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@  Ishapar : (24 May 2019 - 04:52 PM)

Chief, is there anyway to help out besides the financial aspects?

@  Shadow : (24 May 2019 - 12:11 PM)

Well if their comes a point of a hiatus, I'd be glad to offer my services.

@  chief : (24 May 2019 - 10:27 AM)

Shadow- oh yeah. We are getting new pages. Just holding off till we have a good backlog. Riggobos currently innking a page right now before sending it off to Enigma for colours.

@  Wulfsbane : (24 May 2019 - 07:18 AM)

Sonic film delayed by 3 months

@  Shadow : (23 May 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Is their enough artists to keep the comic going?

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 08:02 PM)

As for that cell...wow 2 thousand

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:27 PM)

As for discord...Yeah I'm looking into doing one. I mean I already use one for the comic staff and others. So looking into creating a FUS one

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:26 PM)

So my goal there is to be fully transparent

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:25 PM)

Its a big task...Yeah. And honestly...Well I sure as hell hope we pull it off. Just 1 episode would be great.

 

Our plan is to make all the money raised totally transparent. As the patreons will see how much we have and wen we have to spend it on something like painted backgrounds etc we will tell them who it is going to and how much etc. I hate raising money..the rest of the team just sorta said we kinda have to for some of the artists we need.

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Also chatted with people in sega...on the corporate front which gets you no where cause of Sega of America and legal with Sega of Japan...but on a more personal talk with employees etc

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:22 PM)

The comic is actually starting to move along good. The issue with the comic was staffing. Only 2 artists.

 

The animated bit....Okay I was totally unsure years back when I was first approached to try it...And I was right to be that. This time I was half approached half just chatting with people again and started to figure out what went wrong..Why we lost our sega contacts (they restructured...) and so on.

 

also this time we...well refused to go public till now. Its been a work in progress since October/November. Weve got proper scripts, storyboard artist working on all that. we contacted people to help out....a lot...and some said they would (and are). Even chatted with DHX (the studio that owns s1 and s2 plus all writes)

@  nzoomed : (23 May 2019 - 05:41 PM)

count me in

@  Ishapar : (23 May 2019 - 05:38 PM)

Crazy...I didn't think you guys would do it. It was hard enough to keep the Sea3on comic alive: you guys sure you're up for this?

@  nzoomed : (23 May 2019 - 05:19 PM)

wow an animated series at last? this is awesome. i hope we get similar animation to the original series. Getting the voices right will be hard.

@  Shadow : (23 May 2019 - 01:41 PM)

Right here, bud https://www.patreon.com/sea3on/posts

@  Ishapar : (23 May 2019 - 12:27 PM)

I know I haven't been around for awhile, but what did I miss? You guys started a patreon for Season 3?

@  ShenFNWoo : (23 May 2019 - 06:42 AM)

Don't worry, I gotcha fam 8-)

@  ShenFNWoo : (23 May 2019 - 06:42 AM)

Or is what happened the reason why it's usually dead around here? Zoom view past the incoming thunderstorm to make out microscopic details on the surface of the moon, when there's plenty of opportunity to notice both?

@  ShenFNWoo : (23 May 2019 - 06:39 AM)

@Kef, I'm reading context clues. That's how I know you're not interested. I can feel the low key disrespect from orbit

 

https://youtu.be/5EVCTpWTwEU?t=225

@  nzoomed : (23 May 2019 - 02:17 AM)

@ furrykef Good pointing that out on the cel, i see what you mean after looking at the intro. Its very possible this was an early concept cel and was scrapped. Possible also that they had decided to give her more prominent robotic legs early in the characters design perhaps?


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#1 FooNess

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:11 PM

So they interviewed Ian Flynn about the upcoming IDW Sonic comics. A fairly long and interesting read, and what stood out to me the most was this,

 

From the outset, I'm only considering the game material to draw from because you never know what the licenser wants represented or not. So, down the line, we might incorporate other older elements and fringes of the franchise, but for right now, it's that core game feel. Straightforward stories, lots of cinematic action early on. No long monologues or deep world building. No heavy focus on lore or backgrounds. It's focused on the adventure we have on hand and building on that.

 

Not sure what to make of that. Personally, I like it when stories get somewhat intricate yet not convoluted, or when a character's background is explored; it helps to explain why they are the way they are, what motivates them.

 

He also says that there'll be no "deep world building", which to me is kind of a bummer, because, for example, in the Lord of the Rings series, the reader/viewer is carefully shown the kind of world/universe the setting takes place in. Different creatures and races are presented, customs and traditions are shown, the way all the inhabitants interact are made manifest, etc. This is good storytelling, it sets the scene and makes everything more organic and natural.

 

Thoughts? Opinions?  :biggrin:



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:30 PM

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:40 PM

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.

IDW when it restarted GI Joe and TMNT went with a Meet and Greet Approach.  That said they didn't hesitate to change the status quo or expected approach on a whim.  



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:44 PM

 

From the outset, I'm only considering the game material to draw from because you never know what the licenser wants represented or not. So, down the line, we might incorporate other older elements and fringes of the franchise, but for right now, it's that core game feel. Straightforward stories, lots of cinematic action early on. No long monologues or deep world building. No heavy focus on lore or backgrounds. It's focused on the adventure we have on hand and building on that.

 

Not sure what to make of that. Personally, I like it when stories get somewhat intricate yet not convoluted, or when a character's background is explored; it helps to explain why they are the way they are, what motivates them.

 

He also says that there'll be no "deep world building", which to me is kind of a bummer, because, for example, in the Lord of the Rings series, the reader/viewer is carefully shown the kind of world/universe the setting takes place in. Different creatures and races are presented, customs and traditions are shown, the way all the inhabitants interact are made manifest, etc. This is good storytelling, it sets the scene and makes everything more organic and natural.

 

Thoughts? Opinions?  :biggrin:

 

I'm pretty sure there will be some world-building in the series, but it won't be the main focus. The main focus is on introducing the characters (both old and new) and their adventures instead of just dumping a whole bunch of exposition at the reader.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:21 AM

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.

 

I kind of feel the same way, given the current character reveals we know of (Tangle the Lemur, Rough and Tumble).

 

 

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.

IDW when it restarted GI Joe and TMNT went with a Meet and Greet Approach.  That said they didn't hesitate to change the status quo or expected approach on a whim.  

 

 

Maybe they'll spice things up a little and do both new, fresh characters and situations as well as old familiar faces and scenes. I wouldn't mind that personally as long as the plots are good.

 

 

 

From the outset, I'm only considering the game material to draw from because you never know what the licenser wants represented or not. So, down the line, we might incorporate other older elements and fringes of the franchise, but for right now, it's that core game feel. Straightforward stories, lots of cinematic action early on. No long monologues or deep world building. No heavy focus on lore or backgrounds. It's focused on the adventure we have on hand and building on that.

 

Not sure what to make of that. Personally, I like it when stories get somewhat intricate yet not convoluted, or when a character's background is explored; it helps to explain why they are the way they are, what motivates them.

 

He also says that there'll be no "deep world building", which to me is kind of a bummer, because, for example, in the Lord of the Rings series, the reader/viewer is carefully shown the kind of world/universe the setting takes place in. Different creatures and races are presented, customs and traditions are shown, the way all the inhabitants interact are made manifest, etc. This is good storytelling, it sets the scene and makes everything more organic and natural.

 

Thoughts? Opinions?  :biggrin:

 

I'm pretty sure there will be some world-building in the series, but it won't be the main focus. The main focus is on introducing the characters (both old and new) and their adventures instead of just dumping a whole bunch of exposition at the reader.

 

 

Yeah, there's way to do deeper world building such that it blends in organically with the plot/story/characters without being cumbersome, though. That right there is an element of good storytelling I feel.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:45 PM

Another part of me thinks that Ian is thinking he can invent new characters of his own to fill the void left by the Freedom Fighters to be the new gang Sonic hangs out with. He certainly wont give any damn answers over his twitter about it.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:02 AM

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer


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“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 04:00 PM

 

Another part of me thinks that Ian is thinking he can invent new characters of his own to fill the void left by the Freedom Fighters to be the new gang Sonic hangs out with. He certainly wont give any damn answers over his twitter about it.

 

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

 

Or you could read the comic when it's released. Why spoil it early?

 

But Ian has stated that we may be seeing characters from other iterations making a return in this series, so the Freedom Fighters might still make an appearance. I mean, IDW did say there's something in it for Archie fans.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

Because giving away answers that IDW hasn't approved would get him fired and essentially banned from the industry.  Spoilers are a big time no-no in the Comic Book industry.  



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:17 PM

 

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

Because giving away answers that IDW hasn't approved would get him fired and essentially banned from the industry.  Spoilers are a big time no-no in the Comic Book industry.  

 

 

That was a more in general thing, not just IDW. Even if you ask him about Archie or even Other M, he gives half answers.

 

 

 

 

Another part of me thinks that Ian is thinking he can invent new characters of his own to fill the void left by the Freedom Fighters to be the new gang Sonic hangs out with. He certainly wont give any damn answers over his twitter about it.

 

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

 

Or you could read the comic when it's released. Why spoil it early?

 

As I said before, I'm not against spoilers.  I would just like a more of an allusion than a "wait and see."

 

With them alluding to it, you're more likely to get people to subscribe to see when they come in. A "wait and See" will deter readers until they come in and then they would subscribe


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“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

On October 9, 2017, Flynn stated on Bumbleking that there could be a chance that the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity from the Archie comics could be concluded in the IDW comics along with the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity, as he also said that IDW is famous for bringing back and completing older runs of fan-favorite franchise comics when they can.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

That could be just him reaching for what ifs before IDW told him any concrete plans. Also considering how he is emphasizing now everything will be NEW NEW NEW I don't see him backpedaling from an obvious company statement to separate themselves from Archie.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

But IDW did continue both Transformers and GiJoe lines Marvel Comics started. It's still possible.

Probably not for at least another year though.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Word from the grape vine tells IDW is banned from using the word "Mobian" to further separate themselves from Archie.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

That's kinda lame.


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“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:11 PM

That might be a possibility, as the Games call Mobius Earth (or Urf according to Sonic).  As such the "mobians" don't have an overarching species.  That said, losing the term "Mobian" doesn't mean mobians won't be a thing.  



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:49 AM

Word from the grape vine tells IDW is banned from using the word "Mobian" to further separate themselves from Archie.

 

That does kind of suck.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

 

Word from the grape vine tells IDW is banned from using the word "Mobian" to further separate themselves from Archie.

 

That might be a possibility, as the Games call Mobius Earth (or Urf according to Sonic).  As such the "mobians" don't have an overarching species.  That said, losing the term "Mobian" doesn't mean mobians won't be a thing.  

 

Turns out, even the name "Earth" is banned. It's now officially recognized as "Sonic's World".

 

Yeah, a pretty lazy name. Ian agrees as well, which is why he opted never to mention its name in the reboot.



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:28 AM

"It's now officially recognized as "Sonic's World"."

 

I am beyond disgust towards Sega. What kind of idiot would choose such a name, let alone force it? Damn Iizuka and Japanese corporate promotion practices, I'd rather have even Penders than you and I mean it.



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

"It's now officially recognized as "Sonic's World"."

 

I am beyond disgust towards Sega. What kind of idiot would choose such a name, let alone force it? Damn Iizuka and Japanese corporate promotion practices, I'd rather have even Penders than you and I mean it.

 

I'm guessing it's because they want it to be simple, much like how Nintendo handles their Mario franchise.





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