Any regular reader of Something Positive has encountered R.K. Milholland’s twisted sense of humor when it comes to catgirls. Indeed, Milholland once even printed a poster urging people to spay catgirls (which was in part responsible for my own off-colored humor and the “Great Catgirl Hunt” posts that will eventually reappear in the archives). But for some bizarre reason, Milholland decided to continue running with the scissors that is his interpretation of catgirls and had his primary protagonist, Davan, create a webcomic based on catgirls, and which catered to the in-comic catgirl population. Naturally, rather than create the over-sexualized “ideal” of catgirl that too many furry fans drool over, Milholland created a race of pintsized asexual monsters that I doubt anyone would miss if I were to target them with a fictional laser satellite.
His most recent storyline, where Davan and Jason went to a webcomic convention and encountered the slavering minute anthrofeline fans of their strip, is both horrifying and amusing in turn. In short, the catgirls turned on them, and is proceeding to slaughter and devour everyone at the convention. Nor are only the redshirts the only casualties of the comic; Pepito, a Hispanic dwarf who was the sex toy to a theatre director, has finally been confirmed dead after several false alarms. I must admit being a bit unnerved seeing a bloodied young catgirl holding up Pepito’s forearm and shrieking “Communion!” while Pepito (who was dressed as the catgirl comic’s 8-Bit Jesus) is wide-eyed in horror while another catgirl slurps his intestines in like a huge bloody strand of spaghetti.
Naturally, Davan and Jason managed to barricade themselves in their hotel room while catgirls roam the convention center, killing and devouring everyone around them. In short, S*P is in the midst of a horror story, with catgirls replacing the normal horrors that inhabit such movies. Still, even as I enjoy this strip, I feel like I’ve seen it before. And indeed, eight years ago Sluggy Freelance gave us KITTEN, a story where six and six and six kittens whose papa was the Devil himself proceeded to eliminate most of the tertiary cast of that comic. Similarities aside, I must admit I found it especially amusing when Davan used a laser pointer to lure a murderous catgirl to her doom. Any cat owner will attest to the feline attraction to small bright moving objects, and linking this trait to the catgirls helps increase the inhumanity of the pintsized fiends as well as continue in mixing humor and horror for this most unusual tale.