2010 graphic novel by Steph Cherrywell.
Widgey Q. Butterfluff contains the following tropes:
- Affectionate Parody: Of super-cheery Saturday morning cartoons, especially those of the 1980s.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Widgey's attraction to Buster.
- Badbutt: Buster wishes he was even this. An "evil" Widgey he briefly imagines, however, plays this trope straight.
- Brick Joke: Involving Isaac Newton.
- Ditzy Genius: Professor Schoolbug is a textbook example.
- Embarrassing Old Photo: We see Lord Meanskull's middle school photo at one point. He apparently had a fuzzstache and was a huge Nine Inch Nails fan. And somehow a living skull had acne.
- Girls Have Cooties: Buster's view of Widgey. Subverted very briefly when he has bizarre insect sex with her, but naturally, it doesn't last.
- Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Widgey is prone to this.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Lord Meanskull's "Hench-Witches." Especially Papunya.
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: PILLOWS. Not to be confused with cushions, which can be used in moderation by responsible adults.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Lord Meanskull.
- Only Sane Mouse: Jolene.
- Sugar Bowl: While a lot of the saccharine sweetness is deconstructed or parodied, there are still some moments that will make your teeth hurt.