|Author(s)||Eric W. Schwartz|
|Launch date||September 1996|
|Genre||Slice of life, Humor|
Sabrina Online is one of the best-known furry comics - as well as one of the oldest webcomics of any genre still extant - with the strip going strong since 1996. Updates are within a few days of the beginning of each month, usually comprising four black-and-white strips. The comic has given birth to several fan projects in the 'SabrinaVerse', including Sabrina Online: The Story and the Sabrina Online Radio Play.
- Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Sabrina is a computer geek who works at the Double Z pornography studio as a graphics designer. Despite her workplace, Sabrina is shy, and does not get involved in the videos outside of making the VHS and DVD covers, no matter how much her employer Zig Zag may wish otherwise. She's 22 years old, has a raccoon boyfriend (R.C. Raccoon), and conservative parents, as well as a considerably younger sister named Tabitha.
The plot follows Sabrina through her life in general, and her trials, most of which are social in nature. Her relations with the other cast members can at times turn humorous, such as when her employer drops in to cause her own unique brand of trouble which usually involves some flirtatious efforts to get Sabrina into a more "active" lifestyle - by Zig Zag's way of thinking, anyway. Eventually, Sabrina finds a boyfriend, and one thing leads another, which leads to the bed, in an awkward yet humorous set of strips. Zig Zag finds out through observing Sabrina's behavior the next day and adds even more comical material when she practically makes a scene of her "women's intuition", much to Sabrina's embarrassment. In Strip 163, it is revealed that Sabrina lives in Columbus, Ohio, and R.C. Raccoon lives in Springfield, Ohio. They discovered this after both driving an hour each to meet each other at Midwestcon in Cincinnati.
Situations in the comic do not involve on-camera violence or sex scenes, only light swearing. It does contain "tasteful" nudity (no showing genitals or nipples, they are hidden by fur) and some comical mischief. This is never more accurately depicted than in the fact that Sabrina is never seen wearing normal pants, although she does seem to wear what looks like multiple sets of "pants" that look like her naked lower half (depicted in the strips published in September of 1998). This appears to be accepted without comment by all, including Sabrina's younger sister - presumably others do the same.
Fur fan reference
A Sabrina Online strip from 1999 also references furry fans. Having just met her online boyfriend, RC, Sabrina says, "I'm just happy you didn't turn out to be some disgusting old creep." RC: "Or a ten-year-old kid." Sabrina: "Or a fur fan" (sic). (The strip is at the top of this archive page.)
- E.S. Productions
- Fans of Sabrina Online A Yahoo! Group dedicated to the comic and the characters portrayed in it.
- The Unofficial Eric Schwartz Page's Sabrina Online Archive
- The Sabrina Online novel 'Sabrina Online: The Story'
- Sabrina's Transformers Page
- Sabrina Online Radio Play
- Sabrina Online, in Russian
- Sabrina Online, in Italian
- Sabrina Online, in Hungarian