Helvetica is a Webcomic about a young man named Helvetica who recently died and appears in a new world, one where he's a living skeleton. Once you awaken in this world, however, you have no memories of your previous life, and the first word you say becomes your name, allowing for some people to have really weird names. The comic follows Helvetica as he tried to regain his lost memories and find out the secrets of the other people living in Farwolaeth, the city he is taken to.
And that's actually just about it! For now at least...
- Aerith and Bob: The first word you say after your death is your name in death. This leads to names like Good Heavens, Steak, and Lucille.
- Alternate Universe: One where the dead come back to 'life' as skeletons.
- Art Evolution: The art doesn't start out bad, but as it goes on, the coloring and lineart become smoother and cleaner.
- Bilingual Bonus: Farwolaeth (a city full of skeletons) means "death" in Welsh.
- Cannot Talk to Women: Helvetica, at first.
- Cryptically Unhelpful Answer: Lucy likes to give these
- The Dandy: Good Heavens is this.
- Deadpan Snarker: Helvetica has his moments of snark.
- Dem Bones: Everyone who awakens into the new world.
- Driving Question: Helvetica searches for the answers to his past. Also, who is Niles?
- The Fashionista: Madame Herringbone and Good Heavens.
- Femme Fatale: Autumn acts like this at times.
- Hardboiled Detective: Lucy acts like one of these.
- Genki Girl: Autumn is a little bit of this.
- Ghost Amnesia: Nobody remembers anything from their previous life.
- Grew a Spine: Helvetica, after Madame Herringbone fits him with a suit and gives him a pep talk (pun intended).
- Mundane Afterlife: Not exactly mundane, but after waking up in the new world, you are clothed, housed, and employed, and continue on as if you were alive.
- Mystery Fiction
- Naked First Impression: All the skeletons arrive naked when they first enter the afterlife.
- No Biological Sex: Everyone. Justified, as they're all skeletons.
- Non-Indicative Name: Trilby wears a fedora and Fedora wears a trilby hat.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Mr. Good Heavens and Steak, respectively.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Helvetica, at first. Partially due to the fact that he's naked for the first couple pages.
- The Undead: Everyone in Farwolaeth.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Autumn, if this guest comic is anything to go by.