Writing

My Transformers Tale "The Morphlings" Is In Comic Shops Now

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Heh heh, true. You know what? That gives me an idea. Did I ever tell you guys about... The Morphlings

I wrote a Beast Machines campfire story for the Transformers: Beast Wars 2022 Annual, in comic book stores on April 20, 2022 from IDW Publishing. Sitting with me underneath the night sky are Andrea Bell (art), Jake M Wood (letters), and Jazmine Joyner (edits).

Here's a little preview of the weird world you'll visit in The Morphlings...

It was on a planet much like Cybertron but desolate and cloaked in perpetual night. Heck, maybe it was Cybertron. I can't say for sure.
Their master? Megasavage. Think Megatron, just bigger, badder, and bleaker.
Driven underground by Megasavage, they called themselves The Defiance.

I hope you dig what you see! I'm a huge Beast Machines fan, so I was stoked to bring a bit of that flavor to the IDW comics.

And... the first review of the Beast Wars 2022 Annual is already in, thanks to Megan Peters at ComicBook.com!
A slew of unsung characters from the franchise makes their way to the top in this delicious entry to delight fans.

Lost & Sound Zine

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Lost & Sound zine

My latest short story is a sci-fi adventure about a composer searching alien worlds for the perfect combination of instruments to compose their musical masterpiece.

Making KUTE - Podcast Episode 9

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Nils-Petter Norlin and Nick Marino (that's me!) talk about the creation of KUTE Crew! This time around we're discussing color, magic, and lots more.

We kick things off with a conversation about the many helmets of Nils, who builds custom Stormtrooper designs and posts them on his Instagram. That leads us into a discussion of color and how it has informed the design and feel of KUTE Crew.

After some deep thoughts, we dive into a conversation about the role of magic in our webcomic. Thanks to some feedback on our previous episode from Loch Ness, we're laying out the rules of magic in our universe, how it works for our koalas, and how all of that informs our writing and drawing choices for this story. We'll have a new KUTE Crew update on Webtoon soon, so follow us there and read along!