Interview: New Sonic Editor, Paul Kaminski

Interview: New Sonic Editor, Paul Kaminski

This year was my first Comic Con and it certainly was a sight to behold. It’s the only place you can see Darth Maul feeding his kids Cheerios. It’s the only place where you can see grown, hairy men dressed as a blue hedgehog. Most importantly, it’s the only place where you can find every single awesome comic book creator ever to exist in the same place, with some celebrities like William Shatner and Natalie Portman sprinkled in for good measure.

We had the titans of the comic book industry, DC and Marvel, there. Though really, a true comic book fan doesn’t come to Comic Con just for the big two. They also come to visit the small guys, like Slave Labor Graphics and Red 5 Entertainment. Among the little guys present at the show, nestled in a small corner of the convention behind Antarctic Press , was Archie Comics, the publishing company responsible for one of my favorite reads: Sonic the Hedgehog.

Paul Kaminski really is a great guy. Though I do stutter and pause quite a bit through this article, Paul Kaminski is thankfully very accommodating and nice, allowing this interview to go a bit better than it might have otherwise! Hope you all enjoy the sweet bits of new info Mr. Kaminski spilled for us!

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As you can see from my introduction, I was going a little out of my way to name drop the publishers of some of my favorite comics! Hope you all don’t mind if I name drop one more publisher, who created a very different animal based blue super hero you all should know and love: New England Comics.

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Nuckles87

Nuckles87 has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.

11 Comments

  1. That was some sweet sweet sweet info there!

    Is it me or does he sound a lot like Bruce Willis?

  2. This dude was awesome.

    He gave me a free sonic issue just for wearing a sonic bag. 😀

  3. Haha, he seems really nice.

    I’m totally psyched for Spaz, though. I can’t remember the last time he did more than covers. And lately they’ve even had other artists doing the covers. This is so AWESOME.

  4. It is good to hear that someone who can actually make a difference wants Jazwares to make figures of the Archie characters.

    D’you think there is anything we can do to convince Jazwares and SEGA to make toys of the comic characters? Petition maybe?

  5. Haha, you call that being nervous? You should’ve seen me doing a geography report in school. I was shaking and stuttering xD I suck at geography..

    Nice interview, anyways. I think its cool that you asked about the Sonic Archives and the Knuckles Series. Those are things I’ve been wondering! I’d love them to speed the Archives releases up, though.

    My favorite part of the interview was:

    “Sonic will be orange from now on!”

    “Ah”

    *Awkward Silence*

    xD

    Though, I would’ve lked a real answer to the question.

    The new editor seems pretty cool, though. Nice to have a Sonic fan at the lead 😀

  6. That was the real answer, I think: he’s going to continue what Pellerito started, which is upping the quality of the book. We probably won’t see any real change in direction, aside from the fact that the comic line may keep expanding beyond the four series already running.

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