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Webcomic / Sheldon

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Sheldon is a Webcomic following the day-to-day life of Sheldon, a billionaire Child Prodigy and Young Entrepreneur who started his own immensely successful software company. He's raised by his Grandpa, who isn't always sure how to deal with Sheldon's riches or nerdiness. They own various pets: Arthur the Wonder Duck, a Civilized Animal; Flaco, a Intellectual Animal lizard; and Oso, an unintelligent but enthusiastic dog. Sheldon's friend Dante is another recurring character.

Dave Kellett, the author, also writes a scifi webcomic called Drive.

In 2023 the vast majority of the comic archives became available only to Patreon supporters, so most of the links on this page are better reached through the Internet Archive.

This series provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Flaco is an Olympic pentathlete, an admiral in the Bulgarian navynote , a former cosmonaut... let's just say he has a lot of trophies. All played for laughs, of course.
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: In one arc Sheldon gives Dante 2.5 billion dollars, which he loses to a Nigerian email scam (or rather to Arthur, who buys a bunch of mansions).
  • Alternate History: The history of the Roman Empire — or rather, Arthur's "alternate take" on it — pops up sporadically.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Although it's hard to see in the black-and-white weekly strips, the colored Sunday strips show that Arthur is a standard cartoon yellow duck.
  • Answer Cut: This strip has Sheldon asking Gramp if he's seen his Black "Amex" Card, admitting that he doesn't know where it is and that he's terrified of who might find it. Cut to Arthur coming across said card in the woods.
  • Ant Assault: In one arc, the house is invaded by a large colony of ants that grows increasingly brazen in its attempts to steal food after the characters' attempts to get rid of them fail to work — after a while, they become bold enough to openly demand that the others turn over their food, spelling their requests by forming their swarm into letters.
  • Art Evolution: The art of the strip has improved a lot in a very subtle way, which becomes very apparent if you compare earlier strips to recent ones. Also, Flaco already went through quite hefty art evolution between the strips where first appeared and where he was named.
  • Art Shift:
    • For a week-long storyline, the strip is drawn in a grayscale quasi-impressionist style reminiscent of comic strips from the '50s.
    • In 2008, we had an entire week of strips from guest authors, resulting in this.
  • Big Eater:
    • Arthur is a complete glutton who frequently stuffs himself to the point that he can't move or see his legs.
    • Gramp is also a Big Eater when he's trying to diet and failing.
  • Big "NO!": Gramp does this when he finds out that Sheldon bought a $4000 segway.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Arthur at one point could speak dozens of languages due to the translation software that was stuck in his head. Every now and then he shows off that he can still speak more than English in the oddest ways.