Epilogue

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.

Escape?

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.

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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!

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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.

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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”.

Next week, SNO’S FATE REVEALED!!!

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!!!

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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!

Chapter 1, page 18

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.