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Tracy Yardley Charity Stream this Saturday

The following is a guest post from community member FTA.packrat_trio_COLOR

On Saturday April 19th, Find The Computer Room will be teaming up with Packrat Comics in Dublin, Ohio to host a special charity stream for the one and only Tracy Yardley! We aim to start around 3pm EST, and it will be a fun filled event for people of all ages. We plan to spend time playing several Sonic games, talking about the Archie series and Tracy’s influential work on them over the years, and we’ll be airing an exclusive interview with the man himself!
In order to explain, let me pass over to the man himself:

To My Wonderful Fans,
Having worked with Archie Comics on the Sonic the Hedgehog comics has been a great privilege. Unlooked for, the good people of the Packrat Sonic Club of Packrat Comics in Hilliard, Ohio had  a divine revelation that I could use some help and decided to run a benefit on my behalf. As some may know, I am the father of 5 children. My wife and I adopted 3 and had 2 of our own as well. By many standards I am a very rich man, but this last year has been trying in the money department. I know there are many out there who are in a much worse position that I am, but I’m very grateful for the help offered to me. I am continually awed by the love and encouragement I receive from my fans and I hope to help with future charity efforts to share the amazing goodwill that my fans have shown me.
With gratitude,
Tracy Yardley!

Tracy has been kind enough to offer up some personal signed material for the stream, we have signed issues, trade paperbacks, toys and original art to give away for donators!
We hope to see you at 3pm EST on Saturday April 19th at the FTCR Twitch channel for what promises to be an afternoon of fun no Sonic fan will want to miss!

Comics, Game News

Sonic Colors Adaption in Sonic the Hedgehog #219

If you haven’t picked up Sonic Colo(u)rs yet, you honestly should: it’s a pretty boss game and you should encourage Sega to make games that aren’t, oh, Sonic Free Riders. While there are some people who have criticized the tone of Colo(u)rs’ storyline, it’s pretty hard to argue against the fact that it’s really well-written. Therefore, it only makes sense that Archie would adapt the story for the comic series. “It’s true to the source,” says writer Ian Flynn of the comic book adaptation, who worked with artist Tracy Yardley. “We worked out a five page story that introduces our audience to the world of the game and tease a few of the crucial story elements…fans can then play the adventure for themselves by picking up the game.”

“We were provided with some awesome early concept art and rough cuts of some of the gameplay,” continues Flynn, “which offered us the ability to make the transition between comic book and video game much smoother – I think the fans are really gonna dig this one!” Flynn additionally expands a bit more on the adaptation at First Comics News.

Sonic the Hedgehog #219 also features the first installment of “In Service to the King,” which begins the build-up to next year’s 20th anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog, for those who follow the comic series on a regular basis–and for those of you who do, we can always use your help in our Archie comics articles.