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Chapter 10 is Here!

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Greetings Hominerds! 

And welcome back. I know I’ve been making you all wait a really long time for Chapter 10 to kick off but sometimes you need that break. This last year has been a bit rocky and finding work is quite the job! I won’t bore you with the details but I would encourage you if you haven’t already, to check out my Deviant Art page to see what I’ve been up to.

Enough of that, let’s talk Hominids! How about that cover?!?! You’ve all been waiting to see what will happen to Zona on the Mountain. This cover might spoil a bit of it for you but I promise that you won’t want to miss a single page! And if you were a Zona fan before, just wait until the end of this chapter! As for page 1 itself, I’m going to go ahead and let that one stew for awhile…….

Also, if you want a better mobile experience reading Hominids, I’ve ported the entire book to the vertical format over at Webtoons and Tapastic. I would really encourage you guys to give that a try, especially if you’re interested in reading it again. Please follow me at both those places, even if you don’t really care for those apps. Upping my following means more exposure to other readers who might miss it. 


127 Responses

  1. Hee Fone says:

    So far the Flesh-Eaters we’ve seen are males, so how do female Flesh-Eaters look like?

    • jordan says:

      You might have seen some females and didn’t know it. They all look very similar.

  2. Hee Fone says:

    Nothing much is known about Denisovans as only 1 finger bone & 2 molars of this species were found. So why are the Flesh-Eaters from the Hominds universe which were modeled after them portrayed as predatory carnivores that kill any living things that isn’t the same species as them?

    • jordan says:

      I knew I was going to have the Flesh-Eaters in the comic, but I also wanted each species to be represented by a hominid that truly existed. Since there is so little known about the Denisovans, they were the perfect fit because I could make them pretty much whatever I wanted.

  3. Hee Fone says:

    Jordan, this few questions I’m about to ask you will sound awkward. What is the gestation of the Tree-Dwellers & how many young can they have at 1 go?

    • jordan says:

      Good question. I’d like to think it’s about a 7 month gestation period. Being in the dangerous jungle, it’d be safer to have baby faster and have them grow faster as well. I think they hit puberty around 10 or 11.
      As far as how many children, that’s the same as humans. One kid with the occasional twin.

  4. Black says:

    Hey there I really enjoyed your comic! The art is dynamic and the plot is very thrilling. Looking forward to the next chapter. 😀

  5. iyke says:

    have to say that the only thing about the tree dwellers i like is their approach to anything religious, every other thing about them is just kinda gross.

  6. iyke says:

    gotta say these tree dwellers live like idiot savages but for some weird reason espouse logic and reasoning like philosophers, this would be my only gripe with this comic, it makes no sense for all of them to have such sound logic but yet live like fools, we have clearly seen that the humans are more innovative than them but how are they more logical than the humans, innovation and logic usually have a very close relationship. so my point is this savages are too philosophically sound for a bunch of creatures who don’t have a civilization or even understand the need for a child to know it’s father (possibility of incest) especially in such a close knit group, it’s just not realistic, it’s like expecting the bushmen of africa to start preaching platonic philosophy, that sort of shit just doesn’t happen.

    • jordan says:

      Interesting take. I appreciate your honest feedback. I certainly don’t expect everyone to find the Tree Dwellers life-style appealing. If it grosses you out, it grosses you out.
      That said, a lot of cultures out there live pretty similar, even today. It’s worked for them for thousands of years without the worry of incest or lacking of a father figure. To call them “idiot savages” purely because it’s different is pretty insulting.
      I should be clear. Eventhough the Tree Dwellers don’t have a singular father doesn’t mean they don’t have “father figures”. If the whole of the tribe helps raise the children together, then they have an abundance of “fathers” and each of those “fathers” are equally invested in each of the children. I’m not trying to say that this is the best way to live or anything, just a different way. And again, there’s documentation showing lots of societies, mainly matriarchical ones, that live like that.
      As far as the philosophy and logic go, that may be a flaw in my writing, sure. If so, it is what it is. I do reject the claim that only civilized society can deal in logic and philosophy. You can look up quotes all day of early native Americans, aboriginals, bushmen even, who aspouse great words of wisdom. Perhaps they just prefer being one with nature or perhaps they never found the need to build great cities because they had and abundance of resources. Either way, I don’t see a nessecary link between innovation and philosophy and you aspouse.
      I appreciate the comment though. I hope you keep coming back. I always want to hear different opinions.

  7. glen49 says:

    I agree with both John and Laughing Target.

    As a once-new reader, I have found the current system to be exceedingly easy to navigate. It’s easy to go back a few pages and read through those to remind myself of the story arc and once again enjoy the graphics.

    I care more about the story, consistency and art than the background details in the comics I read. I read plenty of traditional-format comics as faithfully as i do Hominids, and would never drop this enchanting, intriguing tale simply because you change the format. But I like this current type of layout a lot.

  8. John says:

    I also like the layout that you use now. My points are the same as laughing target.

  9. LaughingTarget says:

    I protest. I find this layout far superior to the traditional one. It’s way easier navigating pages and finding where I want to jump to. Plus, the whole page doesn’t have to reload every time I go to the next comic. What you have here now is attractive, easy to use and resource efficient.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks for the feedback. It’s extremely helpful to get a sense of how the readers enjoy the comic. As much as I also like this format, I wonder if it keeps new readers from wanting to engage….but I’ll never really know as they don’t reach out.
      I’m glad you like it though. I may just clean up the site a bit and move away from such dark colors. Simple changes to start.

  10. John says:

    Wait it says “end of chapter 8” but this is chapter 7. And I can’t believe that it is so short.

    • jordan says:

      Yeah, my mistake. Unfortunately, I’m in another state so I can’t fix it until next week.
      Also trying to keep the chapters closer to a regular issue size.

  11. Lazy J says:

    i have a strong feeling thats not going to end well for her and shes pregnant too T-T

  12. Christopher Jones says:

    Well, looks like the mission for peace is over…. I just hope whatever she’s planning ends well (and with none of the heroes dying, hopefully). Good job and I can’t wait for the next chapter 😀

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Christopher! It’s going to go in a direction that I think will surprise you but also satisfy!

    • Christopher Jones says:

      That sounds cool! I can’t wait to see what will surprise me, though…. but it looks like Zona’s gonna go all “you took our people, now we gonna take your mountain! How you like that?” on those crazy mountain dudes in that last panel, so I got a feeling that whatever your planning will be satisfying too 🙂 <3

  13. dumichauch says:

    Why is this the end of chapter 8. Did I miss a whole chapter?

    • jordan says:

      That was my bad. I was finishing up the script for 8 while finishing this chapter. I just have the next book on my mind! Thanks for catching that.

  14. T. Gatto says:

    Freaky page.

    I love how the slave forest dweller looks both dead and alive.

  15. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Dang, thats a quote you can put on a box blurb right there.

  16. John says:

    I am really liking clumsy right now. Still able to think rationally even after what’s happened to his family.

    • jordan says:

      I’m glad! I really wanted him to get stronger and grow a lot from this ordeal. It’s kind of his time to grow up.

  17. T. Gatto says:


    Who taught the monkeys about religion?

    They had a perfectly fine harmonious, and loving, existence without the concept.

    Now they are taking up a collection to build a mega-church, and screaming heretic at non-believers!

    If this keep up, they will be no different than the damned City Dwellers, in a few generations… 😉

    In all serious, this is an interesting tangent, and I am patiently waiting to see where it ends up. 🙂

  18. Jędrzej says:

    Oh no… Praising demonical aliens is even more wrong than Praising forces of nature with power-hungry clerics …
    Praise (be to) The Sun!

    • jordan says:

      It’ll remain to be seen whether they’ll worship it or not but right now Keyli needs to hope for something.

  19. (the other) Jordan says:

    Funny enough, that reminds me of my response when I was first introduced to the concept of heaven. I didn’t grow up in a religious household, so when my best friend told little 5 year old me that her grandmother was in this fantastic place called heaven, I asked why we didn’t all just kill ourselves so we could be happy forever. Needless to say, her mother called my parents.

  20. (the other) Jordan says:

    I cannot tell you how much I adore reading your comic. One of my favorite things to do is sit with my parrot and some tea, flip though the pages and compare your early artwork to the current work.

    Aaannd I may or may not have an entire folder on my computer dedicated to Sno quotes.

    • jordan says:

      Oh man, I’m so glad you reached out. I would love to hear what some of your favorite Sno quotes are.

  21. Lee M says:

    Oh, yeah, the concept of an afterlife. Because that’s worked out *so* well for us, hasn’t it……?

  22. T. Gatto says:

    Reference page 14;

    When the city dwellers are talking about food for 1/2 the city, are they only discussing eating the dead giant Sloth Bear, or are they not above cannibalism?

    It seems that, to quite a few of the dwellers in your comic, one crunchy meal is just as good an another.

    • jordan says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mountain Dwellers resorted to cannibalism either, but probably only when they are starving. They probably don’t see eating other Hominids as cannibalism though.

    • LaughingTarget says:

      Well, it technically isn’t cannibalism unless they’re eating their own species.

    • jordan says:

      True enough, but it kinda seems like a fuzzy line with how close we are.

    • T. Gatto says:

      I say, if they can interbreed, it is most definitely cannibalism. Besides it seems there were dead from both sides of the battle.
      So it would seem that both exo-cannibalism (eating enemies) and indo-cannibalism (eating friends) could occur.

  23. John says:

    So being undead only last to the next update; which seems to have landed on my birthday so it’s like being reborn (kind of).

    The poor guy he’s trying to help his friend feel better but it only lead to him about to do something stupid. Hopefully he’ll stop him before that.

    • jordan says:

      Happy birthday John!
      I won’t give any spoilers, but yes, this is definitely an example of two very different cultures trying to explain a very difficult subject with not very good results.

    • T. Gatto says:

      That is page 14 up top or page 213 overall.

  24. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    God damnit, Icari! What did you just do?

    These guys dont even have abstract thought centers in their brains, you spod!

    • jordan says:

      I think they do actually have the cognitive capability for abstract thought. In actual archeological digs, scientists found evidence of ritualistic burials for Neanderthals dead, so I think they have it in them. However, it’s not a part of their culture and the concept of the afterlife is completely foreign to them.
      So, you’re right, Icari isn’t helping. As mush as he wants to.

    • LaughingTarget says:

      I would say it’s more a combination of depression and grief screwing up his logical thinking than anything cultural. Their cultural response to Icari’s weird clamps have always been incredulity. Here, he’s accepted the claim s fast it looks like he is trying to justify a pre-existing suicidal thought and Icari provided it.

  25. T. Gatto says:

    I was looking through Top Web Comics for something new, and your fine comic popped up as something that looked a bit different.

    I read it all in one sitting, and it is PURE MAGIC!

    I will be coming back for more.

    Thank You for a wonderful story! 🙂

    BTW if anyone else draws a map of the area they should now be required to write “Here Be Giants” on the map somewhere. 😉

    • jordan says:

      Thanks for reading T. Gatto! I’m so glad you liked it. I like hearing where people discover my comic. It’s helpful to know where to focus my time and promotion.
      I’m all about maps saying “Here Be Giants”! Do it people!!!

    • Jędrzej says:

      Welcome to the pack

  26. TK says:

    Wow… i got a little sniffly… very much feels. Luckily, Patreon…. WOOHOO!

  27. John says:

    The feels hit me so hard it stopped my heart. Congratulations sir you have made me an undead.

    And please don’t have them come across Sno’s corpse later, we don’t need that.

    • jordan says:

      I think I’ve been hard enough on you guys to do that.
      I’m kinda happy I made you undead though.

  28. Jędrzej says:

    Isn’t Page 18 missing?

  29. Christopher Jones says:

    Oh, man, I got a bad feeling that Icari and Keyli are about to have a bit of a falling out…. 🙁 And it’s on top of an eventual war with the crazy Mountain People and an alien destroying the forest even. This comic is getting so heavy and I love it 🙂

    I do hope things come to a happy end, though 🙂

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Christopher! I’m pretty excited for these next few pages. Hopefully there will be some surprises in there.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Sounds good 🙂 I can’t wait! <3

      Though, here's hoping Zona can try and help comfort them, especially Icari; he kinda needs someone who let him know that everything that happened isn't (totally) his fault, because I don't think what Keyli might say next page might not be so helpful ;-;

      (Unrelated: I kinda like Icari and Zona together and I wonder when she'll tell that she's….y'know…?)

    • jordan says:

      Either way, I think you might find out soon…..

  30. LaughingTarget says:

    We may also be seeing a different cultural approach to death as seen from the Mountain Dwellers and Tree Dwellers. I’m guessing due to different circumstances, the loss for the Tree Dwellers, while hard, is also seen as a part of nature that just is. Mountain Dwellers take loss as more of a community, as is common in heavily religious groups, because of how valuable life is seen to community survival.

  31. Monika says:

    Always loving the panels, even if sad. ( :[ )

    on a side note, the “background music” got the Pencils video blocked in my country.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Monika. I always try and keep it interesting, especially when it’s a simple dialog scene.

    • jordan says:

      oh weird…it was the background music….Thanks for letting me know. Duly noted. It’s my first one so it was more of a test then anything. Future ones will be better.

  32. LaughingTarget says:

    Beware the weird snake man.

  33. John says:

    I am now seeing him as the most badass captain planet villain ever.

    I’m at least hoping well learn what kind of personality it has in this chapter. Don’t need to know it’s motives yet.

  34. DaDakka says:

    War is on the horizon. If board gaming has taught me anything there is nothing worst then a crazed fanatic on a genocidal crusade. Hopefully the giants got something a bit more effective then an Mega-Sloth. Perhaps…an Ultra-Sloth? That THROWS Mega-Sloths as projectiles? Yes that would be just dandy. Just dandy indeed.

    • jordan says:

      Your Mega-Sloth projectile hypothesis is rather enticing. I don’t know if I was going to go in that direction….but my imagination stirs.

    • Jędrzej says:

      We had Sloth-Gorilla-Bear… Now it’s time for Hammerhed-Mammoth-Whale!!! When he splits water from whale-nose, it’s starting to rain giants.

  35. John says:

    War with the mountain on one side an unknown danger ( that monster thing) on the other and between that is one human a beat-up band of tree people and a posse of giants. This chapter is going to be so fun!

  36. LaughingTarget says:

    Worse than giant, flying zombie squids? This jungle is getting way too dangerous.

  37. Lazy J says:

    Me Thinks he speaks of Icaris “god” aka the jungle predetor!

  38. Jędrzej says:

    Reader: Face the emotions.
    Sno: Ascend.

  39. TK says:

    I love the coloring on these latest pages…! Not to mention the emotion…

    • jordan says:

      Thanks brother! Night time in a dense jungle is a strange thing to wrap your head around because in reality it would probably be pitch black out there. It’ll be fun drawing some nocturnal creatures.

  40. LaughingTarget says:

    For a second there, I thought the mole sloths learned how to talk in the Las panel. Some unintentional humor in my day.

  41. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Weird to think how if lye hadn’t done that thing with the vine and the spear back in chapter 4, this would have turned much much better.

    • jordan says:

      Yep! Totally. She’ll never know that her badass fighting skills had a direct link to them getting their asses kicked.

  42. John says:

    Food and Fur. But I think the plan to take the forest will fail because I feel that the combined numbers of the Tree Dwellers and Giants can beat them. Unless they be dumb and burn the forest down like in “elf-quest”. The lose-lose option is their best and worst choice, how sad.

    • jordan says:

      Since they did it in Elf-Quest, I probably won’t go that route. That’s not to say they may have something up their sleeves.

  43. TK says:

    I love the giants pages so much. Especially cuz I can guess how much fun it is to draw.

  44. Jędrzej says:

    I missed an awesome update … spirits of Great Water will punish me.
    No radishes for me this week …

  45. LaughingTarget says:

    Love the crazy eyes on those mole-sloth things. Make me think of weird amphibians you find living in caves.

  46. John says:

    Glad to finally see the giants truly make there first appearance. Last time we saw them was in the prologue of chapter one.

    I love that the dude’s spear is made from a tree. A small tree but still a tree.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks John. Yeah, I wanted it to be quite a long gap before we actually met them….and admittedly, they look a bit different from the prologue. I really wanted them to be cool though.
      I’ll share some concept art soon!

    • Jędrzej says:

      Who cares about a tree? This dude is wearing radishes!

    • Lee M says:

      Jędrzej – Talk about rad gear…

  47. Lazy J says:

    good lord is that….a sloth ape?!

  48. flesh-pocket says:

    this page come out on my birrrthhhhhh-dayyyyyyyyyy. its a good page

  49. TK says:

    flying treeeee! who is it????

  50. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Oh shit, flying zombie squid!

  51. Jędrzej says:

    G… G-g… Gaa… GIANTS?!?
    My Heart just got so much bigger! Also watch out for artillery. I mean… It’s rock-paper-scissors.

  52. Candice says:

    My heart just aches for poor Sno!

  53. John says:

    It seems that less people are commenting like before.

    • jordan says:

      It’s true. I hope they all come back. I was gone for awhile so it’s just natural that there will be a drop in readers. Hopefully it’s only temporary.

    • LaughingTarget says:

      The comments have only been up two days. I wouldn’t worry too much. The hits will roll.

  54. John says:

    A literal cliffhanger…ok. Good to see the comment box back up.

    • jordan says:

      Me too. I apologize to everyone for it taking so long. I’m sure I would have gotten it fixed a little earlier if I wasn’t so inept.

  55. LaughingTarget says:

    Looking forward to some zip lining on that rope.

    Good to see the next chapter starting.

  56. Jędrzej says:

    Well I’m happy to see new page, but I feel bad for it since pack is in terrible situation. I guess, I just missed this comic and characters. But please, don’t make next cliffhangre.

    • jordan says:

      It is ironic that they’re on the edge of a cliff again isn’t it. All I’ll say is that I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  57. jordan says:

    Test Comment. Yes! Comments are finally back!

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