The Evil Life

The Evil Life: Growing Evil, Chapter 7

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

It's been so long since we met our baby alien, hasn't it? Well, the wait is over because we're about to see what things have been like for the extraterrestrial tyke since their home planet exploded and turned them into an intergalactic orphan.

Click an image to open the webcomic in fullscreen, and then scroll or swipe through the entire chapter. (Oh, and you can read us on Webtoon too!)

Quick links... | PREVIOUS: Chapter 6 | NEXT: Chapter 8 |

Those links agains... | PREVIOUS: Chapter 6 | NEXT: Chapter 8 |

Awwww, shucks! Of all the farms on all the planets, this lil alien had to land on the one farm where the farmers would rather put a baby in a barn than a bedroom. Welcome home, I guess?

Nils and I released a new podcast last week. Thought I'd let you know just in case you missed it. We talk all about Chapters 4-6 of The Evil Life plus we do lots of reminiscing and we even debate the direction of the new Star Wars trilogy.

It looks like our next chapter of this weird webcomic is going to feature not one but two (count 'em!) of our main characters as we catch up with both Hester and Gloom as they try to forge favorable futures for themselves. See you then!

Making Evil Podcast - Episode 2

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Nils-Petter Norlin and Nick Marino (that's me!) talk about the creation process behind Chapters 4-6 of The Evil Life webcomic, detailing Hester Herman's monstrous marmot transformation and Prince Gloom's astral plane rendezvous with his parents.

The first 46 minutes of our episode are all about writing and drawing these chapters of The Evil Life, which included some of the earliest scripts and sketches from our collaboration. As we near the end of that conversation, we broach the topic of endings and specifically sticking the landing with a good ending (mostly cuz we're currently hard at work on the end of our top secret graphic novel about underwater koalas). After the end theme at around 46:30, we go on a Star Wars tangent and debate the most recent trilogy as we speculate on the franchise's ability to stick their own landing.

You can follow The Evil Life webcomic here on this site or over on Webtoon. The chapters covered in this conversation include 4: Feeling Fine, 5: Astral Pain, and 6: Side Effects, and our seventh chapter will be out next week!

The Evil Life: Growing Evil, Chapter 6

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

While our science-loving prince is preparing for a job hunt and our baby alien is streaking through space, Hester Herman is struggling with the changes she's experienced after getting bitten by a radioactive marmot. Let's check back in on Hester and see how that's going for her!

Click an image to open the webcomic in fullscreen, and then scroll or swipe through the entire chapter. (Oh, and you can read us on Webtoon too!)

Quick links... | PREVIOUS: Chapter 5 | NEXT: Chapter 7 |

Those links agains... | PREVIOUS: Chapter 5 | NEXT: Chapter 7 |

I love the way Nils draws that radioactive marmot! It's so rad, with all of those cracks and crags. My nephew Teddy liked it too when he saw me working on this webcomic last week, so I read him Hester's chapters. And when it was time for bed later that night, he requested a "radioactive meep" bedtime story! The ultimate compliment.

That was in London, where we were visiting family for a couple of weeks. Rosie and I flew home to Cali one week ago, but then we got an email when we landed that our apartment was being fumigated! So it was a pretty unusual and unexpected time.

Fingers crossed that the next two weeks will be more chilled out! I'll see you back here in two weeks with a short but (bitter)sweet chapter about our baby alien buddy.