My co-worker, Tim Turi, is a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. How big of a fan is he? Let's just say that he has spent no small amount of time drawing fan-made friends for Sonic.

To be fair, this was when Tim was young – before Sega gummed up the works with an ever-expanding roster of garbage characters. So, the idea of Sonic having buddies besides Knuckles and Tails wasn't total poison yet. Anyway, as Tim was telling us about this hobby, he volunteered to draw one of his creations: Drog. Of course, as soon as he finished, I swiped the drawing and immediately scanned it to share with all of you. It's the image above (in case that wasn't obvious).

Three quotes from Tim regarding the drawing (which was made on the back of an envelope):

  • "I don't remember how I did his nose. Did I even give him one? I don't think I gave him a nose."
  • "He was always going like this: Grrrr!" [Tim makes a fist]
  • "His name is Drog. He's a Droganian."

What do you think? Personally, I rather see Drog in a game than Shadow the Hedgehog...and I don't think I'm alone in that.