Archive for August, 2010

Summer of Yardley Part 3: Rejected!

August 28th, 2010 by

Another week, another new page by Tracy Yardley and our fantastic colorist, Kichi!! Letters as always by Q.

Read the newest page here!!

Looks like Cream has a new bestest pal and poor Cheese is left out to pasture. (Cuz, y’know…cheese is a dairy product.) How will he react to this kind of rejection? You’ll have to keep reading.

While you’re here, check out ECC’s other comics and join our forums. Do it!! I command you!!!


Miss Manners

August 20th, 2010 by

And the Summer of Yardley! rolls on!!

No, you’re not looking at Hunzeker’s colors here. You are looking at the very talented coloring of our own Kichigai!! If you think she’s great on colors, check out some of her artwork on the very early pages of this issue. She’ll be taking over the rest of the book after Yardley’s run is done.

Speaking of, you may notice this page is longer than the others. Thanks to my over-use of dialogue, Yardley! had to make this one page on two comic pages. I apologize for that. I’m an amateur writer myself, so I gotta work on my scripting better.

Also, thanks to Q for doing a great job on the letters.

You can find the latest page here.

As you can see from my interview last week, a bit more of Vanilla’s darker personality is coming out. Quite a few chuckles on this page, but the best is yet come. ;)

I would like feedback on the site changes, please?

August 19th, 2010 by

Hey everyone. I have completed my changes to the site. It might not seem like much… but trust me.. it is. If you don’t believe me just go click one of the Sonic Egg’s updates to see an example for yourself. I worked hours on these changes. Although some of the time wasted is my fault for doing something stupid ;) Everyone makes mistakes.

I was sick of seeing Sonic Eggs take up the whole front page and wanted to give other comics on ECC time to shine. Sonic Eggs was always taking up the front page because it is what was updated most frequently.

Obviously this isn’t an ideal layout. Just an experiment I wanted to try. We have been in a slow process of working on a new layout and I just wanted to test some changes to see how they would work. I think on the brand new layout the news boxes will be at the top and obviously look more pretty, but more about that another time.

I have disabled comments from people who aren’t registered due to spambots. This means that only ECC staff can comment as of now. I am working on finding a solution that will easily let guests comment without registering while getting rid of spambots for the most part.

Anyways, that is all i have to say for now. FEEDBACK PLEASE!!!
You can give feedback in this forum topic

Welcome to the [Tales of the Emerald Coast] hub

August 18th, 2010 by

Hey all
You haven’t seen me post an update here for a while.. sorry ;) been busy with other stuff.

Just wanted to let you know that Tales of the Emerald Coast now has it’s own hub and that there will be some new content coming soon

YARDLEY!! HUNZEKER!! BERRY!! ……….and Q I guess.

August 15th, 2010 by

The summer of Yardley starts here!!

Yes!! The first of 6 pages drawn by Archie Sonic talent, Tracy Yardley starts now. This one and upcoming page 13 colored by Sonic cover artist Ben Hunzeker!! Written of course, by yours truly and letters done by Q.
ACCKK! What scum am I!! I almost forgot to thank our coloring gal Deebs for providing Hunzeker with the flats.

Okay, this first one isn’t hilarious or anything. It’s more of a plot point comic driving the point of Shades new popularity in the home. Is Sonic playing second fiddle now?

Find out here!!

BTW, No Tails isn’t jealous. He’s just sick of Amy mentioning Shades.

Discuss this comic in our forums here.

Sonic Eggs Character Profile: Vanilla (Cream’s Mom)

August 15th, 2010 by

Sorry folks!! The first Yardley page will be up as soon as Ben Hunzeker sends me the colors. In the meantime, enjoy this little character study. I put some upcoming Yardley art in it!


If there’s one character who’s barely been touched upon in the Sega Sonic/Sonic X cannon, it’s Creams mom.

There is barely any info on her character. It wasn’t until her first appearance in Sonic X that we even knew of her name. The only new info now is that her name is Vanilla (a food pun just like her daughter and pet Chao) and she’s 28 years old. That’s pretty much it. As a fanwriter, I like that! It gives me plenty of room to build upon her character and interpret what she’s really like.

So, what is she really like? Why don’t we ask her herself?! Today, I decided to interview Vanilla to get more insight into her.

S.E. – Thank you Vanilla for taking some time off to talk to us.

Vanilla – You’re welcome but please, call me Miss Filling. We are not familiar enough for a first name basis.

S.E. – Oh! Is that your last name?

Vanilla – Yes. It was my late husbands last name. Bless his soul. Also, please sit up. You’re slouching.

S.E. – Oh. Erm…sorry. So, your a widow?

Vanilla – Correct. My poor, poor Tapioca.

S.E. – I’m sorry I brought that up. What was your maiden name?

Vanilla – Pudding.

S.E. – Ha-ha!! Well, that expl-

Vanilla – Excuse me sir, but what is so funny?!

S.E. – Well, it’s your family names. Vanilla Filling. Cream Filling. Cheese Filling. Even Cream Cheese Filling. It’s all food puns!

Vanilla – My word! I never thought of that!! You think I would have. Food puns hmmm? I guess that would explain why Vector drools whenever he sees me. We are on opposite ends of the food chain.

S.E. – Speaking of, there seems to be an attraction between you two.

Vanilla – Listen my good sir! I’ll have you know we are just friends. I’ll give him and Espio some baked food once and awhile and hire him as an escort, but that’s it!

S.E. – Oh. Well, sorry I didn’t mean to off-

Vanilla – I mean he’s a very nice person who tries hard to do good, but he’s poor, a slob and has very lousy manners.

S.E. – Wel,, I-

Vanilla – I mean sure, he’s very sensitive. He’s got a nice smile. Very broad shoulders.

S.E. – Miss Filli-

Vanilla – And that smooth reptilian skin you can just glide your fingers acr-

S.E. – AHEM!! Miss Filling?

Vanilla – Oh!! Sorry.

S.E. – That’s fine. I noticed you and your daughter seem very mannerly. Is manners very important to you?

Vanilla – They are of the utmost importance!! Without manners our culture might as well be in the stone age! It’s a good thing I came along to the Thorndykes residence when I did. They were very uncouth.

S.E. – How so?

Vanilla – Did you know they used a soup spoon for scooping cereal?!! It was like the dark ages!

S.E. – Did you have any conflicts among the staff?

Vanilla – Oh no. We have gotten along very well. Except…

S.E. – “Except?”

Vanilla – Please do not interrupt sir! It’s rude. I meant Except Ella. She does not like me much.

S.E. – And why is that?

Vanilla – Jealousy. She felt I had taken over her kitchen. I was just helping her become a better cook. I’d constantly look over her shoulder and tell her what she was doing wrong. She was not very appreciative, but it’s not my fault if she’s a poor cook.

S.E. – Well, having someone loom over your shoulder can be very annoying.

Vanilla – Well, it’s not just that. When I was gone, she became a den mother to my daughter and her friends. Back home, that tends to be my role.

S.E. – Back on your planet?

Vanilla – Yes. Amy and Tails will often call me “Aunt Nilly”. Whenever they come over, I’ll always cook for them. Amy comes around often. She’s been a wonderful big sister to Cream.

S.E. – Speaking of Cream. You seem to have raised her very well. She’s very mannerly.

Vanilla – Thank you. It was hard to raise her alone.

S.E. – Did you ever have to be tough with her?

Vanilla – My word no!! It’s not like back in my childhood. If I got out of line, my mother would use a large paddle on me. I would never do that with my child.

S.E. – That’s good to hear.

Vanilla – I use a ruler. It helps hide the welts.

S.E. – Eeesh!! Remind me not to anger you.

Vanilla – It would be wise.

Look of death

S.E. – What are your biggest pet peeves?

Vanilla – People who openly belch. Also leaning on a chair and people who put their elbows or worse, their feet upon a table. I will not stand for that.

S.E. – Well, thank you for your time. It was nice to finally get some insight on y-

Cream – Mama!! Mama!! I’m back!

Vector – Whoops!! Sorry for intrudin’ dere. Me and Espio just got back from taking Charmy and her to the fair.

Cream – I got to eat cotton candy, and see some rabbits that can’t talk back for some reason, and Charmy taught me something cool!!

Vanilla – Oh?

Cream – Yea!! I can make farting noises with my armpits!! Watch!! FERTFERTFERTFERT!!


Charmy – Uh-Oh. I’m outta here!

Vanilla – Come back here you bratty little bee!! I’ve got 12 inches of flat wood with your name on it!!

Vector – Wait!! Let me help you!!

Vanilla – Fine!! You hold him down, I’ll use the ruler!

Vector – “SNIFF!” I love when we can do things together.


August 7th, 2010 by

One more week to go!!

I really like this one. It’s Not too silly or over the top. Just a good joke.


Big thanks go to Jet for the art once again and Q for doing another bang-up job with the letters.

Be sure to be here next week for the Start of Tracy Yardley!! (Hopefully. Waiting on colors from a big name in the Sonic comic industry.) I’m so excited!!