Three Jaguars is a web comic on art, business and their mad intersection by M. C. A. Hogarth, a writer and artist. It would be slice-of-life except that the interior impulse are personified — so to speak — in the three anthromorphic jaguars: business manager, marketer, and artist.
During its active runs, it updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and (if she gets enough tips) Fridays.
The website is currently down, however on September 1st, 2015 a print collection was published. Found on the "nonfiction" section of the author's site along with a collection of columns and a book on running Kickstarter projects featuring illustrations of the jaguars.
- Allegorical Character: All three are in fact facets of an artist/writer's mind.
- All Is Well That Ends Well: Subverted, though Business Manager thought it true at first.
- Berserk Button: Coupons, for Marketer.
- Big "NO!": When Marketer sees that the "hot trend" is "cats with wings".
- Cooldown Hug: Marketer uses this on Business Manager and Artist.
- Freudian Trio: Artist, the impulsive one, fills the role of "Id"; Business Manager tries to keep her expenses in check, making her the "Superego"; while Marketer fills the role of "Ego" by trying to keep the peace between the other two. Though it would be important to note that like most other Freudian Trios they're more than simply an Id, Ego, and Superego.
- Funny Animal: The three jaguars are anthropomorphic.
- Genki Girl: The ever energetic Marketer
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Artist. Marketer is full clad, and Manager doesn't wear anything but fur.
- Hammerspace: Does Business Manager look like she has pockets? note
- Heart Symbol: Marketer can radiate them.
- Kill It with Fire: How else to deal with a bad contract?
- Laugh Themselves Sick: Business Manager has this reaction to the article Artist found about a writer who didn't want to have to deal with the publishing side of things.
- Mental World: The setting, technically.
- Morton's Fork: Artist can imagine disaster both if the comic succeeds and if it fails.
- Must Have Caffeine: Even preparing for launch
- Once Upon a Time: How it begins.
- Panthera Awesome: The three jaguars
- Perpetual Poverty: Business Manager thinks Artist will doom them to this. At best.
- Personal Raincloud: Business Manager, after a bad contract.
- The Pollyanna: Marketer
- Rhetorical Question Blunder: Yes, they do know how long it takes to draw a comic.
- Starving Artist: Artist would be this if they let her get away with it.
- Visible Silence: When Business Managers surprises Artist with a comparison.
- Wall of Blather: Clipboard of marketing slogans.