Nextuus Volume 4 update!

First major work done on Volume 4 of Nextuus!


Cons for summer 2016

I’ll be at the following conventions in the coming months:

Ericon, Saturday June 25, Boone, IA–


O Comic Con, July 8-10, Council Bluffs, IA–


minICON, July 30, Altoona, IA–



Two Cakes

Today I discuss the feelings of inadequacy I encounter in my work, and what I want to do about it. I believe many people (not just creative types) deal with these feelings and it’s important to put them in perspective and find ways to make them work FOR you instead of holding you back.

I got thinking about this not long ago when a friend shared a cartoon on Facebook, which I feature in this episode (I do not know who created the comic).

Cedar Rapids Comic Con is tomorrow!

Check out the Volume 3 Bookstarter!


Nextuus Volume 3 Proof!

The first proof of volume 3 arrived today!

Time to start the editing process!



A science fiction adventure comic set on the planet of Nextuus. A band of treasure hunters are hired to find the Ocean Shard, a legendary artifact. Many will stand in their way to keep them from their prize.

Read from the beginning

Comic archive


515 Media


Listen and learn as the members of discuss various topics, interview other people from the internet, and generally waste a bunch of time in front of a live microphone.

Radio archive

Thom has a weekly vlog, with discussions ranging from comic work and convention-going to Czech language lessons.

Thomcast 2014_filler

Watch the latest episode!


Swag Shop

5/30/15 –
The second editions of Nextuus Volumes 1 & 2 are out and available for order in the Swag Shop!
book01a  book02a
Also, we have a special price for bundling both volumes together:
Visit the Shop

Non-comic sites

Levi Hoffmeier
Rainarc Rhapsody
Rubber Punk Productions
Underfiend Radio
Yen Nguyen

Cool comics we’ve met

A Drop of Blood
Antares Complex
Backwood Folk
Camden Bottoms
Deverish Also
Final Fantasy 6
Go Fish
HeadMetal Comics
Ink and Drink Comics
Leth Hate
Mangled Stare
Objects of Amusement
Out At Home
Reign: Knight of Time
Sensei Yakuza
Sex, Drugs and June Cleaver
Soul Symphony
The Glass Urchin
Watusi the Talking Dog
Whispers Of The Divide

The 515

Coming Soon

About was formed in 2005 by a handful of guys in Central Iowa. The site hosts a variety of mediums- blogs, podcasts, novels-
but mostly we have always been a home to comics.

Thomas Hotka
President & Dictator-for-life

Nextuus – Artist/Writer
Redemption – Co-writer
NQD – Artist/Writer

“I'm rich! Rich with nickels!”

Trey Petersen

Nextuus – Co-writer
The Rants – Writer

“This sh*t better be worth it…”

Pat Hawks