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I Wrote A Book! The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

If you haven’t heard yet, the big news is that I wrote a book! The Super Cute Book of Kawaii will be published next July by Pop Press and here’s what it looks like.

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

There’s a little more info over at Super Cute Kawaii but basically it’s full of all the cute stuff SCK is known for: kawaii characters, DIY crafts, recipes, fashion, shopping, Japan and more. I created a lot of characters and patterns for inside and the design and (squishy!) cover art is by Sophie at Maru Studio who did an incredible job. I can’t wait for you to see how cute it all is.

If you like my characters, blog posts, Japan guides and tutorials, you will definitely enjoy this book. You can preorder a copy now from Amazon UK or The Book Depository (with free delivery worldwide) and I would be so grateful if you do. Most of the work was done last winter and I worked so hard to keep everything else running as normal instead of disappearing. I was drawing illustrations on Boxing Day and photographing recipes on New Year’s Day!

Obviously, I have a billion stories I want to share about the making of this book and that will all happen next year. Thank you for all your kind comments and enthusiasm so far!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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