KUTE Crew: Welcome Aboard!

Friday, July 24th, 2020

My new comic is launching soon! It's called KUTE Crew and it follows the adventures of the Koala Underwater Tactical Elite as they scoot around the sea and take on different sects of the sinister Squid Squad. Here's the cover featuring astounding art by co-creator Nils-Petter Norlin and a logo by yours truly...

Starting August 4th, our weekly webcomic will update every Tuesday at 9 AM PT. And you can subscribe to KUTE Crew on Webtoon now!

Here's our official announcement by Wendy Browne from the 2020 Eisner Award winner for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism, Women Write About Comics...
- [Exclusive] Get Ready for the KUTE Crew!

We've also had coverage on...
- KUTE Crew: Koalas Fight Sea Monsters in Upcoming Webtoon Series
Multiversity Comics
- The Rundown: 'A cute new squad is set to launch on Webtoon'
Major Spoilers
- The KUTE Crew arrives on August 4th
First Comics News
- KUTE Crew to Set Sail on Webtoon

Nils and I have been secretly toiling on this tale for over four years, finishing up The Evil Life as we began to outline outrageous exploits for our fuzzy fighters.

Each episode on Webtoon is actually 2-3 pages of our traditional comic book layout that I'm cutting up into individual panels. Our entire story is built out of 10-page chapters, so a new one will begin on Webtoon every month or so.

Once a chapter of KUTE Crew is complete, I'll upload a hi-res digital comic of it to Gumroad. I'll also offer self-published minicomics of each chapter that are printed and assembled right here at home.

This comic is a true labor of love for us, a story full of our big ideas and crazy dreams. I'm thrilled to continue my collaboration with Nils-Petter Norlin, who's bringing so much brilliance and amazing visualization to KUTE Crew.

I hope you'll subscribe on Webtoon and come aboard now so you can be ready when we set sail. It's gonna be wet and wild!

The Evil Life: Finding Evil, Chapter 12

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Blarf was playing golf with his Knight Corp co-workers at the country club, and it just so happens that Hester was napping under the very same golf course. Now, if that wasn't weird enough, there's been a massive explosion back at the club house.

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!)

PREVIOUS: Chapter 11 NEXT: KUTE Crew

Congrats, you finished The Evil Life! We hope you enjoyed watching these three misfits find themselves, find a home, and find friendship. Although their story is over, Nils and I have a lot more in store for you...

Next Tuesday (Wednesday! I need an extra day), check back here for a final episode of our Making Evil podcast. Nils and I will recap the final chapters of The Evil Life, do a post-mortem on the whole story, tease our next comic (more on that in a sec), and maybe even discuss another fictional ending that's become infamous since it dropped last year. I'll also have a PDF of Finding Evil for you to download.

And then in two weeks, Nils and I will embark on an outrageous aquatic adventure and we want to have you aboard. Head to Webtoon and subscribe now to KUTE Crew so you'll be ready when our new weekly comic launches on August 4, 2020. The Eisner-nominated Women Write About Comics has our exclusive KUTE Crew announcement, so head there too and get more details! To whet your appetite, here's a teaser...

Pretty rad, right?! Anyway, I think that's all for now. Thanks for following the tale of Hester, Gloom, and Blarf. We appreciate you so much and can't wait to take you on more adventures with our new characters.

PREVIOUS: Chapter 11 NEXT: KUTE Crew

Making Evil Podcast - Episode 6

Friday, May 8th, 2020

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.

The chapters covered in this conversation include Finding Evil 5: Team Meeting, 6: Brain Food, and 7: Flavor Savior, and 8: The Ultimatum.