This turned out to be way more work than I had anticipated. I pitched the idea of the four connecting covers and did a quick thumb showing the character placements and issue breaks, but for story purposes (if I recall correctly) characters needed switching around. I was busy working on the last issues of the 'Worlds Collide' crossover and I mistakenly thought "Ah, thats ok. I'll draw one cover at a time and make changes as I go."
Massive mistake. I now know for an image like this, it is in my interest to first make sure any changed elements are plotted out perfectly in the thumb, and then to draw the entire image at one time. I would complete one cover, and then weeks later draw the next one down the line. Forgetting whatever I had done and trying to match up special effects. Terrible working process. To make matters worse, my computer died near the end...
Because of the time frame and the multiple computers it spread out on, I don't have all the correct images in one place. This is pieced together with slightly out of sync jpegs so you can find some areas that are screwed up. I'm pretty sure I went through and fixed everything at some point to look perfect, or near perfect, if I find those files I reupload but in the meantime this one's probably 90%.
What a blast though! All those designs were so much fun to draw. I think he knocked it out of the park.
Oh yeah, did you guys notice Cheese? Out of all these heroes, he's actually the one who is about to take Eggman down.
I have all those covers!!!
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Love it Archie rocks and i love your art benbates
I don't know why I hate Antoine so much. ugh.
but great art! it should have been alittle more glorious for Tails though, I figure.
Anyway, I love this, though Sally kinda looks...hm...