Dirty Cub (also known as A Dirty Cub and A Heroic Dirty Cub) is a comic inspired by The Lion King.
Dirty Cub begins by introducing Simba, the prince of the Pride Lands, and his mother, Sarabi. While Simba is taking a shower beneath a waterfall, Sarabi sits nearby and expresses her frustration with her son's ungrateful attitude. She exasperatedly tells him that showers have never hurt anyone, but Simba complains that they hurt him.
When he is all clean, Sarabi takes him out of the shower and begins to wash him with her tongue. While bathing him, she points out that he gets dirty when he plays, which is why he takes so many showers. Simba asks if he can escape showers by staying clean, and Sarabi tells him that of course he can.
The next day, as Simba is leaving his den, he tells himself that he is going to stay spotlessly clean all day. But when he emerges from the den, his friend Nala asks him if he'd like to play in the mud hole with her and some of her friends. Simba politely declines her offer, but casts regretful glances at the cubs as they play in the mud. He comments to himself that they're having fun, but then reminds himself that they'll have to take showers afterward.
As Simba walks away, he tries to step carefully, so he won't get his paws dirty. He beams and boasts to himself that no one can stick him in the shower if he stays this clean! Casting another regretful glance at the mud-spattered cubs, he sighs. But then he tells himself that he's the cleanest lion of all time, even if it's boring and makes him jealous of the other cubs.
After Nala and her friends finish playing in the mud hole, Simba asks Nala if she had fun. He then contradicts himself and tells her not to answer him. Nala, confused over her friend's strange behavior, asks Simba what's wrong. He tells her that he's trying to stay clean and she suggests that they take a walk together.
While they're walking, Simba stands on a rock and looks down at the marshy grass below. He comments that the rocks are clean, but that the grass looks dirty. Nala tells him that the ground is only a little mushy and insists that they keep walking. But Simba declines her offer and decides to go home so that he won't get any dirtier. But before Nala can protest, both cubs hear a panicked cry for help.
Turning around, Simba and Nala spot a young giraffe caught in a sinkhole. The giraffe begs them for help and the two cubs quickly come to his/her rescue. Simba asks what happened and the young giraffe explains that s/he had been walking, when suddenly, the ground gave way beneath him/her. S/he had been stuck in the trap ever since.
Nala sympathizes for the young giraffe and Simba comments that the hole is too narrow and deep for climbing down. But a desperate Nala insists that they must help the giraffe and Simba exclaims that he has an idea. Running over to a nearby tree stump, he instructs Nala to grab a piece of tree bark. When she asks him why, he explains that they can try to fill the hole with earth so the giraffe can climb out of the sinkhole. The giraffe sighs and Simba comments that it might take awhile to get him/her out.
After a lot of vigorous work, the giraffe manages to escape the sink hole and graciously thanks his/her brave rescuers. Simba tells the giraffe that they would try to find his/her parents and the giraffe heartily agrees. When the giraffe is returned to his/her mother, the older giraffe thanks Simba and Nala for saving her son/daughter and tells them that she will never forget this. She then comments that they must be looking forward to a refreshing shower. For the first time, Simba realizes that he and Nala are both covered in dirt from digging out the giraffe. After telling Nala this, she reluctantly agrees with him. Simba then races ahead of her, chiding himself for being so silly.
When he returns home, he's greeted by his mother, who asks him what he had been doing all this time. Without answering, Simba dashes off and Sarabi asks him where he's going. Upon following him, Sarabi is delighted to find him sitting beneath the shower. Simba tells her that today he had failed to stay clean, but tomorrow...
The following images are six pages of the comic loosely translated into English from their original version.