Ian got got by the Gatcha, but still has time for some Q&A.
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- Ian “BumbleKing” Flynn – Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more
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Do you know if his plan where the ARK crashes into the Earth was automatically activated by Eggman once he inserted the seventh Chaos Emerald into the Eclipse Cannon? Or was it a failsafe that was triggered when Sonic used the fake Chaos Emerald to destroy the cannon? Did the scene of Sonic wrecking the Eclipse Cannon at the end of Sonic Adventure 2’s Hero story even canonically happen…?
I was wondering what type of theme songs from famous Singers and bands would you give to tangle and whisper For Tangle I picked Itsuka Doko ka” by Kuchiroro https://youtu.be/JXEk21qqEdw For Whisper i Picked Island in the Sun by Weezer https://youtu.be/erG5rgNYSdk Now you are free to listen to the songs and give your opinion oh my choices but I’m curious what songs would you pick for them?
How does the process differ between being the sole writer for the comic and taking a back seat while another writer takes over with your input? How much of the story are you told about, and how does it effect you coming back as sole writer, assuming we’ll see you writing on the book again.
Which season do you think The Simpsons should’ve ended…? And do you think voice actors should be casted based on their talent, regardless of who they are?
Congrats on Tangle and Whisper appearing in Dash and Speed Battle! I was wondering, in the event that the two appear in a mainline Sonic game, or a major spin-off like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games or Sonic Racing, that will likely mean those two will have voice actors for the first time. So my question is, who do you think should, or be a cool fit to, voice Tangle and Whisper? (and if you had infinite money and sway to pick any voice talent)
For Ian. Say somebody wanted to consider writing for a future career, but they haven’t the time or funds to take a college course in writing. Is it still possible to build up your skills on your own for several years and then put your name out there for possible freelance writing jobs, or would you personally recommend to save up the funds and take the proper education for it? It’s something i’ve wondered about.
For Kyle. What is your preferred form of video game distribution in these current times out of physical, digital and streaming?
If you could make a Sonic spin-off based on your own whim (and not character popularity or Sega mandates), who would be a star?
You said here that Tangle and Whisper were designed with gameplay functionality in mind, Whisper having a Wispon and Tangle having a stretchy tail. If the Freedom Fighters ever came to IDW, would you redesign Sally, Antoine, Bunnie, Rotor, and Nicole to each have some clear gameplay functionality like Tangle and Whisper? If so, what would those be?
With the reveal that it was Metal Sonic all along pulling the strings, I feel like if there was anyone who wanted to dismantle Metal Sonic it would be our favorite murderbot E-123 Omega. Wouldn’t Metal Sonic, as not only Eggman’s main enforcer but also Metal Son, be the ultimate adversary for Omega? The T-1000 to his T-800? The Alien to his Predator? The Jason to his Freddy? If he could reduce Metal Sonic to slag would he not achieve his glorious quest to prove that he is all that is Bot? Or would Omega have been too enamored with Blaze’s fiery pyrotechnics to operate at prime efficiency?
I once read from Mike Pollock that he “only works for SEGA a couple days a year” and that had me thinking. How much of your year is actually writing for Sonic? For IDW and in comparison to Archie