21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox: Romantic Comedy of the Future is a webcomic that debuted (in its current form) on February 14th, 1999. It currently updates on Monday.
The strip is written and drawn by Scott Kellogg, and follows the exploits of Jack Black, a fox, Cecil Stuart, a giraffe, and various other anthropomorphic animal characters in the high tech future world of 2066. Jack is a traveling engineer, roaming from one assignment to the next, repairing equipment for TLATech in his high powered 2066 Thunderbird.
- Ran from/to: 14 February 1999 - current
The strip sometimes makes use of animated GIF files for special effects.
The Story So Far
- Main article: Storyline of 21st Century Fox
Jack and Cecil work for TLATech as field technicians, traveling all across the country on various assignments. Jack is a mechanical engineer, fixing hardware problems for customers. His prized possession is his 2066 Thunderbird. He is currently developing a relationship with Jenny.
Cecil is Jack's partner at TLATech. Cecil's specialty is software. Cecil is married to Barb and Beth
Barb Kendall and Beth Regina
- First appearance: January 18, 2000 
- Species: Giraffes
- First appearance: February 14, 2000 
- Species: Red Fox
Dr. Nikola Tangent
This is a list of science and technology that is currently being researched and developed, or a theory, that can be seen in 21st Century Fox.
- First mentioned: December 1, 1999 
Buckytubes are tiny tubes of carbon atoms that are incredibly strong, as well as having special thermal and electrical properties.
- First mentioned: April 10, 2000 
Heads-Up-Display (or HUD) Glasses project a computer screen directly in front of the users eyes, over the field of vision.
- The name "21st Century Fox" is reminiscent of the name of the film corporation "20th Century Fox".
- The comic archive also includes a special section for very early comics. The art is not fantastic, and sometimes the dialogue is difficult to read, but the comics are worth the read if you want to know more about Veronica and Slick Willy Nixon.
- In 2002, a reader contacted Scott about the possibility of hosting high-resolution copies of 21CF on his server after seeing original art from the comic and realizing how much detail was lost when the comics were compressed to make them download-friendly. Scott agreed, and HiRezFox was born. In addition to 21CF, HiRezFox is now home to almost a dozen artists, authors, and musicians.
- In her earlier appearances, Veronica Desmond is about as tall as Jack. However, when she shows up on Tombaugh Moon Station, she is the size of Joe Maus. Between these appearances, Scott was informed that vampire bats are not very large, as he initially believed. In her later appearances, Veronica appears her normal size.
- 21st Century Fox has featured cameos by characters from several comics, including Freefall, Kevin and Kell, and Newshounds. Likewise, the characters have also appeared in several other comics, including Cross-Time Café and the alternate-universe spin-offs Of Mouse and Moon, Pirates of Penumbra, and Carry On drawn by Scott’s wife Kathy Garrison.
- Several items from science fiction and pop culture have appeared in 21st Century Fox, including a map of the London Underground, HAL’s eye from 2001, the sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who, and Col. Scobee’s test plane accident is reminiscent of The Six Million Dollar Man.
- The web comic's characters often use the exclamation "Jonny Freakinouter!", usually to express surprise.
- Jack: "You can’t build a 300 kilometer tall tower in a hurricane."
- Jenny: (about America) "I’ve lived pretty much my entire life there, without once seeing a gunfight."
- Joe: "Better to have never loved at all than to have an unrequited love suck all the blood from your soul."
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