Nils-Petter Norlin

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.

KUTE Crew: Fathoms of Comics

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Dive into the aquatic adventures of the Koala Underwater Tactical Elite!

KUTE Crew Episode 29

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

KUTE Crew episodes on Webtoon
- Episode 1: "Ready For Action"
- Episode 2: "Take A Dip"
- Episode 3: "Hop To It"
- Episode 4: "It's Too Bad"
- Episode 5: "Talk To Me"
- Episode 6: "The Big One"
- Episode 7: "Try To Win"
- Episode 8: "Too Much Power"
- Episode 9: "Get It Back"
- Episode 10: "Quite Vexing"
- Episode 11: "Intense Guy"
- Episode 12: "Mess Duty"
- Episode 13: "Stay Strong"
- Episode 14: "Don't Move"
- Episode 15: "Can't Stop"
- Episode 16: "Please Work"
- Episode 17: "Reach Out"
- Episode 18: "Too Late"
- Episode 19: "Please Respond"
- Episode 20: "Down Here"
- Episode 21: "Not One Bit"
- Episode 22: "Chow Down"
- Episode 23: "Frigid Depths"
- Episode 24: "Disparate Molecules"
- Episode 25: "Hard Drive"
- Episode 26: "Be The First"
- Episode 27: "Unified Goal"
- Episode 28: "Stay Vigilant"
- Episode 29: "Leaf Lickers"

KUTE Crew chapters on Gumroad
- Chapter 1: "A Risky Refuge"
- Chapter 2: "A Vast Visitor"
- Chapter 3: "A Cruel Cavern"
- Chapter 4: "A Mind Unmined"
- Chapter 5: "A Crew Askew" NEW

Profiles, Panels, and Podcasts
- Astral Jane, the sorcerer
- Miss Elle, the ghost
- ADORBS Academy, the school
- Short Fuse, the loose cannon
- Behind the Panels: Bada Boom
- Behind the Panels: All Data
- Making KUTE: Podcast Ep. 8
- Motor Boater, the engineer
- Making KUTE: Podcast Ep. 9
- The Squids in the Squad

KUTE Crew Chapter 5
KUTE Crew created by Nils-Petter Norlin (art) and Nick Marino (words)