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Stubble Trouble is a Furry Webcomic created by R. C. Powell. Stubble Trouble follows the misadventures of Rennon the Shaved, a furry with a shaving fetish, and his friends. Their world is often Mundane Fantastic with superheroes, supervillains, magic, and bizarre happenings. Much of the humor derives from pop culture references and the concept of a furry with a shaving fetish.

The author also makes a Sprite Comic called Contra Farce.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Did Robert ever have lunch with those two girls from the beach?
  • All Crimes Are Equal: The Municipal Enforcer
  • Alliterative Name: The Samarium Skier, the Lake Erie Litterbug, the Malicious Mud Monkeys of Minnesota, the Anthro Arbiter, Captain Cloaca, the Polluting Punk Posse, Justice Jellyfish, and the Atomic Amish Man
  • All Myths Are True: To a certain extent. Hell, demons, and ghosts are shown to be real. Bigfoot is real and he owns a bowling alley. An alien went on a date with a main character. Some superheroes and villains can use magic. A small furry pixie was briefly featured. Santa Claus teamed up with the Municipal Enforcer and Justice Jellyfish to save Christmas from the Krampus.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: The Anthro Arbiter fought Ninja Grannies and Malicious Mud Monkeys at an abandoned amusement park.
  • Artificial Limbs: Ally's left leg is replaced with a prosthetic after a car crash some years back.
  • Ascended to Carnivorism: The issue of Carnivore Confusion is never really brought up; but in one comic, Becky, a rabbit, orders a bacon steakburger after several herbivorous species order plant-based meals. She is called a monster by a gazelle, but doesn't seem to care.
  • Author Avatar Arguably, Rennon is the in-comic "fursona" of the author, but R. C. Powell has appeared as himself (as a human) in a couple of strips.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: Mr. Yin, a skunk ape, owns a bowling alley.
  • Big "NO!" when Mel took a break from shaving, when Justice Jellyfish was injured in a fight
  • Body Horror: Gynette's nightmare, the deaths of Eco-Freako and the Mathemagician, a certain April Fool's Day comic, the Municipal Enforcer and the Anthro Arbiter killing criminals, that time when Rennon got too hot on a summer's day
  • B-Side Comics Some story arcs will prominantly feature characters who had, up to that point, been rather minor.
  • Butt-Monkey The Samarium Skier is widely viewed as the biggest loser of the super heroes and has been abused and made fun of in his few appearances so far. He is based of the hideously weakened Silver Surfer from the NES video game.
  • Chest Insignia: The Municipal Enforcer's logo looks very much like Superman's famous insignia.
  • Dark and Troubled Past Gynette finds out more about her mysterious past, learning that she is the half-demon spawn of the lord of the spiders and will be used to help him take over the world.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: The Municipal Enforcer cut a guy in half with a sword fish for some parking tickets and a very bad attitude.
  • Fish out of Water Jeremy, the only human in the main cast
  • Four-Fingered Hands: The furries featured have four-fingered hands while any humans featured have five fingers. Rosie commented on this to her human boyfriend. Some hoofed animals have three hoof-like fingers. Also, Ally and Becky have three-toed feet while other furry characters have four.
  • Framing Device The first strip set up the fact that Rennon was trying to create his own webcomic. This notion has largly been dropped.
  • Humongous Mecha: Several superheroes fought off a city-wrecking giant robot while guest stars from another webcomic wondered why nothing this cool ever happened in their town.
  • Important Haircut Mel agrees to shave off her fur for her boyfriend Rennon. Played for Laughs, but also represents a milestone of sorts for their relationship.
  • Interspecies Romance Pretty much everybody... but especially Rosie and Jeremy, a Rottweiler and a human.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Gynette's nightmare story arc
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Over half the world's population consists of anthropomorphic animals, while the rest are human. No one cares, and something like humans and furries dating is not taboo.
  • Losing Your Head Gynette can take her head off and enjoys being decapitated. The (formerly) popular character, Lilith the Headless Goth Vixen also makes occasional appearances after befriending Gynette.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: Rachel
  • Mix-and-Match Critters Gynette: part jackel, part spider.
  • Mundane Fantastic: Aside from half the population being furries you've got superheroes and villains, magic, fairies, demons, and dinosaurs.
  • Self-Insert Fic: While Rennon is the fursona and representative of the author writing the comic, R. C. Powell has shown up in the comic as himself.
  • Shout-Out Lots of pop culture references and occasionally cameos of characters from webcomics whose authors the artist is friends with.
  • Species Surname: Becky thought it was a dumb idea until Rachel pointed out that the same principle applies to her name.
  • Spider Limbs: Gynette
  • The Cameo: Ozy and Llewellyn from the popular furry webcomic Ozy and Millie make an appearance when Rosie suspects that her recent baldness is due to the Llewellyn family gypsy hair curse from that comic. Also appearing is Claire la Mouf, another popular character from D. C. Simpson, the creator of Ozy and Millie.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Bigfoot is real and he owns a bowling alley. You can see dinosaurs if you go to the zoo or camping. Superheroes and villains battle without any media attention or public notice. A long-dead President is resurrected as a Frankenstein/Hulk. Oh, and of course, half the world's population are furries.
  • Working for a Body Upgrade: