Archie hires 10 year olds to do comics

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Archie hires 10 year olds to do comics

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http://community.livejournal.com/scans_ ... tml#cutid1

That's the only way I can explain that.

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Yeah, there was also this guy who draws Sonic as a huge eyeball with spikes.

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Many Hands was worse.

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GODDAMNIT I HAD FORGOTTEN THE NAME GONTERMAN

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I'm SO stealing that person's LJ avatar.

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And now it's yours too! Shhhhh!
Wow.

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The sad thing is that I believe it…

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Jesus Christ...

While are all the pages are terrible, I think this is the abosolute worst one:

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Tails is drawn the most inconsistantly here with the worst being the fourth panel.

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I don't think that person draws for them anymore. Thank god.

They've had a lot of shit art before. A few times recently they had it on their covers- the 35/bajillions/whatever years in the future issues, I think. Everyone looked like they were made out of ... flobby fabric or something.

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I remember that story! It's an adaption of an episode of the cartoon.

You'll see Archie run something as obviously abysmal as this once and while. Anybody remember that one special where nearly sixteen pages consisted entirely of nearly empty panels filled only with dialogue balloons and snow patterns?

I'm pretty sure the reason why these things happen is that Archie is a relatively cheap company, and once they have paid for a story they will run it no matter how bad the finished product is... rather than dumping it and having to pay for a new story to fill the same space.

For example, there was a whole library of absolutely atrocious stories written by "Romy Chacon." They had nothing to do with the rest of the comic, and never reflected any of the developments that happened in the main story... they were just a metric ton of stand-alone shorts that were painfully, painfully inept.

But the editor BOUGHT all these stories. (I wonder why? :roll: ) Archie had paid for them, so they all HAD to be "burned off" in print eventually. They were still printing them after that editor had stopped working on the title.

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Post by istavan_toth »

Delphine wrote:GODDAMNIT I HAD FORGOTTEN THE NAME GONTERMAN
I'm reading Scarlet P.I. right now... wow... he hasn't improved one bit after all this years.

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I love how Gonterman draws all mustaches exactly the same.

I did an art trade with him once, actually.

I own a piece of internet history now.

EDIT: I just realized if it weren't for the little guy and that weird tree, that first panel on the second page wouldn't be all that horrible. Gives the feeling it was drawn from a photographic reference.

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DBurraki wrote:I own a piece of internet history now.
You own a hate crime.
A freedom fighter stays cool in the face of danger
Double wow.
Esrever wrote:Anybody remember that one special where nearly sixteen pages consisted entirely of nearly empty panels filled only with dialogue balloons and snow patterns?
I do, but I think I was too naive at the time it came out to realize what a tremendous cop-out it was.

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Post by WW »

Ahh, the Naugus Games special. First we have several pages of Sonic in the dark, with only his eyes and speech bubbles visable. Then we have even more pages of snowflakes and speech bubbles. What an awesome issue.

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Locit wrote:
DBurraki wrote:I own a piece of internet history now.
You own a hate crime.
:grin: How many people can say they own one of those, though?
Esrever wrote:Anybody remember that one special where nearly sixteen pages consisted entirely of nearly empty panels filled only with dialogue balloons and snow patterns?
Yes. And I'm also so glad I never bought it (or was even aware of it's existance). Only recently did I download it however. You'd figure one would be used to immense disappointment after reading the majority of the comics.

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Post by Neo Yi »

Fantastic, I had gotten to the point where I forgot any atrocious artwork from Archie Sonic until today.

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The "headless gopher" sounds like a nickname for uncircumcised penis.

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Post by BlazeHedgehog »

Many Hands is so, so much worse, it's not even funny. Seriously. The artist known as Many Hands drew the comics in what looked to be MS paint or a piss-poor Oekaki program.

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Post by DarkPrime »

Dave Manak.

God, I hated his art.

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Post by G.Silver »

Remember when they got that amature Jonanthan Gray on the book? Those were some dark times am I right!

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Post by Cuckooguy »

I remember I actually liked Dave Manak's artwork when Sonic only had one row of spikes. After that, for some reason I thought it got a lot worse. Not that it was that great to begin with, but still.

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Well, that's terrible.

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Post by WB »

G.Silver wrote:Remember when they got that amature Jonanthan Gray on the book? Those were some dark times am I right!
OMG I hated that guy. He was such a moron.

To his credit, he was drop dead sexy though. If I wasn't so incredibly picky I'd definitely hit it from here to next week.


P.S. The artist of this story was indeed Many Hands so stop posting pictures and making my eyes bleed before I kill you in the eye with a cattle prod.

**le sigh** -__-

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Manak's art is silly, so it doesn't have to be great. I've enjoyed many a short story from him and his customary partnership with Mike Gallagher. It's when he's called upon to draw serious stuff that his art looks ridiculous. It's like watching Gundam with squigglevision animation.

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To his credit, he was drop dead sexy though. If I wasn't so incredibly picky I'd definitely hit it from here to next week.
For a second, I thought WB had gone gay.

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