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Webcomic / Witchprickers

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"A comic about a witch, her familiar, the devil and the hymen-repair business."

Witchprickers is a twice-weekly satirical webcomic by Agouti-Rex. It follows the adventures of a prim and proper witch, Syrynth Sapsorrow, and her timid familiar bat, Ilemauzer, living in an undisclosed location in medieval Germany. As the comic opens, Syryth has her life turned upside down when the devil and his entourage — consisting of his crotchety grandmother and his spoiled granddaughter — crash her cottage and decide to take up permanent residence.

Oh yeah, and it's also Not Safe for Work. That said the series stopped running in 2010 with No Ending.


This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: What happened with Ilemauzer and the cap she gets while she's in Hell?
  • Alliterative Name: Syrynth Sapsorrow.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: Old Scratch is this to his granddaughter Kitty.
  • Ax-Crazy: Feathertop Crystalclitoris, a crazed semi-feral wild woman living alone in the Gruselwald woods, and Babi Rusa, a cannibal hag.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Averted with Ilemauzer, though she does end up in Hell. Played completely straight with Old Scratch's black bat Gibb, however.
  • Big Eater: Kitty Scratch, an overweight succubus more interested in food than sex.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Babi Rusa has all black eyes. Interestingly, Ilemauzer also has black eyes at first.
  • Breakout Character: Ilemauzer, who started out as a minor character in the webcomic's predecessor, The Fantastical Bestiary.
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  • The Cameo: Old Scratch, Kitty and Ilemauzer once made guest appearances in Guttersnipe, Agouti-Rex's other webcomic; that was in said comic's January 2010 story arc.
  • Catchphrase: Ilemauzer's "huh?" and Kitty's "feh!".
  • Cliffhanger: Unresolved variant (see Aborted Arc).
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The first five chapters in the Witchprickers arcs, as well as all the non-continuity arcs, are in black and white. In the middle of the fifth chapter in the main arc, everything was colorized by Old Scratch and, for the rest of the story after that, stays full color.
  • Demon Head / Looming Silhouette of Rage: Old Scratch at the very end of Ilemauzer's dream, when he yells at her to "GET BACK TO WORK!"
  • Dream Sequence: When Ilemauzer is in the woods, she had a dream after eating some mushrooms in which the world messes up around her and then several angry heads of people associated with her appear and scold her.
  • Evil Chancellor: Subverted with Deminimis, Old Scratch's attorney.
  • Fat Bastard: Kitty herself, as well as some of the other devils.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: This is the type of Hell that Ilemauzer ends up in.
  • The Ghost: Sister Salamandra, one of the Sisters of Lost Mercy Convent in Retrograd, whom Ilemauzer was supposed to deliver a letter to. This was lampshaded when Ilemauzer gets captured by Feathertop Crystalclitoris and mistakes her for Sister Salamandra, only for the latter to angrily declare that she's not Sister Salamandra.
  • Half-Human Hybrid:
    • Ilemauzer, after Old Scratch tried to turn her into a human. Not only that, but her eyes also turned normal giving her color vision, and even her wings turned into hands! However, later in the comic, while she's in the Gruselwald looking for Sister Salamandra, she grows tired of this form.
    • There's also the evil bat Gibb.
  • Medium Awareness: While the comic is originally black-and-white, Old Scratch later colorizes it entirely, much to Kitty's dismay.
  • Mushroom Samba: Ilemauzer's dream after literally eating mushrooms is a bitter example.
  • Never My Fault: At one point, Syryth angrily blames Ilemauzer for causing everybody in Germany to go out of control by accident, telling her that she's useless. This saddens Ilemauzer.