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Ken Penders' Releases "Lara-Su Chronicles" Prologue Book After 13-Year Development


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On 6/26/2024 at 6:41 PM, KnotholeLemur said:

We lost Chronicles from the canon and its sequel...

I'm still angry about this. I love that story. I just head canon it with the Sonic X timeline now. This is how I cope. The original direction with Knuckles was great and Shade was cool.

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5 hours ago, juiceDpunk983 said:

I'm still angry about this. I love that story. I just head canon it with the Sonic X timeline now. This is how I cope. The original direction with Knuckles was great and Shade was cool.

You can also see Forces as taking place after, as well. There's a couple things you can do.

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Maybe it's the hyper-realistic proportions of what was supposed to be a cartoon animal

Maybe it's the fact that the faces look like clown-paint make-up

Maybe it's the never-ending query on whether the dreadlocks are just hair or have actual blood and bone in them

Maybe it's the inconsistent lighting and smudgy air-brushed art direction

Maybe it's the large, saucer-plate glassy eyes that look like it came from a "How to draw Manga" kid's book from the local Michael's Craft Store

Whatever it is, it's uncanny and I don't like this

 

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20 minutes ago, Indigo Rush said:

Maybe it's the hyper-realistic proportions of what was supposed to be a cartoon animal

Maybe it's the fact that the faces look like clown-paint make-up

Maybe it's the never-ending query on whether the dreadlocks are just hair or have actual blood and bone in them

Maybe it's the inconsistent lighting and smudgy air-brushed art direction

Maybe it's the large, saucer-plate glassy eyes that look like it came from a "How to draw Manga" kid's book from the local Michael's Craft Store

Whatever it is, it's uncanny and I don't like this

Maybe it's everything. 

But it's definitely the echidnipples. 

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12 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

Maybe it's everything. 

But it's definitely the echidnipples. 

I wish I could use both the laughing Knuckles and the facepalming Tails as reactions here, because both are appropriate.

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37 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

Maybe it's everything. 

But it's definitely the echidnipples. 

I can't believe we're to a point where full frontal nudity on Sonic characters has become an actual factor

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19 minutes ago, Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon said:

I can't believe we're to a point where full frontal nudity on Sonic characters has become an actual factor

On Planet Penders, anyone who has an issue with what he's putting out just isn't mature or woke enough to understand his vision. 

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50 minutes ago, Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon said:

I can't believe we're to a point where full frontal nudity on Sonic characters has become an actual factor

I can't believe Sega hasn't even put out an official statement on this yet. I'm sure they will eventually; give them time. I'm just wondering what's taking them so long.

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2 hours ago, Lorekitten said:

I can't believe Sega hasn't even put out an official statement on this yet. I'm sure they will eventually; give them time. I'm just wondering what's taking them so long.

Pretty sure they just want to ignore anything related to this mess or him.

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2 hours ago, Lorekitten said:

I can't believe Sega hasn't even put out an official statement on this yet. I'm sure they will eventually; give them time. I'm just wondering what's taking them so long.

They almost certainly won't bring any attention to this situation whatsoever. Penders is a small fry, and better left to his own devices. When he steps too far out of line, they can take the necessary legal action. But the last thing they'll want to do is shine any kind of light on the situation. For SEGA's interests, he's best ignored. 

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17 minutes ago, Leebo4 said:

Pretty sure they just want to ignore anything related to this mess or him.

9 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

They almost certainly won't bring any attention to this situation whatsoever. Penders is a small fry, and better left to his own devices. When he steps too far out of line, they can take the necessary legal action. But the next thing they'll want to do is done any kind of light on the situation. For SEGA's interests, he's best ignored. 

Penders is definitely a small fry... for now. What I'm more concerned about is if any of this sludge he's produced goes viral for any reason whatsoever. When and if that happens, I'm not sure Sega will have the luxury of turning a blind eye anymore.

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On 6/29/2024 at 6:58 PM, Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon said:

I can't believe we're to a point where full frontal nudity on Sonic characters has become an actual factor

Remember, a few weeks back we were all making fun of the news article listing Sonic in pornhub. 🤢

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57 minutes ago, Scientific Genius said:

Remember, a few weeks back we were all making fun of the news article listing Sonic in pornhub. 🤢

We knew about certain Sonic fans for a long time. It's just part of life.

But it took a visionary like Penders to try to appeal to them.

Besides, you're being insulting here. Furry artists tend to be much better than Ken's nightmares.

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48 minutes ago, MetalSkulkBane said:

But it took a visionary like Penders to try to appeal to them.

 

Emphasis on 'try,' as I can't imagine this sort of artwork appeals to anyone. And I'm not talking about the porn, I'm talking about his art style in general. And I say 'art style' in the loosest sense of the word, as it is neither stylish nor artistic in the slightest. The best constructive criticism I can give him is to let someone else draw it. And probably let someone else write it, too, because who actually WANTS this?!

(Mods, please let me know at any time when and if I'm getting too salty. I just... have no kind words to speak about this situation other than 'turn and repent.')

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Oh hey I'm late but uh, this comment was supposed to have "...for this?" at the end, but I guess I forgot about actually typing it in or it just didn't go through for some reason.

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I really am  not liking this book. I can't believe i am saying this but i am just glad i can't buy this book online.If Ken Penders is supporting Israel and its genocide on Palestine. Count me out. Don't get me wrong, I like Archie Sonic comics and i really do.

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I have this book on order, I am intrigued to the continuation of Mobius 25 years later but I do have to admit, I'm not looing foward to the art.

For those that pre-ordered early will recieve an Archie Sonic the Hedgehog or Knuckles the Echidna issue and will be signed by Ken, I'm actualyl looking forward to recieving that issue It will be a nice nostalgia trip to read it.

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I'm honestly baffled that it took Ken this long to do so little, it just seems like such a nothing comic. Can't imagine how he's going to finish anything close to a full story when this took over a decade somehow??? Honestly though, I think it might be a blessing there's not more of... this.

If he's really going to go through with re-releasing Archie issues like he said (still don't get how he's able to do that), I hope he at least stops making edits to the art. Just slapping on a PNG of Angel Island over the original was the most egregious. But man, I wish this wasn't all the new even semi-official stuff even related to Archie Sonic to look at (afaik). It's just depressing.

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On 7/5/2024 at 6:20 AM, ayubayesha726 said:

I really am  not liking this book. I can't believe i am saying this but i am just glad i can't buy this book online.If Ken Penders is supporting Israel and its genocide on Palestine. Count me out. Don't get me wrong, I like Archie Sonic comics and i really do.

For what it's worth, Penders has not spoken about Israel in the last couple of years, but he has been pretty consistently against their government previously.
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This neither explains nor excuses his insensitivity regarding the Nazi/holocaust imagery in the Knuckles comics nor his defense of it (or any of his other weird racist moments), but his takes in this moment are not incorrect.

That said, you shouldn't buy his book either way, because it sucks and so does Ken.

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From what I gathered over on social media and other places, I honestly think all of you who think that Sega is going to step forward and say or do something or in for a great disappointment. I think Ken could basically put out a original comics with his characters, the other Archie creators characters, and even the characters from the DIC shows like the Freedom Fighters and whatnot, and Sega would not do anything. They won't get legally involved, they won't stop him to make the fan base feel better no matter how big this blows up, they're not going to lift a finger. The only thing that will stir them to action is if he uses the actual game characters, not expys like Knox, in new works. That's all it's going to start Sega up to do anything about him, if he does this off model stuff that doesn't quite look like their work and uses characters from old media and Archie characters claimed by other creators, sega's not going to do anything. Nor are they going to do anything about the Archie stories he copyrighted they don't care about that material anymore they don't care about satam, they don't care about Sonic Underground, they don't care about Archie, they don't care about fleetway, all they care about is the characters involved in Sonic teams current vision of sonic. And the only thing that will stir them to action is usage of those characters in new material.

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