Smut was a British adult comic that was launched in the late 1980s. "Smut" is a slang word - most common in Britain - for any form of media that is considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content. Smut comic is named as such for a good reason.
Its strips are usually heavily violent, full of profanity and with themes many may regard as being politically incorrect. Its flagship character is "Everard Edbutt", a heavily built skinhead who, despite his cheerfully moronic nature, tends to get very violent when anyone bothers him. His surreal strength invariably means he horribly mutilates people without much effort, such as by punching someone in the face with such strength that his fist bursts through the back of their head.
Other characters, who invariably have self-explanatory names, include:
- Everard Edbutt — A man who is as hard as fuck
- Tactless Terence — a man who has no knowledge of good manners or being tactful
- Sarky Marky — an incredibly sarcastic man
- Psycho Sid — a grinning psychopath who ends every strip by viciously murdering someone for no reason
- Papercut Pete — a short, fat little man who solves problems by giving people agonizing papercuts ** Correction : Papercut Pete was a character from ZIT comic **
- Fat Idle Bastard — a total slob who is as unproductive as he is greedy, deceitful and sexist
- The Skeggys— Similar to the Viz's Biffa Bacon, a family of immoral, overweight benefit scroungers.
- Twatman and Nobbin— An obvious parody of Batman- Twatman is an older sexist pig while Nobbin is a young and inexperienced nerd
- Klaus The Louse — Pubic Enemy Number One—the travels of a pubic louse
- Lionel Lettuces and his Sexual Fetishes
The cartoonist Dave Colton contributed many 'one off' strips to the comic in the early 1990s.
In July 2007, Smut relaunched itself as 'Twisted! incorporating Smut'. Despite the name change, the comic's content remained broadly similar, and reprinted earlier material. The title stopped publishing shortly afterwards.
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