Cast of Characters

Ferret in a Lab Coat

Our title character is a black-footed ferret. This lovable scamp enjoys ferret war dances; science-based webcomics like xkcd, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and Beatrice the Biologist; and curling up by the fire with a good book.

Being the title character, the Ferret in a Lab Coat first appeared back in comic #1 (If Donald Trump was a Scientist) and got those adorable ferret glasses in comic #4 (News Coverage). 

Homer the Fairy Penguin

Homer is a pedantic penguin poet. He's an English professor from Australia. If he was from New Zealand, they'd call him a "little blue penguin," but the Aussies refer to them as "fairy penguins," which is fine with Homer.

Homer's first appearance was in comic #7 (Haiku).

Dr. Cordelia T. Squirrel

We wouldn't go so far as to call Cordelia evil. She just doesn't care. In fact, much of the time, she doesn't notice.

Cordelia's first appearance was in comic #11 (LD50).

Viktor the Bacteriophage

Viktor is a bacteriophage (a type of virus that infects bacteria). He was "created" by Cordelia in comic #14 (Why the Long Phage?), but his first appearance was on Neil DeGrasse Tyson's tie in comic #6 (If Neil DeGrasse Tyson was a Microbiologist).