The Adventures of Knux is a webcomic series created by Knuckles96 in 2011. Focusing heavily on the SMBX community, its user base and events, it became a well-known and popular webcomic amongst forum members. Over 800 episodes have been produced with 21 cartoonists, and their contributions have made a notable impact on SMBX community culture.
Set in qigsville [on Valtteri Island], the series' main protagonists are Knux, Ace, qig, and Valtteri - with many secondary characters that often have their own storylines. The comic often pokes fun at real forum events and incidents, mostly with a slapstick-esque take.
Knuckles96 had created several webcomic series between 2010 and 2011, although none of them lasted long. An early webcomic, The Adventures of Kyasarin lasted roughly seven episodes, although only one exists. The original 'series outline' for TAOK was different, with the first seven episodes branded as Season One, but this was later changed to 100 episodes = 1 season. This would stay the case for roughly seven seasons.
60 episodes were produced in 2011, with the help of cartoonists FireSeraphim and Magibowser. By the end of 2012, 240 more episodes had been produced - thanks to the significant contributions by cartoonists such as Martin and Valtteri. November of this year saw the release of the massive 34-part serial The Legendary Emrals (255-288), which remains the series' most popular storyline to date. During this time, Ignoritus started production on The Master Plan (662-673), which wasn't finished until May 2014, by Valtteri.
In 2013, Martin and Valtteri quit the production team for a variety of reasons. Knuckles96 had introduced a 'cartoonist rulebook', which was to prevent any offense or controversy: Artists felt restricted in their creativity. Varying disagreements between Knuckles96 and Valtteri (who were the community leaders at the time, and were dealing with forum drama) resulted in the highly controversial episode Valtteri Dies (500, prior to replacement), a slapstick jab at the administrator in question.
Knuckles96's 2015 exile put the webcomic on indefinite hiatus, until Yoshibrothers took over as show-runner, which was short-lived.
Following their unban the following year, Knuckles96 decided to work exclusively on Ace Street, and episodes for TAOK were scarce between this year and 2019. TAOK returned in late 2020, with a complete ninth series - consiting of 23 episodes. A tenth season is currently in production.
Many animators have joined the production team over the year, most notably Valtteri, Martin and Panda. The team collaborated together for the 2013 special Christmas Time, with the ninth part being Zeus Guy's sole contribution.
Knuckles96, 2011-present. Debut: The Pilot Episode (1)
FireSeraphim, 2011. Debut: The FireSeraphim Story (19)
Magibowser, 2011-13. Debut: Cookie Showdown (45)
Valtteri, 2012-16. Debut: SMBX Level Contest - Part 1 (113)
Sakke, 2012-13. Debut: The Quill Complex (141)
Martin, 2012-13, 2014, 2016. Debut: The Gaben (150)
Ignoritus, 2012, 2014. Debut: NameUser Makes a Story (158)
BTB, 2012-14. Debut: Windows Error (215)
Elbow, 2012-13. Debut: Hot Day (223)
Yoshibrothers, 2012-13, 2015-16. Debut: Chalkboards and Valtteri (253)
Slash, 2013. Debut: Type Mismatch (334)
Hawkeyeone, 2013. Debut: Hawk-E-Mon - Part 1 (458)
Xerx, 2013. Debut: Ace, Ace Attorney - Part 1 (476)
Ragont, 2013. Debut: The League of Legends (504)
The8bitmushroom / Danny, 2013-17. Debut: Computer Troubles (512)
Bomber57, 2012-13. Debut: Buy, Buy, Buy (513)
Gary, 2013-14. Debut: Project X (522)
Zeus Guy, 2013. Debut: Christmas Time - Part 9 (552)
Panda, 2014-17. Debut: You Will Never Be An Artist (613)
Quill, 2014. Debut: Mr. Cameron Gets a Sting (620)
Kley, 2020-21. Debut: The Portal in the Pot (804)
Season 1 (2011-12) 1-100
Season 2 (2012) 101-200
Season 3 (2012) 201-300
Season 4 (2013) 301-400
Season 5 (2013) 401-500
Season 6 (2013) 501-600
Season 7 (2014) 601-700
Season 8 (2014-19) 701-775
Season 9 (2020) 776-798
Note: Availibity of episodes vary, if you wish to obtain the episode folders, send a PM to Knux.
In October 2013, due to poor archiving, the entire fifth series was deleted. A massive hunt took place to recover the episodes, mostly by Knuckles96 and Cloud, who managed to recover 86 of the 100 missing episodes. The remaining fourteen are believed to be lost forever, as none of the oriignal Imgur links could be retrieved, and would have expired by April the following year.
Savages of the World 4 (404)
The Cookie Contest 1 (417)
The Vikings 3 / 4 (423, 424)
Criminal 7 (431)
The Great IRCnode Invasion 1 / 10 / 12 (435, 444, 446)
The Meme King 2 / 3 (463, 464)
Pirates From the Deep 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 (470, 471, 473, 475)
The very first episode: Character wallpaper and identity roster:
Volttery (126): First appearance of the Valtteri Face, which became an iconic image in the SMBX community.