Sequential Art (webcomic)

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Sequential Art is a webcomic drawn by Phillip M. Jackson about a group of unlikely anthropomorphic housemates.

Art is a chronically frustrated graphic designer (and the only human living in the house); Kat, a cat girl, is a fun loving photographer; Pip, a penguin, is a stereotypical geek who is obsessed with comics and computers, and Scarlet is a naïve and energetic squirrel girl whose spastic behavior and short attention span masks her true intellect.

After the arc covering Scarlet's Backstory, the other members of a Think Tank also live with the foursome.

It can be read here.

Tropes used in Sequential Art (webcomic) include:

"Good call, Stoker."


Jack: Dance, tubby! Dance or ISSUE ONE GETS CREASED!


Art: Well? Any security guards?
Pip: Uh, yes and no.

  • Double Entendre: Kat claims that there's pee in her bag in this strip. Turns out to be the Wintendo Pee.
  • Double Take: Art, when he hears that Kat killed her former teacher.
  • Dream Sequence: 622 to 634
  • Droste Image: Pip meets the Author Avatar hamster in the strip itself. He gives Pip a copy of his latest strip (which at the time was that very strip.) Pip looks at the strip, which is about Pip looking at the strip, looking at the strip, looking at the strip and so on.
  • Dynamic Entry: Kat slams Hilary with a flying kick to the face for the above-mentioned lies she spread about Kat.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Four live in the town's requisite Haunted House. Also: the Denizens, creatures that evolved from the shadow of a condemned criminal.
    • Although the Denizens actually become rather cute after their leader was incapacitated, leaving them to mill around the house aimlessly, watching soap operas and assist with random chores.
  • Epic Fail: The only way to describe this.
  • Everyone Can See It: Say "yes, Ms. Thorn"... Valentines sequence -- pleasant surprise, blush, awkwardness, Face Palm.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Pip.
  • Everything's Better with Platypi: Leonard.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Jack.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Sequential Art refers to comics. Even more so, it's the story of a guy called Art.
    • An artist named Art, no less.
  • Explosive Overclocking: "For the love of God, man! Shut it down! SHUT IT DOW-
  • Expy: Many, usually Bland-Name Product-type expys, but special mention should go to the Eldaks, who are fairly obviously inspired by Doctor Who's Daleks. They even use the same Catch Phrase: EXTERMINATE!
  • Eye Scream:
  • Faux Affably Evil: Jack and Oz are both extremely evil, but they're just so funny at the same time.
  • Flashback Twist: Twice. Art asks Scarlet if the washing machine broke. Kat asks Scarlet if anyone messed with the Christmas lights.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Pickles the Dragon. Looks like a cute puppy/dragon hybrid right? It unleashes its "beast" side by TURNING ITSELF INSIDE OUT!
  • Fridge Logic: Art is often unable to convince the authorities to help him with various situations, with the idea being that the situations are too weird for anyone to believe. Regular enough for humor value, but one of the weird things that no one believes (or he thinks no one will believe) is that his housemates are anthropomorphic animals. Yet no one bats an eye when Pip, Kat, or Scarlet go out in public. Kat and Hilary both apparently attended a public school, Kat has a job with a human boss and Hilary is a client for Art's company at one point and the head of a lingerie company. So if anthropomorphic animals are so accepted, why would the police not, say, believe a call that a squirrel girl broke into the house?
  • Funetik Aksent: Part of the writer's signature style is spelling random things phonetically.
  • Furry Comic: Oh, excuse me I mean "Anthropomorphic Animal Comic"
    • He claims quite vehemently that he's not a furry, and that he only uses anthropomorphic characters in his comic because they make for easily-identified character archetypes. Yeah. Sure they do.
    • He's also drawn smut with furry characters. He puts it on his sketchbook page. He puts it on his blog. He puts it on his blog next to the posts about how it's not furryism. He's either a master at doublethink, or he's trolling for all he's worth.
      • Make of this what you will.
      • There's actually a very good reasoning behind him doing Furry and Transformation Comic portfolios -- the market is there. There is no market for risque non furry art, outside of fanart of established series, and that market is extremely small in comparison.
      • A possible explanation could be that it's not that he doesn't like furries; he just thinks the word "furry" sounds stupid. Its really a rose by any other name. Plus, most furries distinguish the term "anthro" as the word for the characters themselves, and "furry" for the fans of said characters.
      • Fans which he draws like this. The man knows the Internets.
      • Of course, the whole argument centers around the rather Fridge Logic idea that someone has to be a furry to draw anthropomorphic characters as opposed to any number of other valid reasons.
      • It should be noted that he doesn't like to do naughty work with the strip's main characters. Fact he created a naughty skunkette character so he wouldn't have to. And she doesn't appear in the comic. As of now, only two characters in the series have had full nude pinups, and they are both very minor characters (Helga is not a part of the cast), and neither of them are furry.
  • Furry Confusion: Leonard
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Scarlet. Managed to use household tools to build a working Wave Motion Gun. Also her sisters managed to make a lawnmower escape the earth's atmosphere.
  • Genius Ditz: Scarlet and her sisters.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Oldman! You are needed!
  • Girl-On-Girl Is Hot: Pip certainly seems to think so.
  • G.I.R.L.: Invoked and averted here.
  • Glasgow Grin: A variation. It's stated in Jack's official bio that his "mouth" is actually a crack in his face, meaning he's broken. This pretty much explains why he was the only Denizen who turned out to be evil.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Kat stays sober all year...until New Year's Eve, when she gets totally smashed. Her "New Year's Resolution" for several years now has been to "stop drinking so much alcohol during the holiday season".
  • Hive Mind: Again, Scarlet and her sisters. The reason they're such ditzes most of the time is that each is one part out of a 4-part superintelligence. As seen when everyone plays the board version of Land of Lorecraft: everyone against Pip, the squirrel sisters manage to pull off a spectacular plan on Pip to allow Kat and Art to beat him unhindered.
    • Which just goes to show, never challenge a bio-supercomputer to a strategy game
    • The Denizens also seem to need a truly evil member of their species - such as Jack - to behave in any way malevolent.

Scarlet & her sisters: ...we are legion!


Scarlet: Me and the girls can fix eet!
Art: D'you mean "fix" or "weaponise"?


Art: Have you been using my laptop again?
Kat: I like the way that folder is marked "reference material".


(squirrel girls): ♥ ♥ Field test! ♥ ♥


Pip: They made Scarlet cry. They. Must. Pay.



  1. the one with the small ahoge in front
  2. the one with the longest hair
  3. the one with a similar hairstyle to Scarlet, but not ruffled