Glorious SPX: More Details Emerge about Jeff Smith’s New Webcomic

 Our Washington DC Correspondent David Dissanayake writes;

This weekend at SPX’s Jeff Smith spotlight panel, the man of the hour gave a little more detail about his forthcoming webcomic series Tüki Save the Humans.

20130914_124438The new webcomic from the creator of Bone and RASL will center on the first homo erectus to migrate away from the cradle of life.  “Two million years ago was the very first fantastic ice age, and Africa was in a drought  all the early animal, all the early hominids, all the apes, all the creatures were going extinct because their jungles were disappearing.  It was at that time that the very first early human left Africa.  Somebody was the first guy, and I’m going to tell his story”, said Smith.

Smith announced that the first chapter will be out by Thanksgiving 2013 and that it he’ll be doing it in “seasons,” putting  it up 25 page chunks of story at a time.

Smith explained, “I’ve created a new panel flow for myself.  I’m doing the pages horizontally so they’ll fit the size of the computer screen.  It will be printed as a book at the end, and it might be a little awkward, but…”.

“I think it’ll be halfway between RASL and Bone. It’s going to be much more like Bone than RASL, it’s going to have humor.  Part of the story is everyone is trying to stop him from doing it, the ancient Gods, the animals, the other humans, they’re all going to try and stop him leaving Africa, and it should be pretty ridiculous”, Smith commented.

Intriguing stuff! Thankfully we don’t have that long to wait to find out more about Smith’s new project.

David Dissanayake is Washington DC correspond for Bleeding Cool.  Give him a shout @dwdissanayake on twitter.    

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