About nine months ago I took five minutes out of my life and made my first comic with the demo of Comipo: it was just a simple jab at a generic, popular style of nerd humor and at the time I intended it to go no further. But then Comipo turned out to be a fun toy to play with despite its very limited range, and I did a couple more. I think I did all of these in the same day, or really close together.
I started to realize that this could probably actually be a thing. And that I could be the guy to do it. How novel! After all, how hard could it possibly be to do moe 4-koma comics about videogames written in the deformed English of a bad translation? So that's where Kawaiikochan Gaming no Korner started from.
"More Love..." was the first comic after I bought Comipo: my reasoning was that buying this wildly overpriced program would force me to put work into the comic for at least a few months. Even so, I figured back then that I would have stopped having fun and quit by now, but right now I don't feel like that's going to happen any time soon. Readers are starting to ask about a book, even... and to my shock, I find that I've done enough work on the comic that I could do that.
I'm grateful and very surprised that there's turned out to be an audience for this. By its nature, the jokes running through this comic are things that only a very niche audience will understand. Really, the audience has come to this by themselves: the comic's had very little exposure outside of people passing it around on Twitter and Tumblr. The followers are seriously hardcore people too, just look at the list. Thank you, guys: a couple hundred readers is more than I ever imagined this would pick up. You have all guaranteed that I can no longer get tired of this project and walk away from it.
I'm considering buying an ad for a day or two on a big webcomic and seeing how that goes...
Important notes for Kawaiikochan readers:
-The Kawaiikochans are pure of heart.
-In the Kawaiikochans' universe, everybody talks like they do. If you call attention to their speech, they just won't understand what you're talking about.