why does no one get that nicole is a girl? is it the fur?….its the fur
She doesn’t have any stereotypical signs of being a girl, like long eye lashes or wearing pink, so it’s an honest mistake. Still, I’d think the name would give it away. ;3
also nicole have a similar body build to kade, and the few differences that exists can be missed quite easily.
Personally when I tough she was a guy, I thought her name was the Russian Nicol just with an e at the end. Just to say why I though she was a guy :3
I saw “AMA” and assumed it would be on reddit.
Please don’t call Tumblr asks AMAs.
I thought it was the American Medical Association!
Umm, why not? Tim can do whatever he wants. I am curious, though, as to why you think AMAs should be on Reddit. All the other AMAs I’ve read have been on Tumblr.
AMAs started on reddit but the practice has been adopted by many other sites. Most AMAs I follow post pictures which Tumblr is more geared towards.
AMA’s aren’t required to be on Reddit. You’re familiar only with the threads, but Ask Me Anything’s exist all over the place: Tumblr, art sites, social networking…
You are a genius Tim,
Because this is hilarious.
People that find the comic midway through or whatever or a page with no character names listed will think that.
I knew Nicole was a girl from the first time I read this comic. I have no clue why everyone thinks she is male.
I’m with you, dtlux1. Never had a problem figuring out or remembering that Nicole is a girl. (A very pretty girl! )
Nicole is such a cutie xD she’s eve cuter when she’s mad xD
Am I the only one who thinks Nicole can be a jerk most of the time?
Anyway, I knew she was a she from the start, but personally I think Nicole sounds very masculine.
I don’t think she’s a jerk at all, I find her funny. Points of view I guess
I’m with you; Nicole is my favorite character, but with Kade and Harvey close behind.
She can be a bit rough with Kade, but it’s because they’re so close.
Sibling relationship. Happens all the time between me and my brother.
Poor Nicole xD it’s not even hard to figure out, the name is feminine and the cast page clearly states she’s Kade’s sister. And most importantly a girl doesn’t necessarily have to be stereotypical and girly, she’s a lovable tomboy and I think it’s great :3
if you get knocked out then you still got a round to even the odds
Good point. Kade better be ready with a Shoryuken before Nicole grabs his muzzle again.
What, her name and subtle curvature aren’t obvious enough?
I thought it stood for American Motorcyclist Association.
?..and why would anyone think she was a guy? I mean, she keeps cute, stuffed animals on her bed and things like that, and guys dont…never mind!
Guys don’t? I guess you’re being ironic
In my defense thick chest fluff is a male trait… XD
You’re wrong : i’ve seen once a female pink panther (in the cartoon) and she has a thick chest fluff ^^
Since the beginning , it was clear for me that Nicole is a female : her chest isn’t the flat or body-builded one of a male
Some persons can do this mistake , as long as Nicole is an australian shepherd . Things should be very different if she was a sergal ………………….. Never mess with a sergal female or you’ll get a very bad moment ^^”
I doubt Kade would enjoy to be KO directly ^^”
It’s teh bewb fluff that gives it away, besides the name… XD
Funny thing, after I posted that edit of Nicole and Grape from Housepets on the forums, some did say that Nicole could be used as a male name. That was news to me.
Oh, I remember that.
Nicole used to be a male name? That is news to me as well.
Mabey because most webcomic girls have ******* and u can’t really tell with Nicole that’s y they think she a guy
Considering the last comic I read with a character names Nichole, that character was an effeminate male skunk, nothing can be taken for granted.
In the very first comic, she looked to me like a stereotypical fat nerdy guy with glasses. No offense
But since the following pages had her with slim waist and big chest, I got that she was a girl.
And despite the confusion, I think that usually stereotypical girls are not used so much as they used to. Maybe it’s still prevalent in the anime… but outside of that, pink dresses, skirts and even huge eye lashes are not so common these days.
Well, maybe it’s still a bit common with anthro characters, because humans cannot tell a gender from an animal face. It’s natural, because we are trained to spot this difference only in human species. Outside of this species, there comes the effect called “they look all the same to me”.
After all, can you yourself spot the difference from face alone Tim? Do you have some foolproof guidelines what specific shapes and features are used to create male and female faces in your comic? Because if not and Nicole’s head could be inserted on guy’s body and it would fit, then of course there is this confusion.
The real problem with Kade and Nicole is all their fur. It covers Nicole’s chest and Kade’s Adam’s Apple. Which leaves us with their hips as the only real gender identifier. It also doesn’t help that comics have a low resolution. Most of the subtle differences get lost when I resize the image.
Problem is, Nicole and Kade are both nudists, obviously falling under the “cartoon animal nudity” clause. But look at any cartoon animals and you’ll see that the female ones typically wear more clothing (and have hair bows, long eyelashes, etc.), so it’s ingrained in our widdle brains that cartoon nudity is for boys only. I think that goes all the way back to the old-fangled idea that women, even cartoon animal women, need to cover up their bodies and men don’t.
Well Rick has to wear clothing since he’s a cold-blooded reptile. The only mammal characters that we see that have had clothing on were employees at stores. (Except for Nicole and Kade’s mother which I’m trying to figure out.)
From the advertisement on TWC, I thought she’s a male, but as soon as I started reading the comic, I instantly realised, that she’s not.
Also, I agree with Felix. Just have a look at Lori, from Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Secret Files.
I did not realize that Nicole was a female for about half of the strips. I have a bad habit of skimming names when reading however.
Nice Q & A comics, great addition