NEW KEN PENDERS UPDATE: MAY 12TH

While I wait for my advance copies of THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES: BEGINNINGS to arrive before giving approval to ship my entire order, there’s still a lot going on at my end in the meantime.

For the time being, I’ve decided to sell BEGINNINGS exclusively through my website and convention appearances. After the San Diego Comic-Con, I’m targeting Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Mega-Con in Miami. I’m also looking at Chicago and Boston for 2025 appearances. I’m open to appearances elsewhere, but taking a wait and see approach based on what happens after San Diego.

Currently, I’m continuing my pre-order promotion of a limited edition signed Lara-Su print along with a randomly selected issue of either SONIC or KNUCKLES I’ve worked on I will sign and include when the pre-ordered copy of BEGINNINGS ships to the buyer. The promotion immediately ends once I have the printed copies of BEGINNINGS on hand to immediately ship.

The promotional package at San Diego is still being worked on, but BEGINNINGS and a bonus extra will be priced at $50, and both will include my signature. (I’m thinking along the lines of a quick head sketch, or alternate print. My concern is being able to satisfy demand during the convention if I go ahead with the head sketch.)

I’m also open to doing appearances at various retailer stores, and if that does happen, you’ll here about it here. Retailers can contact me via this link.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m currently at work on a full color Sonic Cast of Characters print which is nearing completion as well as my first full color STAR TREK print which will be available on both this website and the San Diego Comic Con.

    In addition, by the end of this month and definitely before I head down to Comic-Con, I plan on unveiling the cover art for KEN PENDERS’S KNUCKLES OMNIBUS as well as a page or two from the next chapter of THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES: SHATTERED TOMORROWS.

    As work progresses on the Lara-Su app, while I’d like to say it will be ready for Comic-Con, because of short cuts I took to finish the new material for BEGINNINGS, I have to go back and finish several drawings so everything plays consistently with previous material. I’ll keep everyone posted on progress as well as when the app will eventually launch sometime this year.

    As always, if anyone has any questions, always feel free to email me. In the meantime, thanks for your support. It’s appreciated.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >As always, if anyone has any questions, always feel free to email me
      So what are you gonna ask Penders, Cinemaphile?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Have you ever fricked a life size plushie of a Sonic character built around a real human skeleton?
        >If so, what character was it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >full-color
      As opposed to what other kind of color print you absolute boomer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No shading or black and white.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then just call it color or just call it a print and people will see in the preview that it's in color

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In the indie comic scene (Not Boom/Image indie, I'm talking "Kickstarter with 67 backers and $1,000 goal" indie), you'll sometimes find partial colour pallets because full-colour is too expensive. This would be a book done with shades of two colours or so. If done well, it can look tasteful and 'feel' nicer than black and white and still give art that feeling of 'depth' that colour often brings. That said, it takes more effort than is typically put into color to make it not look like dogshit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actually my little zoom zoom it was fairly common to have comics with one or two colour print, because even then colour ink was stupidly expensive.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I plan on unveiling the cover art for KEN PENDERS’S KNUCKLES OMNIBUS
      So like, is it an actual reprint of his material, or new stuff?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm pretty sure he doesn't have the go ahead to reprint the Archie comics in full

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >KEN PENDERS’S KNUCKLES OMNIBUS
      >Penders's
      I may be an ESL anon... but I'm quite sure that not how you write that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's correct. 'S is for singular nouns, S' is for plural. So unless there are multiple Ken Penders involved, 'S is correct.

        >Ken Penders's = belonging to Ken Penders
        >Ken Penders' = belonging to the group of Ken Penders

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          English language lessons for kids from the actually English BBC says otherwise.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I actually see a problem with your so-called "tip": says there
            >Iris' cat was sleepy
            But sleepy (and sleeping) cats don't hold their heads. They just don't, they rest their heads as soon as they feel a bit sleepy.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Well gosh, go ahead and throw that grammar advice right out the window then.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's correct. 'S is for singular nouns, S' is for plural. So unless there are multiple Ken Penders involved, 'S is correct.

        >Ken Penders's = belonging to Ken Penders
        >Ken Penders' = belonging to the group of Ken Penders

        In the case of singular nouns ending with S, both Penders' and Penders's are grammatically correct.
        Certain academic writing styles prefer one version over the other, but it doesn’t matter which one you use in your regular, written English.

        That being said, I find the "s's" such an eyesore.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >KEN PENDERS
    Literally who?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Ian Flynn of the 90s, unlike Finn he didn't had a boner for feminazis and lesbians, Penders instead wanted to frick Knuckles the echidna

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The funniest Sonic related thing in a long time was Mike Pollock talking about his circumcised penis on Twitter last week

        >The Ian Flynn of the 90s
        Based

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sad

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically educate yourself
      The man is history worth knowing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He INVENTED the Sonic fandom, you're welcome by the way...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        eh. i played the sega games and watched SatAM

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He invented SatAm! And the games are based on his ideas that Sega obviously stole!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sega did steal julie su and whatever shadow thing for a shitty video game though. you could sega was cutting corners because the music for the video might be some of the worst music ever created for a video game

            idw failed because it didn't stick to video game lore or emulate SatAM

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >sega did steal julie su and whatever shadow thing for a shitty video game though
              Not really, though.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Black person, that was all Bioware. They got bought by EA, but were still obligated to ship Sonic Chronicles, so they cut every possible corner to get it off of their plate.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he invented weaponized toxic autism?
        amazing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Penders is made of weaponized toxic autism.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, he didn't.
          But frick, he may have improved it.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ken Penders post written in the first person
    >On this board

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think OP just copy-pasted the latest entry in Penders' website... a noble effort to not just do a twitter/reddit screencap thread.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >advance copies of THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES
    Wait, the mad bastard actually finished it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, not even close. What he is releasing is "THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES: BEGINNINGS" (of course, in ALL CAPS), which is a compilation of the first M25YL part (i.e. the part he wrote).

      Only the last page has been redone so Beginnings connects itself with the real first volume. Paraphrasing, but Penders considers the Lara-Su Chronicles: "One of the many universes in the Sonic multiverse"... only, with no real Sonic character in it.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bumping because this shit is hilarious. the entire situation, the whole thing, the failure of IDW to make sonic a compelling character, it's all fricking comedy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I used to think my life was a tragedy...

        fricking kek this stupid shit may never get old

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Will he still be b***hless though?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How did this man have so much trouble drawing Sonic Characters? They are just plain simple geometric shapes with stick arms and legs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Penders' art has regressed to an almost absurd degree. Like so much so you'd think he'd had multiple strokes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He clearly has a preference for drawing people instead of cartoon animals and tries this unholy hybrid when he's forced to nake sonic characters

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why does he also have Anthony Mackie's goatee?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He was involved in Star Trek comics, right? I think it's more of a Will Riker beard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to think my life was a tragedy...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the juxtaposition in this cover makes it high art

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Agreed. Sonic as a Japanese video game IP and Sonic as an American comic book character, a decade if mutation in one singular story.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I remember reading somewhere that this was the cover that specifically woke Sega up to the shit that was going on in the comics. Any truth to that?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Issue 155 would be a solid decade before sega took the rights away

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It did make them look into things and be more hands on, though.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not really. Things were still really hands off in the pre-boot Flynn run. The only notable change I can think of is requesting King Sonic to not bawl his eyes out over his children being erased from time. (They still were allowed to keep Sonic’s kids dying, it was just the crying part they had an issue with.)

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care unless it's like Suggsverse

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Keep in mind most of this isn’t actually new content. It’s just a repackage of Mobius 25 years later. It took this slug 10 years just to rerelease his old Archie stuff.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How the hell is he rereleasing it with all the Sonic characters in there?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t know for sure but I assume he changes the characters names around.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If that’s enough to make it legally okay when it still be literally Sonic and Knuckles in there then I don’t understand anything anymore.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >So'nique the He'edgehoeg

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SEGA lost their original copyright filings in a freak lightning strike so Penders owns the Sonic IP now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like this
        >For the time being, I’ve decided to sell BEGINNINGS exclusively through my website and convention appearances.
        It won't be properly published. No ISBN.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's Penders' new comic, the one with only his OCs in it. That Anon is talking about

          I’m currently at work on a full color Sonic Cast of Characters print which is nearing completion as well as my first full color STAR TREK print which will be available on both this website and the San Diego Comic Con.

          In addition, by the end of this month and definitely before I head down to Comic-Con, I plan on unveiling the cover art for KEN PENDERS’S KNUCKLES OMNIBUS as well as a page or two from the next chapter of THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES: SHATTERED TOMORROWS.

          As work progresses on the Lara-Su app, while I’d like to say it will be ready for Comic-Con, because of short cuts I took to finish the new material for BEGINNINGS, I have to go back and finish several drawings so everything plays consistently with previous material. I’ll keep everyone posted on progress as well as when the app will eventually launch sometime this year.

          As always, if anyone has any questions, always feel free to email me. In the meantime, thanks for your support. It’s appreciated.

          >KEN PENDERS’S KNUCKLES OMNIBUS
          Which is presumably a compilation of his Archie comics, which use characters owned by SEGA as well. Self publishing does not give someone the legal right to sell products using someone else's copyrighted characters, otherwise it would be one hell of a loophole.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, Beginnings is also almost all reprints.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My theory is that his out-of-court settlement with Archie allows him to self-publish without any legal repercussions.
            That's why he is so confident in Beginnings and the Knuckles' omnibus.

            The question is... is Sega aware of that?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I assume like a glorified eBay reseller who resells comics/orders them for people. That’s quite possibly the only way he could ever sell a product with official characters, Sega doesn’t give a shit about people selling merch and the like as long as they’re not moronic like that one guy who stupidly tried to get an isbn number for a Pokémon fan comic and got c&d’d

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Boco

    I can picture him sitting there at Comic Con, surrounded by dozens of unsold copies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People will probably buy it just for the memes, Penders is like the evolved form of Chris Chan and it would genuinely be funnier to see him succeed than to see him fail.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tried to take Paramount to court cause 'he invented the trope of sonic standing on tails' plane wings'
    >despite it being a thing in sonic 2.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's a lunatic. I wouldn't normally cheer for the corpo to stomp the little guy but holy shit.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i wonder what his wife and children think of seeing all this. I mean good for the man to keep his passion project afloat but it has an infamous backstory

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      His wife has been paying for all this crap.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        then maybe penders is like gifted down there otherwise why sticking with him for a job that's not paid too well

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think he's had a paying job since Archie.

          She's a lawyer.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that banner
    This man's modern artwork makes my skin crawl.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HOW SHIT A WRITER KEN PENDERS WAS: EPISODE 41

    >While writing all the Echidna recolor characters, you might remember the story of the first Guardian, which came out in the late 90's
    >For those who don't know, Knuckles is the last in a long line of Guardians of the Floating Island
    >The first Guardian was a scientist named Edmund, who constantly sought to curtail but also redeem his evil brother
    >He was killed trying to stop his nefarious brother Dimitri, but Dimitri succumbs to his hubris
    >To most readers this is just a bit trivia, just a couple of names picked out of a hat

    Did you know that the daytime soap opera All My Children was running at the same time as this storyline? Shortly before the first guardian storyline was written, All My Children ran a storyline about two brothers, one good and one nefarious. GUESS WHAT THE GOOD BROTHER'S NAME WAS? GUESS WHAT THE NEFARIOUS BROTHER'S NAME WAS?

    >Ken Penders: Man, writing is hard.... wait, this soap opera is pretty intense! I bet I could just steal this storyline, add some echidna stuff, and little kids won't even notice that I didn't even change the names!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's funny, and i made the mistake of reading wikipedia about the character, and i regret it because now it's talking about people sabotaging paternity tests

      i kekked too hard, anon. i paid the price

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it just makes me laugh how much he doesn't give a fricking shit about sonic and friends, yet without that connection he would be completely unknown. it must be very frustrating.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it just makes me laugh how much he doesn't give a fricking shit about sonic and friends
      Yes, but also no. I would say he cares too much about Sonic, and that's because the man just can't let go of the fact that he invested so much of "his" precious storylines (you know, the ones he definitely "didn't" steal from other authors) in an IP he has absolutely no rights over.

      He could have made The Lara-Su Chronicles a completely original thing, with all Sonic ties completely cut and an all new setting, cast and narrative universe... but no.
      He needs the Sonic connection, not just because he "knows it wouldn't sell otherwise", but rather because he is mentally and emotionally dependent of Sonic, or to be more accurate, Knuckles.
      He feels entitled to Knuckles, even though it wasn't his comic nor his ideas what made Knuckles popular in the first place (I'll willing to make a concession regarding some US Sonic fans, given they grew up with Archie Sonic and related).

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SEGA REHIRE THIS MAN

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why is there a random black guy?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Penders is racist and sees black peoples as the same level as animals

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >My concern is being able to satisfy demand during the convention if I go ahead with the head sketch
    What demand? Who would even buy his shit?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish i was more confident about my art

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Potentially naive question: does Penders actually have fans? As in people who actively take an interest in his current work? Who could possibly like this? It looks terrible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah what kind of sales does he make independently? I hear his wife is the real breadwinner too or something?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’m sure there are one or two severely autistic genuine Penders fans, but I think the vast majority of his “fans” are people who just enjoy him as a lolcow.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He has a few fans.
      Some are a silent minority who respect him because they honestly like his tenure in Sonic, but are unable to approve his latter actions.
      Then there is the most vocal ones who you just can't tell are being serious or that committed to trolling when they start defending is art as "good" on social media.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just like chris-chan has fans I'm sure he has a few

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chris Chan's enjoyers were mostly ironic. Like, it was a circus sideshow to them. Oh. Oh that's what you mean. Sorry, carry on.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tamers12345>Chris Chan>Ken Penders

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I resent the guy for all the damage he did to a franchise I love, but I don't know if I have that much venom left in me anymore. Not when every time I see what he's up to it's such a sad display.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just cannot fricking stand how he sits there with that awful art and a shit eating grin on his face like he’s really done something. The guy is delusional

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but he's also probably not making much money doing it.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Those episodes from the Knuckles TV show where they make a holocaust reference and his dad is modeled after Ken Penders

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Clearly it's because Knuckles' father is such a great father.

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