The Maxx is a cartoon that aired on MTV back in the 90s based on Sam Keith's comic of the same name.
Here's a link to some episodes on youtube.
I never got into the comic series, but I thought Keith's art style was really interesting. Cartoonish, but occasionally crazy violent-- I don't know him but I seem to remember doing a convention with him many years ago and he was really tiny-- so maybe he has some aggression issues, but the MTV show really stuck with me.
It's dark and disturbing but it's done in such a way that it really holds your interest and I often use it as noise in my studio when I'm working.
Check it out-- I think it will appeal to some of my darker secreted students.
On another note, Irena and I talked about the idea of getting graphic novel art as a course at MassArt-- I know it's a little late for you guys, but it's still cool anyway.