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Sonic the Hedgehog 230 cover by BenBates Sonic the Hedgehog 230 cover by BenBates
Cover for Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog issue 230.

Tons and tons of fun to draw, I think this might be my favorite cover I've done so far. I also did the pencils for this is and man of man are there lots of great things that happen.

The issue itself should be coming out in a few weeks I think. Finally, all questions will be answered.

A little behind the scenes note-
While working I'll have all kinds of things playing to keep me entertained and some illustrations remind me of exactly what I was listening to when I drew them. This cover for example will now permanently connect to a Radiolab segment about 'War of the Worlds' and the impact it had when broadcast over radio.
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Arandombeing Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  New member
Sonic is pissed as hell
SonaleeTheHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this, I don't know which one of my Sonic comic books it's in, but it's there! It's probably in the Genesis one. Of course it is.
chikosanXD Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
wow sonic is surprisingly flexible 
Erose355 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love your art it's really just down right AWESOME!!! You are my fave sonic comic artist keep up the amazing work!
CSGComics Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually the third cover for the Sonic Comic in Germany. (Fail Germany, FAIL)
AskPoookeWhutX Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artist
You drew this for the sonic comic?
EternalSonicFreak Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What what whaaaaat? You drew that awesome stuff??? *GASP* I just bought the issue and thought 'this cover looks kickass, I wonder who drew it' and... now I know it :eager: OMG I'm still fascinated ^^;
TrixieCat123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i have the cover ripped
SonicSailorKeyblade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have this in mah wall! I got it from Sonic Super Special:Poster spectacular issue 5 ^*^ awesome job, bates my man!
BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Wait, wha? This got made into a poster?! I had no idea. Usually Archie sends me a box of the stuff they print, but I didn't receive any copies of this one! I can't believe I missed the chance for posters of my covers!

Well, I'm glad you've got it and sporting it on your wall!
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