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I don’t think I ever have drawn poop before. A first for anything.

133 Responses

  1. Hee Fone says:

    Christopher Jones, Zona has shown that she’s pretty tough even when pregnant. As Jordan said, it’s part of the hunter/gatherer lifestyle she’s brought up in. That’s why she’s able to keep up with her pack when she’s running away from the hunters in chapter 7 while carrying Icari & scaling the lower portion of the mountain in chapter 6. However the cave below the overhang is a slightly different story as it is steeper. That’s why it’s a little more than Zona can chew in her condition.

  2. Hee Fone says:

    When she said ‘It is ours. All of ours.’, it is similar to how Goliath from Disney’s Gargoyles said ‘All the children belongs to the entire clan.’.

  3. Jędrzej says:

    I feel like I’ve oversleept whole chapter but it’s just 5 pages. Eeeh…
    I was tryed of Hominids after this ideology talk at chapter’s beginning

  4. John says:

    Their not ape people their mole people!

    No joke I completely underestimated these little guys; their probably better off then the humans.

  5. T. Gatto says:

    Give us the Ring! To Mordor We will take You!

    Oh, wait wrong Hobbits.

    Sorry…

  6. John says:

    They need judges for their dance competition.

  7. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    You can delete those last two comments if you want.

    • jordan says:

      No worries. It’s a good question. They have had the ability to make fire but maybe no one has ever used a juicy bug to light one before.

  8. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Or… …wait…

    Am I retarded?

  9. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Oh! Oh, I get it!
    They never mastered fire! He’s one of the first to realize its potential!

  10. John says:

    It’s funny that when she sees the walls covered in bugs she freaks out but the others just see a snack. I feel her pain though for I do not want little bugs crawling on me, but if its cooked right I may eat one.

    Also love the lighting you made for this page so atmospheric.

    I bet drawing the bugs took the longest.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks John! I was a fun page. The bugs did take forever but I think it was worth it.
      Antozia is definitely not a fan of bugs. The Giants tend to reside closer to the ocean so they like fish much more.

  11. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Did… …did he just try to do a one-liner?

  12. Christopher Jones says:

    Antozia sure knows how to speak for us readers…. 🙂

  13. Christopher Jones says:

    Ah, cool, we’re back to the caves now 🙂 And…..oh, boy is it creepy *shudders* Here’s hoping our heroes make it out in at least one piece. Though, in Antozia’s case, she may come out of this a bit of a clustrophobic…. (and I don’t mean in the “scared of Santa Claus” way XD)

    Also, here’s a…pretty weird question I wanted to ask you for a while, and I hope you don’t get real upset when I do….but, since your cool with people drawing fanart of your comic (and they look pretty good :D), how do you feel about some fans drawing, well, not so SFW arts of your characters? Just wondering…..

    • jordan says:

      Chris, I would love to see some fanart from you! That would be the best. As long as it’s not you know, porn or something, I’ll make sure to post it here at the site!

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Really? That’s cool 🙂 I do dabble in some drawing….and I’ve been thinking about drawing some fanart of this comic 😀 It would be nice if you saw them <3

      And don't worry, I'd make sure I'd never send you porn of your characters (though, I wonder if that has ever happened to you before….?)

      Also, again, I'm still quite interested in what's gonna happen to these guys in the cave….and quite scared, too.

  14. Pam Harrison says:

    Just finished reading every last page of Hominids.WOW! Well done!
    My scifi series A Deviant Mind is set in the time frame about 500 years BEFORE Hominids begins so I’ve been reading this storyline with some wicked glee and enjoying the journey.
    Now that I’m caught up, I’m hooked. Keep up the great work!

    • jordan says:

      I’m so glad you liked it Pam! I hope you keep coming back. I look forward to checking out A Deviant Mind.

  15. John says:

    No idea what she’s doing. Hope it’s a smart choice.

  16. Christopher Jones says:

    Holy crap, Zona’s a badass 😀 Able to climb mountains while pregnant? That’s remarkable! Although, now that she’s almost there, I have a feeling things might not end well…. unless she meets Aura 😀

    I wonder, are all female Tree Dwellers this active while carrying a child? Also, are they still active even after giving birth? Like, after pushing out a baby, do they just rest for a bit before bouncing back into action?

    • jordan says:

      They’re all tough like that. It’s cultural. Since their hunter/gatherers they’re always on the move, so something like being pregnant can’t hold them back. Their survival depends on them being strong.
      As far as bouncing back right after giving birth…well….you’ll just have to wait and see.

  17. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    This kind of puts into perspective the difference between the two hominids, dont it?

    “man, being pregnant really takes it out of you. I was only able to climb HALF a mountain with just my hands today.”

  18. LaughingTarget says:

    Hope the exertion doesn’t induce labor there on the ledge. Might be mildly inconvenient.

  19. Christopher Jones says:

    Sorry for not commenting here in a while. Anyways, glad that Icari’s alive and fighting some Root Dwellers with his pals. That was cool to see 😀

    Though…..yeah, Zona is looking pretty pregnant. I am now super, super worried for her now :O I really, really hope she gets out of this okay….and hopefully meet Aura, that would be real interesting 😀

    • jordan says:

      No worries at all Chris. Glad to always have you hear leaving comments.
      I’m happy to hear I’m still keeping you on the edge of your seat. Zona has an interesting path in front of her. I think you’ll like it.

  20. LaughingTarget says:

    Is it wrong that I find it hilarious Icari has those two in a double headlock?

  21. John says:

    After this the adrenaline in their systems will probably lead them to a short make-out session or something equally silly.

    Will we learn more of the root dwellers like what their culture is like and why they do what they do or are they just something that pops up every now and then as a small threat?

    And to Lazy J if you look back through the other chapters you’ll see it is a common part of tree people anatomy.

    • jordan says:

      Good questions, John. I think if they win, your first theory may serve true. If they don’t, and the Root Dwellers win, I could see the second question being answered.

  22. Lazy J says:

    huh is she the only tree dweller to have hair on the spin half way down the length of her back? or is that a common thing among their kind?

    • jordan says:

      John is correct. They all have that with the exception of Clumsy of course since he has alopecia.

  23. LaughingTarget says:

    Twist: it’s a crying child.

  24. David Watkins says:

    Jordan
    I’ve been following your comic for a while now and Great job. It seems that every other day of the week has something to look forward to, Tuesday has always pretty much sucked in that regard, not even anything good on the tube. You’ve changed that for me, now every Tuesday I get home from work and rush to see the new installment. Thank you for making Tuesday a better day.

    your uncle Dave

    • jordan says:

      Oh man, thanks David! That’s means a lot to me! I really appreciate you being such a fan!
      And don’t worry, I think some action is coming soon.

  25. Lazy J says:

    Ruh Roh i think somethings hungry.

  26. Richard Wallace says:

    Hmmmm…. sniffing…. not good!

  27. Mr Heavy Steps says:

    Okay, it has to be said…

    Watch out. That first step is a killer.

    Now that mandatory snark is out of the way, I now understand the cover of the chapter. And here I thought it was going to be a metaphorical fall. Silly me. Hope Icari knows how to take a fall. That looks to be a long drop.

  28. Christopher Jones says:

    ICARI NOOOO! Don’t kill him, man! He’s gonna be a father…. ;-;

    (Seriously, I hope he’s okay….)

    • jordan says:

      If you were a Patron, you would already know what happens next! I’m just sayin’. Otherwise, you’ll find out how far that fall is next week🤓

  29. John says:

    Well look who going to go splat anyway. I love how Lye is just teasing him at this point but underneath that she probably understands what he was saying.

  30. Christopher Jones says:

    Huh….this could lead to something interesting…. 🙂

    Icari knows that the Tree People love to share partners, but may have much stronger feelings for Zona than the rest of his friends realize. Thus, making himself think he’s cheating on his lover even when Zona herself thinks it’s okay…..

    Hope he doesn’t screw something up….

    Speaking of Zona….I wonder what she’s up to….? Here’s hoping we find out.

    • jordan says:

      It’s easy to see how things could get complicated right! Especially for someone just trying to wrap their head around the concept.
      You’ll definitely see what Zona is up to in the coming pages. I’m really excited for her upcoming portion of the story.

  31. Mr Heavy Steps says:

    I’m sensing that this is where Lye challenges Icari’s beliefs about marriage, child rearing, and what it means to be a father. Let’s watch.

  32. LaughingTarget says:

    I like how the lighting changes from page to page as they move between jungle and clearing.

  33. Christopher Jones says:

    Heh, heh. Adorable 🙂 It’s good to have some humor after some heavyness. I do wonder how Icari’s gonna explain what “infidelity” is to her, especially since he’s Zona’s main squeeze (or thinks he is, anyway) XD

    Also, hope he’ll be okay after that trip….

    Also also….I hope Keyli and Clumsy stop fighting ;-;

    • jordan says:

      Haha. I hope they stop fighting too, but yes, I think there was much need for a more lighthearted scene.
      …and of course their discussion continues next week.

  34. John says:

    We laugh at this but if he trips in the wrong place he’s falling over 200ft and landing with a splat!

    I feel like that they need to get between those two; just letting them argue will solve nothing.

    • jordan says:

      It’s true. I never put it in the comic but that’s probably the leading cause of death for Tree Dwellers.
      As far as intervening, I guess it could help but Keyli and Clumsy’s bond is strong. They’ll get through it.

  35. T. Gatto says:

    One must admire his commitment, if not his reasoning…

  36. Christopher Jones says:

    Guys, please stop fighting…. ;-; These boys need a lot of hugs right now.

    Though, even if the spider monster “god” can be bring people back to life (which is very, very, very unlikely), is this whole idea really what Sno wants? Just wondering….

  37. John says:

    Gosh’s speedo thing looks like something one can but at the store.

    And character emotions and drama! Things that give a story flavor.

  38. Mr Heavy Steps says:

    Better false hope than no hope at all huh? That’s a pretty bleak outlook on life. I hope Keyli rethinks it a little before someone else gets hurt.

  39. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Is it intentional that he sort of looks a bit like bow and arrow guy from the mountain city in the fifth panel?

    Like symbolism or whatever?

    • jordan says:

      It’s just coincidence. Artists often default to curtain techniques and style traits. We do our best to avoid them but it happens. I’m no exception.

  40. John says:

    Well OK then.

  41. Christopher Jones says:

    Okay, I think Keyli needs all the hugs right now…. 🙁

  42. LaughingTarget says:

    It’s never wise to operate on a different = kill it philosophy.

  43. Jędrzej says:

    Aaaah! Antozia’s eyes are Red! I’m more suprised by that beautyfull detail more than I should.

  44. John says:

    This plan is best for us. For we will see the monster kick some butts. Unfortunately said butts will belong to our heroes but hopefully the butts of the bad guys to when they come across him.

    (To many butts)

  45. jazylh says:

    Loving the page. Such amazing perspective! I too have my doubts if he plan is wise though.

  46. T. Gatto says:

    I’m thinking the bug guy with the bone through his nose is gonna be the brains of the operation. I guess when you are caveman, you options for rocket scientists are severely limited… 🙂

  47. Christopher Jones says:

    Icari and Keyli: “Let’s try and convince the scary-looking spider monster that’s killing the jungle, who’s also the God we’ve been telling you about, to be a good guy and see if it can take us to the afterlife to resurrect our dead friends.”

    …..

    Dezia and Antozia (and probably Clumsy, at least quietly), full of sarcasm: “I like this plan. I’m excited to be a part of it!”

    Man, I’m almost scared for the potentially dangerous outcome to this. :O I just really hope nothing too bad happens for them. Also, my heart still hurts for Keyli… ;-;

    • Christopher Jones says:

      (in reply to the comment i just made) Wait, I noticed Dezia isn’t actually going with them(?) If so, feel free to remove him from my little quote. My mistake 😛

    • jordan says:

      It’s true. Dezia isn’t going. But I think that’s exactly what he would say. This is very much an emotional mission over a logical one. We’ll just have to see if Keyli comes to his senses.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Yeah, you’re right. That is something he would say even if he wasn’t here.

      That said, I do hope Keyli comes to his senses soon…because this plan will (inevitably or not) blow up in our heroes’ faces and he might not take it. Damn it, Icari, why did you tell him the whole “Great Beyond” thing when he’s still grieving….? ;-; Hopefully, maybe Antozia (or even Aura) might come in and set some things straight.

      Also, I hope everyone manages to live after this. I need Icari to live and see his children… 😀 <3

  48. John says:

    Kill it, skin it, clean it, eat it. That meaty tail will probably taste the best.

  49. Christopher Jones says:

    I’d almost like to imagine where the eventual conversation about this will go:
    Antozia: We have to go kill the monster.

    Icari: What?! But…but…it’s the second god I’ve been telling everyone about! Why must we kill it?

    Antozia: Because it’s been kinda killing all plant life in the jungle.

    Dezia: If there’s no plant life, then we don’t have anywhere else to live….

    Icari: But, we can’t kill it! It is a god. Maybe it will be benevolent.

    Antozia: “Benevolent”?! What part of “killing plant life” did you not understand? Not to mention, it’s really creepy looking and could kill us, too.

    Icari: um….maybe it will be kind in spite of it… It is a god, after all.

    Antozia and Dezia: *questioning in their minds: what in the hell does Zona see in that guy again?*

    XD Okay, but seriously, I can’t wait to see where this goes after that page. 🙂

    • jordan says:

      Well, I think I like that better then what I actually wrote!

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Nah, man, I’m sure what you got next will be great (and probably a ton more serious that what I wrote) 🙂

      That said, I kinda hope it involve Antozia and Dezia just side-eying Icari and going “Zona has terrible taste in men” in their heads XD

  50. jazylh says:

    So glad I’ve caught u[p with the comic. Great read. Keep up the Awesomeness Jordon.

  51. Jimmy Barr says:

    Hey Jordan,

    I found your site off the back of the amazing fan art you did of Mjolnir holding Thor. A very addictive read, beautiful style and a great story indeed. A hat doff to you sir. Can’t wait to read more.

    Jimmy

    • jordan says:

      Awesome! I’m so glad that illustration brought over a new reader. Thanks for coming by and checking it out, Jimmy. I’m going to have to do more silly fan-art!

  52. John says:

    Wife, Called it!

    I find it creepy that Eetori did married her now knowing more about her. It’s like if your dad started sleeping with your girlfriend. I know that’s not what she is to Icari but that’s what I’m getting.

    • jordan says:

      It is indeed creepy. This is inspired a lot in part by those polygamist Mormon cults that Jeff Warren ran. They would, indeed, kick out the young boys and men so that the elders could marry the young women. It’s pretty messed up.

  53. jazylh says:

    WOW this just got complicated. @-@ Awesome paneling skills!

  54. Christopher Jones says:

    Wow, just when we were liking Eetori even more….(end sarcasm). Dude, you are just as messed up as old CGP, and since you tried marrying your son’s finace after banishing him, you’re probably even more messed up. Seriously, this guy needs a swift kick in the lower body someday….

    Also, I think I’m gonna love Aura a whole lot too. Maybe she’ll make the Mountain People come to their senses and actually try to be friends with the Tree Dwellers (though, not with the latter knocking their heads around though.), as long as she doesn’t die.

    However, I wonder how the poor girl will feel when she finds out her ex has been going out with one of the tribe (especially it’s older, wise woman) and impregnated them? That’s gonna be awkward…. (but I really hope that doesn’t lead to a heel turn)

    • jordan says:

      It’s more of an arranged marriage type thing. They weren’t really exes and we still don’t know how Icari felt about her. It could be completely different. That said, there’s definitely a past there that we’ll learn more about in the future.
      I also agree, I think you’ll like Aura too!

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Oh, okay. I guess “exes” wasn’t really the right word, then huh? Though, Aura seems to still have feelings for Icari….so if he doesn’t feel the same, she’s probably gonna be in for a world of heartbreak….but I’m sure she’ll be fine. I can’t wait to learn more about her 🙂

      Though, I also can’t wait for her, Icari and Zona giving Eetori a nice beatdown 😀 He really deserves one.

    • jordan says:

      I totally agree.

  55. Christopher Jones says:

    ah, crap! i mean “looks like eetori….” is it possible to edit comments?

  56. Christopher Jones says:

    Oh, boy, looks LIKE Eetori, the new CGP seems to know who she is…. Either way, it’s cool to see of the Mountain People who helped the tribe again. Hopefully Aura manages to both live and escape…. but not before giving Eetori what for 🙂

    Also, I got a question, I always wondered how old the main characters are. I know you mentioned that Zona was somewhere between her late 30s-early 40s or something, but do you got an idea of the other characters’ ages? (like, I could see Icari maybe being somewhere in his 20s, same with Keyli and Clumsy.)

    • jordan says:

      Fixed!
      Good question too. Understanding that in the world they have to live in, it’s important to grow up fast! They’re all a little younger then you guessed.
      When the story began Icari was roughly 18. Keyli and Sno were 17 and Clumsy about 14. Basse is about 20. Lye is about 23.
      At the present they’re all about a year older.
      Did I miss anyone else you’re curious about?

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Nah, you didn’t miss anyone and thanks a bunch 🙂

      Though, now that I know that Icari is 18-19, I got a new question: why did you decide to make him Zona’s current…um…”love interest” (considering if her feelings are as strong as his, probably), when she’s about 20 years younger than him? Yeah sorry if this question will make you uncomfortable. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to…

    • jordan says:

      I don’t mind answering. Zona partly explains it herself in Chapter 3 when she’s trying for the first time to “get with” Icari.
      In patriarchal societies it’s common place for older men to take on young wives. Even today, we barely bat an eye when some guy with money marries a girl 30 years younger then him. You can even look to movies for examples. Female love interests can often be 15 or 20 years younger and no one minds because the men are handsome.
      I’m not judging but I wanted to flip that on its head. Showing how older women still hold value in the world where youth and beauty are all that seem to matter, was really important. So I let Zona, an older, beautiful and wise woman have her way with him.
      That’s one part of it. The other is that we have to look at these characters outside of our own cultural lense sometimes. They come from a very different place and see the world very differently. Their age difference isn’t such a big deal to the Tree Dwellers. What mattered to Zona was that Icari was a fully matured man that could provide a strong child and she could provide him with experience and wisdom.
      Hopefully this all makes sense. I’m happy to keep talking about it.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Oh, wow! That’s actually a pretty interesting and kind of sweet reasoning you got there 😀 It’s not everyday you get to see the gender reverse of the “older lover, younger lover” trope in stories. Also helps that…both Icari and Zona are really sweet together, IMO. (Though, I wonder how the dude must feel knowing he’s mating with his best friend’s mom…that is, if he knows Zona is Keyli’s mom XD)

      Man, now I really, really hope Zona makes it out okay. I’m not sure Icari, the tribe and I can handle the heartbreak if she doesn’t…. ;-;

  57. John says:

    Thank you for doing this Because some of them threw me for a loop like Gosh. I thought his name was said like “oh my gosh” but now I see say them. Again thank you.

    As for the comic I’m guessing that Aura is ether Eetori’s sister or wife. Hopefully not both.

    • jordan says:

      Sure thing, John. It was a good idea and a fun thing to do.
      As for Eetori and Aura, I wouldn’t want it to be both either. Gross!

  58. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    “No, not me, idiots!”

  59. John says:

    A nice comic everyone has said some good questions and observations.

    I was thinking if this is OK that in your next video thing you can probably pronounce the names of the characters we’ve seen so far? For some of them I and maybe a few others don’t know how to pronounce them. It’s OK if you don’t feel like it or are uncomfortable with the idea; just asking nicely.

  60. T. Gatto says:

    Mmmmmmmm looks yummy!
    I am inclined to wonder, if you can get biggie fries, and a coke with one of those…

  61. Christopher Jones says:

    *half-sarcastically* Oh, it’s such a joy to hear Crazy Genocidal Priest talk again…. *end sarcasm*

    I really hope he gets his ass kicked eventually. Hopefully by Zona.

    Hold on. Weren’t there, like, some members of whatever religion CGP was apart who helped the tribe from the Mountain People? Will we ever see them again? Just wondering….

    • jordan says:

      Don’t worry. Eetori is much less of a talker than the High Priest. His speech is basically done.
      And yes, you’ll be hearing again from the group of humans that’s helped. Probably very very soon.

  62. Jędrzej says:

    We are back in Bismuth!… Did they changed Gate from one winged to two winged? And how the heck do Humans know about food chain? Now I think it really is distant future, not past.

    • jordan says:

      I think I’m busted in a continuity error. For some reason I was seeing it as two doors….I mean um…yeah, totally on purpose! The gate opens three different ways! That way enemies have no way of knowing how to enter. Yes! Planned it that way all along!

  63. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Nuclear tattoo!
    Get yours today!

  64. jazylh says:

    Absolutley loving the way you convey dialogue through expression. & as always the backgrounds are surreal.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks Jazy! And thanks for the support. I really enjoy Beast Legion and encourage all my readers to read it too.

  65. John says:

    Its going to be twins!

    By the way; how old is Zona? If their life span is like humans then I would put her in her mid forties. which if true could put a some risk for her and the baby(ies).

    Lastly yay Icari is now a part of the pack! so happy for him.

    • jordan says:

      Good question. I would say late 30’s to early 40’s. Remember that they would start child rearing pretty early on. Zona was probably in her mid-teens when she started having babies. From our perspective, that’s of course way too early but for them, they have to grow up really fast in an environment like that.

      I’m actually really excited to have him as part of the pack too. In my first draft, he joined waaaay earlier. It didn’t feel right though as he needed to build real trust with them first.

  66. T. Gatto says:

    Next Week, a Caveman Musical Rendition of “Leader of the Pack”!? :p

  67. Christopher Jones says:

    Aw, Icari now knows Zona’s pregnant <3 😀 I can't wait to see him learn how to be a father and getting some help from the tribe 🙂 Oh, and YAY! He's part of the tribe now!

    • jordan says:

      Yep! He’s finally one of them…but I’m sure there will still be some missteps along the way.

  68. Mr Heavy Steps says:

    Wow,

    I’m super addicted. I just discovered this comic through a friend when you put your latest page up, and I just spent the last couple days reading ALL of it. I really enjoy your art and storytelling styles and your world is so creative I want to know all about it. I also enjoy your take on the development and role of religion in your world. I wonder if Ikari really still believes in what he’s saying or if he’s just trying to comfort his friend. I’m divided on whether I want Sno to be alive or not. She is probably my favorite character, but I get fed up with the whole “Miraculous survival” trope sometimes. Anyways… I think it’s safe to say I’m going to be an avid reader either way.

    • jordan says:

      Thanks so much Mr Heavy Steps! I hope to keep hearing from you in the future. I am also sick of the “Miraculous survival” trope in writing. I think it’s a bit lazy and dishonest storytelling. The one thing that I’ll say without spoilers is that Sno will have a presence in the story one way or another through the rest of the book.
      Thanks for reading!

  69. John says:

    Waiting to see how the new chapter starts and off the bat we get a new travel companion! Welcome to the cast Antozia, hope you don’t die finding this thing.

    And lastly OH MY GOD THE SLOTHS CAN CLOSE THEIR EYES!! I thought that they were to bug eyed to have eye lids. I thought they just licked them.

    • jordan says:

      I hope she doesn’t either! I think you’ll like her. She’s pretty badass.
      The sloths could have licked their eyes but I thought this was cuter.

  70. MyHatIsMadeFromOranges says:

    Oh hey, new chapter.

    Also, welcome back!

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