In continuing our theme of featuring artists with comics currently featured on The Fabler, for this week’s interview we caught up with Jordan Kotzebue (aka thejmon) to talk about his webcomic Hominids.
Jordan currently lives in Seattle, where we works with PopCap Games as a studio artist. Despite his lifelong interest in comics, the bulk of his illustrative career has been spent working in the video game industry. (Some of the titles he’s worked on include the Sly Cooper franchise, League of Legends, Zuma, and Bejeweled 3).
That’s right, Jordan has every kid’s dream job – he designs videogame art by day and spends his free time working on comic books.
While he has dabbled in comics in the past, Hominids represents Kotzebue’s first foray into an ongoing series. The comic, which is now two issues in, is set in an era of ancient history in which early humans coexisted with another intelligent prehistoric species – Neanderthals. The world Jordan paints is lush, mysterious, and filled with the potential for adventure. As a neat aside, it was a concept originally dreamed up by his twelve-year-old self that Jordan decided to return to later in life and flesh out more fully.
I talked with Jordan about Hominids, his early interest in comics, and some of his background in doing artistic design for videogames. Read More