Tiny Sepuku

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Tiny Sepuku
Author(s) Ken Cursoe
Website www.tinysepuku.com
Current status/scheduleCurrent weekly strip
Launch date1997;26 years ago (1997)
Syndicate(s) Universal Press Syndicate/Universal Uclick/Andrews McMeel Syndication (2003-present)

Tiny Sepuku is a syndicated weekly comic strip created by Ken Cursoe based around a character named Tiny Sepuku (usually addressed simply as "Tiny" by readers - every question starts with the salutation "Dear Tiny") who answers questions from his readers and generally dispenses love advice.


Publication history

Tiny Sepuku began in 1997 as a parody of Hello Kitty, and achieved success in alternative weeklies by the year 2000. Tiny Sepuku has been distributed by Universal Press Syndicate/Universal Uclick/Andrews McMeel Syndication since April 3, 2003.


The humor is occasionally self-parodying where the author may make light of his own experiences, and it is frequently cynical on the topic of love. Nevertheless, the comic occasionally dispenses semi-serious advice and explores relationship issues. Among the recurring cast of characters is a cat resembling the Hello Kitty character, along with a bunch of other drawings which frequently act out the adult situations in the letters. One common technique used in the strip is to suggest a variety of possible reactions and ways to deal with a situation, and have the characters act out each one. [1]

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  1. "Comics View". www.tinysepuku.com. Retrieved May 28, 2019.