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Nedroid is the pen name of online artist Anthony Clark who draws silly pictures and comics "when there's nothing good on TV." You may recognize his work doing the colors for an--ahem--little-known comic called The Adventures of Dr. McNinja.

On his own site, Nedroid draws all kinds of interesting stuff - he has a special fondness for dinosaurs, ladies, and lovingly rendered landscapes following his self-image character, the Eternal Homeless Robot.

But the most popular and recurring subject, and likely the reason you're here, is comics based around the adventures of Beartato, Reginald and their friends, officially titled Beartato Comics. Here are some of the characters:

Also of interest are his collaboration comics with Emmy, under the shared name Laserpony Studios. There aren't any recurring stories or characters, but they're always a new, surreal and hilarious experience.

Not to be confused with Metroid. Not even as a Shout-Out.


Tropes

  • Aborted Arc: Actual story arcs are rare but Nedroid is infamous for switching back to gag-a-day mode and never finishing the ones he starts.
  • A Day in the Limelight: It rhymes with “Schmarrison Stories”
  • Alt Text: Most comics have it (the first one, a one-off, is July 2008; it became a more regular feature the next month). When switching web hosts in May '09, however, converting all the alt text (and comic titles) from before that date was deemed unreasonable to convert. You can still get all that on the livejournal mirror.
  • April Fools' Day: In 2010, Dinosaur Comics replaced the entire cast with Nedroid characters (Reginald in place of T. Rex, Beartato in place of Utahraptor, etc). Not just in the latest page, but in the entire archives. You can still see it here. The newspost at the bottom shows you where to find some other cool ones.
  • Art Evolution: Over time, the art style got more simplistic, yet more polished. In contrast, the older comics had a bunch of artistic experimentation, ranging from sketchy to finely touched.
  • Author Avatar: The Eternal Homeless Robot.
  • Awesome but Impractical: INVISIBLE SWORDS!!!

 "Probably the best and worst thing about invisible swords is that they are invisible

 "It grows from here. Reginald begins reducing more and more actions to simple lines of dialogue: "nod", "dance", "laugh", "love". Eventually his muscles atrophy; his body wastes away. Only the left hemisphere of his brain remains alive, the spoken word itself reduced to mere thought. And once Beartato earns his master's degree and invents a brain-to-speech synthesizer, that final thought is at last heard: "Weep a single tear for the life I have wasted".

 Beartato: You might as well give up, Reginald. You see...I knew your plan all along.

Reginald: Ah, but you see...I knew you knew.

Beartato: But what you failed to realise is that I knew that you knew that I knew.

Reginald: Sweet, naive Beartato. I knew from the start that you knew that I knew that you knew.

Beartato: Ah, but you see, I knew that you knew that I knew that you knew that I knew.

Reginald: WHAT?!!

 spiderholic: is reginald purple or blue

nedroidcomics: He’s #555eaa

  • Metaphorgotten
  • Metaphor Is My Middle Name: He's "Reginald Danger Safety", apparently.
  • Mind Screw: A storyline revolving around Reginald's "brain problems".
  • Missed the Call: Harrison constantly pines away to be swept up in some big heroic adventure like Beartato and Reginald often are. He's offered several chances practically on a silver platter, but turns his nose up at all of them until recently. Then he comes across Beartato[1] and Reginald, who literally fell into the same thing he was chosen to do.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: Reginald takes this to the extreme when, at the end of an evening of romance, he accidentally calls his date Becky "Lord Voldemort."
  • Negative Continuity: "Everything I draw is canon, even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff."
  • Out of Focus
    • Quickdraw, Merlin, and Meatball.
    • Harrison, though acknowledgement of this has become a sort of Running Gag.

  Nedroid: When I was originally drawing this, I was trying to think of as many characters as I could that had appeared in Beartato strips. I honestly forgot about Harrison until I was about halfway through the coloring process.

 The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

Except for Reginald's,

And Beartato also forgot his.

 Reginald: "Hey Beartato! Boy, it sure smells like updog in here!"

Beartato: "Yeah, he's staying with me for a few days"

Updog: "My house burned down!"

Updog (Alt Text): "It was my own fault though. I left the henway on."

Notes

  1. Well, actually just a Beartato Doppelganger, Buttfranklin
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