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March 22nd, 2011 by

State of ECC

It’s always difficult for a new website to get off the ground. Contributors are typically either disinterested or too busy, and turnover of new staffers is often high. ECC has had its share of huge turnover, but at its core it has always had a team of reliable people to keep the content flowing. This year that team, alongside new and fresh talent, will be doing its best to bring out great fan works in honor of the blue blur’s big Two-O.

ECC is going through some big changes this year. The first thing you may have already noticed is our switch from single issue releases to daily single page releases. This will allow us to bring you comic pages as their finished, and give you a constant reason to check us out! Numerous problems have caused something of a hiatus on the update front, but I am happy to say that this is about to change, with the launch of the next issue of Tales from the Emerald Coast today.

ECC will also be going through a full design revamp. Our awesome site designer Shadi has combined his talents with had artist JetstreamX to bring you one of the best looking site designs I have ever seen, at least for a Sonic site. You are in for a real treat when it finally launches. With the new site design also comes a brand new logo, which you can see on the cover of issue 3 of Tales.

In addition to the revamp, we’re also sponsoring the upcoming Sonic event of the decade, Summer of Sonic 2011. Not only have we donated money to the event to ensure certain awesome people (whom I am not allowed to name at the moment)  can make it to mingle with the fanbase, but ECC may also have a table at the event if things pan out! We’ll hopefully be able to announce a confirmation at a later date.

So, we’ve got a design revamp in the pipe and we’re sponsoring an event…but what about comics? Well, Sonic Eggs #3 is already in its early stages of production. Tales #4, the next entry in the Tales of the Great War mini series, has a substantial number of pages penciled. Sonic Pulse #3 is in coloring. Knux Redux and MEC are going through inking and coloring. This leaves Tales of the Emerald Coast #3, “Alone”. I’d like to talk about it for a minute.

Alone is a story that I have long had in my head, centering around Blaze the Cat from the Sonic Rush series. Out of all the new Sonic characters introduced over the years, Blaze is the only one that really grabbed me as one that I’d really like to see more of. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever written, and it’s easily the darkest – though still kid friendly – Sonic story I’ve ever written. Jet’s pencils, inks, colors, and letters will be gracing every single page of this comic, so I hope you enjoy it! You can see the cover and introduction here. From here on the comic will have a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday release schedule.

ECC is still a site that is struggling to become bigger. We want to be what SonicVerseTeam was in it’s heyday: a hub of fan creativity, a place where artists and writers come together to bring all sorts of comics into the fandom. We’re not just looking for artists and writers anymore, though: we’re looking for critics and fans. You guys who are reading this right now, we want you to comment on our stuff, whether it’s compliments or complaints, we hunger for both. We’d like you guys to spread our comics to whatever Sonic site you frequent, and try to makes this site bigger then it is now.
Here’s to another year of comics from ECC. You can find Tales #3 here.

Sonic Pulse #2 Page 13 is up!

February 28th, 2011 by

Hi everbody!

New page of Pulse is up! As usual, the lines are by Jet and the letters are by Q, but we got some rare colors from Kichi Gai on display as well! Check it out!


ECC Is Back With New Pulse Page!

February 25th, 2011 by

As of today, ECC is resuming it’s daily updates. Bumbleking is back, so we’ll at least get some discussion regarding our hardwork!

Now, the temporary down time of Bumbleking has made it clear that ECC needs to branch out to other sites. So we’d like to put out a call to our fans to begin posting about whatever ECC comic YOU enjoy on other forums. Just don’t spam it, and be respectful.

Without further ado, here’s the new Pulse page.

Now, as some of you may know, Sonic Eggs’ second issue has come to a close. As usual, there will be a gap between issues of about a month, so expect the new issue in late March or early April. Until then, the next issue of Tales from the Emerald Coast, “Alone” starring Blaze will be taking up Eggs’ Saturday slot.

Holding Off On Updates For a Bit

February 16th, 2011 by

Every time it looks like we’re about to start doing these updates regularly, something happens to cause things to hold off. This time, it’s because the Bumbleking forums are down.

The only community where we have any real hold, it’s the primary place we post the comics in, and since very few people visit their site in and of itself regularly, it doesn’t seem to make sense to do updates no one is going to read. So until the BK forums come back up, we’ll be holding off on further releases.

That being said, this is the perfect time to make your voice heard. If I’m wrong about this, go ahead and let us know in the comments below. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll be back to doing regular updates soon.

Sonic Pulse Updated!

February 15th, 2011 by

No surprise for you guys, I hope. Like every page in this comic, it was drawn and inked by head artist JetstreamX. It’s colored by ECC’s resident Brit Shadow Prime.

By now, you guys should have a good indication of where I’m going with Rob and Fiona. They are not villains, as some have surmised, but in fact freedom fighters. I was  a bit surprised to hear people think they where villains, but I guess the whole “bank robbing” thing was going to make them look that way, at least for a bit.

As you can also see, my lame attempts at emulating Archie Rob’s “olde english” way of speaking have been put to rest. Yay! All in all I was never very happy with the writing in this page, but the stellar lines and coloring hopefully make up for it, eh?


Knux Redux #4 Page VII

February 13th, 2011 by

New page of Redux is up guys, go take a look!

Sonic Pulse Updated!

February 10th, 2011 by

A combination of computer problems and a lack of a certain someone updating the Tales page has again kept us from our regular update schedule this week, but here’s the new Sonic Pulse!

Sonic Pulse Updated!

February 7th, 2011 by

New page of Pulse is up. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Click here.

Knux Redux Page 6

February 6th, 2011 by

Next page of Redux is now up! With this release we resume our daily updates. Apologies for the pause. Check out the link to issue 4 in the side bar!

Knux Redux is updated!

January 23rd, 2011 by

Page 5 of Redux is up. Check it out and leave thoughts in the comments ya rubes!