As I mentioned on Saturday, our first book, The Super Cute Book of Kawaii, was published one year ago by Pop Press/Penguin! With everything going on, we weren’t sure how best to celebrate but we’ve put together some fun freebies and DIYs that we’ll share throughout the week (with some normal posts too).
I’d also like to thank everyone who has bought a copy, and all the lovely people who contributed to the book or helped promote it. It really was a dream project to work on and I couldn’t be prouder of the finished book. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, it’s available worldwide as a print book (with squishy cover!) or ebook, or you can order a signed copy (or signed bookplate) direct from me with an exclusive bookmark
To start off the week, I’ve made some free wallpapers that you can use for phones and tablets. The first set features the SCK animal mascots who pop up throughout the book to offer tips.
I changed the characters a little so that they could have different expressions and these are just a few. Download them all, or choose your favourite, through my Payhip store.
The second set are Kawaii Fashion wallpapers. These illustrations were for the quiz to find out if your style is more Colourful Rainbow, Pastel Fairy, Creepy Cute or Mori Girl. I had a lot of fun looking at street style photos to create these looks.
This was my first time drawing digitally in this style (using Procreate on iPad) and I’m still really pleased with how they turned out. Download them all, or choose your favourite, through my Payhip store.
I hope you like them, and would love to hear which one is your favourite.
PS. If you enjoyed the book, it would be amazing if you could leave a review on Goodreads or Amazon. Sadly we still have no reviews at all on Amazon and they really do help, both with getting Amazon to show the book to shoppers and with convincing people to buy. Thanks so much!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.