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Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante is a comic book artist who was a regular contributor to the Sonic the Hedgehog comics and their spin-offs published by Archie Comics, along with illustrating other comics, including Archie's Mega Man comic series. His first Sonic work was the interior art for the story "The Mirror Zone" in the Sonic the Hedgehog In Your Face!.

Spaziante is the longest running artist for the Sonic comic series published by Archie Comics, as well as one of the most prolific. His contributions have been mostly cover art, although he has occasionally done interior art (mostly in the earlier days of the series). Spaziante's work has been praised by fans, particularly for how detailed and in line with with official artwork his work tends to be.


Spaziante was a member of a group along with Ken Penders and Steven Butler known collectively as "Team Sonic", because of their extensive work on the series. The trio interviewed with Offenberger as they approached Sonic the Hedgehog #150’s release. In the interview, Spaz talked about the early years he spent as an up-and-coming comic book artist with Archie Comics and what it was like to work his way up.[1]


Cover artwork

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  • Spaz has illustrated the cover of every Sonic the Hedgehog milestone issue, starting with Sonic the Hedgehog #25.
  • Spaziante often signs his work with his pen name, "Spaz" (derived from the first part of his surname, and a play on the shorter term for the word "spastic").


  1. Offenberger, Nik. Team Sonic Racing Towards 150. Silver Bullet Comic Books. Archived from the original on 2 November 2005.

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