SW #100: “The End Of The Affair” was finalised on June 23rd 2021 – some (as the disclaimer confirms) nine years after the event. The original version of the script, which had the alternative title of “Hung, Drawn And Quartered” was complete and being debated with artists to potentially create it as of July 28th 2011!
As planned, the date of the post was changed to be #100 chronologically following the publication of #116: “Counting Stars”.
Kevin’s look is pretty close to his look at the time, albeit with a white t-shirt as opposed to black/blue. The hooded leather jacket was pretty much his signature clothing item back in 2011.
Kevin uses a E102 pencil, referencing E-102 Gamma.
Kevin’s attempt at drawing had to be redone several times as he didn’t think it was “crappy” enough.
The story touches on some very real debates at a time when the Sonic community had begun to turn it’s nose up to sprite comics as being a ‘lesser form of creativity’. The story about Tracy Yardley! (complete with exclamation mark, or you get no points) drawing a fan comic and Emerald Coast moving into more hand drawn comics were true of the time.
The carriage numbers contain SEGA codes: PALI referencing the Master System / Mega Drive hardware code “PAL-I” for the United Kingdom. 50 DCEU is a nod to region code 50, used for non-localised European content on Dreamcast. SGAM8 is a shortened version of “SEGA-AM8” – an old name of Sonic Team.
Vector and Vanilla are playing cards. Perhaps they’re playing Happy Families?
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.