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Ian Flynn
United States
Favourite genre of music: A capella
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Personal Quote: Do, or do not. There is no try.
My long-time partner in all things Sonic, Tracy Yardley!, needs some help.  He and another writer-buddy of his are trying to wrap up their original magnum opus "Riding Shotgun."  I've really enjoyed the first two volumes, and the idea of them getting to do the third - with a motion comic edition of volume 2! - has me really excited.

Check out :iconyardley: for all the details, and thanks for your support!

And now for your regularly scheduled FAQ:

Are you REALLY Ian Flynn?  The comic guy?
Yes I am.  You can check out my website and my body of work at

Awesome!  I love your art in the comics!
That's flattering - but I don't do the art.  I'm the writer.  I compose the manuscripts the art team uses to produce the book.  I've done concept art, though.  Some you can find here on dA, some you can find in the graphic novel collections.  I'm a decent doodler, but I leave the REAL art to the skilled professionals.

I want your job!

How do I break into the business?
That's better.  When I was trying to break into the biz, there wasn't any guide.  In an effort to give back to the fan community a little bit, I've compiled a FAQ to help aspiring fans down the path to applying to Archie.  You can find it here:…

Read my fan-fic!  Look at my fan-art!  Use my fan-concept!
No, nope, nuh-uh.  This would open me up to allegations of intellectual theft.  There's a lot of really creative fans out there, and they produce a lot of cool stuff.  What if I accidentally re-used someone else's idea down the road?  Some folks would be flattered, others would be enraged I "stole" from them.  For my protection - and to protect the fandom - I limit any fan-material to fan-art of official characters.

I want to talk to you!
I wish I could keep in touch with everyone, but I really don't have the time.  Your best bet is to voice your thoughts on my forum -  Comments and notes through dA will be read, but I don't know when, and I don't know if I'll reply.  I can only keep up so many avenues of correspondence, y'know?

So... why are you on dA then?
Mostly to keep up with old friends, some artists I like, and to share some concept art from time to rare time.

I love the comics!  I share them with my friends on dA!
The enthusiasm is appreciated, but you're breaking the law.  People have to buy the books to get the content.  That money becomes profit for Archie and ensures they keep producing the book and I keep my job.  Putting up scans for free loses Archie money.  And there's the whole illegal angle.  So if you've got full scans up, I'd appreciate you taking them down.  (Not like I can do anything about it, but still...)

I HATE you.
Sorry to hear that.  Say what you will, but keep it civil.  If you decide to be vulgar and/or profane, I'm hiding your comment.  It'll stay there - you'll know I'll have read it - but I won't force other people to endure your foul language.

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Just want to say, you do great work.
ShadowEspioFan1 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Hi there Mr flynn how are you i would like to have an interview with you about Archie sonic the hedgehog and Sonic Universe and how you progressed start to finish i hope to speak with you soon bye
ShadowEspioFan1 Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I would like to have a interview with you soon about Archie sonic the hedgehog soon I please if that's okay:)
Drawloverlala Mar 16, 2014   General Artist
hello! salutes from here south-america Chile!
i think the new universe is the best thing that could happend to archie sonic comics!
too bad not everyone understand what you are doing...but i think is for best!

i hope you do a great work with rockman X sagas..because is one of my favourite videogames ever and i've waiting a lot for a comic about it!

i just make a suggestion...can you make something for Alex Kidd or Ristar?
they have been forgotten by sega..but i wish they could have just a number for one of them...

thats all i hope you kee doing a good job!

goo-bye! and good luck!

The Mega Man comics would expand into other game (i.e. X, Zero, etc.) if there are enough sales, correct? If that's the case, is there a possibility of the Battle Network series getting a comic?
Marco-the-Scorpion Mar 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I just want to say, you're the one of the best writer!!!
Hey Ian, Since Geoffery and Hershey were created by Ken Penders, Can you create your own Pepe Le Pew and Penelope Pussycat characters for Genesis Wave aftermath?
Talis-Man Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I feel really bad for Knuckles, losing his soul mate forever and permanently.
Mr. Flynn, I'd like to speak to you one-on-one. Can I please have your email? I promise not to abuse it.
itasasu2002 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please please PLEASE tell me scourge,fiona distructix and dr.finitevus will be coming back in the reboot!!!! those are my favorite sonic archie characters!!! PLEASE I NEED TO KNOW MR.FLYNN!!!!
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