Sonic Wrecks #099: ‘The Deepest Cut’ was completed on October 15th 2011.
The Sketchhog himself is the logo of Sonic Channel, SEGA’s online Japanese Sonic portal and also references a game made using the Sketchhog style for Sonic’s 20th anniversary.
DoubleXXCross (then Umiyuri) was tasked with re-drawing the original version of the comic after a serious scandal involving the original artist revealed by the wider internet community meant AAUK could no longer accept the comic in its original format.
The re-drawn comic is changed to be more in line with the original story concept.
It is very difficult for a crabmeat to go ‘up yours’.
The rework is acknowledged in the disclaimer.
The story about Summer of Sonic 2011 t-shirts is true, SEGA Europe did try to convince the SOS team that the Sketchhog was an original design made especially for them.
Writer of words and comics, streamer of games, presenter of radio shows and eternal 'just a guy'. LMC's boss-man has worked on projects for SEGA, Square Enix, Konami, Capcom and more. Once co-created and hosted an international fan-convention because he can do that sort of thing. Used to be known as AAUK/ArchangelUK.