Widgey Q Butterfluff: gross-out lampoon of saccharine 1980s Saturday morning cartoons

Stef Cherrywell's Widgey Q. Butterfluff is a fun, slightly raunchy gross-out comic lampooning 1980s-era cutesy Saturday morning cartoons/toy adverts like Strawberry Shortcake, Teddy Ruxpin, The Smurfs and Care Bears. Widgey Q Butterfluff, the series' heroine, is a fat, sweet pixie so filled with syrupy good wishes and treacly sentiment that she is practically a walking advertisement for insulin. She lives in idyllic Snugglepump valley, where she and her cutesy friends have adventures that are, on the one hand, pitch-perfect sendups of the 80s cartoon genre, and, on the other hand, Mad-Magazine-grade gross-outs, filled with drug and sex references and highly entertaining self-reflexive humor.

The black-and-white Slave Labor Graphics collection is great, lightweight entertainment -- check out this excerpt for yourself.

Widgey Q. Butterfluff


  1. YES! This is why I slip little links like this in in the comments at BoingBoing! In the eternal hope that the deserving get their boing!

    Needless to say, I already have my copy, having snagged it on pre-order. Brilliant, subversive stuff.

    More of “Steph Cherrywell”‘s online work:



    And the original chocolatey goodness of Gorgeous Princess Creamy Beamy

    Who knows what fantastic webcomic I shall sneak into the comments next?!


    …uhh, always within the context of the conversation, of course…

  2. Somewhere on the interWebs is the “60’s Porn Star or Strawberry Shortcake character?” quiz: April Showers? Snuggle Bunny?

  3. I that love the “customers also bought” section on that Amazon listing includes “American Terminal AT-31604 60-40 Rosin Core Solder (4 Ounces)”. Go nerds!

  4. See, now, there I downplayed a repost thinking my exuberance had gotten me in trouble with the mods.

    I know Antinous, for one, is very select in his exuberance.

    Anyway. Nadreck @3: Where do you suppose Miss Muffy and the Muff Mob fit in that quiz?

  5. More than one link gets you held for moderation on most boards on the interwebs :)

    1. It’s completely automated. I have to fish them out of the bin for approval.

      1. They get auto-trashcanned, rather than queued for moderation? That sounds like it’s more work for you than it should be, but I don’t know what the UI looks like, so maybe not.

  6. Steph is honestly one of the funniest (and sweetest, and kindest) people I have ever met, and I cherish my little autographed copy of Widgey! It’s wonderful to see how her work is beginning to take off.

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