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For Iwata by Sea-Salt
For Iwata
Hard to believe it's been a year now since we learned of Mr. Iwata's passing. When I first heard about it, it was more of a shock than anything else, but once I realized just how much this man contributed to the games many of us grew up playing, it really sunk in how much of a loss this was to the world. I felt like it wouldn't feel right to not do some sort of tribute to him, even if at the time, I had barely picked up a pencil in years.

I decided to go ahead and finally upload this to DA, and at least put a better quality version out there than what I had before, in case any of you guys saw it floating around.

As you can probably guess, this is an homage to the drawing of Mickey Mouse consoling a distraught Kermit the Frog after the death of Jim Henson (if you somehow haven't: www.historybyzim.com/wp-conten…). While Sonic is obviously not of Nintendo's house, and Mario isn't Iwata's creation and more like a nephew of sorts, it just seemed fitting to have one former rival comforting the other.

Hope it's going well on the other side, Mr. Iwata.
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So, yeah, it's been a hell of a long time. I'm not even sure if anybody really keeps an eye on this page anymore, having [justifiably] assumed I was gone for good. But for those who are, I might as well fill you guys on what's been happening.

In a few more months, it'll be a year since I returned from South Carolina, after stupidly thinking that getting a few states away from Louisiana would somehow get me actually moving forward in life. To make a long story short, it didn't; if anything it made things worse.

The constant stress pretty much killed my motivation to draw, and for about two years, I could barely get myself to put a pencil to paper. And that fucking sucked, since those constant thoughts of "Hey, you need to draw/it's been over a year since the last real thing..." just messed with me more. 

The complete drought continued when I got back, as I tried to get back into a normal routine and pretend that most of the past couple of years didn't happen. And I guess at least this time it was a little excusable; I went back to my old job and focused on rebuilding the funds hemorrhaged while I was away. For those who say money can't buy happiness: bull-fucking-shit. Having a few bucks to let you know you won't starve is a hell of a mood-booster.

And suddenly, just about a month ago now, something clicked in my head. For the first time in over two years, I had an idea for something. Characters and stories started flowing; I had the makings for not only a comic series, but an ORIGINAL comic series.

So, what does all this mean? Well, sadly, I think Nuzlocke of Ernie will continue staying on the back burner for who knows how long. I'd love to be able to finish it, since some of you guys actually seemed to like that, but until I feel I can get back to it, I don't think my best would be in it, and as low-tier as it is, I don't wanna churn out something even shittier. I have some insane ideas for it, which I guess in the worst-case scenario I could share sometime if I feel a revival is impossible.

That Sonic project is also on hold, though probably for the best until I can think of a better story for that to go.

Right now, most of the focus will be on this yet-to-be-named comic. The clock's ticking, and I'd like to at least be able to come up with something I can truly call my own entirely; hell, maybe even something that could sell if somebody out there sees it as something people would want to pay for. I don't really have a timeline for when anything will start showing up here, and as you can probably tell, I really fucking suck at keeping promises.

Oh, and as for what this comic entails? Well, I'm still working that out, but think "When Harry Met Sally", except one's a devil, one's an angel, and wouldn't you know it; the threat of Armageddon is looming.
Hi ho! Kermit the 'saur here!... by Sea-Salt
Hi ho! Kermit the 'saur here!...
So just like everybody else today, I downloaded the OG Pokemon games off the eShop. I decided to go with a Muppets theme for my team (once again led by a trainer named Henson), and it was just too obvious what would be a fitting name for my Bulbasaur.

Pokemon (c) Game Freak/Nintendo
Muppets (c) Disney
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Gamma-Emerl by Sea-Salt
Gamma-Emerl
"We'll always keep running ahead, even if the universe tries to trip us up every step of the way!"
"If someone says we'll be overcome by chaos, we'll control it with our own hands and push it right through tomorrow!"
"We're taking the very things meant to enslave us, and busting through our shackles to a world of freedom! Combining Badnik: Gamma-Emerl!!"
"LET'S DO IT, TO IT!!!"


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Well, even with this long mostly-dry spell of art, the gears in my head have at least kept turning a little all this time. For years I've thought about how similar a lot of the character archetypes in Gurren Lagann were to those of the various Sonic canons, and it got me thinking "Hey, what if those were combined?...."

As time went on, it became less of a simple "Gurren Lagann, but with Sonic" story and more of a GL-inspired thing that acts as a massive crossover between just about all things Sonic. If this thing takes off and reaches completion, it -will- have shout-outs to just about every take on the blue blur's adventures. While there will be some obvious plot elements lifted from the best giant robot show ever, I do want to have some fun with it, so while you can probably guess where some of this is going, I do want to at least pretend I can be creative. I don't really have much reason for this outside of "Man, wouldn't it be fucking awesome to see ___ do this or fight ___?!"

So yeah, I'm not going to make any promises as I've always been terrible with deadlines, but this is definitely on the "I want to complete" pile.


Emerl and Gamma are (c) Sonic Team, Sega.
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Sticks of Arcadia by Sea-Salt
Sticks of Arcadia
This one's actually a little more recent, and completely drawn on a whim. Not really much to say here; it's Sticks (from Sonic Boom) dressed up like Aika from Skies of Arcadia. I'm sure a lot of people have noticed the resemblance, due to the shared usage of boomerangs and similar hairstyles...not really sure if that was intentional from the start, but it is what it is.

And yeah, I just copied the pose used in Aika's official artwork static.minitokyo.net/downloads…

Once again, not sure when I'll get around to coloring this, so it's up for grabs if anybody wants to give it a shot.


Both Sticks and Aika are (c) Sega.
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Shane Champagne
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Louisiana
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Favourite genre of music: Rock, dance, video game
Favourite style of art: Anime-ish
Favourite cartoon character: Sonic the Hedgehog
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So, yeah, it's been a hell of a long time. I'm not even sure if anybody really keeps an eye on this page anymore, having [justifiably] assumed I was gone for good. But for those who are, I might as well fill you guys on what's been happening.

In a few more months, it'll be a year since I returned from South Carolina, after stupidly thinking that getting a few states away from Louisiana would somehow get me actually moving forward in life. To make a long story short, it didn't; if anything it made things worse.

The constant stress pretty much killed my motivation to draw, and for about two years, I could barely get myself to put a pencil to paper. And that fucking sucked, since those constant thoughts of "Hey, you need to draw/it's been over a year since the last real thing..." just messed with me more. 

The complete drought continued when I got back, as I tried to get back into a normal routine and pretend that most of the past couple of years didn't happen. And I guess at least this time it was a little excusable; I went back to my old job and focused on rebuilding the funds hemorrhaged while I was away. For those who say money can't buy happiness: bull-fucking-shit. Having a few bucks to let you know you won't starve is a hell of a mood-booster.

And suddenly, just about a month ago now, something clicked in my head. For the first time in over two years, I had an idea for something. Characters and stories started flowing; I had the makings for not only a comic series, but an ORIGINAL comic series.

So, what does all this mean? Well, sadly, I think Nuzlocke of Ernie will continue staying on the back burner for who knows how long. I'd love to be able to finish it, since some of you guys actually seemed to like that, but until I feel I can get back to it, I don't think my best would be in it, and as low-tier as it is, I don't wanna churn out something even shittier. I have some insane ideas for it, which I guess in the worst-case scenario I could share sometime if I feel a revival is impossible.

That Sonic project is also on hold, though probably for the best until I can think of a better story for that to go.

Right now, most of the focus will be on this yet-to-be-named comic. The clock's ticking, and I'd like to at least be able to come up with something I can truly call my own entirely; hell, maybe even something that could sell if somebody out there sees it as something people would want to pay for. I don't really have a timeline for when anything will start showing up here, and as you can probably tell, I really fucking suck at keeping promises.

Oh, and as for what this comic entails? Well, I'm still working that out, but think "When Harry Met Sally", except one's a devil, one's an angel, and wouldn't you know it; the threat of Armageddon is looming.

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