Clinton P. Augustus is a 21-year-old[1] student at the University of Massachusetts.

He first appears in Comic Strip 1898 to interview Marten about his relationship with his AnthroPC, Pintsize.



Clinton is a rather "bookish" person with a robotic prosthesis on his right arm, installed after his hand was destroyed in a fireworks accident.[1] He states that "...most people put a cover on theirs, but I think they look so much COOLER this way."[2] He is quite pleased to have it.[1] The hand's features include a semi-autonomous mode of operation in which it can carry out tasks while detached.[3] However, his unwillingness to use a cover means it seizes up when it come in contact with water.[4]


He appears to be taken aback by Pintsize's sexual proclivities. He has little or no dating experience but recently went out with Emily Azuma.[5][6] Clinton has become involved in a complex, awkward web of relationships involving Brun, Elliott and Emily Azuma, in which none of the participants appears to have any idea how to progress


Clinton's personality appears to revolve around his love and fascination with AI and Anthropology.[7]

He apparently has not only heard of Hannelore's dad, but appears to be a huge fan of his.[8] This led to Clinton paying an uncomfortable amount of attention to Hannelore.[7][9] Clinton later just "happened" to run into Hannelore, Marigold and Momo - to a less than favorable reception.[10] They end up having a somewhat rational - at least for him - discussion about AnthroPCs and technology.[11]


Clinton is Claire's brother. They do not get along smoothly, but he is quick to defend her.[12] His mother, Mrs. Augustus, recently had Marten over for pancakes. They live separately, with Clinton in something that looks like a dorm room with a roommate.[13]

"The Gary Phenomenon"Edit

Clinton relates the story of "The Gary Phenomenon" - which may (or may not) be an apocryphal tale of a AI within the QC universe.[14]