A forumer on his Message Board asked if that was the case. Here’s the response:
I’d like to set the record straight for people who are of the opinion I’m pro-Knuckles and anti-Sonic, as it bewilders me when I hear that charge.
My efforts to save the KNUCKLES series are part self-interest and part love of the character, but my efforts would not be any less if I were working on SONIC. I could’ve been the regular writer on SONIC had I so desired way back when, but I was more intrigued with the challenge of building a title from the ground level up with KNUCKLES, so that was what factored into my decision-making process.
If I had stayed with SONIC, the series would more than likely be completely different from what you saw during the past 25 issues. This is not meant to be taken as a knock towards Karl, as he would’ve been the regular writer on KNUCKLES, and chances are people would be singing his praises and throwing me brickbats.
I have more than a few SONIC stories still left in me, but whether or not they get told in the pages of SONIC SUPER SPECIAL remain to be seen, as that book is also suffering from distribution problems.
For people to assume we’re prioritizing KNUCKLES at the expense of SONIC is far from the truth, as a lot is riding on the health of all of the books.
This post was originally posted on TSSZ News.