I'm trying something a lil different for our few remaining chapters of The Evil Life (it ends with Finding Evil, Chapter 12) and doing the "To Be Continued..." thing! Originally conceived as two large sections, I'm splitting them into four far more reasonably sized chapters. That's partially for my own sanity and partially because I think they'll read better this way.
If you're enjoying the webcomic and want to dig deeper into its creation, Nils and I recorded another Making Evil podcast last week. It's chock full of more behind-the-scenes secrets and rambling reminiscences.
Thanks for reading! See you back here in two weeks for Part 2 of Stand Down!
Nils-Petter Norlin and Nick Marino (that's me!) talk about creating Finding Evil chapters 5-8 (17-20 on Webtoon) of The Evil Life webcomic as Hester, Gloom, and Blarf hatch crazy schemes and settle into their new lives under the same roof.
We dig into some of Nils's best background jokes and references in these four chapters, including wacky book titles in Gloom's room, the return of the living sludge, and Nils's own secret appearances in the comic!
We also answer a burning question from Webtoon about Nessie, tease some more about our upcoming underwater koala comic, delve into the timeline of putting The Evil Life together over the past eight years, and drop some hints about the ending of this webcomic including a redacted question from Rosie.
After the end theme Nils tell us about his joyous May the 4th celebration this year, including all of the rad lightsabers he put together with his kids, the Mandalorian helmet he just finished, and the next helmet he's gonna make.
Our mad scientist cooked up a recipe for mind control and then he went mad with power, squandering his sudden success. Gloom's failure could largely be traced back to a single moment: when he fired Blarf from the manager's position at his restaurant.
Tap any panel to open the webcomic in fullscreen, and then click or swipe through the entire chapter. (Oh, and you can read us on Webtoon too!)
Looks like Hester gambled and lost with that one because Blarf is definitely intent on staying put at Knight Corp! Honestly, I can't blame him... he's used to being surrounded by people with little to no ethics, but he's not used to those people treating him decently in the process. I mean, the alien just wants to have a job and have some friends without getting hassled, yeesh!
Meanwhile, my quarantine continues. I recently passed Day 50, which was a somber reminder that this is some truly unprecedented stuff. I'm hoping it'll be safe to get back to some semblance of normalcy here in Cali before it hits Day 100.
But before then, we'll see how Hester's coping with Blarf's decision! Be back here in two weeks to find out. (And maybe we'll have a new podcast for you even sooner!)