Greetings! My name is Coby Sevdy. I have been a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog since 1993 when I received a SEGA Game Gear with Sonic 2 for my 9th birthday. I've played most of the games, and the Game Gear title "Sonic Chaos" was the very first video game I ever beat.
When did you start collecting the comics? In June 1994, I learned there was a Sonic comic when I saw Archie Comic's Sonic the Hedgehog #14 sitting on a magazine rack. I've been diligently collecting the comics ever since. I own every single Sonic comic released by Archie Comics, and so far I have a complete inventory of Sonic comics from IDW. Unfortunately, I haven't collected any Sonic the Comic magazines from Fleetway. Maybe one day...
What do you do? I am a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a Cyber Systems Operator. Basically, I'm an IT guy, fixing computers while serving my country. I am not a web designer, so I apologize for the simplicity of this website. It's all coded by hand in basic HTML. I've tried GUI editors and website builder templates, but none of them allow me the flexibility to display every comic side-by-side in an adjustable grid. Maybe one day I'll take a course in web design and improve this site. I would like to create a mobile version, since the current site doesn't work well on mobile devices. Also, there is info on each comic if you hover your mouse over them, but you can't see that on mobile devices.
Why did you create this website? Because I'm a borderline OCD completionist. I've made Excel spreadsheets in the past, listing every Sonic comic in their reading order, but I wanted a quick-reference visual guide to my entire collection that I could access from anywhere in the world. A website seemed like the perfect place for it, and I wasn't really using my personal website for anything important.
Will you ever host actual comics? I have a (near) complete collection of digital comics for all three Sonic series. However, I don't want to get my website banned or shut down for filesharing, so I will not be hosting any comics at this time. There are other places you can go to find digital comics online, and I highly recommend supporting IDW and buying their physical and digital comics.
Why does it take so long to update things? I am only one man, working on this site as a hobby (read: whenever I get the free time) so I apologize for anything I haven't finished updating. Hand-jamming code for all these images is a lot of hard work! Fortunately, IDW is pretty good about posting comic news on their Facebook page, so I'm usually able to get updates posted within a day or two of their announcement.
Are you ever going to finish the Fleetway archive? Aha! I FINALLY finished it on 27 Oct 2019! However, I still have most of the Archie Comics page to transition over to my locally-hosted website, which will probably take me another few years of picking at it. Don't worry, though; nothing will go down while I'm moving images, so you won't notice anything different.
Do you take breaks from updating your site? I normally try to keep things as current as possible, but as I mentioned earlier, I am serving in the US military. Occasionally, I might find myself sent to the other side of the world for some time, and access to my website might be limited for a while. I took a year hiatus while stationed in South Korea once, and as soon as I finally caught up with the Archie comics, Archie cancelled their series! >:(
Anything else you'd like to know, you can message me through Reddit. Thanks for your interest in my site!
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