Oh hey, solicits went up last night so I guess I can upload this now. This is the pencil work and finished colors for the STH #268 Variant (which will be my second Sonic cover).
This one’s important because features the first real (and long overdue) appearances of two very rare characters (1 game, 1 cartoon) to the comics.
Concerning Honey the Cat (2nd card down) — because she’s such an incredibly obscure character, proper model sheets don’t exist of her — like at all. And the actual extracted game model (Sonic the Fighters) is a blocky mess of barely discernible 90’s Sega Saturn polygons. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I screwed up her hair and ears (missing the ponytails and hair barrette thingies entirely) in the pencil phase due to shoddy referencing and didn’t catch it until the coloring phase. Thankfully, it wasn’t too hard to fix digitally.
Concerning Breezie the Hedgehog (holding the cards) — Breezie’s new design (I’m certain someone will probably upload a full shot of it later) came from numerous sources, primarily Ian Flynn and Aleah’s Baker’s general ideas, my drawing of an initial design based on their description to start the ball rolling (done on a sticky note during lunch of all things lol), Vin’s tweaking of said sticky note, Ben Bates’ head notes (we applied the hair/spine design from his take on her to my suit design) and minor tweaks from all the mentioned parties going forward until we came up with a proper finalized model. I think you’ll be pleased with how she looks given her execution (none of which I will spoil) in the comics VS her execution in the few episodes of cartoon she appeared in. It was fun taking one of the Milton Knight’s many oddball “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog” character designs and applying a more Segasonic twist to it. :)
Also, if you look carefully…you’ll see that I finally managed to get Mama Robotnik on a cover.
And really, that’s the only thing that matters. Enjoy! :D
Inks: Terry Austin
The name, yes. The attitude — it depends.
I always envisioned the Shyster Bros. as working on varying levels of evil/malice (parallels to the main CNW cast, more or less).
Sylvester Shyster’s closest CNW equivalent would probably be Nickem Shyster but, in my mind, Nickem IS the big bad for CNW as a whole, so his malice is ramped up considerably and as a result, is portrayed much darker
This is a fun little thing that’s the current header for Sonic Super Special Magazine #12! I was asked to do something different since this was for the issue that celebrated the anniversary of the Sega Genesis so I chose to do select characters cosplaying other characters from classic Sega games:
* Ristar - Representing his own game is Ristar as himself. I wanted to draw Kaiser Greedy also, but didn’t have enough room given the header size. Oh well.
* Representing Altered Beast
Silver the Hedgehog as Zeus
Sonic the Werehog as The Werewolf
* Representing Streets of Rage
Blaze the Cat as Blaze Fielding
Marine the Raccoon as “Skate” Hunter
* Representing Shinobi
Espio the Chameleon as Joe Musashi
Charmy Bee as Hotsuma
* Representing Golden Axe
Rouge the Bat as Tyris Flare
Shadow the Hedgehog as Ax Battler
Chuck the Hedgehog as Gilius Thunderhead
Knuckles the Echidna as Death Adder
(I could’ve easily switched the roles of Shadow & Knuckles but for some reason I just didn’t want to.)
Hope you enjoyed it! Also, feel free to check out the issue because I have an interview in the back in addition to my quarterly column! See y’all next time.
In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.
The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to…
I spent my lunch break drawing this. It was more personal than taking a picture. #HandsUpFriday #LastWords #Ferguson
The quotes above came from this Upworthy article: http://www.upworthy.com/here-are-10-images-by-the-time-i-reached-the-third-one-i-was-crying-by-the-10th-i-was-furious?g=2&c=ufb1
My good buddy Vin took his graduation walk a few weeks ago! I made him this frightening card as a way of saying congratulations.
He may not ever speak to me again.
The hell is wrong with you.
Meant to upload this sooner but for the life of me I couldn’t find my pencil file so I had to rescan it. Here’s the new cover for the variant issue of Sonic Universe #68! Matt Herms uploaded the inks and raw colors here, so I figured I’d put up the original pencils alongside the finalized version. This is my very first Sonic cover (not my very first cover). Go fig. Enjoy!
Inks: Jim Amash