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Webcomics You Should Be Reading: “Kawaii Not”!

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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9 Responses

  1. batmansgirl says:

    Oh these were so cute. Now I'm hooked.Also, you're hotlinking the girl's banner and that's wrong.http://altlab.com/hotlinking.html

    • Marc Alan Fishman says:

      Batman's Gal Pal: The creation of the article required I post up a graphic… I don't mean to steal Ms. Murphy's bandwidth, but I do hope by writing about her awesome comics, we might be "profit" for the sharing. Otherwise I'm sure my masters will smack me on the wrist and I'll figure a way out to not hotlink.

      • Russ Rogers says:

        Here's the way to "Not Hot Link the Banner." It takes a little more work. First you save the image. Go to http://www.kawaiinot.com/topbanner.gif (the one you hot-linked), you right click on it and choose "Save Image As…" (These are directions for a PC. On a Mac, do an Open-Apple Click). Once you've saved the image, contact Megan Murphy (meghan at kawaiinot.com) and say, "Hey Megan, I'm doing a review of Kawaii Not for ComicMix.com, can I use a copy of your Top Banner in my review?" Wait for Megan to respond. And I imagine her response to be not only positive but cute. Like, "A review of Kawaii Not! Ooh, that makes me all giggly-wiggly inside!" Then e-mail in your copy of your Top Banner along with your review. Hotlinking the banner not only steals a tiny bit of bandwidth from Kawaii Not, but it counts on Kawaii Not not crashing or Megan Murphy not replacing her banner with something porngraphic, like a puckered cutesy, smiling asshole saying, "Hey F***kers, Stop stealing my Bandwidth!" That might be an interesting April Fools gag.There is a "Hello Kitty" store opening in the Mall of America in Minnesota. For most of you, that is an entirely theoretical and academic statement. But I actually shop there! I know I'm going to wander in. I'm going to say, "They want HOW MUCH? For THAT!" But I fear for my blood sugar levels. Can too much Saccharine give you diabetes too or does it just make you want to lose your lunch? At what dose dosage Saccharine become poisonous?Oh, and here's the Kawaii Not at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/160…0610765?I applaud Megan Murphy's sense of irony. The linking of the overly cute image with a slightly off-color concept (like stabity knife or ninja fart) can be funny. It's just the irony of it doesn't make up for my natural revulsion to the style. I'm not sure WHY I hate the "cutesy style" SO much. I can appreciate the Iconic Strengh of Sanrio. I still just mostly loathe it.

  2. Andrea "Andie&q says:

    These are so cute! Thanks for introducing me to it! :)

  3. angillusion says:

    I adore Kawaii Not! It's exactly my sense of humor: adorable, yet vaguely disturbing.

  4. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    "perform a dutch oven on your spouse"Damn, another sexual act I'm going to have to go google. I'm still getting over blumpkins and shrimping (the original term for "Felching", changed at, I'm betting, the request of the shrimping industry)

  5. Anonymous says:

    You know, I like Kawaii Not (and I'm a dude) but it does tend to get a mite repetitive after a while.

  6. Patrick Hughes says:

    Another great strip Marc I am man enough to say I like it. And if you have issues with that we can TAKE THIS OUTSIDE… and talk it over with a nice cup of tea!