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Tony: I'm Tony. I'm in a comic. So this is Tony Comics. Clever.

Tony Comics is a Furry Web Comic hosted on DeviantArt and FurAffinity (where it started as a few nameless comics).

It is centers around Tony, a brown bear, and his friends Candy and Mike, who are constantly dealing with bizarre daily life situations.

It can be found here

The author later moved to the comics to social media and that can now be found here and here. The newer comics add Blake, a black bear and Alex, a moon bear as main characters.

This webcomic contains examples of:

  • Art Evolution: The author's style has gradually improved over the years.
  • Balloon Belly: Somewhat often, due Tony's big eater habits. Mike has one in one strip when he and Tony have an eating contest.
  • Captain Obvious: Played for laughs in one strip.
    Candy: Nice to meet you! I am Candy but you can call me Candy.
  • Catching Some Z's: When Tony is sleeping always there are three Z's around him.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Happens to many characters from the original comics:
    • Tony is originally shown to be the oldest of three children, with his younger sister and brother appearing a couple times. They eventually disappear from the comics, with the newer comics portraying Tony as an only child.
    • Mike's older sister, Karen, disappears midway in the original comics, as do secondary characters Jerry and Lizzie.
  • Couch Gag: The first comics started with an advice or remark from one of the characters. However, it was changed in the sixth strip. Actually in the larger strips there's a small "billboard" panel, often referencing to the strip's theme.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The first strips were done in black and white. Part of one strip was done in greyscale.
  • Delivery Stork: Tony's dad tries this when Tony asks where babies come from, only for Tony to ask several follow-up questions. His dad finally gives up and distracts him with ice cream.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: The Devinat Art version included things like talking/sentinenet inanimate objects and humans also existing in the world.
  • Funny Background Event: There are little side jokes in some strips
  • Furry Reminder:
    • Candy (a panda) is seen with a bowl of bamboo. Mike (a polar bear) is always seen shirtless even when there's snow. The way Tony (a brown bear) shakes his fur or sleeps and his big eater nature derives from this too.
    • One strip has Tony teaching Blake to fish the way bears do; by catching it with their mouths.
    • The author has done two special strips using Tony and Blake to talk about facts about their respective species of bear.
    • One strip has Alex complain about his difficulty getting a haircut because of how moon bears' fur grows around their necks.
  • Gag Penis: Implied in one comic with Alex when he's going through airport security.
    "Finding shoes must be a nightmare"
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Tony sometimes wears a pair of pink boxers with white hearts.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Downplayed with the newer comics; they're still safe for work, but slip in some slightly more risque humor than the original comics.
  • Manchild: Mike is a downplayed example; he usually acts his age but sometimes acts childishly when playing with his ons, Mikey. Rhonda even tells Candy at one point that it feels like raising two cubs.
  • Meet the In-Laws: More than one comic has focused on Tony making a bad first impression with Candy's father.
  • Mistaken for Masturbating: One comic has Rhonda hear suspicious noises coming from the bedroom and barges in, demanding to know what Mike is watching. Turns out it's just the tennis game.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In one comic, Tony starts choking and Mike gives him the Heimlich maneuver. Candy walks in afterwards, seeing Mike with his arms wrapped around Tony from behind and questions what's going on.
    • Narrowly avoided in one comic; Candy lets Tony use her shower and he walks out only wearing a pair of boxers. Immediately after, they realize it's about time for Candy's parents to get home and, sure enough, Mr. Xiong comers home at that moment, forcing Tony to sneak out of the window...whch is several stories off the ground.
  • Official Couple: Tony and Candy, Mike and Rhonda, Blake and Alex
  • Older Than They Look: The early comics have this problem; the characters are supposed to be in their early 20s from the beginning, but the early art style makes them look like teenagers or younger. Thankfully, Art Evolution has ended this problem.
  • Oh, Crap!: Tony's reaction says it all.
  • One Head Taller: Tony is a bit taller than Candy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Tony and Mike are referred to by short forms of their actual names.
  • Raging Stiffie: Implied in one chapter with Mike. Rhonda mistakes it for the TV remote.
  • Remember the New Guy?: For most of the original comics, Mike appears to be single, with a few comics implying he and Tony are roommates. Later on, he's revealed to be married with a young son, despite it never being mentioned or even suggested.
  • Retro Universe: The series seems to take place in present day, but the atmosphere appears to be from different decades.
  • Running Gag: Tony looking bad in front of Candy's father.