Interestingly Strange

Jayville is the fictional city in which Interestingly Strange and WRD take place.

COMICS

Classic

Interestingly Strange Classic is a gag comic strip created by Syp. It featured no central characters or setting. It is the first iteration of Interestingly Strange, lasted 10 strips, and is not canonical to what came after it. The basic concept of no backgrounds, simpler art, and little to no central characters was reimagined into Brunette and later Being Gerboni.

Deboot

Interestingly Strange is a workplace gag comic strip created by Syp and developed with iDs. It has been ongoing since 2015, briefly ending in 2019 before being brought back in 2021. There are over 100 strips as of 2022. It centers on two retail employees with opposing views toward their workplace. It is sometimes referred to Deboot to differentiate it from Classic.

WRD

WRD is a comedy adventure comic series created by Syp. It started in 2017 and concluded in 2018. It centers on three friends as they come across a magical skull. It consists of six episodes that make up its first season, The Stolen Skull. WRD features it’s own slightly different art style than Interestingly Strange, opting for full eyes instead of black ovals. A second storyline was planned, but never came into fruition.

Redux

Interestingly Strange Redux is a supernatural comedy comic series created by Syp. It has been ongoing since 2018. It currently consists of five episodes, with a season finale currently being drawn. A direct spinoff of Interestingly Strange proper, Redux introduces a storyline to the series and further connects itself to WRD. It was given the Redux subtitle because it can be considered a soft reboot of the main comic.

TIMELINE

2015: Interestingly Strange #11-55 / WRD: The Stolen Skull
2016: Interestingly Strange – The Girl Next Aisle (#56-72)
2017: Interestingly Strange #73-100
2018: Interestingly Strange Redux #1-4 / Interestingly Strange #101-105
2019: Interestingly Strange Redux #5 / Interestingly Strange #106-present

CENTRAL CHARACTERS

Guy

Guy Patel is a cashier at Cazware, formerly working at Store Box until its demolition in Strip #105.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Cashier at Cazware (formerly Cashier at Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #11
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (61 strips; debuted in #11)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (5 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Bagger

Bagger is a stocker at Cazware, formerly working at Store Box until its demolition in Strip #105.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Stocker at Cazware (formerly Courtesy Clerk at Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #11
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (59 strips; debuted in #11)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (5 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Claire

Claire Cruz is a stocker at Shoppin’ Block, formerly working at Store Box until its demolition in Strip #105. She is half ghost.

Information
Species: Human Ghost
Gender: Female
Occupation: Stocker at Shoppin’ Block (formerly Night Shift Manager of Store Box)
First Appearance: Redux – Newly Hired, Kinda Salty
Status: Undead

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (3 strips; debuted in #101)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (5 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Anna

Anna Fionne is a cashier at Shoppin’ Block, previously working as a manager at Store Box until its demolition in Strip #105.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Cashier at Shoppin’ Block (formerly Day Shift Manager of Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #14
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (35 strips; debuted in #14)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (4 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Nicole

Nicole Hamburg is a cashier at GalactiBurger, formerly working at Store Box until its demolition in Strip #105.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Cashier at GalactiBurger (formerly Cashier at Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #16
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (25 strips; debuted in #16)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (4 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Ronda

Ronda Chippy is an employee at J’s Comix, formerly working at Store Box until its demolition in Strip #105.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Employee at J’s Comix (formerly Cashier at Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #23
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (18 strips; debuted in #23)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (3 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

SHOPPIN’ BLOCK / STORE BOX EMPLOYEES

Clint

Clint Martínez is the owner of Shoppin’ Block, previously being the store director at Store Box.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Shoppin’ Block (formerly Store Director of Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #79
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (8 strips; debuted in #79)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (3 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Roxanne

Roxanne Muello is the general manager of Shoppin’ Block, previously being the assistant store director at Store Box. She is Rachel’s mother.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: General Manager of Shoppin’ Block (formerly Assistant Store Director of Store Box)
First Appearance: WRD – Robots vs. People
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (1 episode; debuted in Robots vs. People)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (2 episodes)

Paul

Paul Mudd was a courtesy clerk at Store Box who only appears in the comic strip. His fate after Store Box’s demolition is unknown.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Courtesy Clerk at Store Box
First Appearance: Strip #4
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (3 strips; debuted in #4)

CAZWARE EMPLOYEES

Hubert

Dr. Hubert Kraziel is a scientist and ex-Skeleknight who defected but didn’t know how to take his skull helmet off, not realizing he was being monitored by it. He is the owner of Cazware, and a friend of the Muello family.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Owner of Cazware, Scientist (formerly Skeleknight)
First Appearance: WRD – Upgrade
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip; photo only in #106)
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (3 episodes; debuted in Upgrade)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (1 episode; photo only in New Horizons)

Doug

Doug Croop is the head of security at Cazware, previously working as security for Store Box.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Security at Cazware (formerly Security at Store Box)
First Appearance: Strip #7
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (5 strips; debuted in #7)

THE GROUP

Will

Willis “Will” Boppel is a friend of Rachel and Dan’s and unwillingly gets roped into Rachel and her brother Rob’s shenanigans.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: WRD – The Cloning Device
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (6 episodes; debuted in The Cloning Device)

Rachel

Rachel Muello is a friend of Will and Dan’s and is usually the cause of the group’s problems along with her brother Rob. She is the daughter of Roxanne. An older version of her appears in Interestingly Strange.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: WRD – The Cloning Device
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip)
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (6 episodes; debuted in The Cloning Device)

Dan

Daniel “Dan” Flora is a friend of Will and Rachel’s and always tags along on their escapades.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: WRD – The Cloning Device
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (6 episodes; debuted in The Cloning Device)

THE SKELEKNIGHTS

Clyde

Clyde Watson is a Skeleknight general who ordered Vlad, Beetle, and Max to retrieve the skull.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Skeleknight
First Appearance: WRD – Doctor’s Orders
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (2 episodes; debuted in Doctor’s Orders)

Vlad

Vlad Petrov is a Skeleknight and was ordered to retrieve the skull by Clyde.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Skeleknight
First Appearance: WRD – Close Call
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (3 episodes; debuted in Close Call)

Beetle

Brock Beetle is a Skeleknight and was ordered to retrieve the skull by Clyde.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Skeleknight
First Appearance: WRD – Close Call
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (3 episodes; debuted in Close Call)

Erica

Erica is a friend of Nicole’s who only appears in the comic strip. After being denied a job at Store Box twice, she attempted to rob it before being stopped by Cloud-Woman.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Skeleknight
First Appearance: Strip #49
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (3 strips; debuted in #49)

King

King is the unseen leader of the Skeleknights, first mentioned by Beetle. It is unknown what became of him upon Humphrey’s declaration that the Skeleknights would no longer be a threat.

Information
Species: Unknown
Gender: Male
Occupation: Skeleknight
First Appearance: N/A
Status: Unknown

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (first mentioned in Close Call)

OTHER

Max

Max Bell is an ex-Skeleknight ordered to retrieve the skull by Clyde. She defected from the Skeleknights after she realized they were going to lose. She is currently living with Dan and his family.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: N/A (formerly Skeleknight)
First Appearance: WRD – Close Call
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (3 episodes; debuted in Close Call)

Humphrey

Humphrey Talbot is a member of an unknown organization who was tasked with retrieving the skull from the Skeleknights to prevent dimensional anomalies.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Unknown Organization
First Appearance: WRD – Mystery Man
Status: Alive

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (2 episodes; debuted in Mystery Man)

Rob

Rob Muello is the twin brother of Rachel Muello and son of Roxanne Muello. While he doesn’t appear in WRD: The Stolen Skull, he is frequently mentioned throughout, having gone missing after leaving behind the Power Skull and his journal to his sister.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
First Appearance: WRD – Mystery Man (photograph)
Status: Unknown

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (1 episode; photograph only in Mystery Man)

Steve

Steve was Nicole’s ex-boyfriend who only appeared in the comic strip.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: N/A
First Appearance: Strip #57
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (8 strips; debuted in #57)

Mikey

Mikey the Clown is a clown for hire and friend of Steve’s. His ghost is later seen in Interestingly Strange Redux: A Ghastly Encounter, having been captured and stored in Store Box’s second floor.

Information
Species: Clown
Gender: Male
Occupation: Clown
First Appearance: Strip #63
Status: Unknown

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (4 strips; debuted in #63)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (1 episode; debuted in A Ghastly Encounter)

Piggule

Piggule is a pig with magical powers who only appears in the comic strip.

Information
Species: Pig
Gender: Female
Occupation: Wizard
First Appearance: Strip #7
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (2 strips; debuted in #7)

Deb

Deborah “Deb” Fleets was a ghost that haunted Store Box for a time and an ex-girlfriend of Claire. After being kicked out of Store Box by Claire in The Night Shift, Deb returned as a phantom during A Ghastly Encounter, attempting to suck the souls of Guy and Bagger, but was ultimately killed by Claire.

Information
Species: Phantom (formerly human)
Gender: Female
Occupation: Haunting Store Box
First Appearance: Redux – The Night Shift
Status: Deceased

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange Redux (2 episodes; debuted in The Night Shift)

Munch

Munch is a ghost that entered Store Box through the unisex bathroom toilet by possessing slime from the sewers. They attacked Ronda and tried to eat Clint before they were sucked into the ghost vacuum by Roxanne.

Information
Species: Ghost
Gender: Unknown
Occupation: Haunting the Sewers
First Appearance: Redux – It Came From The Sewers!
Status: Undead

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange Redux (1 episode; debuted in It Came From The Sewers!)

Ugleem

Ugleem Richard is a businessman and the regional manager for Meat & More Corporation, the parent company of Store Box, being in charge of Meat & More’s stores in Jayville. He is an uncle of Dan Flora.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Meat & More Corporation Regional Manager
First Appearance: Redux – A Ghastly Encounter
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange Redux (1 episode; debuted in A Ghastly Encounter)

Cloud-Woman

Cloud-Woman is costumed vigilante who saved Nicole from an attempted robbery in the comic strip. She later returns as a patron of GalactiBurger.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Vigilante
First Appearance: Strip #103
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (2 strips; debuted in #103)

Spray Paint

Spray Paint, or SP for short, is a graffiti artist who sprayed Ronda in the face with her red bottle.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Occupation: Graffiti Artist
First Appearance: Strip #109
Status: Alive

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip; debuted in #109)

OBJECTS

Power Skull

Power Skull is a magical skull from another reality that belonged to the Skeleknights, was stolen by Rob Muello, given to Rachel Muello, and eventually given to Humphrey.

Information
First Appearance: WRD – Close Call
Status: In Humphrey’s Possession

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (4 episodes; debuted in Close Call)

LOCATIONS

Store Box

Store Box was a grocery store in Jayville and the central location of Interestingly Strange for the first 105 strips. It can be seen in the background during WRD: Doctor’s Orders next to Cazware. It was haunted with ghosts of unknown origin, and eventually demolished during Strip #105.

Information
Status: Destroyed
First Appearance: Strip #11 (interior); WRD – Doctor’s Orders (exterior)

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (84 strips; debuted in #11)
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (1 episode; debuted in Doctor’s Orders)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (4 episodes; debuted in Newly Hired, Kinda Salty)

Muello Household

The Muello Household is the house owned by Roxanne Muello in Jayville. Roxanne currently resides here with her daughter, Rachel.

Information
Status: Stable
First Appearance: WRD – The Cloning Device

Appearances
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (5 episodes; debuted in The Cloning Device)

Cazware

Cazware is an electronics store in Jayville owned by Dr. Hubert that also houses his laboratory. Guy and Bagger are shown to be working here starting with Strip #106.

Information
Status: Operating
First Appearance: WRD – Upgrade

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip; debuted in #106)
• WRD: The Stolen Skull (2 episodes; debuted in Upgrade)
• Interestingly Strange Redux (1 episode; debuted in New Horizons)

GalactiBurger

GalactiBurger is a fast food restaurant in Jayville. Nicole is shown to be working here as of Strip #107.

Information
Status: Operating
First Appearance: Strip #107

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip; debuted in #107)

J’s Comix

J’s Comix is a comic book shop in Jayville. Ronda is shown to be working here as of Strip #109.

Information
Status: Operating
First Appearance: Strip #109

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip; debuted in #109)

Shoppin’ Block

Shoppin’ Block is a mini mart in Jayville. Anna and Claire are shown to be working here in Strip #111, after indirectly mentioning it in New Horizons. In that same Redux episode, it is confirmed that Clint and Roxanne are in charge of this establishment.

Information
Status: Operating
First Appearance: Strip #111

Appearances
• Interestingly Strange (1 strip; debuted in #111)