Getting Books Stocked

This week’s show is about getting books stocked in stores!

Next appearance will be at the Indie Author Book Expo in Des Moines on Sat, 8/26!


Interviews at MINIcon 2017

I talked to a bunch of creators at the ICBC MINIcon today!

Check out all of the sites of the folks I interviewed– I listed their sites in the descriptions on the 515Comics Facebook group!


ComicDNA interview

I was a guest on Aaron Walther‘s latest ComicDNA podcast! It was a lot of fun to chat with him- you should check out his channel!


Planet Comicon and Books for Sale!

Planet Comicon is next weekend! I’ll be there, and I would love to see you– stop on by if you’re in Kansas City and see an amazing show!


Also, I finally got the online store stocked with all of the available Nextuus books in print, including the brand-new Volume 4!



Volume 4 Kickstarter!

The kickstarter campaign to print volume 4 of Nextuus launches today! The campaign will run until March 1st, so you have 30 days to pledge for rewards, many of which include a copy of the brand-spanking-new volume 4!

So be sure to check it out and share the campaign with all of your friends who love Nextuus, or who just love independent comics!

Thanks for reading!



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

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Rubber Punk Productions
Underfiend Radio
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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…”