabbid crashing into Oceanic 815, The Black Rock appearing briefly in the background, and even featuring Hurley dining in a restaurant.
- Volume 5 features a gag where a Scientist Rabbid creates a RoboCop Rabbid to stop a bank robbery, but is then rendered useless after it's unable to unplug itself from the wall.
- Too Dumb to Live: The comics have the Rabbids unsuccesfully imitating everyday situations due to their own stupidity.
- The Unintelligible: BADA BADA BWAAAAH!!
- Visual Pun: Quite a few:
- The last page in Volume 4 has a Rabbid trying on clothes in a store only for half of it to be cut off by another Rabbid, who then points to a sign that reads 50% half off.
- Volume 6 has a photographer repeatedly fail to take a picture of a Rabbid, claiming that the picture has a red eye effect. When he attempts to take another photo, it is then revealed that it was actually the Rabbid itself that was turning its eyes red.