If I had somehow created a cartoon as iconic as Pepe the Frog, I would be making money hand over fist. Even though most of the Pepes you see floating around are made by anons, think of the hundreds of thousands of dollars you could likely make through “official” Pepe merchandise. Obviously, you might want to get as wild as some of the anon material, but you could play to it in many different ways without going as far as they do. Maybe you could make jokes about the more risqué stuff, etc.

Well, you could if you weren’t such a sourpuss like Matt Furie, the man who actually did create Pepe. Despite the cartoon being more famous now than at any point in its history, the guy decided to kill him off yesterday.

After fighting an uphill battle to reclaim the feel-good image of his popular character after it was perverted by a culture of hate, cartoonist Matt Furie laid to rest Pepe the Frog in Fantagraphics’ Free Comic Book Day offering, “World’s Greatest Cartoonists.” In a one-page strip, Pepe lies in an open casket while “Boy’s Club” friends Landwolf, Brett and Andy mourn him in their irreverent fashion.

Yes, I’m sure this will put the whole Pepe meme to rest. Good call, Furie…you dumass. Also, why does his art look like such shit when compared to the anon stuff? I don’t know, I guess it’s supposed to be sub-par. If so, mission accomplished.

21 comments
  1. Well, Disney canon is the official Star Wars canon and I don’t see that as canon either.

    1. In fairness though, I don’t think I would be happy if people made memes I don’t agree with out of my characters

  2. In Russia, pepe kills the creator, stay safe folks. btw is the headline image from the movie sixth sense?

  3. What an idiot. Pepe is beyond mortality. Strike him down and he’ll become more powerful than you can ever imagine.

  4. I’m with you Ralph, if I was the guy who could legally prove Pepe was my intellectual property I’d be running around forcing everyone selling Pepe merch to give me a piece of the action. I certainly wouldn’t be bleeding out my asshole because people like to draw him wearing SS uniforms or whatever, hell I’d be happy to see merch of him wearing SS uniforms because the dollar you get from a national socialist is worth just as much as any other dollar.

  5. Don’t worry guys. He’s just taking 3 days off. He’ll be back as our lord and savior!

  6. Holy crap, Ralph, I just got into memes and I’ve got a great idea. Find a picture of Matt Furie and make him into a meme about an idiot screwing himself out of fame and fortune. I’m going to give it a shot and see if we can make it spread.

  7. His art looks like shit because h’es a lazy turd, like all the other lazy turd artists shit some color into paint for games, then call them “retro.”

  8. I’ve never understood the whole sudden popularity of the whole Pepe thing. Before it became an alt-right icon, I never saw it used anywhere but /pol/ and Stormfront. *shrugs*

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