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Sonic 233 by BenBates Sonic 233 by BenBates
Hey I haven't loaded up anything Sonic related in some time and I just stumbled across this today.

I initially struggled to come up with an exciting concept for this cover, and kept trying to rack my brain to make a trial exciting looking before my good friend and artistic rival Ben Dewey of Tragedy series fame started suggesting joke ideas to me. He doodled up some silly looking giant Sonic sticking his tongue out and waving the scales of Justice around and it suddenly clicked. I don't think I scanned his doodle but I should have. The main thing you need to know is that he occasionally draws Sonic for my amusement and in every drawing he is always sticking his tongue out.

In Sonic... 223 (I think), I penciled a scene where Geoffrey says something about Hershey being dead and it was still unresolved by the time this cover came around (and may still be unresolved?) so I had her prominently displayed to push that button.
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ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never got to read an issue with Hershey in it, she seemed so sweet and the perfect person to mellow out Sir Geoffrey. I hope she turns up sometime now that we've had the reboot. 
ShadowEspioFan1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
She was made by ken penders but due to The lawsuit that he made she may or may not return to the comics and i agree with you she was sweet but writing happens and there's nothing we can change about it but i respect you opinion Hershey cat FTW
ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ShadowEspioFan1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Well I'll tell you something I will bring Hershey back in my comic series just you wait and see
lefteri001 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
This was my first issue, and damn was it confusing. It was still pretty awesome even though I had no idea what was going on! :D
DARKZADARPRIME Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice !
NitroactiveStudios Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking back at this issue, it makes me depressed that we haven't found out what happened to Hershey yet. Seeing the setup in this issue as well as some stuff in SU #37 and STH #237-#238, it resulted in a hugely disappointing mess that could have been something more. This whole thing with Hershey that started in STH #219 is getting to be a real pain now. So Ben, I must ask this: do you know if we'll get some sort of resolution to Hershey's fate? If so, then do you know when? (could it be STH #254 or later?) I tried asking Ian on ~ianpotto, but he didn't answer at all. So, do you know anything, or could you ask him when you get the chance?
BenBates Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional
Ah man, I should totally level with you. I don't actually know who the character Hershey is. When Geoffrey was talking about her being dead in issue 223 I was just winging it and expected it to work itself out. I figured if I was going to have to draw her I'd learn about her when the time came. But it never did!
When I did this cover I was just randomly digging around for history on Geoffrey the Skunk and I'm a little embarrassed to say, I saw a cat girl that would be fun to draw and only later learned it was Hershey! 
Froexd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Very awesome.
Chloe-Shadow-Channel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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