Hey everyone! I’m hard at work on Chapter 5 of ‘Hominids’. In the meantime, I wanted to share this spotlight by a young blog and recent Hominerd, Sean Guynes. I met Sean at VikingCon last weekend. This was the first year of the con, so it was a fairly small show. Although there wasn’t a huge crowd, I was able to meet people in a more intimate setting. Sean was actually working the show as a coordinator but was able to check out the exhibit floor during downtime. It was great talking to him and I really enjoyed reading his review. Check it out at the link below and let Sean know what you think.
I took last week completely off, and I’ll be honest, I still have a fair bit of work to do on Chapter 5 before I start posting again. In the meantime, I thought I would share some of the concepts I did for Chapter 4.
In the story, a good amount of time passes between Chapters 3 and 4. It was necessary to provide new costumes for each character. Here are there first sketches with there new outfits.
Stay tuned in the next few days with more concept art and a really cool new piece of fan art!
Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any old school “Hominids” drawings. I figured since Chapter 4 just ended and thing were looking bleak, I would post some drawings of the characters having a little fun.
You’ll notice in a lot of these old drawings they all wore war paint. I didn’t want to go in that direction for the comic so I gave the Tree People defined pigment instead. This still gives them all a unique flavor while also helping differentiate the species.
Well fellow Hominerds, that wraps up another chapter in the “Hominids” saga! Things are looking bleak for our heroes. So much has happened and there is still so much yet to come. I’m anxious to get going on Chapter 5!
I’m going to take about a month break to get ahead on the next chapter, but will be posting concept art and updates about Chapter 5 regularly.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the story so far. This is just the beginning!
Next week will be the last page of Chapter 4! It’s hard to believe I’m this far along. You think and dream about these scenes for so long and then suddenly they’re there on paper. It allowing you to move on and finally think about something else. It’s such a liberating feeling.
Icari’s reunion with his father was a big moment for him. Even though he’s misleading his father, he is still standing up to him. You don’t have to know very much to realize their past relationship was a rocky one. For the first time, he looks upon Icari with respect, even if he was willing to kill him only a page before.
I’m really excited about where the story goes from here, but I’ll have more on that next week.
Oh yeah, Icari! Where have you been? What’s his motive for betraying his friends like this? A lot has happened in the last 5 pages and each one has left you with pretty big cliffhangers. I hope it’s not too frustrating and you keep coming back for more.
There are only 2 pages left of Chapter 4 and a lot is going on. There is still more to be revealed!
This week marks the 100th page of Hominids! With the way I do page counts I nearly missed it but hear it is. The timing seems appropriate seeing that this is a big turning point in the story. Nothing will ever be the same. Enjoy!
Perhaps the most epic page yet, I’ve been waiting a long time for this one! To be honest, I was a little intimidated by it too. Not only because of the big double-page spread but also because this is really the first time we’re seeing the humans and neanderthals battling in a war-like setting. There’s been talk about it from the very beginning and I knew it’d be a while before we got to this.
So prepare yourself for the next couple weeks! It’s going to be all out war for several pages. Don’t let that fool you though, this is a very important battle. Everything that happens will have consequences and their world will never be the same!
Since this is a big turning point in the story and if you’re liking it so far, this would be a perfect time to share ‘Hominids’ anywhere you can. The second half of the story is where things are really going to take off! http://hominidscomic.com/