For those who don’t know, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog character designer Milton Knight – who is famously known for creating the design of Robotnik for the series – had fallen on hard times in 2018 with an eviction from his longtime home, which itself was riddled with substandard living conditions. In 2019, things got worse as Milton was a victim of a hate crime and was assaulted. I personally have had a long history with Milton, purchasing some art from him ten years ago which led to a correspondence where we discussed his work on Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, my personal favorite Sonic cartoon, and his art.
In an attempt to raise funds for Milton in his time of need, a fan named Harper plans to release a charity fanzine (fan made magazine) of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog inspired art. Harper tells me that he is “attempting to unite the talented artists as a force of good to create an AOSTH-themed Zine” and that “proceeds from this zine will be donated to Milton Knight’s gofund me”. The submission details, also found after the break, can be seen here: https://aosthzine.tumblr.com
As a fan of Milton and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, I urge other fans to spread the word of the fanzine. Best of luck to Harper and his efforts!
RULES & GUIDELINES:
Submission open on the 3rd of June and close on June 30th. No further submissions will be accepted after the deadline – should not enough submissions be made, an emergency extension may happen (something I’d like to avoid).
Work submitted must fit of a width of 1594 and a height of 2323 pixels. I have included an example image here. Artwork submitted that does not fit will be resized, so please make sure your work fits to avoid any potential disappointment.
All work submitted MUST be your own. For that reason I must ask you not to upload it to any other websites – otherwise I have no means of telling if it is truly your own work. Please include some form of signature or watermark on your work. Email your work directly to me at Katsune2000@gmail.com under the subject “AOSTH Zine”, please also include the name you wish to be credited as (if you do not I will assume you do not want you name credited) and a means contacting you online should I need to.
By submitting your artwork to this zine you agree to its usage and potential sale – All profits will be donated to Milton Knight’s gofundme. After the deadline of June 30th has past feel free to display your work on the site of your choice.
Psychical copies of the zine will be sold via Lulu and I’m looking into a digital version for people who don’t want to pay shipping costs. At least a week will be spent proofing the zine before sale.
Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body you can still help via spreading the word about the zine.
If you’d prefer to make a donation to Milton Knight directly his gofundme can be found here.