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Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2017, 2:27 AM
  • Listening to: Spotlight OST
  • Reading: Permutation City
  • Watching: Kokoro Connect
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham
  • Eating: Donut
  • Drinking: Tea


As some of you may have heard by now, there's a rumour going around that the Archie's Sonic comic is potentially being cancelled. This is based on the fact that Archie has suspended online subscriptions to Sonic the Hedgehog, which may be a sign that the end is nigh. An Archie spokesperson attributes this to a technical glitch, but it's also worth pointing out that they are replacing this year's Free Comic Book Day issue of Sonic with a Riverdale book instead. Sonic hasn't missed Free Comic Book Day in a decade. It may just be that after twenty-four years, the Sonic comics have reached the end of their run....

How do I feel about this? Realistically, I suppose it was inevitable. It's not like the Sonic comics could continue forever, and its development has been desperately stifled these past few years. I needn't reiterate the infamous circumstances responsible, but it's no secret that the stories since the reboot have mostly rung hollow - something I've expressed in many of my reviews. With declining sales and readers cancelling subscriptions, it's clear that the Sonic comics were on their last legs. Heck, I haven't even read an issue in months. The last one I checked was Sonic Universe #83, which was so awful that I refused to read any more.

So what I'm saying is that Archie Sonic isn't what it used to be, and probably never will be. When the series started out in 1993, the games were still in their infancy and the comics had the potential to carve their own path. By expanding Mobius with its own history, culture and society, Archie developed "a world unique and beyond what you know from the Sega games" - as quoted in their opening tagline. That's very true. I was fascinated by the scope of the echidna race and their extensive genealogy. I loved the lineage of the Acorn line and its war experiences. Even more outlandish stories like extra-terrestrials and alternate timelines broadened and enriched the comic's universe in ways Sega could never dream of. While it wasn't all Shakespeare, it was engrossing more often than not and it garnered a strong fan following as a result.

However, attitudes have changed since the reboot. Archie is no longer pioneering their own world, they're only trying to conform to the one established by Sega. Character development has been thrown to the four winds wherever it contradicts the tone of the games, creating consistently shallow stories with rampant capitalism on exposition over narrative integrity. Even if Archie had the most talented writers in the world, it wouldn't matter because of the restrictions Sega placed on their mascot's portrayal. No family ties, no romance, no depth of personality whatsoever. What can Archie do with this mess? Maybe it is time to bid adieu to the Blue Blur. With the state of things as they are, I'm not so much disappointed that the series is ending, I'm only disappointed that it couldn't be saved. At the end of the day, we'll always have the classic issues in our library, and I fully intend to re-read them as I continue to work on Sonic Retold. It's up to us now to keep the series alive, so I hope you'll continue to give Sonic and the Freedom Fighters your full support. They are our childhood heroes. :salute:

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Glitcher was born on a faraway planet of peace and beauty. But this existence was short-lived when the planet's star went nova, and Glitcher's parents placed him in a special pod that carried him through deep space where he crash-landed on Earth. There he discovered that the Sun's yellow rays gave him superhuman powers, including enhanced artistic talent and an uncanny knack for criticism. When his adopted parents were killed in an accident, Glitcher swore that he would only use his powers.... for evil.
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:iconmastersaruwatari:
MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Writer
love your work man. You take commissions?
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glitcher Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, sorry for the late reply. Commissions are temporarily suspended until I can clear some of my backlog. I'll post an update on my journal when I'm ready to take new orders. Thanks for your interest.
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
ok:)
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:iconedaiah:
Edaiah Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
I sent you an email....check it out when you have the time
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Cream-Sugar-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
art trade or request?
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, I only do commissions. Check signature for details.
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Cream-Sugar-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
mm okay
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:iconedaiah:
Edaiah Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
hey man sorry for responding to you so late but 1st; i hope you had a great christmas 2nd; i also saw your site and pricing. i like what you're able to do and i will let you know where im headed.....appreciate letting me know and i will get back to you soon have a great new years my dear and thank you so much
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glitcher Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey bro, given any further thought to that commission you wanted? :hmm:
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:iconedaiah:
Edaiah Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
I do, actually. I was thinking about a Heavy Effects Situational Background. Im thinking maybe just doing one character that i am particularly wanting to stand out with or without Tails. She is someone of great importance to the series and to Tails. Her name is Valkeri. I will explain her background in detail a little later but she is a princess but with a power that she is unable to control and is unfortunately killing her slowly. I will give you a full story on it when i can as well as the whole Sonic Concept that im trying to create. I also have two character designs of her so i hope this will help u get a good idea in what i would like. My designs take on a more thiner aspect so i am curious to see how u go on about it. Also, if you want sketches of certain things that might not be very clear, I can try to do that as well. I will send u these things soon through your email. Thanks again for taking interest in this. Cant wait to see how it turn out.
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