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Hey everyone,

A new colored chapter 1 page is now available.

This weeks page is thanks to my brother Travis Kotzebue. He’s helped me in multiple occasions in the past with pages and I couldn’t be more thankful for his help. Make sure to follow all his social media pages and he is doing a sketch a day for one year straight. Trust me, you don’t want to miss these. Here are the links: T.K. Watkins Facebook page, Tumblr, and Twitter. That should be enough to get all his updates.

Here is the update for the latest page:

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Infinite Canvas

So things are really starting to go horribly wrong.

Sno is on her own, Icari is injured, and the rest of the pack is no where to be scene!

You don’t want to miss these upcoming pages! In the meantime….

…I was part of a gallery show called Infinite Canvas that featured webcomics at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) where I received my bachelor’s degree.

Here are some of the other webcomics featured:
The PC Weenies by Krishna Sadasivam
Nameless PCs
by Wesley Hall
Ninjasaur by Jason Horn
McManamanimation by Amanda McManaman

Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of info at the site, but there are a few photos HERE. My mother and stepfather paid the show a visit. It was closed Sunday, but the security guard was nice enough to let them in. Here are some highlights. Thanks for visiting Mom!

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The security guard who let them in.
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Bear with me here.

I have a point and a reason for what’s happening to Sno.

This is one of the more difficult pages I’ve had to draw. I’m always a little nervous to post tough pages like this. In the next couple weeks hopefully it will become obvious why Sno has been stripped of her clothes, further then the High Priest being the worst! Just from what’s happening on this page, the most significant moment here is that this is where the High Priest has lost the audience. As much as they are indoctrinated, this was a bit much for them. It make sense just looking at how much they cover up and devalue their own women. To see that much skin in this context must be a shock.
The other big thing is Icari. His empathy has given himself away!

The intensity continues next week!

Chapter 6, Part 1

Hey Hominerds,

You may have noticed the little “End of part 1″.

Chapter 6 is turning out to be quite epic. Not just in the story but also in the length. I looked at the way it breaks down and it just so turns out page 22 (the length of a single comic issue) was the perfect cliffhanger moment. In this case, figuratively and literally.
This means I’m going to take a short break. Only two Tuesdays and then I’ll be back with part 2 of Chapter 6. This is going to give me time to build my page buffer back up, as well as some other very important tasks that will hopefully bring more readers to the comic.
So it’s a bit of a wait, but I promise you, the second I’m back it’s nothing but the climax of book 1 and it’s going to be non-stop intensity to the very end.

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Hey Gang,

Not a lot to report this week.

I know I say this often but this was a page I’ve been anticipating for some time. It was hard to kill off this character. Part of me really want to give him a happy ending. With his situation though, I don’t think it would have been realistic. His is just a sad story. If Keyli doesn’t escape, this will most certainly be his fate.

The other big thing is of course, Eetori has mastered his new invention. A bow and arrow may seem low tech to us, but for them, this is a game changer. Things are even more dangerous for our pack of Tree Dwellers!

Still no word on when the videos of my panels will be posted. The good people at Denver Comic Con assured me they will be up. It was only their third year so i’m giving them a bit more time.

 

Preview Next Week

Hey Hominerds,

This chapter I’m going to make more of an effort to update more frequently.

It doesn’t mean I’ll post more pages, but it will mean that I’ll write more blog entries, post process/concept art, and basically be more available to you, the reader. You guys are basically my favorite people in the world. Seriously, you don’t have to come back each week and read my comic. You don’t owe me anything. Yet you keep coming back. I’m constantly in awe of you!

With that, here is a sneak preview of next weeks page. Tomorrow I’ll post some classic Hominids art from my childhood!chapter-6_3

Chapter 6!

Chapter 6 is here!

Thanks for your patience everyone!

This week is all about set up, so there is much dialog. I hope you like the wall-crawling crab though. Next week we’ll see who comes through that door.

This chapter is going to be amazing, so make sure to spread the word!

 

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Why is that? Because there are only three pages to go.

That’s right, after 40 pages this epic chapter will be done. I do my best to stay in a printable comic book arena at 24 to 32 pages. This time I got a little carried away, but what can I say, it’s my favorite chapter so far. I really didn’t want to rush it so there was a need to add pages here and there. It helped the pacing and moments that needed to be emphasized. I hope everyone is enjoying the story so far. Chapter 6 promises to take things to the next level!

In case you didn’t see it.

I’ll be exhibiting at both Emerald City Comic Con again this year, and at Denver Comic Con.

For ECCC, I’ll be at Exhibitor booth 1308. On top of exhibiting For “Hominids“, I’ll also be there helping sell Monsterpedie 3, which is an anthology book I’ve been a part of for the last 3 years. So if you’re planning on coming this year make sure to stop by and say hi!

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A word of advise for comic creators.

Don’t get sick when you’re working on a difficult page.

I would have had this page uploaded this morning but I caught a nasty bug on Saturday, which seems to be lasting an obnoxiously long time.

I’m also working on a new short story. Those of you who have followed me for awhile will remember the Monsterpedia books that I have worked on in the past. Monsterpedia 1 is where Hominids got its start. This year I’m collaborating with a friend who is writing while I’m drawing. I don’t get to draw other peoples stories very often so it has be quite fun.

Also Hominids got a review last week over at Girls Like Comics. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out and let me know your thoughts.