The strip features a cast of characters with abnormal personalities. A visual hallmark of the strip is the almost total lack of movement of the characters from panel to panel and a “Featureless Void” of no background. Cannon has said that he wanted Red Meat “to have a look that was somewhere between clip art and arresting minimalism, so that the text was more important than the art itself”.
Red Meat features “slug lines” at the top of each comic which are frequently alliterative. For example, “Official pace car of the apocalypse” or “puckered piehole of the pointless”.