Karin Madan Art

Sno is back!

Figured it would take Sno to catch that pesky monkey!

In other news, I received word that Hominids was finally approved to be on Comixology! I’m not sure when it will be up just yet, but I’ll make sure everyone know when it is.

Until next week Hominerds!

Look at these amazingly adorable, wonderful Hominids sketches from my friend Karin Madan. This is just a taste of what she can do. Make sure to follow her Facebook page as she does some of the cutest illustrations and makes her own plushy dolls.

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Page 3

Yes! Some day I’ll stop posting this video!

But if you haven’t watched it, do so now! It’s worth it.

So page 3 of Chapter 7 is here. Let me know what you think.

Chapter 7 is Here!

It’s been a long time coming!

Chapter 7 is finally here! Thanks for everyone’s patience.
In part, the long wait was due to the need for a break. 6 chapters is basically the equivalent of a full graphic novel and after getting through that, I just needed the time off. I also needed time to get a bit more organized on things like printing, writing the next book and getting a Patreon account together. The Patreon, I hope will be coming very soon so keep a look out for that.

Even though it’s been such a long break, I’ve still been keeping myself busy. The biggest of which was making the below animation. If you haven’t checked it out yet, take a look. I think it’s pretty cool.

I also got a lot of great Hominids art from some great artists who I hope you check out.
This is an amazing Lye pin-up by Al Fukalek, artist of The Specialist.
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This piece was done by fellow Iron Tiger Comics friend, Victor Couwenbergh. Victor is the author Zik the Gallant Defender of Zoz.

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A beautiful illustration of Icari and Zona by Erin Middendorf. Here’s her art blog, pottery blog, FacebookTumblr

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This amazing piece of art comes from a friend from work named Tara Mueller. You will not regret following her! Here, here, and here.

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Edward Pun is the creator for the amazing comic series, Shotgun Wedding. Also check out his great pin-up work at his Twitter, or Facebook page.

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This is a piece by internet famed, Stephen Byrne! Make sure to follow his Facebook page!|

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My apologies if you want to make a comment. It seems it’s not working on the chapter 7 page. I’m working to get that fixed but I’m not exactly sure what’s going on yet. If you want to leave a comment, feel free to do it on chapter 6, Twitter, or Facebook page.

 

Book 2 Announce Trailer!

Thanks everyone for your patience.

As you can see, I’ve been hard at work preparing something special for you. It’s been a dream of mine to bring Hominids to life in one way or another even if it’s only for 30 seconds. I felt that announcing Book 2 would be the perfect place to do so!

So save the date! Hominids returns January 5th along with yet even more surprises! So help spread the word Hominerds and share with everyone you know.

Update

While working away on Book 1, I received a lovely email from a student at Savannah College of Art and Design. Her instructor, Kit Seaton went to school with me and several months ago she reached out to me asking if I would help her with her Digital Coloring and Lettering. So I sent her some of my ink pages to see what her students came up with. This artist, Higuamota F sent me these lovely colored pages! She told me that she wanted to stay away from seeing any of my color work before starting these so her colors wouldn’t be influenced. It’s really fun for me to see your work through someone else’s eyes. Check it out below and make sure to visit her Tumblr page.

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Thanks everyone. See you in January!

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.

 

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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.

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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!!!

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Free Beer!!!

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A pterodactyl!!!

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Look closely. You can see my table from here!

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A fan with a lizard sketch.

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I drew this young lady a rose.

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

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

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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.

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

 

 

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.