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NEW PROJECT!
:icondawnbest: and I are teaming up to bring you a new fantasy epic online comic - Sylvanna!

We wrapped up our Kickstarter fundraiser and received over double what we were hoping to get.  That's amazing!  Thanks to everyone who contributed.  Now we need to figure out how best to use that money to produce a comic worthy of your generosity.

You can keep up-to-date on the project here:
gloryhound.info/sylvanna/ - SylvannaOnline.com
www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewf… - Sylvanna Forums

And now for your regularly scheduled FAQ:

Are you REALLY Ian Flynn?  The comic guy?
Yes I am.  You can check out my website and my body of work at www.BumbleKing.com

Awesome!  I love your art in the comics!
That's flattering - but I don't do the art.  I'm the writer.  I compose the manuscripts the art team uses to produce the book.  I've done concept art, though.  Some you can find here on dA, some you can find in the graphic novel collections.  I'm a decent doodler, but I leave the REAL art to the skilled professionals.

I want your job!
Er...

How do I break into the business?
That's better.  When I was trying to break into the biz, there wasn't any guide.  In an effort to give back to the fan community a little bit, I've compiled a FAQ to help aspiring fans down the path to applying to Archie.  You can find it here: www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewt…

Read my fan-fic!  Look at my fan-art!  Use my fan-concept!
No, nope, nuh-uh.  This would open me up to allegations of intellectual theft.  There's a lot of really creative fans out there, and they produce a lot of cool stuff.  What if I accidentally re-used someone else's idea down the road?  Some folks would be flattered, others would be enraged I "stole" from them.  For my protection - and to protect the fandom - I limit any fan-material to fan-art of official characters.

I want to talk to you!
I wish I could keep in touch with everyone, but I really don't have the time.  Your best bet is to voice your thoughts on my forum - www.BumbleKing.com/forum.  Comments and notes through dA will be read, but I don't know when, and I don't know if I'll reply.  I can only keep up so many avenues of correspondence, y'know?

So... why are you on dA then?
Mostly to keep up with old friends, some artists I like, and to share some concept art from time to rare time.

I love the comics!  I share them with my friends on dA!
The enthusiasm is appreciated, but you're breaking the law.  People have to buy the books to get the content.  That money becomes profit for Archie and ensures they keep producing the book and I keep my job.  Putting up scans for free loses Archie money.  And there's the whole illegal angle.  So if you've got full scans up, I'd appreciate you taking them down.  (Not like I can do anything about it, but still...)

I HATE you.
Sorry to hear that.  Say what you will, but keep it civil.  If you decide to be vulgar and/or profane, I'm hiding your comment.  It'll stay there - you'll know I'll have read it - but I won't force other people to endure your foul language.
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SideQuestPubs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Read my fan-fic!  Look at my fan-art!  Use my fan-concept! No, nope, nuh-uh.  This would open me up to allegations of intellectual theft
So I shouldn't send you an invite to join my group? ;)
Still, it'd be cool if there was an easy way for the more talented fans to get their work into the official series, even if it was just a one-time freelance story. I mean, the Sonicverse comic practically gives itself to alternate universes, so it's not like a lot of the non-canon fanfics couldn't work....

And on that note, I don't really care at this point who's responsible for the legal mess that is the echidnas (which I'm only mentioning here because I saw someone else allude to it in another comment), but I want to see more Brotherhood. And Constable Remington. :( A more in-depth backstory for each of them, at least.
So.... fanfics ho?

In other news, Sylvanna looks awesome! I'll have to add it to my list of webcomic gallery binges....
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ProtronRazoron Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for you and dawnbest and I have to say your writing skills are top notch and that's about it.
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nicofdoom2 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I wonder it will ever crossover with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic and since we had a genesis wave way back in 2011 and the blue Chaos Emearld disappeared and your fans didn't know where it went and in April of 2013 when the first issue of Worlds Collide came out finally fans knew where the Chaos Emearld landed and it was in Earth 20XX when one of Wily's robot masters found it while on jungle patrol and showed to Wily and the Eggman met for the first time and you should include your new comic as the next Genesis wave event.

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Rui-Shi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Im so happy for you both! I will be checking this bad boy out!~
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Tigsie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Glad I could help with the financing~!
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Coreyinthehouse Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Cool with you writing it's sure to be cool i'll have to definetily have to read it ^_^.
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Ziggyfin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm so stoked to see this released! All these kickstarter success's are pretty uplifting. In the long-run I should think about using it for a graphic novel that I'm thinking of creating. (Probably need to get a larger audience first)

But yeah, I can't wait to see all of your upcoming stuff in the crossover and this!
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Thy60 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Random comment of congrats that will never be noticed by a busy person in a flood of messages!
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IanFlynnBKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Noticed! Not always commented on, but always noticed and appreciated!
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vaporotem Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahhh i'm so glad for you! :'D
It is so awesome to have the freedom of writing without being connected to someone above you~
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IanFlynnBKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thanks! One of these days, we oughta collab on something.
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vaporotem Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
It will be the best comedy comic of the year.
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Trance88 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Congrats Ian and Dawn! I'm totally looking forward to Sylvanna, especially the print version!
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NovaMagma Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol I love how the FAQ ended with "I hate you."

I like your sonic books, enough to spend 6 bucks a month on them anyway. :XD: So...good luck with your new project, just don't let everything else slack! It would make me sad if your sonic had to suffer for it XP
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DEFCON613 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Ian you freakin rock, just dont over work yourself man. Cheers from Canada :D
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RobinRone Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artist
If you need printer options, drop me a note and I can forward you contacts, depending on the size/quality/type book you're looking to make.

Congrats, and best of luck!
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IanFlynnBKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I'll forward that to Dawn, since she's handling all the big stuff. I'm just the hired hack on this ;)
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RobinRone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Haha! Well, clearly you're doing a great job, so keep it up! ;)
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YES! YES! FAINLLY! I`M TO EXCITED TO WAIT ANY LONGER!!!! *Explodes*
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RakketyTamTheBrave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats cool and all Ian, but between Mega Man, New Crusaders (amazing stuff btw) Sonic U and Sonic TH, ANNND this??? please for the love of the all that is sonic... dont burn ourself out....
oh and if ya see him, tell Ken Penders i hope he burns in hell! :D
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JustinGreene Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely looking forward to see what you guys put together.
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vivarodentia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
So, I suppose I have to say I hate you. But I've expressed this idea in a civil manner. In fact, I believe the depth of my rabid dislike should take up all the hate, leaving everyone else a fan. Any other option is infringing on my territory. Because I've been hating him before it was cool.
Also RE: Comic: TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!
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IanFlynnBKC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Awww, Faker! It's been forever since I've heard from you!

...that means the snipers failed again. Time to make a call.
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vivarodentia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Well, if you'd stop hiring the discount snipers, maybe they'd come at me with something better than nerf guns!
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IanFlynnBKC Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
A fair point. But the idea of your adrenaline spiking when you see the laser site, only to be infinitely frustrated when the little foam dart hits is beyond hilarious.
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Pyrose17 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Definitely pledging on this. It looks amazing. Plus, your Sonic comics are (I'm going to say it) way past cool! Keep up the awesome work.
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stec-corduroyroad Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
*discovering Sylvanna for the first time*

Whaaa- I'm so reading this.
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Donated $51 yesterday, Mr. Flynn! I can't wait to see the final product! :D
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GaiaGirlz7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS SOOO COOL!!! Are you gonna do a Sonic/Sylvanna Crossover in the future?
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BombTheRobot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey Ian, I just wanted to say I love your work. I'm a huge fan of Archie Sonic, and I try to read every single issue. I'm hoping I'll get into Megaman soon as well. I really just love how you write your comics, they're really fantastic.

I really don't understand why people hate it so much... But honestly, I can't believe that our damn fanbase acts like children, complaining about every single detail possible, hoping you'll accommodate the comic just for them. I kind of understand how much trouble that must be. The Sonic fanbase is usually called, "the worst fanbase".

Hope you stay "Way Past Cool" Ian!
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GaiaGirlz7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Archie Sonic, too! Go Ian!;)
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IHateAmyRose21 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the mega man fan art thing still open?
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IanFlynnBKC Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I'm sorry, but I don't know.
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IHateAmyRose21 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok thank you though ^_^ btw im sorry about the rabid fanbase, im trying my best to keep them under control, don't listen to they're crude comments, they're just selffish, immature sonic fanbrats(excuse my vocabulary, im just so frustrated with all the hate they're giving you)
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CandiPhoenixes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw the website for the webcomic and it's looking pretty awesome right now.
Your stories have been turning out pretty good too, with the currently sansed characters aside.
Keep up the awesome work. ;)
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