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  1. I think we have a new contender for the most ridiculous thing Ken has ever said. Yes, Ken: Most people did buy the comic simply because it was about Sonic. That's the entire point of having a licensed property; People will buy it because of the property. I don't doubt at all that there are some people who bought the comics who never played the games. There are always going to be a few outliers. But saying that most people bought it completely for that reason? Just...what? Why would anyone even remotely believe that? Did he get a few letters from people saying that's how it was for them and just assumed that meant most readers were like this? I'll say it once again: Ken does not understand business, marketing, or people in general.
  2. Yeah, wow, it turns out that Ken somehow understands teenage girls (and people in general, honestly) even less than we already knew. It reads like a pitch straight out of the 1960s. I know Ken has a preference from stories from that era, and has insisted before that many of them don't need updating for modern audiences because he feels they were just fine as they were, but really? More than anything else he's teased over the past few years, this shows that he's really out of touch with people.
  3. Part of it's that Ken simply hasn't kept up with changes in the industry and the world in general nearly as well as many modern creators on the Sonic comics have. Even ignoring the questionable quality of his art and the controversies surrounding him, Ken should easily have enough clout from his past works alone to be able to push some neat stuff online. A ton of artists on the book have been able to do that, like Tyson Hesse or Evan Stanley, and even Flynn's been doing pretty well with his Bumblekast Patreon. But unlike the others, Ken just hasn't grown with the rest of the world as it's adapted to the internet. Sure, he has a Twitter, but...that's about it. He doesn't actually use the internet to push stuff or get his name out there the way other comic creators do, when he very easily could. Heck, he still lives in an age where he sees people using screennames rather than their real names as "illegitimate" or "cowardly". Ken just doesn't understand that times have changed since the days of his old Q&A chats with fans. He's living in the past, but doesn't even use that past to try and push himself forward. Instead of "hey if you liked my old work help support my new work" like most people do, he ardently sticks with "hey if you liked my old work then keep an eye out for my sequel story coming out more than a decade after the fact". Which isn't bad on its own, but it isn't keeping up with the world either. As anyone connected with the Sonic series should know, nostalgia alone only gets you so far.
  4. Is this where we pull out the old "joke's on you I was only pretending" comic? Because that is Ken right now. Ken, on the very unlikely chance that you happen to be reading this right now, here's a small tip: There's a world of difference between pretending to be a self-centered idiot as a "joke", and saying something clearly tongue-in-cheek like "hey guys endgame is a pretty cool title ;)" One of those plays no one but yourself, and you can take a guess at which one that is. The only reason I was even able to figure he might pull this is because he has a really bad habit of making serious statements and passing them off as a joke like this.
  5. I can't believe I'm making two unrelated posts in this topic within an hour of each other, but... Ken, what the utter heck are you talking about? This was not a reference to you. You did not invent the word endgame. I can almost guarantee that he'll say he was joking if called out on this, since that's what he always does, but that tweet definitely did not read like a joke.
  6. Wait. Hold up. Is Ken implying that he's still so far off on finishing Volume 1 that he's this unsure about the pagecount? I know completing an entire graphic novel takes a long time, but I'd thought he'd at least have rough page outlines done by now. This implies he's still pretty early on with them. That, or he's aiming to 100% complete each page before moving on to the next, which is a very bad idea. Not only would it slow him down even more overall, but if he started drawing a page and discovered something needed to be changed earlier in the story, doing that's much harder to do with a finished page than a rough. Hey, Adamis, is there any indication from what you've been shown if he's doing roughs ahead of the final pages, or possibly if he's farther along than he's implying here? Not asking for exact numbers or anything, just whether I'm reading into this wrong or not. I honestly kind of hope I am at this point.
  7. I know this isn't strictly on-topic, but I thought it was worth bringing up since he's been mentioned in this thread a number of times in the past: Ken's longtime friend and former forum moderator Robert Repas, or BobR, has passed away.
  8. Yep, it's right here on Stadium, actually: https://www.sonicstadium.org/2010/07/ken-penders-interview-transcript/ The interview as a whole is pretty enlightening, actually, especially in retrospect.
  9. For at least the tenth time now, Ken has announced a new release date for TLSC: I'd really thought that he'd finally learned to not announce any dates until he's completely certain, but apparently not.
  10. Okay, so, I know this isn't strictly on-topic, but there's a response to one of Ken's tweets that I wanted to quickly bring attention to: If you ever see anyone saying stuff like this, please report them. Regardless of whether they're being serious or not, threatening to kill someone is not acceptable here or anywhere.
  11. You know, when I started reading Ken's response there, I actually thought for a second that the first part about misunderstanding nuance on the internet was going to be in regards to himself, and that he was about to mildly apologize for misunderstanding what Nitro was trying to say. Then I read the rest of the tweet and just...oh. I don't know why I expected any better out of Ken. Even a simple, obvious "I misunderstood what he meant" was too much for him, apparently.
  12. Ken has finally released the first page of TLSC. And, once again, we're back to using photo backgrounds. You'd think that seven years of production time thus far would mean he'd be able to devote a bit of effort into the opening page, but I guess not. It kind of works in the upper right panel (which I guess is why he just directly copy/pasted that frame in the bottom middle panel), but the bottom left one just looks like a sticker was pasted over the photo. It barely even tries to blend in. Speaking of the bottom left, we get our first look at Lara-Su's tattoo there. And suddenly I have to wonder if this is a Sonic spinoff or an MLP spinoff, because even as someone who doesn't watch the show, I know that's exactly where they have their marks. Also, there's a smudge in the right-hand margins. May want to clean that up before finalizing it.
  13. Ken, there's more than a little difference between a small, lightweight decoration on the forehead and a whole freaking stone stuck just below someone's neck, especially when considering that the forehead is a vastly more stable location to stick something. Hence why bindi go on the forehead and not the neck. It also certainly doesn't help that in previous images, the gem was located above Lara-Su's clothing, leading anyone using the slightest bit of logic to assume it wasn't attached to her skin. But no, apparently not making the ridiculous assumption that the gem was glued to Lara-Su's neck in reference to something that isn't even affixed to the neck in real life makes someone "astoundingly ignorant" to Ken.
  14. While there's a lot of, uh, interesting art to unpack in this image, I'd like to direct everyone's attention to Geoffrey's face in particular. Enjoy your nightmares. (I also like how it's not even remotely consistent with how Geoffrey looked in the last picture of him Ken released only a few days ago. But I'm sure Ken would just try and say that's intentional.)
  15. Yes: While I get the feeling he was trying to say something about how the story was changed to accommodate her not being portrayed by an Asian actress, he did a terrible job of wording himself there.
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