A long-lost anthro Webcomic by Steven Graziano, CoyoteVille! is about Sean O’Desse, a coyote living in the desert with his friends Mulder and Beneatha Fox, Fyodore the Lizard, Ed the dead cowskull head, and a whole bunch of countless other native inhabitants. It features Looney Tunes-style humor and art.
The comic originally ran from 1997 to 2002 until it was axed due to trolls bashing the comic as well as the creator for trying to be a "self-aggrandizing celebrity.” Approximately eleven years later, on January 1, 2013, it was finally Un-Canceled.
This comic includes examples of:
- Alien Autopsy: This strip has Sean (alongside a few other coyotes) perform an autopsy on an alien. He discovers that its internals have a "creamy nuget center", and has a fondue party with the body in it at the last panel!
- Animal Jingoism: Sean hunting rabbits? Good point.
- Art Evolution: Compare this to this to this to this and finally to this◊.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Sean, if a coyote could easily count as dumb.
- Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: In the April 25, 2001 strip, Sean wears a pair of "Baggy-pant-pipes", which contains a bagpipe that he plays around Mulder in the last panel. The latter covers his ears due to hating the loud melody that he ends up being subjected to.
- Face Palm: In the November 28, 2002 strip of the original run, Sean performs a facepaw in response to hearing that Ed collects dust as a hobby.
- Funny Animal: The cast consists of anthropomorphic coyotes, foxes, and lizards.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Sean used to often wear either a bandanna or a vest or sometimes even both in the old run, then he later dropped them by the end of it thus becoming fully naked all the time, which was lampshaded here◊ when the webcomic is brought back.
- A certain amount of his disguises may count.
- Jive Turkey: In the November 27, 2014 strip, Sean shows Ed a literal jive turkey... who expresses his displeasure about getting caught with a ton of slang and "hip", rapper-style mannerisms that's written in a Funetik Aksent.Turkey: So's I wuz plum hangin' around hangin' mah doodad and dis coyote picks me down and walks off wid me! Sheee! Can ya' imagine da damn shock? Man, dis place be crazy, why be he rappin' t'a crazy cranium?
- Negative Continuity: Quite usually. Justified because it's a cartoon.
- New Year's Resolution: In the December 30, 1997 strip, Mulder's new year resolution is to prove that "hoomans" exist, Sean's is "the usual" (which he describes as "try to be cool, not bite my claws"), and Ed's is to make a bunch of new friends. The last panel ironically has the latter saying that he keeps breaking his resolutions earlier each year.
- The Pollyanna: Sean has an incredibly optimistic attitude towards everyone and everything else (which would certainly explain his smile in a lot of the comics).
- Postmodernism: Often drew humor from its characters knowing they were in a comic strip.
- Rascally Rabbits: They're everywhere, and they're Sean's biggest enemies.
- Road Runner vs. Coyote: Averted for the most part. Sean seems to be surprisingly successful with catching rabbits.
- Spin-Off: Coyote Creek, which is much shorter lived and supposedly more dramatic. Some of the early CoyoteVille comics were called "Coyote Creek" on purpose.
- Spotlight-Stealing Title: CoyoteVille