The Roomies is a Furry Web Comic created by Andrew Dickman of Starfield Creations, also known as The Cartoonist from Animated Anarchy.
Originally starting in 2007, The story centers around Andy Katt, an Unlucky Everydude from Willow Pine who doesn't know exactly what he wants to do with his life. After moving to Crystal Vine (still unsure of his life) he bumps into Mary Ann Tigres and Swain "Swirly" Jenkins, two girls who just so happen to be in need of another roommate.
Not to be confused with Roomies, another furry webcomic.
- All There in the Manual: How the main characters met can be seen in the "Other" section of the website.
- Art Evolution: Look at the older comics, and look at the ones on the main page. You'll notice the great leap in quality.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Swirly.
- Though it later turns out that she is frustrated that she isn't doing more.
- Bully Hunter: Brutus Kowalski, one of Andy's high school friends, acts like this whenever bullying takes place within his earshot. He actually first met Andy when a bunch of senior students were about to teach him about his place in the school food chain. Considering Brutus himself at first glance looks like a high-profile jock, his behaviour can surprise those that don't know him.
- The Cameo: Phelous has one in the 15th page.
- Does Not Like Men: Cherrie.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Andy.
- Expy: Cherrie can be seen as one to Jessica Rabbit. Given the film's influence on creator Andrew Dickman, it may be intentional.
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- Gag Boobs: Cherrie.
- Groin Attack: How young Miranda takes one of her bullies down when he isn't paying attention.
- Hollywood Nerd: Swirly
- Innocent Cohabitation: The main plot of the comic.
- In-Series Nickname: "Swirly" for Swain.
- Interspecies Romance: Andy was the product of one and was in one with a giraffe.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Swirly is more abrasive and mischievous than her friends, but is super protective of them.
- Missed Him by That Much: Andy, who went out of touch with Miranda sometime between their high school years and the beginning of the story, missed her twice by a blink of the eye: first, she walks by his car in a mall parking lot when he's sitting inside of it lost in thought, then she walks past a photo store he's in when his back is facing the window displays.
- Naive Every Girl: Mary Ann.
- NiceGuy/NiceGirl: Both Andy and Mary Ann are awkward yet kindly and sensitive.
- Noodle Incident: How Andy was able to get into Cherrie's room and get a picture of her sleeping in her undergarments, while drunk.
- Rescue Romance: This is how Andy first met Miranda and what was foundation for their future relationship. One day when playing in the schoolyard, young Andy witnessed two bullies pestering her and decided to intervene. While his action quickly turned against him due to their physical superiority, he created enough of a distraction for Miranda to suckerpunch both of their oppressors and take cover far, far away. Andy's bravery instantly warmed Miranda up to him and they became nearly inseparable for most of their childhoods.
- Shout-Out: Inferno III is one to Diablo III. Thankfully, this isn't a research goof. The video game references flow from there... "Pocket Creatures" is Pokémon, "Louie's Haunted House 2" is Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, "Marty-O-Party" and "Marty-O-Cars" are clear references to spinoffs of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, "Murder Combo X" is Mortal Kombat X, and "Shred and Survive" is Dead or Alive.
- You can see Mary Ann wearing a Hobbes t-shirt.
- Skunk Stripe: Go ahead, guess.
- Species Surname: Mary Ann.
- Statuesque Stunner: Cherrie.
- Unlucky Everydude: Andy.
- World of Buxom: Almost every grown woman in the comic has a big bust, with some being especially huge in the case of Cherrie and some of Swirlys friends.