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Sonic the Hedgehog #268 Variant Cover by jongraywb
Sonic the Hedgehog #268 Variant Cover
Oh hey, solicits went up last night so I guess I can upload this now. This is the pencil work and finished colors for the STH #268 Variant (which will be my second Sonic cover).

This one's important because features the first real (and long overdue) appearances of two very rare characters (1 game, 1 cartoon) to the comics.

Concerning Honey the Cat (2nd card down) -- because she's such an incredibly obscure character, proper model sheets don't exist of her -- like at all. And the actual extracted game model (Sonic the Fighters) is a blocky mess of barely discernible 90's Sega Saturn polygons. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I screwed up her hair and ears (missing the ponytails and hair barrette thingies entirely)  in the pencil phase due to shoddy referencing and didn't catch it until the coloring phase. Thankfully, it wasn't too hard to fix digitally.

Concerning Breezie the Hedgehog (holding the cards) -- Breezie's new design (I'm certain someone will probably upload a full shot of it later) came from numerous sources, primarily Ian Flynn and Aleah's Baker's general ideas, my drawing of an initial design based on their description to start the ball rolling (done on a sticky note during lunch of all things lol), Vin's tweaking of said sticky note, Ben Bates' head notes (we applied the hair/spine design from his take on her to my suit design) and minor tweaks from all the mentioned parties going forward until we came up with a proper finalized model. I think you'll be pleased with how she looks given her execution (none of which I will spoil) in the comics VS her execution in the few episodes of cartoon she appeared in. It was fun taking one of the Milton Knight's many oddball  "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" character designs and applying a more Segasonic twist to it. :)

Also, if you look'll see that I finally managed to get Mama Robotnik on a cover.

And really, that's the only thing that matters. Enjoy! :D

Pencils: :iconjongraywb:
Inks: Terry Austin
Colors: :icongabriel-cassata:

Also tagging :iconkureejiilea: :iconianpotto: :iconbenbates: and :iconnerfuffle: (since she's drawing the issue). :)
Wise From Your Gwave! by jongraywb
Wise From Your Gwave!
This is a fun little thing that's the current header for Sonic Super Special Magazine #12! I was asked to do something different since this was for the issue that celebrated the anniversary of the Sega Genesis so I chose to do select characters cosplaying other characters from classic Sega games:

* Ristar - Representing his own game is Ristar as himself. I wanted to draw Kaiser Greedy also, but didn't have enough room given the header size. Oh well. :(

* Representing Altered Beast
Silver the Hedgehog as Zeus
Sonic the Werehog as The Werewolf

* Representing Streets of Rage
Blaze the Cat as Blaze Fielding
Marine the Raccoon as "Skate" Hunter

* Representing Shinobi
Espio the Chameleon as Joe Musashi
Charmy Bee as Hotsuma

* Representing Golden Axe
Rouge the Bat as Tyris Flare
Shadow the Hedgehog as Ax Battler
Chuck the Hedgehog as Gilius Thunderhead
Knuckles the Echidna as Death Adder
(I could've easily switched the roles of Shadow & Knuckles but for some reason I just didn't want to. :P)

Hope you enjoyed it! Also, feel free to check out the issue because I have an interview in the back in addition to my quarterly column! See y'all next time.
Hiya gang!

Lots of new updates today including a rather big one that I've sat on for almost five years. Only a few of my friends have ever seen it. Look for "Crisis of Infinite Hedgehogs"

Beyond that I've uploaded a lot of other Sonic and Disney related material that I've never really released till now. Hope you guys enjoy them! Later :)
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Jonathan H. Gray
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United States
This is the goofus people pay money to let draw professional kids comic books? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!


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CartoonWatch Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
your work on the sonic comics is amazing
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Hey Wait a minute? Are.....Are you the person who draws the Sonic Comics?
TheAmazingGMan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hello, sir. I am a huge fan of your work.
Kell0x Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Love your work, I thought I watched you ages ago and believed you stopped updating your DA account, ; 0 was wrong

Do you also do commissions for people on the side? I imagine you are pre occupied with working for various comic books. 
The-Earl-of-Zerces Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
What kind of materials do you use, sir? Like, what kinds of paper, pens, and markers do you use?
Queen-Mother Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Lovel your art work here though I do wish you'd put up your old chip & Walter and time trouble web comics series you had a few years back on here. I miss those old comics they were funny as hell and can't be found anymore even by google search lol. 
BlueBlur62391 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
What was the art in SSSM #12 about again? Was it about SEGA cosplay?
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