Ozy and Millie

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Ozy and Millie was a webcomic by DC Simpson that followed the daily lives of its two titular characters, who are children in an anthropomorphised-animal version of the Northwestern United States.

It was written in the style of a Newspaper Comic, with a four-panel format, writing reminiscent of Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, and an ensemble cast that seems inspired by Pogo. The story arcs meander through political commentary and philosophy while simultaneously dealing with the children's own problems such as fitting in at school.

The comic ran (intermittently) from April 28, 1998 to December 23, 2008, for a total of 2,231 strips - making for a somewhat larger-than-average Archive Binge.

Now has a Character Sheet.

Tropes used in Ozy and Millie include:

Millie: Apparently I really don't know what I'm doing.
Ozy: I admire how seldom that stops you.

  • Stuffed Into a Trashcan: Jeremy's (most likely) daily hobby involving poor Ozy. This webcomic exemplifies and often abuses this trope.
  • Such a Lovely Noun: Done twice: once by Millie, once by someone from the government.
  • Tomboy: Millie defines the trope and manages to be cute at the same time.
  • Totem Pole Trench: Isolde and Millie try this to get Ozy pants from some lobbyist in Washington DC, but the lobbyist targets see through it instantly.
  • Undermined by Reality: Let's just say that the less you know about the author's personal life, the happier you'll be.[1]
  • Volleying Insults: Ozy and Millie had a friendly version of this in one strip, in one of their games: iambic pentameter slam.
  • The Wonka: Again, Llewellyn, who blurs the lines between Dumbledore, Frizzle, and Wonka.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Jeremy, because Millie accused him of being sexist when he said he wouldn't.
  • Word Salad Humor: Millie's attempt at creating a catchphrase for Avery, among other things.
  • World of Funny Animals
  • You Are the New Trend: Happened to Millie once. Strangely, it starts out with Felicia mistaking something Millie did for "the latest thing" even though Millie has never been a setter or follower of trends.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ms. Mudd. It's a tribute to Marge Simpson.
  1. Or it might not bother you. Your Mileage May Vary.