Webcomic Profile: It's a hard life


It's a hard life
Robin is ten years old and travels through Kanto with her pokémon to find a place to call home. This is a story about struggle, survival and friendship in a cruel world.


This is a Nuzlocke comic. Contains swearing, violence and death. And sometimes some gore.

Updates are sadly quite irregular but I have no plans on giving up on it anytime soon!


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Comment on Chapter 11: Page 16
Graymaybe (Guest), 16 Dec 2014 01:28 pm
Fantastic comic Qlock!

I started reading a week or so ago and since then I've found myself looking forward to each dose of It's a Hard Life. Usually devour some before work with a cup of coffee, makes the start of each day a little more fun!

And now I've caught up, can't wait to see the next installment. :)
Comment on Chapter 11: Page 16
starduster (Guest), 16 Dec 2014 09:19 am
Fan count increased by 1!
Just read all 11 chapters after finding a link on reddit yesterday, and I'm more impressed the more I see!

I love how you handled Lavender Town, and the way that the dangers of the pokemon world have been presented in general. The characters are memorable - even (or maybe especially?) those who are hard to like at first. The art is different from most comics I've come across, in a very good way; expressions that might be overdone or silly in another style just...work, somehow.

It's fine to take your time with the updates to come. Too often, a series like this ends, unfinished, because the creator burned out or something...better to go at your own pace, take care of yourself, and keep enjoying what you're doing. Besides, good things come to those who wait, right?
Comment on Chapter 9: Page: 85
duciferscruff, 15 Dec 2014 02:04 am
Yeah I know... I release most
Comment on Chapter 11: Page 16
Guest, 14 Dec 2014 11:53 pm
@Guest: And then back into a bad day, since because emotions!
Comment on Chapter 11: Page 16
Adendis (Guest), 13 Dec 2014 07:25 am
Having just read through the entire backlog of 'It's a hard life' I just have to say.

Thank you!

Your art is unique and brilliant and the comic is wonderful. I eagerly anticipate the next batch of comics. :)
Comment on Chapter 11: Page 16
Dragon Turtle, 10 Dec 2014 03:43 pm
Oooooh, I'm having flashbacks to all the tree trunk-wielding trolls from all those Lord of the Rings RTS games I used to play. But I played the bad guys, so it's the trolls I sent to their deaths!! NOOOOOO! FORGIVE ME!!
Comment on Chapter 11: Page 16
Kefka (Guest), 10 Dec 2014 04:24 am
I think I'll join
Well I guess I'm going to be one of the many people waiting for this awesome comic to continue
Comment on Chapter 10: Page 37
Dragon Turtle, 08 Dec 2014 11:22 pm
Why not just put most of them in their pokeballs? She was smart enough to do that earlier, and they make a lot of noise, and are easy to spot. Plus, I am pissed at them for fooling around with dead bodies.
Comment on Chapter 9: Page 10
Dragon Turtle, 08 Dec 2014 11:00 pm
Crosswalks in Kanto
So big blue dinosaurs walk across the street while drivers watch on, without sparking any reaction?
Comment on Chapter 8: Page: 50
Dragon Turtle, 08 Dec 2014 10:57 pm
I don't think I've ever seen a bird in fiction come off as sultry as right now.

Also, this interpretation of a Fearow really makes you think of the connection between dinosaurs and birds.


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