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Q: Isn't your comic, in fact, historically inaccurate?

A: Look, 1400 BC was a really long time ago. Our historical and archaeological records of that time are dodgy at best and laughable at worst. You'll just have to take my word that this comic is the 100% true portrayal of what really happened.

Anyway, this comic is no less historically accurate than other serious illustrated documentaries like Asterix or Groo.

GastroPhobia is a webcomic by David McGuire, about the Amazonian exile and single mom Phobia; her precocious scamp of a son, Gastro; and her recently-acquired, listless slave Klepto. They have adventures in Ancient Greece.

The comic is a series of short stories; while there is continuity, there's little in the way of overarching plot.


GastroPhobia provides examples of:

 Klepto: Gastro, look what you've done to your poor mother's spanking hand!

  • Book Dumb: What the example under Foreshadowing below was implied to be at the time; Philia gives off a vibe of not being all that bright, at the best of times.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Aunt Pneuma
  • But He Sounds Handsome: "That sexy barbarian lady escaped! Not only is she clever, she's a powerhouse!"
  • Butterfly of Doom: Filby chastises Nightsorrow for this after he confesses to sleeping with Phobia not long after they ended up in ancient Greece.

 Filby: What is wrong with you?! We travel back in time and you step on like a billion butterflies!

Nightsorrow: I did a lot more than step on that butterfly, if you know what I mean.

 Originally I planned to draw this scene with Gastro wearing a Loin Cloth, but I decided to spare everyone that sight.

 Phobia: Philia, how do you stay so young-looking?

Philia: Well, GEE, maybe it's because I'm 22!

Phobia: Eight years ago, you told me you were 20...?

Philia: Then I'm 28, SHEESH! Why is this so HARD for you?!

 Phobia: You know, some people whip their slaves for less than that.

Klepto: Phobia, it has been my goal to be whipped by an Amazon since I was thirteen.

  • Title Sequence: You heard right. There are title sequences for a webcomic. One for every season.

 [[Theme Tune Apparently, I've worn out my stay

But I don't care what other people say

Everything's gonna be a-okay!

It's a brand new day, and there are monsters to slay

So get outta my way, or you're gonna pay!

Do whatever you may, but there ain't no time to play

Everything's gonna be a-okay]]!

 Phobia: (smiling) And if you ever endanger my son again, I'll have to cut out one of your kidneys and force-feed it to you.

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