Ken Penders owns a bunch of Sonic's shitty sidekicks

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Malchik wrote:He worked hard to create a world full of new ideas and characters
*snicker*

This prompted me to go looking for that picture with all his "original characters" but instead ended up way more distracted by this.

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Can anyone fill me in on the background for this?

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No, I agree, he did create a lot of new ideas and characters over his time. I respect any author who works hard to create an interesting world and clearly cares about what they're doing. Yeah he wrote plenty of turkeys and I never liked his art, but overall it was a good run. People like to joke about 'original characters', but that's what happens when your plot centers around the goings-on of one race. They look original enough... for echidnas.
Can anyone fill me in on the background for this?
Knuckles' dad gets a premonition that his son will be screwed in a doomsday future, so endeavors to make him a super-echidna by, among other things, zapping the unhatched egg with chaos energy.
and then completely destroyed it by ensuring no other writer could ever use them for the Sonic Comic ever again.
Half of them were already dead or reduced to eternal butt monkeys by that point, there was nothing left to lose.

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G.Silver wrote:Can anyone fill me in on the background for this?
More here.

/months later

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Did this man suffer one too many fursuit-induced heatstrokes?

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Even without any context, that thing will give me nightmares if I stare at it for too long. Good LORD.

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THIS IS NOT A DREAM! THIS IS REALITY!!

I was so sure this magnificent horror was the work of some fan prankster that I google-image-searched around uselessly trying to find the origins of the picture before giving up and just checking Ken's page, where I really didn't expect to see it. Ken, whatever it is you are, you really are it.

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She was named after my two sisters, Lien and Linda! My how time flies.

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Man, I have NEVER been so glad for the Sonic comic's New 52-esque retcon than I am right now.

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In spite of it all, I think the thing I hate the most about that first picture is the word "diva-isnous". No thank you, goodbye.

Actually, I've been going back and reading some of the more recent Archie comics arcs recently, and one thing that stands out to me is that under Ian Flynn, they finally figured out how to decently integrate Pender's characters into story lines, including Lien-Da. It's a shame Archie isn't using them anymore; If those characters weren't exactly good, then at least there was a lot of material that could be derived from them from their sheer numbers alone.

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Is this a fucking joke?

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Cuckooguy wrote:She was named after my two sisters, Lien and Linda! My how time flies.
What?

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It's in the real world somehow

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God, it's like he saw the new horrible McDonald's Happy Meal mascot and said, "You know what? I can do better than that."

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Jesus Christ.

The art reminds me of this commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Q0_DgXHG0

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Welp, good luck, Mr. Penders.

(Ugh, her teeth. It's like she smoked crack and it affected only the left side of her mouth. I'm not an artist by any means, but I'm pretty sure that perspective is fucked up)

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You know what his work reminds me of? This really shitty CGI movie I caught on cable call Race (That's it, that's the title). It's a complete rip-off of F-Zero, featuring the most hideous designs:

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Etc., Etc., Etc.

I think Penders exemplifies a certain personality that really exists out there. Alas, he's not alone.

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Those images actually made me shudder.

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Here's your cover, folks. I couldn't bring myself to post here directly.

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Good god. Are you sure this isn't just a random distribution of differently-colored pixels?

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Does this mean he's actually got some comic pages to put behind that cover?

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B-but he can draw better than this. Why is he pursuing this style? He must know how awful this looks.

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Malchik wrote:B-but he can draw better than this. Why is he pursuing this style? He must know how awful this looks.
Either he is going blind, or he is doing this as a big middle finger to the fans.

These characters may be clones of knuckles but they deserve better.

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