Today is Sonic the Hedgehog‘s 20th anniversary! I have been with this little blue bastard since day one and not only has he been an inspiration to my artwork, but a personal role model to me. Check out this tribute in the Gallery!

I have played every Sonic game and will continue to do so, but in saying that, 2006 was terrible. I also hated Sonic Heroes. The Mega Drive version of Sonic 3D was rage-enducing, the cock-blocking CPU in Sonic Shuffle broke many a Dreamcast controller, getting that last emblem on Adventure’s Lost World speed run broke many a thumb, and Sonic 3’s Carnival Night Zone barrels will never be forgotten.

But for the sake of Sonic’s 20th anniversary I will let these sour memories slide and say thank you.

Thank you for 20 supersonic years, and here’s to 20 more!

…and uh, I guess throwing in another RIP for Johnny Lightfoot wouldn’t go amiss either.