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Top row from left to right: Link, Jigglypuff, Kirby, Mario, Captain Falcon, and Diddy Kong. Bottom row from left to right: Adeleine, Meta Knight, and King Dedede. note 

"I'm gonna get you, Kirby."
King Dedede

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Brawl in the Family was a Gag Per Day Gaming Webcomic hosted on Keenspot starring Kirby, and featuring various video game characters, mainly those that have appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series, but most of the plots and running jokes are based on Kirby and King Dedede. It was written and drawn by Matthew Taranto, AKA TriforceBun from Turnabout Musical.

The comic usually uses a fairly simplistic art style, originating from bored-in-class sketches and doodles. There is more complex art on occasion, including homages and tributes to the styles of other artists.

A commercial book was released, with the first 200 comics and a huge amount of content thanks to extensive funding. There is also a podcast, which can be found in the description of a few of the blog posts.

Thanks to the notoriety gained from the comic, Matt has become one of the comic artists for Nintendo Force, the fan-made Spiritual Successor magazine to Nintendo Power, and created his own Kickstarter funded game, Tadpole Treble, a Rhythm Game made in the comic's art style. He has also supported other Kickstarter projects, such as Gamemaster Howard's Know-it-Alls and Nefarious.

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The first comic was uploaded on May 1st, 2008, about seven weeks after the NA release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The final comic, #600, was published on October 3, 2014- the exact same day the NA/EU Brawl era ended, with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in those regions. The podcast, however, continued after the comic's conclusion.

On March 31, 2018, Matthew launched a KickStarter campaign for the release of a book called TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME, containing the roughly 50 original Waluigi strips from Brawl in the Family plus 200 new strips, most all featuring Waluigi. Those which do not feature him are titled Back in the Family strips, wherein the main BitF characters interrupt Waluigi's comics in a revenge role reversal. The book was well beyond funded by May 1st, 2018.


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Well folks, I guess that's it. Time to wrap it up, but I'd like to thank you for all these years...

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