Milton: Aw, you don't have to, Kate. It's a plain old boring sign. I can handle that.
Kate: Milton, what's my most favorite thing in the world?
Milton: "Bringing a sense of joy and wonder to the otherwise dull and mundane."
Kate: I was going to say, "the smell of marker fumes." But, uh, that joy and wonder thing is right up there.
Tweep is the story of a group of friends and their acquaintances, living their lives with only the briefest forays into the realms of hipster kings and the like.
Contains examples of:
- Art Evolution: Compare this early strip with one from just under 13 years later.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Lily. She admits it's caused her problems, but she has a hard time reining it in.
- Distant Reaction Shot: Not very distant, but still, that scream had to be loud.
- Excuse Question: Technically, an excuse duel.
- Grumpy Bear: Owen, owner of the music shop, mixes this with The Stoic.
- Has Two Thumbs and...: Lily is full of awesome.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Milton, committing one of these.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jack and Owen both. Jack is a little more overtly prickly even when helpful - at least with anyone other than Lily - while Owen is pretty sullen even while being nice. According to Lily, Owen used to be more friendly but has been worn down some by store ownership not being all it's cracked up to be.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Discussed with respect to Captain Stone on Space Force.
- Nice Hat: Tweep has four: Bunlop's Fedora, Frank's Cap, Owen's Cowboy Hat and the Hat of the Hipster King. Whose power may actually be just the feather.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The atomic cherrywood gelato maker.Julie: ... with aromatherapy vents ... and satellite radio ...Milton: You want one, don't you?Julie: Well, c'mon. It's happiness in a box.
- Put on a Bus: Adam and Abby, a brother/sister pair that befriended Kate early on, only for them to disappear with the Time Skip - according to Kate, Abby went on tour with her band and Adam went along to help.
- Show Within a Show: A few referenced over the course of the strip, though mostly early on, including The Rabbit Detective (a Funny Animal show about, well, Exactly What It Says on the Tin) and Space Force (a Science Fiction show inspired by shows like Battlestar Galactica (2003) and Firefly that Jack fears is Too Good to Last).
- Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: When the blender explodes.
- Supreme Chef: Vivian and Kate are both excellent bakers, though Viv just edges Kate out since for her it's a passion and for Kate it's more a nervous distraction.
- Take Our Word for It: Thing #17 that Milton could do if he had more time.
- The Stoic: George, zen generator.
- Time Skip: A brief one of several months early on, which does double duty of covering an early Schedule Slip and to allow the relationships (especially Julie and Milton's) to advance instead of remaining mired in Webcomic Time.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: Between Jack and Lily.
- Webcomic Time: Indubitably. Just for example, roughly a year's time over 2015 and 2016 was spent on one afternoon, weaving between Jack helping Lily at the music store, Kate showing Julie and Julie's sister (and Julie's sister's boyfriend) around a local museum, and Milton doing a freeform RPG with Vivian while they work.