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Sonic the Hedgehog 231 cover by BenBates Sonic the Hedgehog 231 cover by BenBates
So about this time 231 is out for some people and will be coming out for all people very soon. I can't wait to see how this issue turned out as the last time I saw it was when I turned the pencils in months ago.
Some really cool stuff happens in this issue, I want to see it in its full color glory!

Its such a blast to get to draw Mecha Sally and I was honored to modernize her design. I think this development in the story has opened some very exciting doors and I'm looking forward to any cool stuff Mecha Sally will be doing in the future.

Tear it up Sally!
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DanLuna Dec 17, 2013   General Artist
I so loved this cover.
I loved seeing that image in the stores on the comic!  GR8 work!!
this is freaking awesome cover! >W>Mecha Sally looks amazing and every detail and colouring are breathtaking :wow: 
BryanTheWolf Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*thumbs up*
I haven't read the sonic comics in a while because sonicSCANF has ran out of bandwidth.
Anyways, dis is cool
I havent read the comic in years, but this image reminds me of the cover to #29.


When I saw that as a 9 year old, it blew my mind and I could not wait to read it.

I'm getting those feelings all over again! Kick ass cover!
BenBates Mar 29, 2013  Professional
Wow, hey JJ its been a billion years since you wrote me but I wanted to say I really appreciate this comment. Its great to know my work is sparking something powerfully felt in your youth! That's a major goal of mine, to tap into that place of excitement where maybe things can really be as cool as you think they're gonna be. In the case of issue 29, one of the issues I also picked up as a kid, if you were like me the interior art was an intense let down from the cover. All of its promises shattered.
Years later, for issue 231 here, I did the cover as well as the inside! So hopefully for any nine year olds excited about this cover, I upheld the promise.
sandy3697 Dec 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is cool^^
MrRobotov Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome. :)
Very awesome job

So you got to do the redesign on Sally? That's awesome, i love her new design she really looks like she could fit in a Sonic game now
HeroArt110 Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
i mess real sally a lot more then mech a sally that's for sure and ps epictude artwork
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