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"A functional family...in a dysfunctional world."
— Slogan from a salute comic to Robert Crumb
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Bill Holbrook's Kevin And Kell is a Furry Comic and one of the longest running webcomics on the net, running without hiatus since September 1995. (Doubly impressive, since Holbrook also does two syndicated newspaper comics: Safe Havens and On the Fastrack.) The series began as a weekday-only black-and-white strip. It went full-color and fully daily in July 2000.

The comic stars the Dewclaw family, a blended family of disparate species:

  • Kevin Dewclaw (Rabbit) - The Big Guy, runs an ISP out of their basement
  • Kell Dewclaw (Wolf) - Action Mom, Mama Bear, Corporate Executive
  • Lindesfarne Dewclaw (Hedgehog) - Kevin's (adopted) daughter from his first marriage. Mad Scientist-in-training, secretly formerly human
  • Rudy Dewclaw (Wolf/Fox) - Kell's son from her first marriage, teenager, Alpha Male-in-training
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  • Coney Dewclaw (Rabbit/Wolf) - Kevin and Kell's daughter, already at the top of the food chain

The comic is mostly a Slice of Life comic, first dealing with the world's (dis)approval of K & K's "mixed" marriage, then moving into dealing with their (increasingly) extended family (assorted inlaws, co-workers, and friends), with occasional forays into special arcs (like the Y2K storyline). While massive plot arcs have largely faded out after 2004, occasional multi-week plots still crop up from time to time.

Technically no longer a Web Comic, as Holbrook's native Atlanta Journal-Constitution picked it up in 2004, though the internet remains its primary form of distribution. It was nearly pulled in 2009, but a massive surge of reader support kept the comic in the paper, with the caveat of Sunday strips changing their format to be shorter and vertical in layout.

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Not to be confused with the similarly-named TV show, Kenan & Kel. Talks of an animated Kevin And Kell TV series have been on and off in recent years.

It's also been collected as a series of books, each collecting about a year's worth of content, plus bonus material, and consisting of the following (with the year of the strip content in parenthesis):

    Collected editions 
  • Kevin & Kell #00: Origin of the Species (comic book; shows the title characters' first date and subsequent wedding)
  • Kevin & Kell #01: Quest for Content (1995)
  • Kevin & Kell #02: Seen Anything Unusual? (1996)
  • Kevin & Kell #03: Accepting Domestication (1997)
  • Kevin & Kell #04: Run Free! (1998)
  • Kevin & Kell #05: For the Birds (1999)
  • Kevin & Kell #06: Election Night Fever (2000)
  • Kevin & Kell #07: Booth Bunnies (2001)
  • Kevin & Kell #08: Carrots and Sticks (2002)
  • Kevin & Kell #09: Straight Outta Computers (2003)
  • Kevin & Kell #10: Iron Rabbit (2004)
  • Kevin & Kell #11: Yo Momma! (2005)
  • Kevin & Kell #12: Pregnant Paws (2006)
  • Kevin & Kell #13: Rules of Engagement (2007)
  • Kevin & Kell #14: On Strike! (2008)
  • Kevin & Kell #15: Honeymoon 2.0 (2009)
  • Kevin & Kell #16: Alpha Female (2010)
  • Kevin & Kell #17: Predator Camp (2011)
  • Kevin & Kell #18: Mousecar (2012)
  • Kevin & Kell #19: Sheep Dip (2013)
  • Kevin & Kell #20: Hoofbeats (2014)
  • Kevin & Kell #21: Paper Trained (2015)
  • Kevin & Kell #22: Little Shop of Carnivores (2016)
  • Kevin & Kell #23: Turvy (2017)
  • Kevin & Kell #24: Mouse Mom (2018)

  • Treasury #1: Historic Kevin & Kell (collects books 1-3)
  • Treasury #2: The Great Bird Conspiracy (collects books 4-6)


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