At least once a week I get an email about a new Sonic sprite comic starting up asking to affiliate with me or just to check out there site, which I do quiet happily well the checking out part, not the affiliation part. Most of the time they are absolutely terrible but when you have been doing sprite comics for almost four years (has it really been that long?) all new start ups look rubbish, I’m sorry to say that but it’s true, sprite comics are crap factories sitting on the river that is the internet…
Now before, anyone says ”but Vger, you run a sprite comic as well how can you criticise an medium you yourself use?” Well put simply I try to innovate and try new things in the hopes that others will follow… OK I’m getting sidetracked here back to point.
Well another one of these emails came across my inbox yesterday, and despite my better self I read it and visited the website, and while the comic uses sprites ripped from the games and the quality isn’t great, the script and punchline however actually managed to hit the spot, it’s been a long time since I laughed at a sprite comic (admittedly my sense of humor is a little strange so this may not appeal to everyone), go have a look at Sonic Love Life… okay not the best title or premise but if you can make it work go for it. The site is a little spartan at the moment but hopefully there will be more soon, namely comics.
NOTE TO ALL BUDDING SONIC SPRITE COMIC ARTISTS (I use the term artist loosely): Now before my email inbox fills up with requests to have a look at your new sites that uses completely unoriginal sprites and backgrounds ‘borrowed’ from rippers and sprite artists, bare in mind what I said about sprite comics initially, you know about them being crap factories, so do not expect me to write about your sprite comic if you fire off an email asking me to… unless it is actually good.
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