Tikva Wolf is the creator of the popular poly webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. She’s been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon. What she primarily cares about in art (and life) is connecting to people, creating dialogue and spreading awareness. She’s always taken delight in making people laugh, and in doing so also unveiling hidden perspectives. She uses humor as a way of being seen deeply, and as a way of encouraging others to deeply see themselves and each other.
Writing with Cultured Vultures means that sometimes I get to do really incredible things like chat to my personal heroes. I managed to grab Tikva Wolf, the artist and creator to talk all things Polyamory and LGBTQ+
Kimchi Cuddles is a truly fantastic web comic that really explores polyamory and LGBTQ+ issues. How did it come about?
Thanks! Kimchi Cuddles has humble beginnings as a passive aggressive way I used to complain to my partners when I didn’t have better communication skills, but one of my exes had the insight to tell me that I should put it online as a poly webcomic. I doubted anyone would read it, but it took off right away, and letters came pouring in from people asking for poly advice! I felt like I owed them something better than me complaining (however hilarious it was), so I shaped up and really started bringing myself to the comic. I kept it true to my life, and most of the comics are about things that I’m actually going through. It has become one of the most enriching parts of my life, and it’s followers (who I refer to as “Cuddlers”) are a wonderful group of tenderhearted people who I feel very supported by. I get tons of letters thanking me, but writing this comic been just as nourishing for me as it has been for the people who read it.