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"Work hard, mustard big."

— Hawt Dawg Man


Hawt Dawg Man (sometimes referred to as Bob) is a recurring anthropomorphic hot dog that appears throughout the Life is Strange franchise, originally seen as a figure in the alternative timeline in Chloe's bedroom. He has become a recurring pop cultural figure within the Life is Strange universe and is the subject of a franchise that includes console games, phone apps, comic books (licensed by Aweso Comics), and an animated television series.

Within the fan community, Hawt Dawg Man has become the subject of many jokes, theories, and fan art, and is depicted on several items of official Life is Strange merchandise.[1]

Appearances Edit

Life is Strange Edit

  • He is seen on the entertainment shelf under the TV and next to a teddy bear in Chloe Price's bedroom in the alternative timeline.
  • He is seen on Max Caulfield's shirt in one of her alternative timeline selfies.
  • He is featured on a poster on the wall of Kate Marsh's hospital room (if she is still alive in "Dark Room").
  • He appears on an airplane screen in an alternative timeline in "Polarized".
  • He is featured on a photo in the Zeitgeist Gallery.
  • There is a calendar featuring Hawt Dawg Man in the general store that Max enters on her way to the Two Whales Diner.
  • There is a toy of Hawt Dawg Man on a shelf in the general store that Max enters on her way to the Two Whales Diner.

Before the Storm Edit

Captain Spirit Edit

Life is Strange 2 Edit

  • If the player has obtained the Mascot Bundle, they have the option of attaching Hawt Dawg Man merchandise onto Sean Diaz's backpack, including a patch and a keychain.
  • While at the Three Seals Motel in "Roads", Daniel Diaz watches an animated Hawt Dawg Man show on their motel room's television, which Sean can choose to join him in.
  • While at the abandoned house in Willamette National Forest during "Rules", Daniel finds and reads an issue of the Hawt Dawg Man comics, which he comments is "kind of weird" and "was published before Sean was even born".
  • During the opening flashback in "Wastelands", Sean can open his backpack and examine a drawing of Hawt Dawg Man embracing a banana.
  • During the opening flashback in "Wastelands", a sports club membership card in Daniel's room carries a QR code that contains the words "work hard mustard big".
  • While examining Finn's tent at the campsite, Sean can spot an issue of The Handsome Hawtdawgman under a plate of pizza.

Trivia Edit

  • Hawt Dawg Man was created and designed by concept artist and illustrator Edouard Caplain.
  • His slogan is "Work hard, mustard big". It originally appeared on a Hawt Dawg Man calendar located in a convenience store in Episode 5 of the original Life is Strange. It's also featured on a Square Enix mug.
  • The Life is Strange Rewind and Play compact cassette, that was advertised on the Square Enix blog on April Fool's in 2016, features a bonus, dubbed "the never before heard Hawt Dawg Man theme song".[3]
  • A fan made a real Hawt Dawg Man figurine based off on the figurine shown in the alternative timeline, in Chloe's room.[4]
  • On one of the walls of the Blackwell Academy building in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, several graffiti can be seen. One of these graffiti reads "I Mustard Big", which is a possible reference to Hawt Dawg Man's slogan "Work hard, mustard big".
  • If Daniel's comment about the issue being published before Sean was born is correct, Hawt Dawg Man has existed as a franchise within the Life is Strange universe since at least prior to August 2000.

Gallery Edit

Life is Strange Edit

Before the Storm Edit

Captain Spirit Edit

Life is Strange 2 Edit

Merchandise Edit

TBA

References Edit

  1. Official tweets mentioning Hawt Dawg Man
  2. Reddit post by /u/IgelRM
  3. Rewind and Play - Square Enix blog post (April 1, 2016)
  4. Turkletom's Flickr Profile
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