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10 hours ago, Mad Convoy said:

You have to be careful with wishing that he gets what he deserves, because that particular phrase has a very strong connotation to wishing that somebody you dislike has a horribly traumatic experience. I trust that you were only expressing a desire that the LSC doesn't sell well or that Penders gets sued for releasing Archie reprints, but I'd rather you just say that you hope those things occur or clarifying on what you mean by what he deserves.

The Republic, to be fair, would make excellent riffing material should it ever be released. I find that the LSC tends to be the painful and depressing kind of bad rather than the hilarious kind of bad, and as it result it is difficult to riff on. But the Republic's special effects, soundtrack, acting, and its premise are just cheesy enough to bring it into the hilarious bad zone occupied by works like The Room, so it'd be easy to riff on.

Linkara tackled Sonic Live! once, which was Ken Penders work, but he vowed never to review another Sonic comic to avoid controversy (the only reason Sonic Live! got used was because everybody agreed that it was bad, so it wouldn't offend anybody if he tore it to shreds). So I doubt he'd go for the LSC.

I can appreciate what you're saying, but in all honesty? I have nothing in mind. That sort of thing is where God and karma tread, and I don't presume to be fit to make such judgements myself.

I just feel reasonably confident that if the universe does indeed seek some sort of long-term balance for such things, Penders will have comeuppance for the misery he's caused. But what that may be is not for me to say.

47 minutes ago, horridus said:

And we got some small scale stuff about the App, mostly verifying what VEDJ-F told us.

 

Given the kind of 'talent' Penders has attracted in the past, this... is gonna get REALLY cringe-y. 

Guess this means we all made the naughty list, then.

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12 minutes ago, chaosjam said:

The savior of Sonic everyone...yeesh

Well, this is an interesting takeoff at least...

... but why is he so muscular? :huh: Realism-kind of style doesn't fit with these Hedgies as far as I can tell...

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I myself am just staggered by the implication that despite years of exposure to Sonic in both classical and modern designs, he still can't really draw the character. The realistic proportions and the toony proportions are mixed in the most unappealing, uncanny-inducing way possibe. The eyes are way, way too big and shiney, and somehow, while the rest of his body is shaded as to imply dimension, the face remains flat and toony. This is without getting into the fact that the hands have only four fingers, the shoes lack buckles and he completely botched the quills. 

This whole thing is like a truly nightmarish attempt to transfer the design traits of Sonic from SatAM into the aesthetic of the modern era while trying to simultaneously make it more realistic, and failing on all conceivable fronts. This is without getting into the fact that he's still clinging to design traits from the old show that haven't been in vogue for nearly two decades now. Guy really cannot move on. 

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2 minutes ago, antyep said:

I remember reading that Knuckles Chaotix book. His work there was...descent. It's mind-blowing how his Sonic-work can go from that to....this!!! It just proves he doesn't belong in Sonic; not now, not then

I'm not yet unwilling to abandon the theory that he drew it like this on purpose just to screw with people. I know I've seen him draw better Sonic stuff than *this*. 

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That has to be the worst Sonic drawing he has ever done. The anus on his forehead, the giant teeth with the Mighty Mouth (you know the meme!), the BFG ears, the pencil legs and bulging arms. Its just wrong wrong wrong! NOT EVEN THE SHOE DESIGN IS RIGHT!!!! Or is this his Blue spined edgeymurawhatever he calls it for Lara-Su Chronicles?

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4 minutes ago, The Tenth Doctor said:

That has to be the worst Sonic drawing he has ever done. The anus on his forehead, the giant teeth with the Mighty Mouth (you know the meme!), the BFG ears, the pencil legs and bulging arms. Its just wrong wrong wrong! NOT EVEN THE SHOE DESIGN IS RIGHT!!!! Or is this his Blue spined edgeymurawhatever he calls it for Lara-Su Chronicles?

Not to mention he doesn't know the concept of eyebrows.

(Bedroom eyes don't count.)

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1 minute ago, Jovahexeon Ace Joranvexeon said:

Why on earth does the area right above his nose look like a scrotum sack?

Because at some point, that became his go-to method for drawing eyebrows on Mobians...

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1 hour ago, chaosjam said:

The savior of Sonic everyone...yeesh

With each drawing of a cartoonish character he gets worse and worse at. Maybe he should probably hire an artist for this book instead of doing it himself. That's just me tho.

 

5 minutes ago, Tatters said:

Wow, for the first time, I don't know what to feel when I look at it.

 

Pain. That is the only think you should feel.

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Ooookay, that's kinda veering into 'Mocking HIm For the Sake of It'. The Sonic Picture was one thing given that he's spent years working on Sonic so he should be able to AT LEAST draw the guy decently. What say we just steer the conversation away from this for now- his lousiness as an artist is self-evident. 

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