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Title: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (TOS 350)
Post by: Kieran on September 13, 2009, 06:35:16 PM
In other news, local authorities today commented that Crowded Street Advanced, Inc. has made its triumphant return to the world of sprite comics, with a new entry in its portfolio:  Another Hedgehog (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html).  CEO and representative of the company, Matthew J. Walker, has stated that the new comic will publish alongside long-running Megaman X comic The Other Side as a counterpart, "doing for the Sonic universe what The Other Side has done for the Megaman universe."

When asked by members of the press if this meant that the new comic would be "nothing but flashbacks and AAAAAAANGST," Walker unamusedly declined comment.

The first issue of Another Hedgehog is currently available for viewing on the company's website (http://www.crowdedstreet.net), and more have been slated for the coming weeks.

In a related story, Matthew Walker has also released a statement pertaining to The Other Side's recent lack of new content, stating emphatically that "I will not quit until TOS is finished; one way or another, the comic will reach its conclusion."

As an addendum, CSAI has started its own discussion forum; the link can be found on the site's main comic page.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Night on September 13, 2009, 07:55:48 PM
What else is on?


*click*
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Rock Bomb on September 13, 2009, 08:04:02 PM
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Night on September 13, 2009, 08:08:34 PM
WOAH Woah BACK UP! IS DAT SOME SLAPCHOP?
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Flame on September 13, 2009, 08:44:23 PM
HE DEATHNOTE'D BILLY MAYS! D:<
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Kieran on September 19, 2009, 04:15:00 PM
And we have proof. (http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2whf4lh&s=5)

Posted on: September 13, 2009, 12:47:01 PM
We also have update:

Another Hedgehog #002: Shadow the Hedgehog (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Edit: Seems the site's acting funny in IE8 and Firefox.  I'm working on getting it sorted out.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Night on September 19, 2009, 10:38:28 PM
is shadow going to get attacked by groundman?
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Kieran on September 20, 2009, 02:16:54 AM
Har har.  No.  The background simply worked, that's all.  It's not like the Sonic games have never had a desert/pyramid stage.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Night on September 20, 2009, 04:18:05 AM
and you chose not to use them?
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Kieran on October 03, 2009, 05:36:24 PM
Groundman's stage from the GBA port fit better with the Sonic Advance sprites than Genesis backgrounds would've.  I don't recall the Advance games having desert stages, otherwise I would've done that instead.

Also, the site's fixed; CSS bugs suck.

Posted on: September 19, 2009, 08:32:26 PM
Next one's up.

Another Hedgehog #003: Sooner Than I Anticipated (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: September 25, 2009, 11:59:50 PM
Another Hedgehog #004: You Won't Escape (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog, now with 99% more Blue Blur
Post by: Flame on October 04, 2009, 07:46:19 AM
I HAAATE THAT HEDGEHOOOG!

cant wait for more. :)
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 331)
Post by: Kieran on April 12, 2010, 12:21:59 AM
Then wait no longer!

Another Hedgehog #005: The Power of Chaos Control (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

The text in panel 5 is slightly different from the rest of the comic.  I decided to do some editing to the strip a couple days ago, and found out that I'd only saved a PSD of the last panel.  Well, it took me forever to remake panel 5, and by the time I was done with it I didn't feel like remaking the entire comic so that the text matched.  It bugs me a bit, but I'm just gonna live with it as is.

Posted on: October 09, 2009, 11:08:40 PM
Another Hedgehog #006: Not Sharing Your Enthusiasm (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: October 17, 2009, 08:44:24 AM
Another Hedgehog #007: Less Dangerous (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

If anybody -didn't- see this coming, then shame on you.

Posted on: November 01, 2009, 11:18:02 PM
HOLY [parasitic bomb], BATMAN!

The Other Side #326 & #327 (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: November 29, 2009, 10:34:24 PM
The Other Side #328: Loose Ends (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

I'll double-post as many times as I have to, god damn it.

Posted on: March 03, 2010, 11:37:21 PM
The Other Side #329: Old Grudges (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

This is six in a row with no replies.  I'm going for the record, man.

Posted on: March 21, 2010, 05:47:59 PM
New update.

The Other Side #330: The Great War (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Also, 7 in a row.

Posted on: April 04, 2010, 12:02:44 PM
Actually, maybe 8?  Same link, Another Hedgehog #008: Accele The Hedgehog (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: April 04, 2010, 11:14:36 PM
New TOS.

The Other Side #331: Enlighten Me (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Nine in a row...
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 331)
Post by: Acid on April 12, 2010, 12:29:00 AM
You know... you have some pretty cool sprites.

I like your chara designs.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 336)
Post by: Kieran on October 01, 2011, 01:19:32 AM
Oh, thanks.  I've had a lot of help with that stuff from various people.

Update.

The Other Side #332: The Whole Story, Part 1 (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: April 24, 2010, 11:50:09 PM
Doublepost?  Yes.  Still need nine more to beat my personal record.

The Other Side #333: The Whole Story, Part 2 (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: May 23, 2010, 08:23:14 PM
So uh, five months later...

The Other Side #334: The Whole Story, Part 3 (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: October 22, 2010, 09:35:37 PM
SURPRISE, COCKFAGS!

The Other Side #335: Teiros (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Posted on: April 14, 2011, 08:38:46 PM
Update.

The Other Side #336: Feedback (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 336)
Post by: Bueno Excelente on October 01, 2011, 03:52:50 AM
Sprite comics still exist?

Help me, Doc! I'm stuck in 2003!
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 336)
Post by: Saber on October 06, 2013, 06:09:05 PM
*digs up this corpse of a thread from the graveyard*

Since I know that Kieran still frequents this forum now and again...

It's been almost a year since your've updated your Comics. Are you still planning on doing something, or can/must I consider "The Other Side" to be dead? Would be a shame, really.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 336)
Post by: Kieran on October 07, 2013, 03:54:30 AM
Actually, I've been working on it the last couple of weeks now that you mention it.  I've just about got the next strip done and it should be up in a few days.

I'm glad that someone's still interested enough to dig up the thread and ask about it. :P
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 336)
Post by: Saber on October 08, 2013, 10:02:55 AM
Actually, I've been working on it the last couple of weeks now that you mention it.  I've just about got the next strip done and it should be up in a few days.

I'm glad that someone's still interested enough to dig up the thread and ask about it. :P

Well, I've been a fan of your comic for quite a while now, not only because it looks good but also because it has an interesting story and I can dig the whole female Zero approach. It really would feel very disappointing if this comic would just end in the middle of things with no proper conclusion. So please, continue ;)
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 337, baby!)
Post by: Kieran on October 11, 2013, 01:46:14 AM
Yeah, I've known a lot of comics whose authors just gave up when it was getting really interesting.  It is pretty frustrating.  But anyway, 337 will be up either Friday or Saturday, depending on how much time I have Friday to get it done.  Possibly sooner, but it doesn't seem too likely right now--I need to study for a test.

Posted on: October 09, 2013, 10:49:50 AM
Okay, so I lied.

The Other Side 337: Accept the Obvious (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Have it today!
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (New: TOS 338!)
Post by: Kieran on May 17, 2015, 07:07:32 AM
Allllllllright, I'm surprised this isn't buried somewhere in oblivion by now.  But here, have a comic.  There's a link to a recap comic posted along with it on the site.

The Other Side #338: Overconfidence (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (NEW: TOS 339)
Post by: Kieran on June 13, 2015, 05:45:37 AM
Alright, we are in updatesville, population: Me.

The Other Side #339: Go In Peace (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (Updated: TOS 340)
Post by: Kieran on July 10, 2015, 06:30:38 AM
The Other Side 340: Done Playing Around (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Enjoy, all two of you who maybe clicked on the thread.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (SCHWAA: TOS 341)
Post by: Kieran on July 13, 2015, 03:46:25 PM
Another!  I'm kind of on a roll.  I really just want to get this storyline over with.  I've been stalled on it for years.

The Other Side #341: Inexperience (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

I shall continue posting out of spite at this point.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (This week: TOS 342)
Post by: Kieran on July 22, 2015, 03:24:19 PM
The Other Side #342: Calling A Truce (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Oh, we are just about finished here.  Just a few more to go and the space cats will be behind us.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (Now: TOS 343)
Post by: Kieran on August 08, 2015, 08:40:25 PM
This one took a bit longer.  I wasn't happy with the panel layout and I spent a while trying to fix it to my satisfaction.

The Other Side #343: Dakkam (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

I should have another strip up before the end of the month, but don't expect one for the first couple of weeks in September, as I'm going to be moving cross-country and it'll take me a bit to get things sorted out.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (Now: TOS 344)
Post by: Kieran on August 25, 2015, 03:22:36 PM
Ugh, speaking of strips that took too long...

The Other Side #344: The Death of Us (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

This comic was physically painful to make, took about twice as long as any other I've ever done, and rendering the lighting effects in the first row of panels actually crashed Photoshop because of all the layers it was trying to handle.  Twice.  I'll be very glad when this scene is finally over.

Next update will be as soon as I'm able.  Should be some point in September.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (Currently: TOS 345)
Post by: Kieran on September 27, 2015, 11:48:23 PM
The Other Side #345: I Got Better (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Okay, I'm back.  Finally.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (TOS 346 Now Up)
Post by: Kieran on October 25, 2015, 07:14:57 PM
The Other Side #346: Endurance (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Took too long, but I like how it came out.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (TOS 347)
Post by: Kieran on November 08, 2015, 08:22:10 PM
The Other Side #347: Seven Billion and One (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Calling it now:  Best page of the comic's entire run.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (TOS 348?!)
Post by: Kieran on May 25, 2017, 03:11:43 AM
The Other Side #348: Righteous Bastard (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

Well, a lot happened after I uploaded the previous comic. I got laid off three weeks later; got a promotion the month after that, and the new position utterly destroyed my free time; I had to reformat my computer twice; I got engaged to be married; some of my sprite sheets got corrupted and I had to spend months restoring them pixel by pixel; and my old ass version of Photoshop was giving me so much trouble I finally had to hunt down a workable replacement for it. With all that and other niggling things, it took me a very long time to actually work up the motivation to get back on the horse, and I've been piecing this newest comic together a little at a time for a couple of months now.

I don't know who is actually reading this at this point, but I am ready to finish this storyline and get us the hell off Cat-Namek.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (TOS 349! Yay!)
Post by: Kieran on June 30, 2017, 02:14:05 AM
New comic.

The Other Side #349: Cut It Out (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

One month is certainly better than eighteen, so I don't feel too broken up about the wait between this comic and the last.

A lot of the aidenians talking to each other may look like gibberish, but believe it or not they are actually speaking a complete, functional language with two dialects. It was drafted by Monarch on the Bob and George forums about six years ago, and I've been slowly expanding on the vocabulary as needed. The grammar is [tornado fang]ing weird compared to English, but I'm told it might make more sense to someone who's fluent in Japanese. Let's have a lesson!

First the basics: Sentence structure is always "subject, object, verb." In a basic English sentence--say, "she throws the ball"--it's usually subject (she), verb (throws), object (the ball). This isn't TOO different on the surface, but it gets really twisted when you go into compound sentences. For instance, Panel 4 of this comic has one soldier telling X and Teiros to stop, which would simply be "zakrenzrrr, nrmnri." But she also says "and don't challenge us," which means this sentence has two subjects (X and Teiros, and the soldiers), two verbs (stop, and don't), and an object (challenge). How does that break down?

First off, compound sentences like this always have a complete subject/object/verb grouping paired together by a conjunction, so the sentence in that panel would literally translate to "outsiders stop and us challenge do not." In addition to this though, their vocabulary uses a lot of suffixes for context, tenses, and stuff like that. The word for "stop" is "nrmnri," which is actually just the word for "go" ("nrm") with the suffix "-nri," which is used to modify a verb to mean "DO NOT (verb)." Another example is the word for "outsiders;" the singular form of "outsider" would be "zakrense," and the plural would normally add the suffix "-zrn" to make it "zakrenzrn," but aidenians differentiate inanimate objects, animals, and people when they pluralize something--and the soldier uses the suffix "-zrrr," which specifically refers to inanimate objects to make the word "zakrenzrrr," or "outsider-things."

Trying to translate English into aidenian can be a real brain bender, but while there is an informal dialect that flows more like English (and must sound like speaking in the linguistic equivalent of shorthand slang), I have a lot of fun puzzling out the grammar when I need to string longer sentences together.
Title: Re: The Other Side & Another Hedgehog (TOS 350)
Post by: Kieran on August 15, 2017, 07:09:59 PM
Update again.

The Other Side #350: Don't Make Your Father Cry (http://www.crowdedstreet.net/comic/main.html)

This comic is coming to you from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, where I am currently spending my honeymoon with my lovely wife, Usagi (http://as.crowdedstreet.net/comics/060.png), a longtime fan who has become obsessed with me, and uh, I couldn't quite say no and I was afraid she--anyway I am very happy with my new wife!

Kidding. That's her joke at her request. She is a fantastic gal and we're having a blast up here. I'm so thrilled I could hug you all. But I'm not gonna. What does this mean for the comic? [tornado fang]-all. She'll ride my ass regardless, don't worry. She's not gonna be the reason I don't update. She's the reason I'm still going.