Grant is an ongoing gay Werewolf Webcomic by CaptainGerBear. It is the backstory of his signature werewolf character, Grant, starting with the character's childhood, having been abandoned at birth and raised in an orphanage. The story continues as Grant, in his early teens, is finally adopted by a kindly couple. As a young adult, Grant strikes out on his own and finds himself treading an oftentimes difficult road of self-discovery — dealing with his werewolf nature, exploring his attraction to other men, and experiencing the joys of love and the agonizing pain of loss.
So far Grant is 66 pages long, with extremely irregular updates (sometimes going years between new pages), but has already accumulated a modest fandom. It can be read from the first page here, here, and here. . All NSFW pages require site membership and enabling of mature content to view, so this page may have links to NSFW content if you've already got an account. It should be noted that while Grant has a hard R-rating and presents a number of sexy moments it is not outright pornography. The creator has even gone on record saying that his goal for the comic is to tell a good story for mature audiences — the eroticism is an afterthought.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: Grant's dad Bert, much to Grant's embarrassment. After Grant's adoptive parents figure out that Grant and Randy are a couple:Bert: "I'm real proud of you Grant. I can't wait to get to know your boy."
Grant: "Thanks, Dad."
Bert: "So, you boys beat cheeks yet or what?"
Grant: "Dad! What the hell?!"Bert: "Come on, I'm just curious. Wanna make sure he's keeping my boy satisfied and all."Grant: "Dad, we're not talking about this!"Bert: "Aww, but we're buds aren't we? You can tell me!"
- Author Appeal: And how!
- The Bear: Modern-day Grant certainly qualifies, and Grant's dad Bert, while not certainly bi (he's not), has the body type. Later on we meet Bent and some of his coworkers at the Alcatraz gay bar, most of whom fit this trope as well (especially the grizzled Apex, Alcatraz's retiring bouncer).
- Honestly, though, there is hardly a CaptainGerBear work in existence that doesn't feature bearish guys.
- Beast and Beauty: Grant in his wolf form with Randy.
- Big Beautiful Man: A few examples, but most notably Grant, both in his human and werewolf form. One reader commented that wolf Grant's stomach was "imminently zerbertable". Also, Grant's adoptive dad.
- Bigger Is Better in Bed:Wolf Grant: "Well then, I should! It's a bit bigger now, you know."
- Blasé Boast: Grant's nowhere near strong enough to yank a metal lock right off a door. All he did was wiggle it and the piece of junk fell apart. He wiggled it pretty hard.
- Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: When the bouncer at the Alcatraz needs a moment alone, he says that he has "some brown bread in the oven." Crosses into Stealth Pun, because while it turns out that he does, he also calls a mysterious third party to say that Grant has just walked into the club.
- The Cameo: Generally, if someone has drawn fanart of Grant, they may expect a cameo of their own character / likeness on a future page of the comic (or even on multiple pages, if the creator is feeling especially generous towards them — albeit, such an honor has only happened for one person thus far). There have been a few cameos already (example below in Carnivore Confusion and Horror Hunger).
- Carnivore Confusion: When Grant realizes for the first time how much he starves for human flesh, he first resolves to find a random guy and kill him. But it doesn't turn out that way. The man initiates a sexual encounter, and Grant serendipitously learns that he can satisfy the Horror Hunger simply by having oral contact with human skin for an extended period.
- Chained to a Bed: Well, to a chair, but the end of the How We Got Here segment of the story arrives to reveal that Grant has been telling Randy this story while Randy has been tied up. Randy is expecting this as a prelude to sex, but the real reason he was tied up was so that Grant can reveal himself as a werewolf without Randy running away.
- Cluster F-Bomb: The moment after Grant reveals to Randy that he's a werewolf:Randy: "FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK"Wolf Grant: "Are you done?"Randy: "What the.. What the fuck!?"
- Dancing with Myself: Grant in one special animation made by its creator and he thinks nobody is watching but he dances very well.
- Explicit Content: Well, almost. Though this comic is most decidedly Not Safe for Work, it tends to avoid explicit depictions of sex or Male Frontal Nudity until late in the comic. It is more R-rated than NC-17-rated.
- Foster Kid: Grant he is curiously adopted when he is almost 14 years old
- Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf: Albeit, Grant in his present-day iteration generally isn't an overly friendly guy, but at least he's friendlier than the average werewolf portrayal.
- Gilligan Cut: After Grant finishes telling Randy How We Got Here:Wolf Grant: "So I'm still your boyfriend?"
Randy: "Look, Grant. I'm gonna need some time. This is kind of a big deal. You can't expect me to just.."
(Scene switches to 11:34 with Grant and Randy in bed having sex.)Wolf Grant: "Hoo.. ow."Randy: "Hush, fuzzy. You love it."Wolf Grant: "Well yeah.. but I'm supposed to be the monster here."
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Grant's eyes are a fierce gold color, which become especially prominent, almost seeming to glow, whenever he's in a state of heightened emotion (such as when he's pissed off). Strangely enough, nobody in Grant's life ever makes mention of this unusual feature of his.
- Good Parents/Happily Adopted: Grant has a great relationship with his adoptive parents, even if his dad does pry a bit. He's even shown as crying a bit when he moves out, and refuses to remove his silver earring because he got his ear pierced alongside his dad.
- Gym Bunny: Technically, Grant is a man cruising the gym for men to fuck.
- Heteronormative Crusader: Randy's gay life annoys his fussy dad, who considers it a concession that he (sort of) tolerates Randy being gay.
- Homoerotic Subtext: About as blatant as you can get.
- Horror Hunger: Grant comes to realize he is starving for human flesh. But before he gets a chance to kill and eat a man in a bathroom, the man interprets Grant's approach as cruising for sex. Grant learns that his werewolf hunger can be satisfied through extended oral contact with a human's skin, without needing to kill them.
- How We Got Here: The entire first part of the comic is Grant narrating his early life. Randy suddenly leaps in as a co-narrator when he enters the story.
- It Always Rains at Funerals: Averted during Randy's funeral, Grant even mentions "The bright summer sky, betrayed us as we wept over your grave, as if it didn't give a shit that you were gone
- It's Always Sunny at Funerals: played straight with Grant calling this a betrayal in the page 42 chapter
- LGBT Romance: Grant meets Randy, and they fall in love and move in together. Regular sex means Grant has plenty of opportunity to feed, and no longer needs to hunt for 'victims'. After Randy's death, Grant eventually moves on with Bent.
- Macho Camp: Bent, with his pink hair and pants, skirts the edges of this. And he does run a leather store, where he "sells clothes for badasses"
- Male Frontal Nudity: Despite CaptainGerBear's early declaration that the audience would never actually see Grant's genitalia, he eventually relented, depicting Grant in full-frontal nudity on the "epilogue" of page 63 (alongside Bent). We're also treated to a scene of Apex in the buff (with a back shot of an equally nude Grant) on a bonus splash page at the current end of the comic.
- Manly Gay/Leather Man: Modern-day Grant. Also Bent.
- Manly Tears: Both Grant and Bert have Tearful Smiles as Grant moves out. Neither looks any the less manly.
- Page 41 shows just how emotionally wrecked Grant can get, and still not compromise his masculinity.
- Mate or Die: Inverted; Grant must mate or kill. Specifically, what is required is oral contact with skin, but that usually leads to sex.
- Meaningful Name: Randy is...randy.
- Mugging the Monster: Grant gets mugged, and eventually stabbed. However, one of the muggers gets a broken nose in the scuffle.
- Nice Shoes: Grant gets a pair of steel-clawed combat boots from Bent that eventually become part of his signature ensemble.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: The titular Grant is quite unlike the classic portrayal of werewolves in many ways: First, he has learned to satisfy his Horror Hunger without injuring his meal. Also Grant has the ability to transform into his werewolf form at will, and can even only partially transform himself if he so wishes (such as just his arms, hands, or chest) — the story even goes out of its way to show that the moon has absolutely no bearing on Grant's transformations whatsoever. It should also be noted that Grant retains his personality, having full control of himself in his werewolf form, instead of becoming feral / animalistic. Furthermore, although Grant does have a weakness to silver, it's nowhere near as lethal to him as it normally tends to be for werewolves in general.
- The Pornomancer: Since the simplest way for Grant to have extended oral contact with a human is to initiate a sexual encounter, Grant necessarily becomes this to satisfy his Horror Hunger so that he doesn't have to kill anybody.
- Power Limiter: Grant's plethora of silver piercings, meant to keep his lycanthropy locked inside.
- Real Men Wear Pink: When Grant and Randy go out on a date at a carnival, Randy wears a pink polo shirt. Bent sports a pair of pink camouflage cargo pants and dyes his hair the same color. Also in a bonus Flash dress-up game that is canonical to the comic, there are several outfits that Grant can wear that are pink (and even somewhat girly) — but to his credit, Grant makes even the most ridiculous ensembles look good!
- Salt and Pepper: White Grant paired with black Randy as a Rule of Sexy. Though this becomes inverted when Grant changes into his wolf form with his black fur that makes Randy the lighter one by comparison — more like Dark Chocolate And Milk Chocolate.
- Shirtless Scene: A lot of them.
- Shout-Out/Captain Ersatz: Randy's bald rich dad bears more than a passing resemblance to Uncle Phil.
- Straight Gay: Grant and Randy both as younger adults. Modern-day Grant is more Manly Gay though.
- Take a Third Option: Eat humans or starve. Or, as Grant discovers, loads of oral contact.
- The Un-Favourite/Dating What Daddy Hates: Randy's dad is wealthy, well-educated and successful in life. His belief that he knows the single path to success, and his very forceful assertation of this upon his children has created friction between Randy and his father. Randy has deliberately Dated What Daddy Hates in the past, refusing to follow his father's line of work, and initially choosing a homosexual lifestyle and unsavory partners as a form of rebellion against his father. As it turned out, Randy actually was gay, since he enjoyed men so much and discovered that he wasn't interested in women.
- Unkempt Beauty: Grant looks like he doesn't even own a comb. And he looks amazing.