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This weeks page!
Keyli falls to his doom? Antozia feels validated but hey, Keyli did make it. It wasn’t his fault the branch snapped.
Which brings me to a larger subject. Have you noticed at all that the majority of the plot in the last few chapters have been driven by accidents? Icari falls through unstable ground to find he’s in the Root Dweller realm. And now Keyli is in a deadly fall due to a weak branch. These things are related and might just have something to do with Icari’s god.

62 Responses

  1. Mr Heavy Steps says:

    That face you make when your characters life is on the line and you roll that 1. O.o

    Signs I’m WAY too caught up in these characters fates:
    1. I can’t help but make light of their life or death situation. Humor = tension release.
    2. I can’t force myself to speculate on anything past the last panel because there are too many bad outcomes and I’m more of a pessimist than I like to admit.

    • jordan says:

      I’m sorry that I’m adding stress to your life, but I’m glad you’re emotionally invested.
      You’re right, that I don’t want people to know what will happen to their favorite character. It adds true stakes to their lives and I believe adds more depth.

  2. T. Gatto says:

    BUTTERFINGERS!

    Quick somebody yell “Do Over”!

  3. mrw says:

    Weak ground, in a tree. Weak branch, in a tree. Root dwellers mysteriously on the move. Is something killing the trees?

    • jordan says:

      Mmmmmmmm….perhaps.
      I think all the people living there are definitely taken by surprise with all this. They’ve been used to a very reliable jungle.

  4. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    The lower left panel made this play in my head a little bit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJLOCAWkRoc

  5. T. Gatto says:

    Forget about the inventions of Fire or the wheel, here we see the lost invention of Midget Tossing recorded for all to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. John says:

    It appears we are witnessing the rare Olympic sport known as Keyli hurling.

    And an answer for who I think will crack the roots language; I feel it will be Gosh for I see him with the most patience.

  7. John says:

    some grammar and spelling mistakes but it’s no big deal.

  8. John says:

    Oh it good to see that my comments went through because I was not able to see them at at. I thought that because last week I commented using my phone and it may have locked me out using my Verizon email on the computer and I would have to use my newer gmail account. That’s a relief.

    So how come no one has been able to crack the root dweller’s language? is it because they make sounds the others can’t or cause their just not friendly?

    • jordan says:

      Yeah, it was a total pain but eventually I found out that the firewall cache needed to be clears. None of my comments or posts were going through either.
      The Root Dwellers are probably the most separate genetically from the other Hominids so yeah, the language is harder to crack. Although, if anyone does crack it, who do you think it would be?

  9. Mike says:

    Hey man, I love this comic and always look forward to the new pages. The art is amazing, the story is actually compelling, and I am always anxious to find out what is going to happen next. If you feel that it’s time to move on, that is your choice but know that I will be a sad puppy if you do. And nobody likes to make puppies sad.

  10. mrw says:

    Hi Jordan, Hominids comic is easily one of my favorites. I discovered it not long ago via TWC, and have been hooked ever since. Your characters are exceedingly well done, the storyline is intense, and your artwork is topnotch. I get a hint of Alley-Oop inspiration graphically, which if true, it is a masterful homage to a previous era that you have chosen to mix with your own professional style. The concept of Hominids I find very compelling and original, and am eagerly awaiting learning more about their world and where it may lie in our timeline. The differences between the various hominid cultures is fascinating as well.

    I think John may have hit the nail on the head in his comment. You probably just need to advertise a bit more. A lot of the webcomics I read I found through Hiveworks, and several others I found via guest comics in other webcomics. Link exchanges between other webcomics is another influential route. Lastly, in my limited experience, weekly webcomics always grow audiences at a slower rate than ones updating more frequently. With the incredible graphic detail you put into Hominids however, I doubt it’s possible to produce pages faster! You are doing an amazing job already.

    Whatever your decision regarding Hominids, thank you for creating it. You bring a bit more joy every week, and I wish you the best whatever you do!

    • jordan says:

      Thanks for the kind words mrw. I definitely need to advertise more. Once I reach $200 on Patreon, I plan to have continuous advertising going. I’d love to be a part of Hiveworks if they’d ever have me, but alas, all my attempts have failed. Oh well. I am working on a GRRL Power fan art piece that’s looking pretty cool. I’ll make sure to share it when I finish.

  11. John says:

    Trying to see if this comment posts, the last one i did didn’t.

  12. Amanda says:

    Greetings from Singapore! Just managed to read through the entire comic after seeing your FB page in the suggested list. Great stuff! Burnouts are unavoidable, but I’d love to see how far Zona goes in her mission too.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Amanda! I’m glad you like it. I gotta tell the Zona story for sure. I have really cool plans for her.

  13. John says:

    Did my last comment get through?

  14. John says:

    Ok I have to ask why was Gosh wearing sandals in the first chapter and after he loses them in the same page we never see him or any other tree dweller wear them.

    • jordan says:

      It’s a good question. Gosh has always been treated with special circumstances. But if you watch him through the entire series, he silently has the most growth. At the beginning he’s pretty much completely helpless, wears sandals, is carries around, and basically has to be constantly watched. Look at his behavior now and he is becoming much more confident and independent.

  15. David says:

    Hi Jordan–longtime lurker, first time commenter. There are a lot of us, I’d wager! I always look forward to your updates and I hope you can find the motivation to keep going.

    I see you used to be on Webtoons and have since stopped posting there; I’ve discovered several new webcomics through them (although I came to you because you were linked on another comic I follow (I’ve forgotten which)). It seems like a useful audience-building tool.

    One thing that I think might help is having a more friendly page-viewing format? I’ve found that the only way I can view the full-size page is to click on “Chapter 9” and then click on “New Page.” I’m more than willing to take this extra step for such a great comic, but I’m not sure everyone is, especially when so many comics just have the most recent page prominently and immediately displayed. So maybe that’s part of it that you could fix? Perhaps you’ve lost some readers because they don’t know how to view the full-size page, or are too lazy to consistently do it. Just a thought! But I do hope you continue the comic, it’s really enjoyable to read and to view!

    Cheers,
    David

    • jordan says:

      Good point David and thanks for the suggestion. I did posit the question a few months back if I should go with a more traditional website. The few people who replied said they like it the way it is. The reason I do like it this way is you don’t get spoilers when you get to the main page. But you’re right, that might kill some people’s interest because of the extra clicks. I could always try it and see how it goes.
      I also have to get back on Webtoons!

  16. prami says:

    Hi
    I’m just found your comic a few days ago and like it a lot.

    Not writing much but be a silent reader, hope for long time from now on.

    Greetings from Switzerland

  17. Boot says:

    Hi man,

    This comic is awesome! Best thing i have read in a while. Nice drawings, great characters and a cool story. Keep up the good work

    Greetz from Belgium

    • jordan says:

      Thanks for reaching out from Belguim, Boot. I love hearing from readers from other countries! Thanks for the words of encouragement. I’ll do my best.

  18. Howard says:

    I found this comic on Webtoons and got hooked. I’d hate to see it end prematurely.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Howard, and thanks for letting me know where you found it. I sort of gave up on posting to Webtoons but maybe that was premature.

  19. T. Gatto says:

    Having just discovered this comic a short time ago, I would be very sorry to see it go.

    It is pure AWESOMESAUCE, with a side of KICKASS!

    However, wherever your creative and personal ventures take you, I will wish you the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jordan says:

      Thanks T
      I appreciate the support. Really, I’m thinking aloud….on the computer.
      Starting conversations and getting engagement really helps. Otherwise I just don’t know what my readers are thinking.

  20. John says:

    All l can say is that you can’t forget about the silent majority. If you can see how much traffic your site gets and feel it’s not enough then try to addvertis more. That’s how I found this comic is through another. Try to get with hiveworks or another comic sharing site you think can help. It’s going to take a lot of work but I know you will do your best. And if after all that it’s still not enough then no one can fault you for trying. I know you can do it man just believe.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks John. I think it helps to have better blog posts too in order to get conversations going and get you guys more involved. I’ve already had a much higher response based on a tough question.
      Thanks for the encouraging words.

  21. ulm-einmal says:

    Every project has to come to a defined end, but it would be a pity if demotivation would let you lose your enthusiasm right in the middle of your story. You have reached a pretty high rank at TWC for example. There must be more than a few exited readers. Give us a hint what might help you to feel better.
    Your style in drawing and narration is very detailed. I can understand the temptation to put as many details into your story as you can. But this creates a spiral effect of more and more details. You are in danger to lose track of your original plot.
    Of course you are the creator of this awesome story and if you decide to draw it to an end it is your decision. I would prefer the alternative: take some time off, rethink the plot and tighten the story. Donโ€™t give up. Your readers are here.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Ulm-einmal. And you’re right, there are some enthused readers for sure. I think if I have better blog posts, it might help people engage better. I wasn’t even sure if people were reading them and I’m glad to know some are.
      I have a very specific ending I want to get to, so I don’t think I could let that go anyways.

  22. Christopher Jones says:

    If that how you feel, then you do what you feel is necessary. That said, you got something very interesting going on in this comic and you might not want to risk rushing to the end. It’d be disappointing if someone feels you gave a unsatisfactory ending for the characters.

    But, you are the creator and you do what you think is right.

    Also, the story arc you’re doing right now is awesome, as always ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Christopher and I always appreciate you, John and Laughing Targets comments. You guys are so consistent each week and I really love seeing what you guys say. I think for now, I’ll just work on having more engaging blog posts and see if that creates a growing community.

  23. David Watkins says:

    As I scanned the crowd I said to myself ” OK, where’s the comic relief here, where’s the nose picker”. I was not disappointed.

  24. LaughingTarget says:

    Of course it feels familiar. It’s Thursday.

  25. John says:

    I’m calling it the thing their looking for is among the root dwellers ruling them.

  26. T. Gatto says:

    I can see the little dudes yelling stuff like
    “That’ll teach you to be Tall!”
    “Upright walking Freaks!”
    “Not a single monkey in there family tree!”

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    “Huh? Oh yeah, don’t worry about it. Thats just how dogs say hello.”

  28. LaughingTarget says:

    Protect your sausage links, Icari!

  29. Christopher Jones says:

    Oooooh! I can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. DizzyTara says:

    Yesss! Caught up again ๐Ÿ˜€ This new cover art is gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I can’t wait to find out more about this character and what happens next!!

  31. Oz says:

    Just read the archive, this comic rocks!

  32. LaughingTarget says:

    Left eye steals your soul, right eye gives you pink eye.

  33. John says:

    I am so excited for the next chapter!

    He looks angry, or it’s his face at rest?

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