Mary Cagle

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Mary Cagle
Nationality American
Pseudonym(s) Cube Watermelon
http://www.marycagle.com/

Mary Cagle, also known as Cube, is an American webcomic artist known for creating Kiwi Blitz, Let's Speak English, and Sleepless Domain.

Personal life[edit]

Cagle was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and developed a strong interest in Japanese pop-culture, including both older and more modern anime and video games. In 2013, Cagle became an English teacher at an elementary school in Kurihara, Japan.[1]

Works[edit]

Kiwi Blitz[edit]

Logo of Kiwi Blitz

In 2009, Cagle started the action/comedy webcomic Kiwi Blitz. Its plot follows a couple of teenagers attempting to fight crime in the pseudo-near future. Kiwi Blitz draws many of its influences from anime, featuring Americanized Japanese mecha designs.[1] Brian Cronin of Comic Book Resources described the set-up of Kiwi Blitz as a "strong concept" that should be able to sustain itself for a long time. Praising the "interesting" cast, Cronin noted that Cagle is willing to "mix things up" so that story doesn't become stale.[2] Lauren Davis of io9 listed Kiwi Blitz among her top ten superhero webcomics.[3]

Let's Speak English[edit]

In November 2013, Cagle began illustrating her experiences of being an English teacher in Japan in the form of slice-of-life snippets. The webcomic, titled Let's Speak English, shows Cagle dealing with subjects such as Japanese pop-culture, toilets, thin walls, and the language barrier.[1]

Sleepless Domain[edit]

Cagle started the webcomic Sleepless Domain in 2015. The story, set in a city that is invaded by malicious monsters on a nightly basis, features a group of magical girls and their interpersonal issues. Kotaku Australia described Sleepless Domain as a tragic story about the "loss of fellowship".[4]

Other works[edit]

Cagle collaborated with Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub in 2012 in order to create an animated cartoon for the Mappy franchise titled Mappy: The Beat, produced by Shiftylook.[5] Cagle did the coloring work for Amy T. Falcone's 2014 webcomic Clique Refresh.[6]

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