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Sonic Boom 5-8 Off Panels by herms85
Sonic Boom 5-8 Off Panels
So these are a little different. I don't usually work on the Off Panels, but I got to color the strip for Sonic Boom from issue 01 to 08, and I also got to do a recent stint of Sonic Universe strips. They're super fun and I'd love to color more of 'em sometime. I believe these strips ran from Sonic Boom issue 5 to issue 8, the first part of the Worlds Unite crossover.

So-o-o-o, you'll probably notice Comedy Chimp is miscolored. I believe this issue was the first he appeared in the comics? I hadn't watched a lot of the cartoon yet, so I was totally unfamiliar with him! I believe all of that got fixed in the printed issue.

Pencils: trunks24
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
Bound for Earth by herms85
Bound for Earth
Happy 20th anniversary, Earthbound! Some fan art I did a couple weeks ago to celebrate - hope you guys dig! I cannot believe it's been TWENTY YEARS since we got this game here in the states.

I was really hoping for a Mother 3 coming to Virtual Console announcement at E3... But Mother 1 ain't so bad! In fact, it's actually kinda' exciting. With Earthbound having come to VC two years ago, and Ness and Lucas in Smash (with their own Amiibo!), and now "Earthbound Beginnings..." This has been, like, the biggest acknowledgement by Nintendo in YEARS that their is a strong fanbase for this franchise outside of Japan. And you know, Mother 3 turns 10 years old next year. Maybe E3 2016 we'll hear "Earthbound Advanced" is now playable on Virtual Console! Fingers crossed!

Pencils and inks on comic book art board and colors in Photoshop 7. You can purchase prints of this art from at:…

Other Nintendo fan art:
Hyrule Warriors by herms85Star Fox by herms85SMASHING by herms85

If you want to get early looks at artwork like this and others be sure to follow me on Twitter!
Shotgun Sally (Coloring Commission) by herms85
Shotgun Sally (Coloring Commission)
Coloring commission for MarioandSonic999 - lineart by Sonic artist extraordinaire Yardley.

Don't forget! I've go a special commission SALE going on all this week! Any single or two character pin-up colors just $20! Order must be placed between 6/29 and 7/5. Contact me by Note or eMail ( to confirm your slot! Thanks!!
Sonic the Hedgehog 275 Villians Variant by herms85
Sonic the Hedgehog 275 Villians Variant
Another wraparound variant cover for the epic Sonic the Hedgehog #275! This one was a lot of fun to do - it's crazy how many new faces have shown up in just the last couple years! And the villains roster has been especially built back up.

Pencils: trunks24
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics
Raitaro - Son of the Thunder God by herms85
Raitaro - Son of the Thunder God
Here's something really cool! I've talked about this a little bit before, but here's ALL the pages I have colored to date for this awesome project by DragonBlitzStudios. For those that can't tell, I got to color for Spider-Man and Sonic alum Steven Butler on this project. Be sure to keep an eye on DragonBlitzStudios for more information as this project ramps up!

Writing and Copyright: DragonBlitzStudios
Art: Steven Butler
Colors: herms85


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Matt Herms
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Matt Herms has been a professional illustrator since 2004, doing conceptual, promotional and interactive artwork for video games, magazines, conventions and toy companies as well as his longest passion: comic books, most notably as a penciler and colorist for the entire Archie Comics video game line of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man . Matt’s clients include Archie Comics, Hasbro Toys, SoMoGa Games, Snafu Comics, Level Up Studios, Angry Viking Press, and more!

Matt currently lives with his wife Karen and their foster dogs just outside of Houston, TX.

Current Residence: Houston, TX
Favourite genre of music: 80s
Favourite cartoon character: Scarlet Spider
Hey guys! Here's my interview on Sonic Sez:…

Thanks again to the guys at Find the Computer Room for having me on!

I am also slowly but surely typing out answers to whatever questions were asked that we didn't get to on the show. So no worries!



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gumballdudley Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
you're sonic art work is so awesome keep up the good work.
pinkfloyd1234 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Matt do you think I could get your opinion on something?
I take the comics you guys do and basicly turn them into Audio Dramas. I put Sound Effects, Music, Voice Acting and other stuff to make em come to life :) It's okay if not. Would just like an opinion from one of threseguys who works on these amazing comics
scourgemightyfan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omygosh! I LOVE your colorings for Sonic! You do an amazing job!
DeadMaster1317 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist
I have found the guy who colors the Sonic Archie comic covers. (*´∀`*)
Dexter01992 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Hey Matt, I heard the area around Houston is having huge troubles for floods and weather issues.
Is everything okay? :(
megasonic69 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey Matt in the Worlds Unite mural, Sticks is miscolored.
Can you see the art on Ben's DA and see what I mean.
Please, you have to fix this.
nobody661 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone else colors it. And, it's fixed in the final version, but not in Ben's version.
badLITTLEgabby Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hug YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED!Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] ^_^:
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

and HAPPY EASTER TO YOU DUDE I am a dummy! 
dreamcastzx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Mr.Herms could you tell me what you think of this short comic…
SonAze9000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Hello mr. Herms. I have seen your coloration of Sonic Boom #5, which have made me ponder on what your inspiration was for giving the villagers their unique coloration which differ from the ones presented in the television show.
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