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@TGG: Thanks for taking the time to read the entire comic from the beginning! As you've probably seen, the comic has evolved over the course of 12 years, and each new zone brings a unique set of challenges, both for the characters and me as a writer.
stpcomics
April 18th, 2017
This upcoming Saturday (April 22) marks the 12th anniversary of Mobian Chaos! In honor of the occasion, I'm making a minor tweak to the comic banner at the top of the page, overwriting the "ten" with a numeral "12." I plan on doing something similar for subsequent anniversaries, for as long as I'm publishing this comic.
stpcomics
October 10th, 2016
For anyone who's wondering, Tails is referring to the switch they toggled in comic 119 that shut all the lights off until comic 124.
stpcomics
September 10th, 2016
@Jorb: Since you've been away for 7 years, let me tell you that ever since I started Launch Base Zone (September 2009), I was forced into changing how I sourced the backgrounds for each panel. Up until that point, I was fortunate enough to come across background kits online, so I could sculpt my own scenes (and therefore had more freedom to write whatever I pleased). After Launch Base, however, I couldn't find kits, and only had backgrounds that others had extracted right from the games. Since the games move at a faster pace than this comic, it's a lot of backgrounds (close to 200 panels for each zone) I have to traverse to reach the end. I *have* been able to skip certain backgrounds, whenever it looks like one scene could directly transition to a different scene down the road. But for the most part, I'm averaging between 80-100 comics for each zone after Launch Base, so in a sense, the pace of the comic has slowed down.
@Ultimate the Hedgehog: It might look that way, but it certainly wasn't my intention. These Genesis-style sprites link together fairly well when it's Tails carrying only one character (because that's what happens in S3&K), but it looks odd to strap a normal hanging pose to the legs of someone else who is hanging.
stpcomics
April 17th, 2016
The release date of this comic is April 22, which means that today (to the day) is Mobian Chaos' 11th anniversary!
stpcomics
February 15th, 2016
I'm turning 28 on February 20. And to think I was only 17 when I first started this comic strip...

EDIT 2/22/16: So far, no one has noticed the reference I was making in the comment at the bottom of the comic.
stpcomics
January 24th, 2016
Five hundred comics was certainly a milestone to behold, but this number, 512, stands out in my mind as well. It's probably because on my DeviantART page (http://mjponso.deviantart.com), I mark page view milestones with powers of 2 rather than round numbers like most people. (512 is 2 to the 9th power.)
stpcomics
December 17th, 2015
Just so everyone knows, I won't have a new comic for you on either December 25 or January 1, because I won't have access to my comic-making computer during this time. I need a vacation too.

Let this be my Merry Christmas and Happy New Year messages to you.
stpcomics
November 6th, 2015
@Ackie: Thank you for your kind words! I've been working on this comic for so long that it's hard for me to imagine stopping it altogether.
stpcomics
November 5th, 2015
After having to miss the past two weeks of comics because of my test preparations (thank you all for your patience), I wanted to get something put up here. Though this comic came very close to not existing at all.

This past week was busier at work than I was expecting, and I didn't get a chance to start working on it until Thursday night. And to make matters worse, just when I was putting the finishing touches on the comic, the power went out and the Photoshop file got corrupted. Recovery proved impossible. My only saving grace was that I still had a copy of the extra-large Photoshop template I'd made for comic #500; while I still had to make the comic again, at least I didn't have to rebuild the template from the ground up.
stpcomics
October 9th, 2015
@foxpuff: That appears to be an oversight on my part. I guess I didn't think consciously about what his sprite would look like in that panel because (1) he's half off-screen, and (2) he didn't have any dialogue in that panel. I shall fix it as soon as I get the chance.
stpcomics
October 5th, 2015
First came the 10-year milestone earlier this year, and now another: FIVE...HUNDRED...COMICS!

Because of my schedule, I wasn't able to do something extravagant, but at 14 panels, this is certainly bigger than a standard comic. I hope this makes up for not having one last week!
stpcomics
September 21st, 2015
Just to make it clear, I won't be doing any extravagant comic to commemorate #500, as I did with #300 and #400. I just don't have the time right now. (And besides, it falls in the middle of a chapter rather than ending one.) It'll probably be bigger than a standard, but I won't promise anything.
stpcomics
September 7th, 2015
@Ultimate the Hedgehog: Any other time, I'm sure Amy would. But I don't imagine getting a belly-ful of hedgehog spikes would be very comfortable.
stpcomics
September 2nd, 2015
@yolo meister: The song Knuckles is singing is "Dragostea Din Tei" by the Romanian band O-Zone. This particular comic is incredibly dated now, but at the time it was made, that song was made famous by a guy named Gary Brolsma, who danced to the song in what was called the "Numa Numa Dance."
stpcomics
August 4th, 2015
I was hoping someone would notice Sonic's play on words in the third panel. I guess it was too subtle.
@E-Man: I think it says "prepare the funeral," actually. Does that make any more sense?
@linkstar21: Having never played Secret Rings myself, any resemblances between this comic and that game are completely coincidental.
@ForestFire: In this case, I'm just following the example in the game. If you recall, those sand flows can go in any direction, and even the ones that fall down normally, can be climbed by jumping.