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For years I've been making the point that comic artists who draw Sonicverse characters inevitably get it wrong if they've made a career...

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The layout and design in general are good, as is the lighting on the bubble. But it's the expression on her face that really sells it. ...

Fallen Empire by jcbarquet

Very effective. I'm reminded of Turner's paintings and the use of a diamond shape in the center to express the action and to take in th...

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OK, that didn't work out as planned. I'm not sure if the problem is that I posted a link to a MS Word document (I'd always posted .txt fanfics and reviews) or what. So I'll try some alternate strategies. My bad.

Let's see if this one works: www.andrews.edu/~drazen/Pictur…
It's been something like 10 years since I last posted a Sonic fanfic. It's been a long dry stretch since then. For a variety of reasons, I felt that I really didn't have anything to say.

But something finally reawakened the desire within me to tell a story. That something was "Zootopia."

It's an amazing technical achievement anchored by the perfect cast: Judy Hopps the rabbit and idealistic new police officer, and Nick Wilde, the worldly-wise fox and street hustler. I believed in them right away and felt within the urge to tell a story of Zootopia myself. So I did.

This isn't a Sonic crossover; I don't see how that would work. But as a Zootopia fanfic, I hope you like it.

Check out "Picture Perfect" at:

www.andrews.edu/~drazen/Pictur… Perfect.docx
Frisk : The Prophecy by DanDrazen
Frisk : The Prophecy
During the trek beneath the mountain, Frisk pauses to lean against a wall. Frisk doesn't notice the graffiti and is as yet unaware of the prophecy it symbolizes.

Angel of Mercy, or Angel of Death? It's how you play the game.

Frisk and the world of Undertale belong to Toby Fox.
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A Touch of Gray by DanDrazen
A Touch of Gray
In 1987, while the Nelvana Studios "Care Bears" was still in syndication, the Grateful Dead charted with the single "A Touch of Gray." Because my favorite character was Grams Bear, it was something of a moment of synchronicity for me.

I've been carrying around the notion of Grams-Bear-as-Deadhead ever since. Herewith is my feeble attempt to realize it and to use it to infect the Internet. Or at least this little corner of it, anyway.

The Care Bears in general are still copyright Those Characters From Cleveland. Done with pencil and colored pencils. Blank background is blank.
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After posting the first drawing I assessed the results and decided, to quote a line from "Blazing Saddles," that "evewything bewow der vaist is kaput!" So I tried again, jackknifing the knees and bringing them closer to the elbows.

I'm still not totally satisfied with the results; the defects can be chalked up not to the 8-bit character model but to the 2-bit talent of the artist. But there is it.

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Daniel J. Drazen
Artist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Berrien Springs, Michigan
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock ... well OK, NOW it's classic
Favourite photographer: Diane Arbus
Favourite style of art: Open to anything
Operating System: Windows 7
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Princess Sally, from SatAM "Sonic"
Personal Quote: "Tether even a roasted chicken"
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OK, that didn't work out as planned. I'm not sure if the problem is that I posted a link to a MS Word document (I'd always posted .txt fanfics and reviews) or what. So I'll try some alternate strategies. My bad.

Let's see if this one works: www.andrews.edu/~drazen/Pictur…

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KissTheThunder Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 thinking of you always Dan, hope life's treating you well!
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016   Writer
Thank you. Hope things are going well with you, too.

After a long fallow period, I'm working on a fanfic again. The inspiration? "Zootopia." It's an amazing story, featuring amazing characters, with Heart like you wouldn't believe. Check it out if you haven't already.
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KissTheThunder Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
To hear you're writing again is good news to me <3 I haven't seen Zootopia just yet, but I will  :)
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SummersetBanjo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Hey Dan, I heard that you stopped reviewing Archie's Sonic comics. Well it's a bit of a shame as your reviews were always interesting to read. But then again I can't say I blame you as I stopped reading at #159 which ironically was the last that Penders wrote. Perhaps If I had stayed on a few more issues maybe Ian would've won me over, who's to say.

In any case I was curious on what you were planning on doing next.

Maybe you could go back and review some of the issues that are missing in your archives or do a list of what you felt were the all time best and worst of the one's you read and reviewed. Perhaps you could reviews on the old satam episodes.

If you don't feel like doing anymore sonic related stuff have you considered reviewing mlp comics instead? They seam to have a better track record right now and you are a fan.

Anyway thank you for your dedication to the reviews and for being likable person. 
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glitcher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Dan, I remember you hating the "Play on Playa" cover to Sonic #152 in one of your reviews, and I just thought you'd find this funny. :)

Play on Playa by glitcher
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CupcakesForLife Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
I have been reading your Sonic comic reviews for the past 16 years. I'm going to miss reading them. It's too bad there will never be a review for the Nicole arc "Spark of Life" in Sonic Universe. Oh well...

Thank you for the many years that it lasted.
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016   Writer
Maybe I'll break down and read it, since it seems to have hit a nerve with a number of fans. At least it doesn't seem to be slavishly tracking the "the world is coming to an end in slo-mo" continuity lifted from Sonic Unleashed.

Thank you for writing.
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piojote Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015   Writer
Whoa! Thanks!
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday~!
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