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Sequential Art is a webcomic drawn by Phillip M. Jackson (aka Jolly Jack) about a group of unlikely housemates. Art is a chronically frustrated graphic designer (and the only human living in the house); Kat, a cat girl, is a fun-loving photographer; Pip, a penguin, is a stereotypical video-game geek who makes a living buying and selling items online, and Scarlet is a naïve and energetic squirrel girl whose erratic behaviour and short attention span mask her true intellect. Over time the household is expanded with Kat's adoption of a non-anthropomorphic platypus named Leonard, a mysterious infestation of Denizens, and the rescue of Scarlet's sisters(?) Amber, Jade and Violet.

Sequential Art veers between cozy Slice of Life moments and Art's role as a Cosmic Plaything. Sometimes life is fairly ordinary - Christmas shopping, computer problems, and things like that. Sometimes life is a little surreal... Art may end up playing the World of Lorcraft boardgame against a squirrel hivemind. And surprisingly frequently, life gets extremely surreal, such as the housemates' brief involvement in the secret global struggle between retardium-harvesting aliens and the merman who engineered the terrible secret behind 3D movies. No, really. Also features occasional appearances by the small, wisecracking hamster who apparently draws the strip.


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  • Gadgeteer Genius: Scarlet. Managed to use household tools to build a working Wave Motion Gun. Also her sisters managed to make a lawnmower escape the earth's atmosphere.
  • Genius Ditz: Scarlet and her sisters.
  • G.I.R.L.: Invoked and averted here.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Pip certainly seems to think so.
    • Then there's this non-canon fanservice-y accident. There was plenty of times it could've happened during DeCerto storyline. A pity it didn't.
  • Glasgow Grin: A variation. It's stated in Jack's official bio that his "mouth" is actually a crack in his face, meaning he's broken. This pretty much explains why he was the only Denizen who turned out to be evil.
  • Going Commando: Strip 34
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Art and Pip steal a dressmaker's dummy (one belonging to an objectophile who thought of it as a sentient being), sending photos of postcards as if the dummy were on vacation, culminating in sticking Gag Boobs on it. This infuriates the local Straw Feminist to the point of causing riots on campus, and then the dummy's owner recognizes them...
  • Groin Attack: Pip receives one here due to a significant difference in size.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Kat stays sober all year...until New Year's Eve, when she gets totally smashed. Her "New Year's Resolution" for several years now has been to "stop drinking so much alcohol during the holiday season".
  • Hive Mind: Again, Scarlet and her sisters. The reason they're such ditzes most of the time is that each is one part out of a 4-part superintelligence. As seen when everyone plays the board version of Land of Lorecraft: everyone against Pip, the squirrel sisters manage to pull off a spectacular plan on Pip to allow Kat and Art to beat him unhindered.
    • Which just goes to show, never challenge a bio-supercomputer to a strategy game.
      Scarlet & her sisters: ...we are legion!
    • The Denizens also seem to need a truly evil member of their species - such as Jack - to behave in any way malevolent.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Jack.
    • Uwe'Boll... immensely.
  • Homage: The "Quinten R&D" arc.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Pip and Fern in this "Victory Pose"
  • Human Resources: It turns out that the aliens are on earth to harvest Retardium, an ambient energy naturally given off by the 'willfully ignorant'.note .
    • James Cameron wants to stop them... because they are hogging all the people dumb enough to pay to see his movies.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: This is how the Eldak wants to kill Art, whom they believe is a Man of Kryptonite for them, after all their other methods fail to crack the Think Tank's safety bubble which is encasing Art at the time.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Art of all people cannot take characters with crazy eyebrows seriously.
    • Also, Kat gets her hands on the Attacknoid's remote here.
    • Scarlet may be one of fiction's quintessential Genki Girls, but she can't stand it when a drugged up Kat starts talking a million words a minute.









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