Interview with the Kimchi Cuddles artist
When I saw the first Kimchi Cuddles comics last May it was love at first sight. The NRE has worn off, but the love has only deepened and grown. Today Louisa Leontiades, who runs the MultipleMatch.com blogazine, publishes an interview with the artist.
Interview with Kimchi Cuddles – Poly Awareness Through Comics
Tikva: It’s a funny story… I was in a relationship with a person and made a passive-aggressive complaint to him in the form of a comic. But it was a happy every after, because his response was that I am HILARIOUS and should immediately start a web comic about polyamory. Seriously I doubted. But I tried it anyway just to see, and I’m continually amazed by how much love and support I receive from strangers all over the world who read it daily....
...Have any of your friends had problems being depicted in your cartoons?
No, surprisingly. Even the person who Soliloquy is based on brags that she’s in the comic (she’s an ex-girlfriend of mine that I may have been mad at when making some of the comics). Most of the people who are depicted in the comic read the comic daily and enjoy it, and even email me suggestions/stories! It probably helps that I love all my exes and think they’re awesome....
How true to life is it?
All the characters are based on real people, and if you know any of them in real life it’s extra hilarious.... Kimchi is all me, but little pieces of me also exist in Nora, Lilly, and Marco....
Tikva, the real Kimchi
...Will you be publishing a cartoon book?
I hope to start a kickstarter (or something like that) to create some sort of coffee table book, hopefully before the spring....
(Interested in Xmas shopping for those other significant others in your life? Go to Kimchi Cuddles Shop.)
Read more, (Dec. 17, 2013). And here's the artist's own self-description.