My Best SFX of 2021

Thursday, December 9th, 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

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!

Making KUTE - Podcast Episode 8

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Nils-Petter Norlin and Nick Marino (that's me!) talk about the creation of KUTE Crew! How did we make this bonkers webcomic about a bunch of koalas fighting squids? Our deepest secrets are revealed!

We dive into questions about why we chose the animals we chose, which teammates are our personal faves, and why the leader always dies. And the best part? These questions come from the artist of the rad pinup below, Loch Ness!

Along the way we share about our writing and drawing processes for the comic, delving into our decision making behind characters, themes, pacing, color, dialoguing, and tons more. We update KUTE Crew weekly on Webtoon, so follow us there and we'll have another conversation for you soon.