Just wanted to pop in and tell you that I love Hominids, your style is an inspiration to keep striving to get better. I absolutely love how much emotion you capture in your characters. If I knew you were on tumblr earlier I would have been bugging you for a while now. Keep up the wonderful work. - TKH.
Hey TKH! Thanks a bunch man. I love hearing from readers. I’m so glad you like the comic. I’ve been on Tumblr for awhile but have really been posting much here until recently. I’m trying to be better about it so you’ll see much more of me here. Feel free to bug me anytime.
A page like this is a bit tricky.
It’s tempting to want to add dialog or text of some kind.
A lot of times cannon fodder characters will have some playful banter, talking about something that has nothing to do with the story. It can be a fun break and add a bit of humor. That or the main character will have an internal dialog going on during the action. They’ll internalize either what’s happening or think about something else. Spiderman does this better then anyone else. Batman spends a lot of time brooding to the audience as well. For my part, that stuff can often come off as filler. Not truly adding anything to the story. It might be the animator in me but I like to let the action speak for itself. Even if it seems like a page of characters running around frame after frame, it’s important to pace it in a way that makes the city feel huge.
I hope you enjoy this weeks page. It’s one of my favorites. I do have a feeling there will be something on the other side of that tunnel.