The year is 2014. The CWCki member known as "_blank_" is given the bet by his best friend "I bet you couldn't try to take Sonichu and make it interesting." Three years later and 200+ pages later... nothing has been proven except never try to bet _blank_ to do anything on a timely basis. "The Real Sonichu" tackles the question: what happened after Issue 10 of Sonichu. Technically yes, Chris did manage to churn out some stuff in Issue 11 and retconned how he brutally murdered his enemies "da twolls." So if we are taking that as absolute canon, consider this a "What If" or an "Elseworlds" yarn. In the beginning, the pages were done in adherence to the "classic CWC" style - that being Crayola marker on Xerox paper. As time went on, _blank_ grew tired and started to branch out, moving up to Prismacolors, then getting a halfway-decent scanner, then a lightboard, then an actual graphics tablet. Thanks to Sonichu, _blank_ had begun to rekindle a desire to make art, one which he had nearly forgotten after years of killing himself (metaphorically, of course) in a collections department. ------- ....and here's where I stop talking in the third person like a sped. Welcome to the 2nd edition of The Real Sonichu. Yes, we're posting it here. No, we don't have a website yet because I'm not exactly sure if most web hosting providers can differentiate between "satire" and "harassment." And no, even if Kiwi Farms comes back, we're probably not going to be posting new content there because until I can be assured otherwise, the Farms is hellbent on running face first into oblivion. That all said, I'm going to be uploading the older stuff up in 5-20 page chunks, probably on a daily basis. This will hopefully provide enough background for people coming into the comic fresh... and also give me enough time to get some new content done. And for those who have already read this, to make it a slight bit more worth your while, I'm going to be adding annotations here and there. Alright- let's do this. ------- CHAPTER ONE: PART ONE - The First Fifteen. Spoiler Humble beginnings. Back when I first started this nonsense, I did everything on one page - the pencil roughs, then inked right on top of them, followed by the markers. Also, the first time this was uploaded, it was just the ink outlines. Great way to start a series. I had no reference for how the Asperpedia Four were supposed to look, so this is a half-assed attempt off of the character Chris used in Sonichu 10. Don't ask me which is which- I have no idea. I think the one on the far right might be Mister Satan. Good ol' Reggie. Also yes- she's supposed to be reporting for a cable news outlet and they're using a handheld camcorder. Main reason was because if I drew an actual over-the-shoulder camera, I would've been obscuring most of Darkbind's face. And I was too lazy to redraw a panel to make it accommodate. I hate how the last panel looks. Still hadn't really figured out mentally how the 'Chus heads worked yet so it just looks... weird stretched out the way it does. Panel three, Darkbind is reciting lines from Clutch's Big News 3. If you don't know yet, I'm a YUUUGE fan of Clutch. More references to them later. Crazy to think in reality Chris has only gotten weirder looking. Also I need to say thanks to Chris for basically providing me with all the lines I will ever need for his ex-Mayor's persona. This page Darkbind is mumbling out Paul Davis' '65 Love Affair. I don't like Paul Davis - I just knew at the time my brother hated the song so I threw it in there. Because I'm that kind of sibling. Few pages later, I retconned myself whereas apparently Jamsta somehow survived this. At the time, I had some idea of bringing him back as some kind of cyborg or something, but 200+ pages later it still hasn't happened. I still honestly don't think anyone cares anyway. Dun dun dun. Also, making panels for the side of buildings in Photoshop is a bitch. Yeah, I probably could've have just broken out a ruler and did it myself, but that, again, me and laziness... Few things: 1) I think I originally envisioned Magi-Chan to have a British accent (akin to the Sonichu animated series. "SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY!!"), so at the time I was having him saying more stilted Brit phrases. At least I'm guessing that's why he was saying "poppycock." 2) I really like the speed line effect in the second panel. Gonna have to re-use that later. 3) Darkbind is muttering "Don't Stop Believin' " by Journey. Not a big Journey fan; it was probably playing on the radio when I put this page together. I think the only part of this page I still like is Lolisa's profile shot. The rest looks like shit. I mean, it's not supposed to look "great" but still. Shit. Introducing the iPickle 7. Also, it is really weird, looking at a version of Chris this "thin." And clean. And hair not colored like Oscar the Grouch's pelt. Although it has aged somewhat for me, I was REALLY happy with how MLW appeared on this page. I see a ton of imperfections now, but back then it was kind of a watershed moment when everything came out looking about as good as it did. The TV screens, outside of obvious copy-pastes of the original Sonichu comic and pics from a few pages back, also- obviously- have some other additions. Dude with the burning beard in Neil Fallon from Clutch (told you they'd be back) from the Burning Beard music video. The old lady with the burrito... no idea where it's from. And the Power Ranger panel next to them is actually from the first piece of artwork I made on the CWCki, the CWCville Rangers... BONUS ART: God, I'm retarded. Poor Nait. His facial structure has shifted at least a half dozen times in this comic. Here we have him in the "meth-head gay guy" mode. Same problem with Merried Senoir Comic. He's started to look more human in later pages, but his first appearance he looks like a Yukito Kishiro reject character. The background of Grisby's page were actual mock magazine covers I made exclusively for this page... and which of course I managed to obscure most of them for all my trouble. I'll have to rummage around my hard drive and see if I can post them up again. Also, Chloe and Blazebob's redesigns are thanks to no small part to me playing a fuckton of King of Fighters 2002. Blazebob is riffing off of Kyo Kusinagi's design, whilst Chloe is riffing off of Vanessa's. And on that note... I really hope they bring back Vanessa. Moving on... I really feel sorry for Blake. When I first started this up, I had in mind he'd be the main hero of this yarn, but somewhere along the line he has kind of fallen to the wayside. I still have plans for him though, so you never know. Also - all praise go to GodBear. At this point I had no idea what the hell bubble's character was going to be, so at this point she was just kind of a space filler character. Basically like how she always was in the first place anyway, I suppose. Next time... (The Opening Act of) The Rosechu Incident. Expect it tomorrow, or sometime Saturday.