Lye Pin-Up By Al Fukalek

Greetings Hominids,

I figured it’s high time I sent you all an update.

First, let just say how excited I am to share this amazing Lye pin-up by Al Fukalek, artist of The Specialist. I met met Al and The Specialists writer, Shawn Gustafson at Denver Comic Con. They’re great guys and I was happy to hear they were fans of Hominids. I also did a pin-up for them and will share that with you all as soon as they make it public. They have some exciting things coming so make sure you follow these guys and show your support.

As for progress on Hominids, Chapter 7, I must admit its been slow. After 6 chapters and nearly 200 pages I needed a small break. That, mixed with several other things I want to do along with the release of Chapter 7 has slowed things down considerably. I did take this week to re-center and get myself back on track. So stay tuned for more updates in the near future.



Jungle Party

I don’t have any Hominids news this week.

I thought I would show everyone some of the other things I’ve been working on while I write and thumbnail Chapter 7. Yes, sometimes I do other things.

The painting below is a painting I did for the Jungle Party charity auction at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. The piece will go towards maintaining the zoos top level of animal care, education programs that teach the community about conservation and science-learning; and saving endangered species through field conservation programs around the world.

Below in order from left to right: Belawan, Towan (this guy was the inspiration for the orangutan in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Huran (Towan’s son), Chinta, and Melati. Find out more about these guys here.



Recap: Denver Comicon

Before I get started….

I just want to let everyone know that I’ve updated the “Hominids” store! You can now buy Chapter 5 and get the trade paperback of issues 1-4!

Okay, moving on. Last weekend was Denver Comicon.

This year it went over Memorial Day weekend. Saturday to Monday, instead of the usual Friday to Sunday. The thinking here was, since people will be off work, more people will come. Unfortunately they didn’t account for the fact that Coloradians truly love their mountains. Camping, vacation, and graduation time made Monday one of the least fruitful days of a convention I’ve had. Next year it will be back to its regular Friday through Sunday.

Fortunately Saturday and Sunday were a blast and “Hominids” did pretty great on both days. There is stuff left over! As I mentioned above, products from the show are now at my store. One of the more fun things about the show was on Saturday when Print Ninja was giving free beer to all exhibitors. That was a real fun day. The convention also had its official DCC beer called Hulk Mash! It was delicious.

I also met and chatted with some fellow Webcomic rock stars. Namely, the duo Al Fukalek and Shawn Gustafson of The Specialist, Robin and Cory Child of Ley Lines, and the incredibly sweet Val Brazier of Mystery Babylon. If you haven’t checked out their stuff, please give their sites a visit. They have also earned a permanent spot in my links section below.

So without further adieu, pictures!!!

Free Beer!!!

A pterodactyl!!!

Look closely. You can see my table from here!

A fan with a lizard sketch.

I drew this young lady a rose.

If you don’t know, I used to work on Sly Cooper. There were a lot of Sly cosplay this year.

These were by far the best Sly Cosplay I’d ever seen.

My best Denver mates, Tom and Paul. Paul went on to Art Direct the Book of Life movie. You heard me right. He’s a rock star artist.

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Some of the commissions from the show.

My buddy Tom (pictured above) brought his niece and nephew. The commissioned a horse and chicken.




Well, we won’t be seeing those guys again….

So I know I said last week was the last page, but every epic story needs an epilogue.
I also didn’t want you to think that I forgot about that cave. In fact, be ready for the cave and Icari’s god to be major parts of ‘Book 2″. But in what capacity? Either way, they still have to get off that Mountain and learn how to dodge arrows.

Even  though I will be taking a break to get “Book 2″ ready, make sure to keep coming back for art, concepts and general updates. Oh and if you live in the Denver area, make sure to come visit me at the Denver Comic Con over Memorial Day weekend! I’ll be at table F32.

I just want to thank everyone for being such loyal followers. I’m not a person who ever feels entitled by anything. I’m completely humbled that you would wait a week for me to make a story that takes this long to tell and want to return the following week to find out what happens next. I promise that I am hard at work on “Book 2″ and that it will be worth the wait!

Until next time my fellow Hominerds!

Ungraceful Landing

Where on the Mountain do you believe they landed?

How much further do they have to go?

On a lighter note, Hominids was featured on WebComic Super 100 this week!
It’s a really nice review, so make sure to watch the video and visit Emmett Hamilton‘s site at the above link.


Another week of mourning my friends.

I debated on whether I should explain myself. Rather, I would just like to say this was the most difficult decision I’ve made for the entire series. I did not do it lightly. I did not do it for shock value. I did not do it to serve some other characters growth. I did it simply to serve the story.

I’m also going to be at Emerald City Comic Con again this year selling Hominids books as well as being apart of this years Monsterpedia! If you’ll be there you can find me at booth 1412.
I’ll be joined by the likes Dev Madan, Karin Madan, Rich Werner, Erin Middendorf, Augie Pagan, Mike Bear, and Stephen Byrne.




New Page and ECCC

Hey everyone,

I’ve been exhibiting at ECCC and just plainly forgot to upload the newest and last color page of Chapter 1! So here it is today.Chapter 1 is fully colored!


I’ll have more info on Emerald City Comic Con on Tuesdays update. This year selling Hominids books as well as being apart of this years Monsterpedia! If you’ll be there, you can find me at booth 1412.
I’ll be joined by the likes Dev Madan, Karin Madan, Rich Werner, Erin Middendorf, Augie Pagan, Mike Bear, and Stephen Byrne.



The Last 5 Days

If you’ve tried to visit the site in the last 5 days…

You may have noticed that the site was down.

I just wanted to let you know that luckily, and as you can see, it’s finally back up. It was a frustrating few days but I can assure you that this won’t be happening again. So things you might have missed while the site was down:

As with every Friday, Chapter 1 has another newly colored page. Three more pages and I’ll have a completely colored book!

I’m still on the first page of Top Webcomics! Make sure to go over and give Hominids a vote! A new incentive is coming soon.

Lastly, this is a fun thing, Hominids Facebook page just received over “700 Likes“.  If you haven’t yet, make sure you go over and give it a “like”.


The Suspense Continues!

The suspense continues!

What will be Sno and the High Priest’s fate?!? Is Icari strong enough to hold on?

I guess you’re going to have to wait until next week to find out!

A couple news items, I will be at Emerald City Comic Con again this year. I will be at booth 1412. I’m excited to announce that I will have trade paperbacks of issues 1-4 in full color as well as issue 5! This is a dry run of the book so I don’t have a lot of copies so for now they are Comicon exclusives. Stay tuned for more info on that. So if you are planning to be in Seattle at that time, make sure to stop by.

If you haven’t been stopping by on Fridays, remember, I am updating Chapter 1 every week with a new color page. It’s really bringing the series together. I always hated that that chapter was in black and white. I felt like it was holding the series back. Right now the first 19 pages are in color so go check it out! In fact, since it’s Friday, there is a newly colored page over there right now!!!


Last but not least, don’t forget to vote for Hominids and help keep it in the top 100 at Top Webcomics. It’s one of the top driving forces of new traffic for me right now. Let’s help grow the Hominids fanbase! Especially now that things are getting really good!

Thanks everyone!