Kevin and Kell
This is a big-name independent net
strip about a mismatched family of anthropomorphic animals. Kell is a wolf with a half-fox son from a
previous marriage, Kevin is her rabbit husband with an adopted hedgehog daughter, they
have a carnivorous bunny for a baby, the wolf-fox is dating a fennec, the
hedgehog is dating a bat, they have a sentient flower as the family pet… you
get the idea. Weird, wacky and
Kevin and Kell is possibly the only
strip I’ve ever seen that has given a full explanation of
the phenomenon of anthropomorphism (although I doubt many furry types would
like this version). Despite this touch
of realism, the strip’s world is actually quite silly. Computer problems are often manifested
physically. Many jokes are based around the food chain.
This strip is reliable—one every
weekday—which is incredible, when you consider that Bill Holbrook also
the FastTrack and Safe
Havens. (You can see evidences of
this Syndicate Domestication in Kevin and Kell, of course, but that’s not
always a bad thing.) Terrence Marks, of
Unlike Minerva, does the colouring.
Aside from the fact that everyone
devours everyone else, this strip is family fare.
If I had to pick a way to visually represent the Internet, I'd say that Robin Williams' "What Dreams May Come" comes
the closest. In second place would be "Kota's World".
Kota's World is, theoretically, about the Lords of the Internet, and the mischief into which they get. It's quite funny, quite
nonsensical, and the characters are interesting. The art is pretty good, the updates are reliable, it's clean, but wouldn't appeal
to kids. I recommend it.
Kota's World is a fellow Keenspacer.