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Sonichu is Christian Weston Chandler's official poorly-drawn and written comic book about the adventures and travails that befell "him" and his (imaginary) friends. Despite starting out as a comic about the titular character, it quickly turned into a wish-fulfillment outlet for Chris and his depraved fantasies, with Sonichu being a main character in name only, playing second fiddle to Chris's almighty Mary Sue self-insert.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Reader's Guide to Sonichu
- 3 Currently
- 4 The Sonichu canon
- 5 Marketing
- 6 Adaptations and related work
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The inadvertent shattering of his heart from Sarah Hammer, along with the expulsion from English class and the confrontation with Mary Lee Walsh, provided the impetus for Christian to kick-start the comic series in full force. It initially served as a complement to his Love Quest as a feeble attempt to link an accomplishment, or boost his own self-worth to unsuspecting prey; after all, Sonichu is "Zappin' to the Extreme!" He is Christian Weston Chandler's only son, and the first way past cooler Electric Hedgehog Pokémon!
The comics series was originally hosted on the various incarnations of Christian's homepage (as seen in the CWCipedia archive). In 2013 he began to upload the comics as albums on his Facebook page, and he affirmed in 2015, when he picked up the comic again, that this would be the place to find new pages. In September 2015 he finally began to sell printed and autographed issues on Etsy and Lulu.com. The comic was originally promoted from now-defunct Sonichu business cards, and he has since graduated to flyers. Each new addition to the series proudly sports a "To be continued..." disclaimer page. In fact, the comics are not updated with any regular frequency: in the fifteen years since the character's creation, Chris has yet to complete twelve issues, even though he has zero responsibilities and unlimited free time.
Reader's Guide to Sonichu
How-to and Overview
The Sonichu series began with issue #0 instead of #1, and each issue contained multiple separately-numbered "episodes", so readers often lost track of which story happened in which issue. For example, Black Sonichu was introduced in Episode #4, which was the fifth story in the overall series and the first story in Sonichu #1, which was in turn the second comic. Further confounding matters were the Sub-Episodes about Christian's Love Quest, which appeared in issues #0-4, and were numbered separately from the main stories.
Issues #0 and #1 featured Sonichu as the unchallenged star of the series, with Chris as a supporting character also appearing in the backup strips. By issue #2, the comic had abruptly transitioned to Christian encountering people from his real life in shitty anime battles. Token attempts to tell Sonichu stories and introduce Sonichu spin-off characters were made in #3, but all pretense was dropped in #4-#7 as the series becomes a vehicle for Christian, as the leader of a heroic band of recolors, to battle against a college dean, a group of ineffectual security guards, store managers, and later on, Internet trolls and other people who made fun of the comic. Originally it was mostly innocent and harmless, being the by-product of a simple man with a childish imagination, until it became an outlet to call out trolls, explore his depraved sexual desires and live out his violent revenge fantasies.
The comic series was presented as if it were a cartoon or anime (which might explain why the comics mimic visual effects that work in an audiovisual context but fail on paper), and was encapsulated into seasons with various episodes (or "series", for our European friends). Sonichu #10 was intended to wrap up the "first season" of Sonichu. This opened a can of worms as to the current vision of the comics: was Sonichu intended to be the hit action/adventure soap-opera TV show that is broadcast in CWCville, or was it the historical documentation of Christian's and Sonichu's life and times? Perhaps it was destined to be the Gospel from the Stay-at-Home Autistic Virgin Male, hallowed be His name. Either way, it remained unanswered whether Christian continues on with the series because he has a vain, misguided belief that some TRUE and HONEST soul would consider these as "storyboards" for proper licensing and production.
Art imitating life
Sensing some criticism for the self-centeredness of his work, Christian wrote himself out of the series toward the end of Sonichu #7, trapping the Christian character in the Time Void so that the storyline could focus on other characters. Despite this, Sonichu still served as a strong Mary Sue character, as seen in Sonichu fighting 4-cent garbage.com in Sonichu #8, as well as the clear Sue tendencies of Reginald Sneasel.
He returned from the Time Void at the end of Sonichu #9, giving all non-Chris characters approximately one issue to have the spotlight to themselves, during which they mostly talked about how much they loved Chris and hoped he would return safely. On the final page of the issue, Chris claimed that he would write himself out of the series permanently, giving his characters the opportunity to shine on their own. He went back on this promise almost the moment he made it — issue #10 is one of the most Christian-centric of the entire series.
Following the theft of his Medallions of Fail by Blanca, Christian immediately released a new comic adapting the theft into his canon and explaining that the TRUE source of his power lay in his Amnyfest Ring. Since this story was necessarily set after Christian escapes the Time Void, it was deemed a special preview of Sonichu #10, despite the fact that Chris had at that point not finished Sonichu #8 nor begun Sonichu #9.
Chris started Sonichu #11 in December 2009 and completed Sonichu #10 in February 2010. He produced a revised ending to issue #10 in October 2010. After a long inspirationless lull, he began churning out new pages of Sonichu #11 in September 2015.
Chris has claimed that in total, he plans to complete 50 to 100 issues in his lifetime.
On 27 May 2010, Chris announced that he was abandoning the CWCipedia to the trolls. On 30 October 2010, Chris claimed that the trolls drained his creativity and scared him away from drawing any more Sonichu.
On 10 January 2014, Chris's house was gutted by a fire. This potentially means that all of Chris's artwork, including the master copies of the Sonichu comics, may be permanently lost, but Chris did manage to save his Nintendo DSi, so they possibly survived. They also continue to survive in digital form all across the Internet, and on the CWCki itself.
In a Facebook post on April 2015, Chris stated that if Sonichu was released as downloadable content for the fourth iteration of the Super Smash Bros. video game, he would consider resuming the Sonichu comics. Needless to say, the probability of either of these possibilities were slim to none.
On 4 September 2015, Chris confirmed the rumors as true and finally added new content to Sonichu for the first time in 5 years. 11 new pages were added to Sonichu 11 that day, with more pages added to the album "maybe every other week"; however, he cannot make any promises due to "unforeseeable variables and circumstances."
The Sonichu canon
|Episode #1||"Sonichu's Orgin"|| Sonichu and Rosechu are created by the Chaotic Rainbow. Kel adopts Rosechu. |
First appearance of Christian Weston Chandler, Sonichu, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kel, and Rosechu.
Only appearance of Perfect Chaos.
|Episode #2||Sonichu in "Genesis of the Lovehogs"||Sonichu, hungry and lonesome, follows Rosechu home to Kel. They fall in love.|
|Episode #3||"Sonichu vs. Naitcirhc" [sic]|| Sonichu and Rosechu go shopping; Naitsirhc tries to kidnap Rosechu but Sonichu fights off his Zapdos and rescues Rosechu. Mayor Chris congratulates him. |
First appearance of Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc.
|"Classic Sonichu Strips"|| Random stupid stories with Sonichu. |
First appearance of Black Sonichu (Blake), Jerkops, and Mary Lee Walsh.
Only appearances of Metonic, Vamprosa, and Barbara Chandler.
|Sub-Episode #1||"Christian Chandler in Jerkop-tastropie"||Chris is called out by a manajerk and transforms into Chris-Chan Sonichu to fight him and the jerkops off.|
|Episode #4||"Black Sonichu in Darkness, Speed, & Lightning!"|| The origin of Blake! |
First appearance of Doctor Robotnik, Giovanni, and Bill the Scientist.
|Episode #5||"Sonichu in Informal Meeting"||Blake kidnaps Rosechu. Sonic and Sonichu run into each other and then team up.|
|Episode #6||"Sonic & Sonichu Black Metal Combat"|| Sonic and Sonichu fight Robotnik's latest creation. |
Only appearance of Metal Sonichu.
|Sub-Episode #2||"Christian Chandler in The Rise & Fall of My Heart"|| The comic version of Chris's encounter with Hanna. |
Only appearance of Hanna.
|Episode #7||"Sonichu in Anchuent Prophecy"|| Chris takes over the story as his Sonichu medallion unleashes the power of the Anchuent Prophecy. |
First appearance of Sarah Hammer, Wes Iseli, and the Ancient Leader of the Cherokee Clan.
Only appearance of the Keeper of the Destiny Cave.
|Episode #8||"Christian Chandler in Chaos & Serenity"|| The three empowered hedgehogs meet and fight. |
First appearance of Wes-Li Sonichu and Saramah Rosechu.
|Episode #9||"Chris-Chan, Saramah, & Wes-Li in The Evil that Stomped CWCville"|| Saramah breaks up with Wes-Li as Slaweel the Witch makes her first big attack on CWCville! |
First appearance of Count Graduon.
|Sub-Episode #3||"Christian Chandler & Sonichu in Witch Confront"||Chris and Sonichu confront Slaweel!|
|Episode #10||"Sonichu Babies"|| The origins of the Chaotic Combo! |
First appearances of Wild Sonichu, Bubbles Rosechu, Magi-Chan, Angelica Rosechu, Punchy Sonichu, Sonee and Rosey.
Only appearance of Nabe, Mypoe, and the Boulder-Dropping Whale.
|Episode #11||"The Chaotic Combo in When Hedgehogs Meet"|| Blake steals the Master Sunstone and the Chaotic Combo unite! |
First appearance of Flame the Sunbird.
|Sub-Episode #4||"Christian Chandler in McAttack"|| Chris is attacked in the M-C-D-ville by two Manajerks! |
First appearance of B-Manajerk, Merried Seinor Comic, W-M Manajerk, and Darkbind Sonichu.
Only appearance of Super Chris-chan Sonichu.
|Sub-Episode #1||"Christian Chandler in Jerkop-tastropie"||Reprinted from Sonichu #0.|
|Sub-Episode #2||"Christian Chandler in The Rise & Fall of My Heart"||Reprinted from Sonichu #1.|
|Sub-Episode #3||"Christian Chandler & Sonichu in Witch Confront"||Reprinted from Sonichu #2.|
|Sub-Episode #4||"Christian Chandler in McAttack"||Reprinted from Sonichu #3.|
|Sub-Episode #5||"Christian Chandler in McAttack Part 2"|| Crystal appears to save the day as the W-M Manajerk attacks! |
First appearance of Crystal Weston Chandler (sister) and W-M Manajerk.
Last appearance of the Ancient Leader of the Cherokee Clan.
|Sub-Episode #6||"Christian Chandler's Backyard Safari"|| Chris gives us an inside look at the Jerkops. |
First appearance of ScotPalazzo.
|Sub-Episode #7||"Christian Chandler in Off-Target"|| Bagget arrives to attack Chris! |
First appearance of Bagget and Crackder.
|Sub-Episode #8||"Christian Chandler in Off-Target Part 2"||Chris is taken captive, but is rescued by Crystal!|
|Episode #12||"Christian Chandler in My Best Friend's Cherokian Wedding"|| Chris attends Sarah Hammer's wedding, which is spoiled by Wes-Li Sonichu. Chris, with the aid of Megan Schroeder, saves the day. |
First appearance of Megagi La Skunk.
Only appearances of William Spicer and Sailor Megtune.
|Episode #13||"Shattered Hearts & Entrapment"|| Slaweel initiates an attack on CWCville, leading to Crystal getting trapped in the mirror! |
First appearance of DJ Jamsta.
|Episode #12.5||"One Lucky Dog"|| Chris's dog, Patti, is transported to CWCville and becomes an anthropomorphic dog with magic powers. |
First appearances of Patti-Chan and Allison Amber.
|Episode #14||"Evil is Afoot!"|| Chris and the Chaotic Combo begin their quest for the Sonichu Balls as Reldnahc makes his appearance. |
First appearance of Bionic the Hedgehog.
|Episode #15||"Sonichu, Magi-Chan, and Christian in Time for a Ball"|| Chris learns the location of one of the Sonichu Balls and goes to get it. |
Only appearance of Sammy.
|Episode #16||"C.W.C. and Sonichu in Time Hogs"||Chris and Sonichu retrieve a Sonichu Ball, only for Chris to be lost in the Time Void.|
|"Tune in Everyday to Station KCWC for Everything!"|| DJ Jamsta interviews Blanca and Jiggliami. |
First appearance of Jiggliami and Blanca.
Only appearance of Robert Simmons V.
|Episode #17||"Rage Against the Garbage"|| After sex, Sonichu and Rosechu learn about 4-cent garbage.com and go to confront Jason Kendrick Howell over his work. They get a Sonichu Ball for their trouble. |
First appearance of Jason Kendrick Howell and The Incredible Lioness.
|Episode #18||"Spring Break, 2008"|| Silvana makes her move as Jiggliami warns the others of her plans and they get another Sonichu Ball. |
First appearance of Zapina, Simonla Rosechu, and Silvana.
Last appearance of Jiggliami and Blanca.
Only appearance of Yawning Squirtle.
|Episode #19||"Date Ed (Even Though the Idea Sounds Dated)"|| THRILL to the wonder that is Chris's Dating Education classes! |
First appearances of Reginald Sneasel, Layla, and Rita Jackaras.
Only appearance of Ms. Jackaras.
|Episode #20||"CWC-Defense"|| The PVCC mounts a massive attack on CWCVille! Chris is later pulled out of the Time Void. |
First appearance of the Samurai Pizza Bots and the Power Rangers.
Only appearance of BILLY MAYS.
|Episode #21||"Christian Chandler in Director Amenities"|| Chris rains holy hell on all his enemies! |
First appearance of Clyde Cash, Jack Thaddeus, Lovely Weather, Asperchu, Chaotic Combo (Asperchu), Metal Asperchu, the Asperpedia Four, and Sandy Rosechu.
Deaths of Reldnahc, Jason Kendrick Howell, Asperchu, Clyde Cash, Jack Thaddeus, Chaotic Combo (Asperchu), Metal Asperchu, the Asperpedia Four, Slaweel the Witch, homosexuality, asexuality, and Simonla.
|"A Sonichu Christmas"||Christmas is coming, and Sonichu, Rosechu, and their children faff about the place doing nothing of importance. Cera befriends Kevin, a Peanuts-type character. Robbie and Sonichu help a homeless woman. Simonla Rosechu miraculously recovers from her execution.|
|Episode #22||"[Clip Show Episode]"||Chris has stated that "The reboot will happen in Book 11 with the Clip Show Episode; most questions will be answered and plots revealed."|
|"A Sonichu Christmas" (Continuation)||Continuation of the Christmas special.|
These special issues were one-offs intended for specific audiences, but subsequently obtained by trolls and publicly released.
|Image||Issue||Informal Title||Plot Summary|
|Sonichu Special #1||CWC Holding Out For a Hero|| Chris rescues Ivy from the clutches of "Cly". |
First appearances of Ivy and Clyde Cash.
|Sonichu Special #2||Wedding Comic|| The fail-tastic union of Chris and Ivy. |
Only appearances of Spas the Cat, Canino Houndhowl, Lilith, Rachel, Ching Chong, and the unnamed priest.
|Sonichu Special #3||Giant Penis Comic|| The even more fail-tastic honeymoon of Chris and Ivy.|
Last appearances of Ivy and Officer Keino.
|Sonichu Special #4||Gun Comic|| Ian Brandon Anderson "rescues" Kacey from CChanSonichuCWC (though it's unclear why Kacey needs to be rescued if she's in a consensual relationship with Liquid), shoots Liquid in the shins, and then makes out with Kacey.|
Only appearances of Kacey, Kacey's mom, Matthew Devoria, and Liquid Chris.
In his August 2009 résumé, Chris stated that his dream was to "get me paper-published with a comic book company like Archie, Marvel, DC or Dark Horse comics." He finally made this happen--sort of--in September 2015, when he discovered Lulu.com and put a bound copy of Sonichu #0 for sale for ten bucks. A print version of Book #1 appeared the following month. Although his Lulu account disappeared from public view after about a week, he continued to offer the books (autographed upon request) on Etsy. He made routine updates on Facebook.
A recipient of the first issue provided a review:
| The cover is pixelated and shitty, Chris really obviously just stretched out whatever resized image he happened to have on his PC at the time, rather than rescan the original or do anything that required any effort.
The spine is completely fucked up, and spills over onto the back of the book, making it totally useless -- the bottom half of text can't be viewed from the side. If by some shitty reason you ever wanted to buy multiple future issues to put on your shelf, you'd never be able to tell which one is which. I don't know if this is because he just copied/pasted a book spine he assumed would work, or if he really underestimated how big the book would be. Probably both. The result is that the cover is one of the worst things in comic history. It honestly is so poorly done and so low quality that if Chris wasn't saying it was his I would assume this was a troll attempt to make him look bad.
The back cover is significantly less pixelated, but still looks like garbage because it is, of course, drawn all in markers and pen by Chris.
The paper used is matte and looks like the lowest quality/cheapest option he could get it printed on. Someone else mentioned it looks like "draft" quality and that pictures make it better -- it seriously is so ugly and the resolution so low, it looks like a test page, and I can't even capture how shitty it is on camera. I've purchased comics from Lulu before, and they weren't nearly this bad, so there must be varying levels of publishing quality (or Lulu themselves has dropped in quality significantly -- it's been years) and Chris picked the worst.
So, it's exactly what you expect. Low quality and no effort by Chris other than uploading it. He didn't even check to see if things fit on the cover.
As advertised on Etsy:
Printed and Autographed Sonichu #0 Comic Book
- Main article: Sonichu 0
This is a Preorder of a Printed version of my first Sonichu Comic Book, #0. It will be in Comic Book size and paper format. The reserve price is an estimate, and it allows room for the print set of Book #1, which follows Book #0.
See the hand drawn beginnings of Sonichu and Rosechu, as well as their classic and romantic coming together and meet, the meeting and battle against Naitsirhc, a few past drawn classic comic strips, and the first of a few sub-episodes featuring the artist/author, years before finding herself, feeling lost and searching for true love from friendship, intended, but finds constant troubles from the past goons of her arch nemesis, Count Graduon (with holstered help from the witch, Slaweel Ryam).
(Of which SEGA is still quoted for their Sonic characters, but I have my own personal copyright on Sonichu, Rosechu, and everything else therein. Also, any names, or persons, illustrated in any of the Sonichu Comics, except that of my own, that may seem similar to anyone in real life or wherever else, are purely coincidental or otherwise parodic, and not cannon to their source stories and/or formats). Also, the legal page, and the corner author note on the front will be updated to respectively match my current name and other related items. The contents of this and the other completed and future books have been edited to allow the age range to be for the TV-Y7 and above.
It will take me a week or two to put together the pages into the publishing site's template size, uploading them there, and then it will take up to another four weeks for them to print and ship the books to me, so I can autograph them and send them each off to each person who will have reserved a copy. Therefore, the estimated wait time for the books' full completion will be as late as the end of October of this year.
Also, please do continue to show me your support by buying a medal, an amiibo figure, or donate towards my creation and peace of mind cause. Thank You, and have a Great and Safe Day.
On 23 September, Chris edited the first paragraph of this description to read:
**Please note: This book is now available from its matching listing on lulu.com. ONLY by ordering it through me, will I have the chance to personally autograph your copy of the book for you. Otherwise, you may go to the listing on lulu.com and order a physical copy for yourself there as well. My price here covers shipping from there to me, and then to you. Thank you.
In the second week of October, however, his Lulu account went down, and he had to change this again:
**Please note: This is the ONLY way to order the book; I have it printed through Lulu.com (the listing there is only viewable to me); anyhow, I stil have the liberty to personally autograph your copy of the book for you. If you do not wish it autographed, please select the Variation Option of "Not Autographed Book". The advantage of having it not autographed, being I can order it from the printer and have it shipped to your address, but it won't be in a comic book sleeve. And each copy sent from me will be shipped in a plastic Comic Book Sleeve with cardboard lining, inside a large envelope. My price here covers shipping from there to me, and then to you. Thank you.
Printed and Autographed Sonichu #1 Comic Book
- Main article: Sonichu 1
The description text was more or less identical to that for Sonichu #0.
In this book, see the genetic cloning of Sonichu, with an accidental dose of cherry cola, resulting in Blake Sonichu. Teaming up in the conclusion to the accident in Book 0, Sonichu and Sonic work together to rescue Rosechu from a Team Rocket, USA Division, crew and robotics scientists, Dr. Ren Skysoar, and his robotic creation.
- Sonichu Remake
- Sonichu Issue #11 Smack Jeeves - A continuation of the comic series but, not done in a Chris fashion.
- Sonichu Finale
- Sonichu: The Audiobook Saga (TM)
- Sonichu: The Animated Series
- Sonichu R - A rewrite on ff.net.
- Sonichu The Mysterious Hedgimon - A re imagining on wattpad.com
- Sonichu Fan Continuation Project - A fan continuation on sonichufancontinuation.wordpress.com
- Sonichu Unleashed - Fan Continuation on Deviantart
- I Am The TRUE, Original Christopher Christian Weston Chandler; No Ifs, Ands or Buts
- CWC Personal Sonichu Presentation
- Jackie Chat 3
- Mailbag #51
- CWCipedia comic archive (Episode #20 updates included)
- TV Tropes: Sonichu
- Video stating that Sonichu is too bad to be featured on Atop the Fourth Wall, which reviews bad comics.