I knew it was you Evan, now release your stash of lewd drawings or the feet get it!>>128721222
Between these comics and the fangames, this franchise's probably got the most productive fanbase. It really is fantastic.>>128722065
Well said, I agree that a lot of it had to do with Sonic appearing in the right place at the right time. It was a multimedia franchise with games, two ongoing western comics, and two very popular tv shows by the time the internet was becoming mainstream in the mid 90s.
I'd also argue that the Sonic design is perfect for fan works. It's simple enough for even beginner artists to draw recognizably, and is an easy template to create your own OC (people tend to shit on OCs, but that's how a lot of fanartists get started).
One thing that's often not talked about is Sega's attitude to fanworks. Companies like Nintendo and Disney tend to send in lawyers when fangames, game mods, or other fanworks get popular. Sega's very permissive about this, as long as you're not making a profit. Disney certainly wouldn't let Evan keep working on a fan comic, especially not one where she killed off the main character. As frustrated as I am with Sega's failure to capitalize on what is essentially a cool version of Mickey Mouse, I do have to give them credit for treating their fans right.>>128724460>J Axer
Yeah, looking through his Twitter, his art's really improved, but it does lack that unique Spaz-based style he had in the comics. As edgy as it is, NiN Tails is genuinely cool. I was sure he was a Sonic fan though. He still occasionally draws Sonic, and I was sure he was hired similarly to Dawn Best and Ian Flynn, by writing Archie directly as a fan.>BigI mostly liked the lewd look on his face. I can see why you'd like that type, I'm more into standard himbos when it comes to bigger guys though. Dingo from the Tamersverse is probably my favorite.