Growing Evil

Making Evil Podcast - Episode 4

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Nils-Petter Norlin and Nick Marino (that's me!) talk about the creation of Chapters 10-12 of The Evil Life webcomic, detailing Blarf's life on the farm, Hester's return to the marmots, and Gloom's soul-crushing day job.

We talk about our inspirations and goals behind these scenes, from subverting Superman to giving a talking marmot some serious page time to using real life at the office as fodder for Gloom's own struggles at work.

We also reveal some of our favorite tiny moments in these chapters, from pre-owned nails to Jerry shushing Hester to the sad toilet and lots more.

And then there's this...
...the digital collected edition of Growing Evil! It's a widescreen hi-res PDF that's packed with nearly 200 panels of humor, action, and slice-of-life supervillainy.

(right click to save... we wanted to make it available on Gumroad too but apparently you can't have a file be $0+ and over 25MB)

You can follow The Evil Life webcomic here on this site or over on Webtoon. The chapters covered in this conversation include 10: The Secret, 11: Above Ground, and 12: Daily Bind, and our second volume begins on Tuesday, January 14th!

The Evil Life: Growing Evil, Chapter 12

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

While Blarf learns that life on the farm is a real drag and Hester struggles to move on without the support of her marmot family, Gloom is in Megaville dealing with an entirely different kind of challenge.

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!)

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That's a wrap on The Evil Life season one! Nils-Petter Norlin and I have absolutely loved sharing Growing Evil with you and we can't wait for the awesome stuff that's coming up in our next season, Finding Evil. In the meantime, I'll be putting together a downloadable collected edition of Growing Evil on Gumroad and we'll also be recording a recap podcast about the end of this first big story arc.

We appreciate you reading our tale and following the exploits of Hester, Gloom, and Blarf. It's a joy to let you read this story and we've got a whole lot more webcomics in store. Also, don't forget we're on Webtoon too, and so pop over there and give us a like if you have an account.

Finding Evil starts in a mere two months on January 14th, 2020, so enjoy your holidays and get yourself stoked for a whole new season of The Evil Life in the new year!

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The Evil Life: Growing Evil, Chapter 11

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

As we learned last time, things aren't going so well for Blarf on the farm... but maybe they're gonna be better for Hester once she gets back to her loving marmot family in the nature preserve? Let's find out!

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!)

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So apparently the answer to my question from the beginning of this post is NO, things are NOT getting better for our mutated student. What a bummer! No home, no crew, no family. Where's she gonna go now?!

Sadly, you'll have to wait until 2020 for that answer. Chapter 12 drops in a couple weeks, shortly followed by one more recap podcast, and then we'll be on a brief hiatus until January. But when the new year hits, you'll find out Hester's fate right away!

For our final chapter in the Growing Evil saga (a.k.a. our first volume / first season of The Evil Life), Nils and I will see what Gloom is up to in Megaville with his new job. That's on November 19th, so be back here then for another outrageous webcomic.

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