Thursday, November 15, 2012

2012 WEB COMIC REVIEW 06: HOMINIDS COMIC

WEB COMIC: HOMINIDS
CREATOR: JORDAN KOTZENBUE
UPDATES: EVERY TUESDAY!
ARCHIVE: FOUR CHAPTERS OF 23 PAGES OR MORE
GENRE: MANGA STYLE, TRIBE LIFE



Well I have a up and coming comic that you guys should check out. It's called Hominids and you are in for a treat. So grab a chair and lets see what's under the hood!

PROS: There isn't many web comics done on this genre or in this way. Hominids has good art and a pleasant web site to go along with this comic. You can learn about the artist and his early years knocking around this idea. See his other work like for" Heroes" and Sly Cooper. There are plenty of fun links to see more of Jordan's art talents as well. I am impressed!

CONS: There wasn't much to gripe about but a  adult warning and synopsis of the story would of been nice(just saying). There was big red flag a couple of days ago but the creator fixed that problem so it's no longer a issue.

LAST WORD: I like this because its well drawn and different. The story flows nicely and the characters are interesting. There is mild nudity so a content warning may have been needed. The page turning script this comic used is different but's it better then some other comics that used the same thing. It's not as confusing to find what part of the comic you want to read. There are some cool links to you can also check that has more of Jordan's work. The gripes with this comic was small so don't let it stop you from enjoying this one. A synopsis would made it easier to to know the time and  place of this comic. Also don't think I've grown soft doing reviews but lately I've come across some real gems.



OVERALL SCORE: 8.5

CONCEPT: 9.5
Get your cave man on! The story follows hominid men as they strive to survive and get there freak on. Then again is this about tribe people in a hidden jungle world? (Cough) Synopsis...


ART: 9.5
Nicely done the art style isn't a clone of any artist I know. The drawings of animals is nicely done. 

COLORING OR SHADING: 9.0
It's rare to see a person that can  do b/w shading or coloring equally well. Awesome!

WRITING AND SPELLING: 9.5
The story made sense and spelling looked good to me. I only saw one grammar error of a sort.

WEB PAGE LAYOUT: 9.5
The web page loads fast and is pleasing to the eye.. There weren't to many ads and all links appeared to work. All info except a content warning was right there for you to easily find. There is more art work to see of his other drawing pieces here as well. The comment box does need some fixing however...

ENTERTAINMENT: 9.5
Well this comic still has me coming back to read it after the reviewing process... so yeah it's pretty good.

POST FREQUENCY: 5.0
Lol even I couldn't miss this one it's right there under the title. Once week in color is okay. There are web comics that post 3 updates week and those get about 7.0 or higher. It depends on the amount of work involved.


POPULARITY : 5.0
429 likes on Facebook is tops in what I've seen for webcomics. A PR of 3 is adequate and several comments on the title page is a good start.



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