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Sonic Boom 03 Cover by herms85
Sonic Boom 03 Cover
Hey guys! Here's the raw cover artwork to Sonic Boom's third issue! This was so much fun to color. I think I wanted to do a white background originally, but my editor suggested a black one instead and I think it really made everyone pop! I added an outline and dot pattern into the background so we wouldn't lose any of the inking detail.

Pencils: Yardley
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter ( as I usually drop this stuff and more on there a few days before anyplace else!
Sonic the Hedgehog 267 Variant Cover by herms85
Sonic the Hedgehog 267 Variant Cover
A really fun holiday-themed variant cover for Sonic the Hedgehog! The idea was for it to look very old-timey X-Mas card or Norman Rockwell-inspired. Busted out some different brushes on this one to give the whole thing a more texture than usual. All super fun! Hope you guys like it!

Pencils: chibi-jen-hen
Inks: Terry Austin
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
Sonic Boom 02 Cover by herms85
Sonic Boom 02 Cover
Recently revealed cover to Sonic Boom 02, published by Archie Comics! Got to work with the legendary Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante on this one again. He'd actually already set up the bulk of this cover, including rendering that rad mountain background behind Sonic. I provided character colors and tweaked the BGs where necessary. Tried to find an amalgamation between the rendering style he used on Boom 01's cover and my own approach, so it was alotta' fun!

Art: Patrick Spaziante
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
Sonic Boom 01 Variant Covers by herms85
Sonic Boom 01 Variant Covers
Boom! So this has been up on IGN for a couple of days and the solicits went out a little while ago via Midtown Comics... Sonic Boom is getting its own brand new ongoing monthly comic book! (Alongside Sonic the Hedgehog AND Sonic Universe, by the way.)

I was overjoyed when this set of four connecting variant covers popped up on my To-Color list last month. Hope you guys dig!

Pencils: EvanStanley
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Sonic Boom is published by Archie Comics.
Deadpool is Family Friendly! by herms85
Deadpool is Family Friendly!
The last couple Free Comic Book Day events I've done I've been really tickled at how popular Deadpool is amongst really young kids. Like six and seven year olds LOVE Deadpool. And don't get me wrong - I love Deadpool too! He's a great character! He just isn't who I would usually think of when I think all-ages comic book superhero. XD

Pencils and inks on 8.5x11 Bristol board. Colors in Photoshop.


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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! So this turned out fantastically last month! Thanks to all that ordered coloring commissions! Looks like I will have some availability this holiday season, so I am very pleased to say that I'll be accepting coloring commissions throughout the month of December! If you've got something you're looking to have colored, let me know via Note or eMail! (

:: RATES ::

  • Character Pin-Ups - $30 USD, +$5 for each additional character pictured. Minimal to no background elements.
  • Full Illustration - $60 USD, full background and all characters included in picture.
  • Something bigger… Contact me!


STC (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Alter the Wolf (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Sonic 'n' Tails (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Tom Token - Mockup Cover by Danny8bit Sparks (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Proj the Echidna (Coloring Commission) by herms85


Have you commissioned one of my fellow Archie artists for a kick-ass piece of line-art that you’ve been thinking about getting colored up? Gimme’ a holler for a special 10% discount on coloring for that artwork!

Why a discount? Well, I work with these guys month-after-month, so I’d pretty much be getting to stay in my comfort zone. Also, my hope is that if you hadn’t before you might consider commissioning these guys for something! I work with some very talented artists, so be sure to check ‘em out! 



Please contact me by e-Mail at or via Note to discuss your commission and confirm my availability.

Payment is due up front upon acceptance of your commission via PayPal ( Turnaround on pin-ups is typically within a day, full illustrations two to three days. 

:: FAQ ::

 Why no drawing commissions?

I work almost exclusively as a colorist these days, so I am crazy out-of-practice at the drawing board and it would take me forever to finish a piece.

I commissioned you at so-and-so convention ages ago! Where’s my art?? 

Do I owe ya’ something? PLEASE contact me ASAP via!

I haven’t been to conventions in over three years due to my busy schedule, and there are five pieces that were meant to be picked up at other shows that have been sitting around for quite some time now. Either I’ve misplaced your contact info during a move or efforts to contact you have failed. So please get in touch with me so I can get your art to you! 

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SonicGamerGirl12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I love Sonic, and your drawings of him are amazing!

~Gives chocolate cake~

moustapha443 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Digital Artist
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!

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an okay friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
fumetsusozo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Awesome art dude. :)
Lawman09 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday~
chikosanXD Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, i hope you have a good day^^
ThereGoesMyHero711 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy bday, have a good one!
RatedViciousBlaise Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Happy Birthday I hope it was a great on
EvanStanley Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
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