My Best SFX of 2021

Nick Marino: Art vs. Artist 2021

I've had a year full of koalas and undersea action in KUTE Crew along with my collaborator Nils-Petter Norlin. Here are my fave SFX from our Webtoon Canvas webcomic. Just click on the sound effect to read the episode that featured it!

KUTE Crew episode 18

KUTE Crew episode 18 (again)

KUTE Crew episode 23

KUTE Crew episode 25

KUTE Crew episode 43

KUTE Crew episode 34

KUTE Crew episode 40

KUTE Crew episode 50

KUTE Crew on Webtoon Canvas

Lost & Sound Zine

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

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!