WelcomeOlly: WELCOME TO THE KADVENTURES PAGE. -hands a small giant squid-
Ninth: Olly, I don't think anyone enjoys squid as much as you do. -clears throat-
Olly: NO THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY DID.
Hello, ninth_is_dead, and welcome to the official petpage for the Neopian Times comic, The Kadventures of Olly and Ninth. Here you can view all of the comics published in the Neopian Times, as well as other goodies, artwork, and doodles. Read about the eccentric creators of the comic and the inspiration and history behind each comic. So sit back and relax, listen to some harmonica music, enjoy some kadfood and squid, and most of all enjoy the comics!
Ninth: Gosh, I hate sounding so nice and welcoming. DON'T LISTEN TO ANYTHING OLLY SAYS, I DO NOT HAVE A SOFT SIDE.
Olly: Pssst, neomail me. I'll tell you everything.
HistoryIt all started back in fall 2010 when a Titanic Giant Squid was trying to eat Ninth for breakfast, and all of a sudden out of the sky, SUPER OLLY CAME TO THE RESCUE. Her navy blue cape waved in the wind as she flew down with an iron fist in front of her, ready to beat the ink out of...
...gosh, my memory fails. Actually, it was a little more like Ninth decided to be a nicey-nice and bump Olly's boards because she thought Olly was a pretty cool gal. Ninth rarely thinks people are cool enough to bump their boards for them, but I guess there was something awesome about that Olly girl. Maybe her board trolling. The next big move came when Ninth decided to draw fanart for Olly's pet application, and their friendship took off like a squid fleeing from a predator in a cloud of ink. Actually, that was a horrible analogy. Anyways, Ninth and Olly became Neo best friends in a very short time. They had gifting wars and the presents grew bigger and bigger each time, even dropping "bombs" to each other in real life. They frolicked through peony fields and trolled the Pound Chat together. Ninth tutored Olly in art, Olly bugged Ninth to get better at coding layouts. Ninth told Olly to collect more avatars, Olly told Ninth to get more permanent pets. Ninth now enables Olly's thirst for art by drawing for Olly whenever she needs (or doesn't need) art.
Ninth:...THIS DOES NOT MEAN I HAVE A SOFT SIDE...
Olly: YES DEAR.
...anyways, it was a start of a beautiful friendship, yes. Eventually Ninth and Olly talked about doing a Neopian Times comic together, but had no inkling of what to do.
Ninth: Yes, I did use the word 'inkling' to impress Olly and her love for squids. Still doesn't mean I have a soft spot for her. She's a pain in my side, really.
Around early 2011, the crazy avatar obsessed Ninth tried her hand at the elusive Kadoatery Mew avatar, and after a few failed tries and pwning by overfeeders, Ninth finally fed her first Kad, Her Highness.
Ninth: Olly likes to be called that...
For around two weeks, Ninth spent much time feeding greedy Kadoaties. It took a lot of Red Bull, coffee, and patience. Olly would keep Ninth company while she fed Kads, and support her (aka calm her down) when she missed a feed.
Ninth eventually 'went pink' and got the sparkly avatar, and celebrated the fact she would no longer waste money on kad food. (But little did she know a year later she'd become obsessed with stamps...-cough-)
This story of course is relevant. While Ninth was feeding Kadoaties, she decided to draw herself and Olly as Kads, with Olly eating her favorite food, a squid, of course.
Ninth: OH GOSH THAT PICTURE IS HIDEOUS. DID I USED TO SERIOUSLY DRAW THAT BAD? DON'T SHOW IT TO THE PUBLIC, GET IT OFF HERE!
Olly: TEACH ME HOW TO DRAW LIKE THAT!
After showing that drawing to Olly, she immediately got the idea for the comic. They gave themselves 'Kadoatie-sonas' and put them in the Neopain world, from a petpet's point of view. Both of them were psyched about their new comic idea, and wrote down a bunch of ideas (a lot which were never made into comics.) The title immediately came to them, that the comic would be appropriately named The Kadventures of Olly and Ninth.
Only four comics were made in Kadventures first year in 2011, even with the dozens of ideas Olly and Ninth came up with, the first being Habitarium and the last being Krakken inspired by the Krawk Island Disappearance event. Ninth stopped making Kadventures when she quit in the fall of 2011 (and of course came back, but this will be explained later.)
Kadventures really took off in 2012 when Ninth returned to Neopets after Olly's guilting her into it. Ninth improved in art during her second year at animation college, changed the character designs and started fresh, with Olly's Ninth's Return idea. This was originally going to be a short one page comic, but Ninth wanted to make it into a longer subplot with 'filler' comics in between.
Olly: I HAZ YOUR HEARTSTRINGS.
Ninth: Blah blah blah, just show 'em the comics already so they can leave.
Neopian Times ComicsNinth: Here are the comics, now read them quickly and get out of my face.
Olly: Wow be nice, Nonny. Being nice gets you places, and gifts!
Ninth: How about no. And stop calling me that.
...anyways, here are the awaited comic strips. The number in front of the comic title corresponds to the Neopian Times issue the comic is featured in, since links to the Neopian Times do not work. The first comic, Habitarium, is in issue 489, in case you were wondering. You will also see the art style evolve -coughimprovecough- as issues go on. I apologise if the page is image heavy for your browser, the comics are pretty big and may take a while to load.
Ninth: Actually I'm not sorry. THESE ARE NICE HIGH QUALITY PNGS. I DON'T CARE IF THEY TAKE FOREVER TO LOAD. NOT MY PROBLEM.
Ninth's ReturnThis is a subplot slowly being worked on. The idea was Olly's, and she writes her parts featuring her Kad, while Ninth writes her parts with her Kad.
Part One was the first comic of 2012 after Ninth returned from quitting Neopets. Ninth left in the fall of 2011, and returned at the very end of January. The reason why Ninth quit was from getting scammed of 120 million neopoints while buying an item she really wanted, a Battle Slices Stamp. Since a lot of people ask, it was a split auction and trading post transaction, since the "seller" had too many auctions up and couldn't add the last few, including one with the stamp (only way to transfer that much pure is multiple auctions.) You can see how that turned out.
Eventually 9 months later in May 2012, Ninth finally got her neopoints returned by TNT, and less than a month later, a seller for the stamp showed up and Ninth finally got her coveted avatar. It was all thanks to Olly bugging and making her feel bad for leaving. EVERYTHING WORKED OUT IN THE END.
Ninth: I love this avatar almost as much as Olly. I MEAN...Olly's a pain in the butt.
Olly: -proud grin-
But anyways, Olly wanted to do a comic where Ninth returned from being gone for so long. It was originally going to be a one page comic, but thought it'd be more fun (and sadly more work) to make it a whole subplot with many chapters, showing Olly and Ninth's stories as they live their lives without each other, and how they get back to each other and continue their lives frolicking and causing chaos among the petpet world.
Ninth: I did miss Olly. I had no one to pick on.
In this installment of Ninth's Return, Olly misses Ninth a lot after Ninth's disappearance. Dorothy comes as a Spring Snowbunny, as she's another friend of Olly and Ninth. Dorothy "Doro" assures Olly that Ninth is fine and dandy, but little do they know Ninth is having a hard time getting by, playing her harmonica on the street in order to get money for food.
Ninth: Dang Olly, when you're happy, you're wicked happy. When you're sad, you're wicked sad. No in between...
Olly: I DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS.
Ninth: You sure about that?
Olly: I'VE BEEN CHECKED. I'M 100% HEALTHY.
Ninth: Alrighty then. But how could you be so sad missing me? I mean, I pick on you all the time...
Olly: OH HAXORUS.
Ninth: Wait, what?
Olly: AND THAT THING DEINO EVOLVES INTO.
Ninth: Olly this is not a time to be talking about your Pokemon. POKEMON DON'T EVEN EXIST IN THE NEOPIAN WORLD, WE'RE KADS, REMEMBER?
Olly: BOTH IN ONE BATTLE. BEST. BATTLE. EVER. SPARKLES AND LANCE JUNIOR, YOU ARE BOTH LOVELY.
Ninth: OLLY STOP DROOLING OVER YOUR DRAGON POKEMON AND PAY ATTENTION.
Ninth: I'm guessing this means Olly is too busy playing Pokemon right now.
Olly: winning at*
Poor Ninth's having a tough time out there. No one to stop and help feed a poor Kadoatie, not even for the avatar. Hunger is going to get the best of her...
Ninth: Yes, I did get into a fight. I won, really...I swear.
Olly: Was it with a squid?
Ninth: No, squids don't even live in the city.
Olly: Maybe it escaped from an aquarium.
Ninth: It wasn't a squid, Olly.
Olly: THE LUPE IS EATING SQUID!!! MAYBE IT WAS THE ONE YOU FOUGHT! YOU REALLY DID WIN!
Ninth: OLLY, FOR THE LAST TIME...
Olly really misses Ninth, and all of the memories make her really upset. After many months of waiting for Ninth to return, Olly can't wait any longer and sets out to find Ninth. Will Olly and her trusty Pinchit sidekick, Watson, find her?
Olly: BUT NONNY WHY CAN'T I HAVE A SQUID SIDEKICK?
Ninth: BECAUSE. And you have no idea how annoying this comic was to optimize for the Neopian Times. It took me HOURS. Never doing a strip this long again. ANYWAYS. Sad Olly makes Ninth sad. And no, I still don't have a soft side for this Kad, go ahead and neomail her. Everything she'll say is a lie and I'll prove it. Really.
Olly: Hamiltoni is species part of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni - the Colossal Squid. Because I know facts.
Ninth: I hate getting my photo taken. Of course I'll be unhappy about it. Gosh.
Olly: Ignoring Doro always makes me feel better.
Olly: I'M KIDDING DORO ILY YOU'RE ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS EVER.
Olly: Notice the Pinchit Habitarium and Dried Squid.
Ninth: Yes, Olly, they can see it...
Ninth: You know, that squid could've been unfriendly...
Olly All Squid love me.
Ninth: Of course I wouldn't be happy in those ridiculously awkward swimtrunks. How did you expect me to feel?
Olly Well, I tried to convince you to wear a suit like mine...
Ninth: I hate flowers. I have bad allergies. Do you expect me to smile and frolic around them?
Olly: Excuses, excuses...
Ninth: You would have a Titanic Giant Squid vs. Mega Jetsam 3D poster in your cardboard box...
Olly: -starts crying again-
Ninth: WASTE OF ICE CREAM. And I did not forget you, I was just being stubborn.
Olly: My ego tells me that every brilliant idea is mine, okay? And my ego is always right.
Dorothy regretted this statement after seeing this comic.
Olly: BUT I STILL WANT A SQUID. WHY CAN'T I HAVE A SQUID?
Themed ComicsThese are all of the comics specifically made for special Neopian Times Issues, such as the avatar related 50th issues (500, 550, 600, ect) and other days like Fyora Day, Grey Day, ect.
Superstitious Olly is afraid something is going to happen on the 500th Neopian Times day...DOOMSDAY. Ninth assures Olly that she's just being ridiculous, but who turns out to be right?
Ninth: Ewww, old art. CANNOT LOOK AT IT. MY EYES...THEY'RE BURNING...
Olly: I SAID TEACH ME HOW TO DRAW LIKE THAT.
Olly: Ninth never believes me...
Olly: What does Olly always say? Olly is...
Ninth: ...always right. YES DEAR.
Superstitious Olly is afraid AGAIN, but her curiousity put her and Ninth in a bit of a dilemma...
Ninth has a plan...
Olly can be mean too, when she needs to be...
Mistress of squids can't go anywhere without her minions...
Ninth never learns.
Once again, Ninth never learns.
Something us Battledomers can relate to.
Fluff ComicsThese are the rest of the comics, and the category which most of them fit under. They're basically random ideas Olly and Ninth come up with, inspired by anything really, such as Olly and Ninth themselves, events, squids, and Neopian things. These can fall on special issues (a few have been put in the Grey Day issue), but they're not specifically made for special issues.
The first Kaventures comic ever made. Olly really does have an all Pinchit Habitarium (and makes sure it is at all times), which is what inspired the comic.
Ninth: You can tell it's the first comic because it reeks of ugly old art-ness. AND NO BACKGROUNDS. WHAT WAS I THINKING?
Olly: DO I HAVE TO SAY IT AGAIN?
Olly: Awwww. You make me almost no longer want scriblets...
This was the second Kadventures made, but made it into the Neopian Times after the third comic, Doomsday for the 500th Neopian Times. The reason is because Ninth never realized she submitted it over 200 kB and it never went through. Woops. Inspired, of course, by Olly's love -coughobsessioncough- for squid.
Ninth: OLD ART. But the most decent looking old comic I did, yes.
Ninth: Fried calamari is yummy, but raw squid? Really? -face turns green-
Olly: You should try dried squid, here, I have a bag!
Ninth: Eh, no thank you...
Olly: In retrospect, it's kind of cute. I'm sure it only wanted to play with us.
Ninth: YES, EAT IT OLLY. THE WHOLE THING. OR NO MORE ART FOR YOU.
Olly: We all know very well that's a lie.
The last comic of 2011 before Ninth "quit," and inspired by the Krawk Island event...and squid...and Olly's obsession with Bilge Dice...
Ninth: OLD ART EWWWWWWWW.
Olly: OH HUSH.
Olly: Here I feel the need to shamelessly mention that I hoard small giant squid.
Ninth: They betrayed you because you're a pain in the butt.
Olly -ignores- Notice the shirt.
Ninth really does make balloon animals, and a real life friend of hers once told her to become a clown if she didn't become an animator. The version in the Neopian Times has edited dialogue to make it more 'Neopian.' This was originally a bunch of sequential doodles but Olly told Ninth to submit it to the Neopian Times anyways.
Olly: I DEMAND A REAL ONE.
Ninth: Then get your butt up to Connecticut already and I'll make you a real one.
Olly: No, you come down to Texas.
Ninth: No, that's a 30 hour drive!
Olly: TAKE A PLANE.
Ninth: TOO EXPENSIVE.
Olly: So difficult...
Ninth: NO YOU ARE.
Olly: NUH UH.
Ninth: YEAH HUH.
Olly: NUH UH.
Ninth: YEAH HUH.
Olly: NUH UH.
Ninth: YEAH HUH.
Ninth: LOOK AT MY AWESOME KRAWK BALLOON.
Ninth: Everytime I try to be nice, you have to ruin the mood.
Olly: What, I think you'd make a great clown! -snickers-
Ninth: I hate children. And dressing ridiculous.
Olly: Lies, you're good with kids.
Ninth: LIES. LIES. LIES.
Olly: TRUTHS. TRUTHS. TRUTHS.
Ninth likes to act all tough, but she has one weakness...one that she always denies that she has...
This one was Olly's idea after Ninth showed her a photo of someone "walking" a thing of lettuce on a leash. Oblivious Olly is oblivious.
Someone likes squid a little too much...
Because spring and summer are Ninth's most hated seasons.
A. Hot, humid weather.
B. Bugs. Bugs everywhere.
C. POLLEN. POLLEN EVERYWHERE.
Olly's idea, in response to many people thinking that the Kads were boys, even though they're fursonas of two female Neopians. Girly little Olly likes changing her appearance, but tomboy Ninth can't stand bright colors and is resistant to change.
Ninth has many OCD's. This is one of them. Plus, Olly gets enjoyment out of annoying Ninth.
Olly the Sway says: "Don't Mess with Texas...I MEAN purses." Nothing escapes the Sway, not even the thieving, mocking Ninth.
DoodlesHere are some "Kadoodles" Ninth drew inspired by conversations with Olly and other things, or because Olly demanded that Ninth drew them. Olly is one demanding girl. A shameless demanding girl.
ExtrasDescription goes here. Basically stuff that isn't directly relevant to the Kadventures but that we still want to add.
Frequently Asked Questions
What program do you use to draw the comics?
I used to hand draw and hand ink them and color in Photoshop CS5. I recently got a Cintiq for Christmas 2012 and now I draw directly into Photoshop CS6.
Are Olly and Ninth boys or girls?
Both of them are girls. They're basically Neo fursonas of Olly and I, and we're both girls. A lot of people think the Kadoaties are boys, probably because I didn't add eyelashes and stuff. Ninth is a tomboy and easier to think she's a guy, but for some reason a lot of people thought Olly was a boy!
Why does Olly like squid so much?
Well you see, Olly was sent here by the Great Squid of the Fourth Era to protect humanity from the upcoming mosquito invasion. She was raised by a squid, and for a while thought she was one of them. Her words, not mine.
Do you and Olly know each other in real life?
Sadly no, we live too far apart, her in Texas and me in Connecticut/Canada. We do talk a lot outside of Neo, and she texts me multiple times a day (sometimes waking me up at three in the morning too.) We've been best neofriends for quite a while, and someday we may get to frolic in that outside world, maybe.
Why is Ninth so angry?
I'm not always angry, but I do get irritated easily. Well, I did earn myself the nickname "Storm Cloud" back when I was in high school from a friend of mine... It's very exaggerated and cartoony in the comic, it contrasts with Olly's exaggerated happiness. It adds for more comedy, especially when Ollykad assumes Ninthkad is happier than she really is.
Do Olly and Ninth have a Neopet owner?
Olly wanted to do a comic where she remembers her old owner, an Invisible Quiggle. Not sure where I'll go with that yet, though. Ninthkad has always been a stray. Ninthkad probably found Ollykad when she couldn't find her invisible owner or something, and (reluctantly) befriended her ;D We're not sure yet. I plan on making backstory comics for them someday, though.
Are you going to finish Ninth's Return?
Naw, I lost interest a long time ago.
How did Ninth learn to play harmonica?
I learned while doing time in that horrible place called the Petpet Pound. (Actually, even as a harmonica player, I have no idea why the 'playing harmonica in jail' thing is a stereotype lol.)
So what team do Olly and Ninth support in the Altador Cup?
MOLTARA. We both used to be Krawk Islanders, but we have an awesome inside joke that involves Moltara, and plus I'm a steampunk kid and deep down I've always wanted to be on Moltara. So I convinced Olly and a bunch of other friends to join. PARTY IN MOLTARA!
Why does Ninth hang around Olly if she can't stand her?
Ninth cares about Olly very much, but is all about 'tough love.' (but it's hard actually being tough when you're two feet tall.) Picking on people just means she likes them, haha. Ninth is just grouchy with everyone. She'd be the first to jump in and defend Olly though.
Why does Olly wear a cape and crown?
I based her Kadoatie off her Pokemon fursona, which was a blue Mew with a cape and crown. Olly doesn't actually run around in a cape in real life. Though it'd be awesome if she did.
(I actually think she wears them because she thinks she's a superhero.)
I do however wear that hat and leather jacket in real life lol.
What about Olly's caution tape around her head?
That's also on her Mew Pokemon fursona, and a long story, but to shorten it...something bad happened on her college campus...and another friend of ours pretended to wrap caution tape around her head to protect her or something.
Can Olly and Ninth make a cameo in my Neopian Times comic?
I've gotten asked this quite a few times. As much as I love the fact that you like Kadventures so much, I can't allow others to publish comics with my characters in them. You are however free to do fanart ;D Olly especially loves that. -cue Olly's puppy-kad-eyes-
Are you ever going to stop making Kadventures?
I don't plan to until I quit Neopets, and not sure how long that'll be. If either Olly or I quit before the other, Kadventures will stop being made. In the meantime, it's one of the few reasons why I stay on Neo, so I will continue to make them for a good long while. For once in my life, I wasn't in for something just for the avatar!
Fan StuffWe love our fans, and our fans love us. Here is a collection of fan art and mail we have gotten for the kads. Make this a tad bit longer. Again, be careful with the center tag and add in the URL comment. Don't bother with BRs between each individual thing; the size of the page will take care of it. Also add that hovering over the art will hav the artist's username (not a direct link, though, or dragging doesn't work).
This isn't all of the fanmail we've gotten, but the most recent ones we got since we started screenie-ing them, so sorry if yours isn't up here! We appreciate all fanmail (especially Olly), even if yours doesn't get replied to (Ninth reads them all but sometimes forgets to reply.)
OutroThank the visitor for coming, promise future kadventures, and such. : DDD HOORAY!
Links(We need links out. And, um, links back. I'll request it from a button maker I guess.) Don't touch this section until I format it for you once we have buttons. BUT YES, I AM INCLUDING A SHAMELESS LINK TO HACK, MKAY?
CreditThis page was designed, coded, and created by 0llyness on June 7, '12, with the help of her imagination and W3CSS. It is not free for use and any theft shall be reported. However, if you have any questions about coding, feel free to contact her.
All art on this page is by __ninth_gate__ unless otherwise stated and cannot be used without her written consent. The characters of Ninthkad and Ollykad also belong to her, and thus cannot be published without her consent. We do, however, appreciate fan art.
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