» Comics - Darwin's Cool Cute Animal Show #5- Tasmania - May 16th, 2013, 1:20 am

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Torino, May 16th, 2013, 1:24 am ( Reply )

- guh this page drove me insane and I had pretty bad artblock during it, which delayed it a fair bit, but it's finally done.
If you want to hear the beautiful voice of the Tasmanian Devil, as well as the reason for their name, there are many youtube videos but this one is my favourite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AU7AtY-js

I still think they're cute, though.

About the contagious illness - this is Devil Facial Tumor Disease, a deadly disease that for some reason only effects them and nothing else. It's highly contagious amongst them and is the number one thing threatening them today.

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I love how she's such the quiet and shy one, but she has no fear or problems with these hyper-aggressive super carnivores XD

posted by Mastakazam (Guest) on May 16th, 2013, 2:25 am

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Hobart is too cute uuuuuuuuuu

posted by Ariana (Guest) on May 16th, 2013, 9:10 am

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Yaaay I always love it when Hobart gets more screentime! And I was hoping you'd discuss Tasmanian devils, they are beyond adorable. (Although Hobart also looks quite angelic in that last panel)

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I remember discussing DFTD in one of my bachelor courses, because it's very rare for cancerous cells to be contagious between individuals. It is thought that DFTD is unique to Tasmanian devils because they're all pretty much genetically identical to each other, so they can't perceive the cancerous cells as "foreign".

posted by saffraan (Guest) on May 16th, 2013, 10:58 am

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None of the pages are loading I checked. :C

EDIT: As soon as I submitted the comment and it reloaded the page, they came back. :u

posted by Connors on May 18th, 2013, 4:58 pm

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This is adorable! I love it! Your art style is so cool and the character are so cute!! Sydney reminds me of Crowley from Good Omens in appearance.

posted by imaginationandart (Guest) on May 23rd, 2013, 7:59 pm

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They are smaller , and I admit CUTER than I had thought.

posted by Surfstuff55 on May 23rd, 2013, 8:29 pm

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@imaginationandart: Thank you very much!

posted by Torino on May 23rd, 2013, 10:34 pm

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I'd forgotten about this comic...

Commenting because of Tasmanian Devils.
Firstly, their name wasn't just chosen because of the sound they make, but also because when they're fighting their ears turn red and become the easiest part of them to see in the dark.

Secondly, my sister developed a test for DFTD during her phd, it's more accurate then the previous test they were using and it takes minutes instead of days, both things which make it much easier to set up disease-free communities of devils.

Another interesting note, due to devil populations being so low due to DFTD, Tassie Devils are breeding more often and younger than normally.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about DFTD, or you wish to donate to help save them, please visit http://www.tassiedevil.com.au

posted by Seros Senric (Guest) on June 11th, 2013, 1:27 am

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I found a newer video talking about the disease that kills the Tassies!


posted by Haruka (Guest) on November 19th, 2015, 10:10 pm

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The last panel cracks me up because Darwin looks a bit scared so it sounds like he's trying to hurry and yell stuff before he runs away. XD I think the cuteness rankings are a bit rigged. XD

posted by SisterKyoya on May 24th, 2017, 6:29 am

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