I've been living in the states for over 2 months now and I'm lovin' it. I've always told myself whenever I'm purchasing the comics back home in Perth, Western Australia - "Damn, those guys livin' in the states are sure damn lucky, they got the comics for half the price (and even less when bought on a special discount via subscription!) compared to what I'm payin' over here!"
Now I don't have to live with that notion anymore - I'm finally here and enjoying my comics at ridiculous prices (got a year's worth of Sonic the Hedgehog & SONIC UNIVERSE for only $40.80 US, FORTY EIGHTY FOR FORTY FOUR ISSUES?! That's only NINETY THREE CENTS PER ISSUE (tax inclusive - BLIMEY HELL!! That's what I call a BARGAIN mate!! For comparison I paid about $5 USD per issue back in Australia!)
Not only that I get to also enjoy the convenience of not having to go to the comic book store every time to collect them (though I will still go visit comic book stores on occasion to get my magazines and extras, it doesn't feel right not supporting the local distribution/business at all levels, plus you get some exercise and meet some down to earth people in the process)!
Anyways like I said it's quite a special day, especially when it's a Friday (a day off from four day of classes per week - which means three days of free time to work on homework, and I got a TON of them at the moment...), plus I've officially reached my half way mid review point for the whole semester (gee whiz that's bloody quick! It's already been half a semester at school? It's amazing when you think about it...) For your information I'm getting very good marks for my mid-point review. It's not exactly reaching the A's I'm looking for but it's considered above average by the school's standards.
I'll be sure to remember this guys and gals, since I'm a huge fan of the comics and the guys behind it (aka Archie Publications team), that fact that SONIC UNIVERSE 57 is pretty darn special - the issue that commemorates a lot of things since moving to the United States to do my studies at the Academy of Art university.
Time to share with you all more awesomeness! Check out what I did with my posters (from the SONIC SUPER SPECIAL mag: poster edition)!
THE FIRST TWO DEVIANTS WHO CAN SHARE WITH ME A PHOTO OF YOU FAVOURITE SONIC POSTER (must be stuck somewhere in your room though!) gets a FREE DOODLE from me - both your photo and doodle will be showcased here!
Oh and just for kicks, I got some more photos to share. In one of my painting sessions I had homework to finish off for Color and Design class, I had too much blue gouche paint leftover... So what did I do? Create a masterpiece of course! Check it out below.
Gonna leave a shoutout for
Be sure to check out the latest update from her fantastic Sylvanna series (collaboration with Ian Flynn, prime writer of the Sonic Archie comics) - the very first page is out and it's a great way to start the story!
Dawn also contributed to Archie Publications as of recent with a remarkable variant cover to SONIC UNIVERSE 57 - the very same issue that is special to me as of today!