BumbleKast #101: Gettin’ Kureejii With Aleah Baker!


On this episode, Ian & Kyle welcome Sonic comic alumn Aleah Baker for an extra-long, Q&A-heavy episode!

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Show Information
Your hosts:

  • Ian “BumbleKing” Flynn – Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, also writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more
  • Kyle “KyleJCrb” Crouse – Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast

Featuring our special guest:

  • Aleah “Kureejii Lea” Baker – Writer, colorist, letterer, and character designer for Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe for Archie Comics

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Does Aleah ever plan on writing for IDW sonic?

do you have any ideas for the IDW comic?

John T.
is Aleah Baker still working for archie or is she working elsewhere? I ADORED her work on the sonic comic and want to see more ^^

Does Aleah Baker ever plan on writing for IDW Sonic? Her stuff on Archie was great! (some fans go so far as to say she’s better than you are)

Hi Aleah! I was wondering if you had follow-up plans for the Spark of Life arc. Anything you can reveal to us about what you wanted to do with Nicole, Phage, Dr. Ellidy, etc?

do you suppose you can now show us the new designs you created for Hershey the Cat and Saffron Bee you had prepared before the Archie Sonic reboot that you talked about on the Bumbleking Comics forums over 3 years ago?

Connall T
what was the conception behind the making of the Egg Boss Abyss the Squid? A shame we never got to know more of her, but hoping to know more about how she came to be!

-Did you picture [the] Aquatic characters to have any unique abilities or quirks?
-What are Clove’s Hobbies?
-What did you keep in mind when designing characters?

PC The Unicorn
Were you setting up a possible Blues/Quake Woman romance in the Archie Megaman comics?

What was the main inspiration for the Pronghorn Sisters? In your mind, [what] was the ideal ending for them? Also, this is a bit spoiler-y, but did they grow up as orphans or at the very least poor?

Sonic Legacy
Where would Clove and Cassia’s story have gone, had the Archie comics not been cancelled?

Would Cassia and Clove eventually turn good?

Lee H.
It would be nice if Aleah Baker got a “Special Thanks” credit in Sonic Mania Plus for Ray’s new shoes.


Howdy fellas, how’s things?
Just a short and quick one this time, as I think it’s time to settle this debate once and for all. So which is the correct pronunciation: Hy-dro City, or Hy-dross-ity?

Andrew D.
How is Mecha Sonic from Sonic 3 & Knuckles related to the robotic Sonics in this new reboot? What about the robotic Sonic in the Egg Carrier in Sonic Adventure DX?

Koopaling Krew
Is there any way us as fans can let Archie or Capcom know we’d like to see the Archie Mega Man run continue? (Such as buying volumes or messaging in a certain way on certain media sites)


i don’t know if this has been asked before or not, but was it ever confirmed that Archie Breezie is a robot or not?

Liam B.
-What motivated your decision to work tragedy into the storyline so frequently? Do you have any general philosophies about mixing tragedy and happy endings in art (as you always did in the comic)?

There was one thing I wish to see in Archie Sonic comics before it’s cancellation and that was a one shot comic of your take on the Fighting Vipers storyline in the Sonic universe. Will it be possible in the near future?

Will the Shadow Chao that accompanies Shadow in Sonic Channel wallpapers and in that Funko Pop appear some day in the comic?

Devy-Kun 1.0
(edited for length) If any artists out there were to express interest in doing pencils and whatnot for the conclusion, would you consider, perhaps, letting them take on the role of finishing the series (Other-M)?

•Kyle, why did you or what inspired you to do podcasting and broadcasting, and what do you enjoy about it?

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