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1 hour ago, Razule said:

It'd be even better'er..  if it was just the letter S..?

We went too far:

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55 minutes ago, Shadowlax said:

....I actually like that

Put the little design thingies on the background on this site

It would be perfect

Yeah, i actually really like how this looks:

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10 minutes ago, Razule said:

*cough* someone put the Switch logo there and pass it around the webs as a fake leak for a new Switch exclusive game

Say its generations DX or something with more playable characters and more levels

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I was just thinking...and I can't imagine this not having been discussed, but I haven't seen it anywhere.

We have the vast majority of the Archie comic creatives moved over to the new book. Has there been any mention of Spaz making a return? You'd figure one of the most prolific professional Sonic artists of all time would show up at some point, especially from the get-go of a new book. Plus, he still does the occasional Sonic stuff (interior art for several Sonic books). Have we heard any mention of him showing up on the new comic?

2 hours ago, Detective Kaito said:

Interesting. Her name is Lanolin. :eyes:

Adorable. Over the past few years, Sonic comics have employed the cream of the crop when it comes to great character designs.

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Lanolin is confirmed adorbz.

Although I will give further props to the name if it turns out she's a beauty stylist or something lol. It could work on so many levels.

 

Good to see we've reached the re-print threshold too. The comics look to be getting on their feet early. Doesn't effect me much, since I am waiting to buy the box set of the first few issues, but its good news all the same.

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2 hours ago, Sega DogTagz said:

Lanolin is confirmed adorbz.

Although I will give further props to the name if it turns out she's a beauty stylist or something lol. It could work on so many levels.

She's a background character, she wasn't even scripted to be anything, it's doubtful we'll ever see her again. 

I think that's my one issue in terms of that design'; she sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the background characters and there's ultimately no reason why that is. The rest follow the Forces template but have ABT's flair so they're still clearly his, but Lanolin is pretty much designed like a recurring character despite that not being the case. 

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2 hours ago, Korke said:

#2 was a lot better. This is what the first issue was supposed to be like.

Issue 1 was suppose to be a comic where Sonic and Amy defeats some robots, talk about something that we didn't see, and still doesn't explain much?

But with better action.

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6 minutes ago, VEDJ-F said:

She's a background character, she wasn't even scripted to be anything, it's doubtful we'll ever see her again. 

I think that's my one issue in terms of that design'; she sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the background characters and there's ultimately no reason why that is. The rest follow the Forces template but have ABT's flair so they're still clearly his, but Lanolin is pretty much designed like a recurring character despite that not being the case. 

I figured it was just a case of people really liking a specific background character a lot more than the comic team expected.

Kinda like how Conquering Storm grew onto folks when she initially wasn’t that major a character.

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25 minutes ago, Conquering Storm's Servant said:

I figured it was just a case of people really liking a specific background character a lot more than the comic team expected.

Kinda like how Conquering Storm grew onto folks when she initially wasn’t that major a character.

I think there's a slight difference, though; the Bride of Conquering Storm (the original incarnation) was at least a named character from the get-go and had an important position in a story, even if she only served to end Lightning Lynx's sub-plot in the Iron Dominion arc. Lanolin wasn't, and was just there as one of many characters who were feeding exposition from the village, hence why they were all described as just villagers in the script.. However, she's got a way more elaborate design than her fellow background characters, which is probably why people are getting confused on her status (as shown by Flynn's Twitter). 

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49 minutes ago, VEDJ-F said:

I think there's a slight difference, though; the Bride of Conquering Storm (the original incarnation) was at least a named character from the get-go and had an important position in a story, even if she only served to end Lightning Lynx's sub-plot in the Iron Dominion arc. Lanolin wasn't, and was just there as one of many characters who were feeding exposition from the village, hence why they were all described as just villagers in the script.. However, she's got a way more elaborate design than her fellow background characters, which is probably why people are getting confused on her status (as shown by Flynn's Twitter). 

Remember Derpy from My Little Pony : at first she was a background character with an animation error, then BOOM.

Anything can happen if a character, main or just decorative, gets enough attention.

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1 hour ago, Conquering Storm's Servant said:

I figured it was just a case of people really liking a specific background character a lot more than the comic team expected.

Kinda like how Conquering Storm grew onto folks when she initially wasn’t that major a character.

I'm 67& sure Stormie was always meant to be something.

Better example would probably be Echo the Dolphin from Meropis. I think I remember Flynn saying she isn't important at all (just a reference to Genesis game) but 2 years later he apparently decided "eh, people were asking, why not" since he needed someone for Chaotix SU.

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6 hours ago, VEDJ-F said:

She's a background character, she wasn't even scripted to be anything, it's doubtful we'll ever see her again. 

I think that's my one issue in terms of that design'; she sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the background characters and there's ultimately no reason why that is. The rest follow the Forces template but have ABT's flair so they're still clearly his, but Lanolin is pretty much designed like a recurring character despite that not being the case. 

There can always be background gags. Background character or not, deft drawing can always be used to fill in details and leave behind little jokes. 5 issues from now we could see a newspaper scattered to the winds that contains a small advertisment for a saloon. That's all it would take. It's subtle world building to boot.

I don't doubt that she was ever supposed to be more than a background character, but that also doesn't mean they cant be utilized to tell their own little stories to make the world feel more alive.

 

I also get where to your coming from with her design. While I wouldn't call her "overdesined" per say, she does appear way to polished for a background character. If I had to hazard a guess, ABT put some extra work into her, as she was to appear on one of the variant covers, but the upscale in quality makes her stand out a bit in comparison to the others who don't serve as big a marketing presence.

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8 hours ago, VEDJ-F said:

She's a background character, she wasn't even scripted to be anything, it's doubtful we'll ever see her again. 

I think that's my one issue in terms of that design'; she sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the background characters and there's ultimately no reason why that is. The rest follow the Forces template but have ABT's flair so they're still clearly his, but Lanolin is pretty much designed like a recurring character despite that not being the case. 

I agree with that. Some of the background characters (like that white dog with blue dot on her forehead) had a reccurring-level design. They're too detailed compared with the other randomly generated looking ones.

I wonder if some of the background characters are the actually artist's personal OCs. That would explain. Or they're planned to be recurring in the future.

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1 hour ago, KoDaiko said:

I agree with that. Some of the background characters (like that white dog with blue dot on her forehead) had a reccurring-level design. They're too detailed compared with the other randomly generated looking ones.

I wonder if some of the background characters are the actually artist's personal OCs. That would explain. Or they're planned to be recurring in the future.

Or they can be recurring if Sonic comes back to this village later.

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