Pixel Art: A Weird History of Pepe The Frog and Crypto Twitter

(Last Updated on February 8, 2021)

Pepe the Frog first appeared in a 2005 comic book called, “Boy’s club” by Matt Furie.

The original Pepe cartoon appeared in the comic book “Boy’s Club”

It has become one of the most misunderstood and hated memes on the internet today. Many websites try to tie the meme to negative connotations and racism. But the vast majority of its use has been for goofs, laughs, and talking sh** to other people on Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms.

Don’t hate Matt Furie cuz of Pepe – his artwork is amazing!

Matt’s art is truly original stuff

Matt’s taken a lot of flak over the Pepe meme and he has nothing to do with any of its use online. It’s appeared in a billion different iterations and remakes at this point, none of it centralized to any point of responsibility and he can only distance himself from any misuse.

You’ve got to check out some of his art work – it is extremely original stuff that makes the mind wander immediately. I’m already hooked and have been admiring a lot of his mind bending shroom and nature pieces.

Definitely some psychedelic stuff.

Don’t take any green frog too seriously guys – it’s a joke.

My first sightings of Pepe came from early 4chan meme’s and r/bitcoin posts, soon, the often depressed frog spread like wildfire throughout the crypto community – he’s mostly displayed as a degenerate gambler,, or sad rekt trader in our beloved crypto twitter.

Various media outlets have tried time and time again to place “Pepe the frog” as a symbol for one group or another, but he is only owned by the internet and its users. Apparently the image first originated as far back as 2004 (says wikipedia) but started to first be used by 4chan and social media in 2008. By 2015 it was one of the most popular memes in cyberspace and crypto twitter did not fail to notice..

Pepe has been used and abused just about everyway possible at this point.

Sarcastic to angry, depressed and sad, to exuberant successful trader, but mostly he pops up when you least want to see him on your feed..

Soon “Pepe the Frog” gifs took the Twitter community by storm and most people probably barely noticed and genuinely didn’t care.. but ya. There was that green frog again.

Now there exists a massive record of customized Pepe memes deep within Crypto Twitter and all other social media platforms.

Who are the TOP Meme’rs on Crypto Twitter?

@CryptoGainz1 (Update – banned,, err scammed again in January 2021 new account below)

Pepe loves to appear right when you get that liquidation email from BitMex!

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