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Ken Christiansen New Print and Charity Auction at Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, March 28-30

Transformers News: Ken Christiansen New Print and Charity Auction at Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, March 28-30
Date: Saturday, March 22nd 2014 11:39am CDT
Categories: Auctions, Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Ken Christiansen

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We reported a while back that Transformers artists Andrew Griffith and Ken Christiansen ill be making an appearance at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle - next weekend March 28-30. Ken has dropped by with some further information on what he'll be bringing with him, check it out below, and find out more at his site here.

I'll be a guest at Emerald City Comicon, March 28-30, at the Washington State Convention Center.

You can find me at table U-04, where I'll be selling prints, sketchbooks, original artwork, and taking commissions. Commissions are first come first serve, each day of the con.

I will have with me 3 new Transformers prints - Seekers Wave 2 - the "Coneheads"! Here is a tease of Ramjet, Dirge, and Thrust...


Transformers News: Ken Christiansen New Print and Charity Auction at Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, March 28-30


Additionally, I have a piece published in this years' annual ECCC Monsters & Dames book, and I've donated the original piece to the charity auction being held Saturday, March 29th at 8:00, in Hall D. Proceeds from these items go to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.

While the piece in the book is in color, the original up for auction is black and white. 11"x17", pencils and inks, on bristol board.


Transformers News: Ken Christiansen New Print and Charity Auction at Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, March 28-30

Transformers 30th Anniversary Prints by Guido Guidi - AcidFree Limited Edition

Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Prints by Guido Guidi - AcidFree Limited Edition
Date: Friday, March 21st 2014 3:00pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Acidfree Gallery

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The collectable print website Acidfree Gallery will be selling a limited edition run of a couple of Transformers-themed prints, with artwork by IDW superstar artist Guido Guidi! The prints will go on sale on March 27th, and feature G1 style characters from both Autobot and Decepticon ranks to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the franchise! Check them out below.

Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Prints by Guido Guidi - AcidFree Limited Edition


Celebrate 30 years of TRANSFORMERS with these amazing G1 inspired prints by Guido Guidi! Finally we can show the world this amazing collectable set. Guido is widely known in the world of TRANSFORMERS for his comic book work and many other accolades related to TRANSFORMERS. We were extremely excited to have him work with us on this release. Many of your favorite AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS and portrayed in a classic throwback retro style. The regular editions will be professionally printed Giclee fineart prints, printed by the amazing staff over at GicleeToday.com. The variant editions will feature Glow in the Dark and will be screen printed by D&L Screenprinting. See more details about the release below!

Available for purchase at http://www.acidfreegallery.com on Thursday, 3/27 at 12:30 PM EST!


Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Prints by Guido Guidi - AcidFree Limited Edition


AUTOBOTS by Guido Guidi - $45.00

Limited Edition Giclee Print

18x24

Run Size: 200

Markings: Numbered

Paper: Moab Entrada Bright White

Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Officially Licensed by Hasbro

Printed by GicleeToday.com

**Part of this limited numbered print run will also be sold in a set with the Decepticons print for $80.00.

Matching numbered sets will be limited.


Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Prints by Guido Guidi - AcidFree Limited Edition


DECEPTICONS by Guido Guidi - $45.00

Limited Edition Giclee Print

18x24

Run Size: 200

Markings: Numbered

Paper: Moab Entrada Bright White

Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Officially Licensed by Hasbro

Printed by GicleeToday.com

**Part of this limited numbered print run will also be sold in a set with the Autobots print for $80.00. Matching numbered sets will be limited.


Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Prints by Guido Guidi - AcidFree Limited Edition


TRANSFORMERS (variant print) by Guido Guidi - $75.00

Limited Edition Screen Print

24x36 - Metallic Black ink and Glow in the Dark!

Run Size: 100

Markings: Numbered

Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Officially Licensed by Hasbro

Printed by D&L Screen Printing

Stay tuned to our facebook and twitter to see a preview of the glow in the dark effect!

Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone
Date: Friday, March 21st 2014 6:30am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Sarah Stone, Va'al

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Thought we were gone for long? We are always here, lurking, waiting, and pestering IDW Publishing creators until they agree to sit down and graciously talk to us about what they're doing with the Transformers! We have a really recent newcomer to the franchise, comics and Seibertron, so please extend a warm welcome to the artist behind the soon to appear Windblade mini-series: Sarah Stone!

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


Va'al - Sarah, it's a pleasure to be able to have a chat with you, thanks again for agreeing to do this! My first question, as has been with everyone we've interviewed, is the following: where did it all begin? What was your first encounter with our favourite Robots in Disguise?

Sarah - Hello Va'al, it is my pleasure. Thank you for inviting me!

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone
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It all began with Beast Wars for me. I was a little too young to experience G1 in all its glory, so by the time I was old enough to watch TV on my own, Beast Wars was what was on. I remember that it was absolutely incredible for me because I was obsessed with dinosaurs so it played right to my interests. I had just seen Jurassic Park so dinosaurs were my world. I wanted to be an archaeologist or draw dinosaurs for the rest of my life, so robot dinosaurs just blew my mind. Actually come to think about it, maybe this was the beginning of my love for the 'cons since I clearly preferred the Predacons.

Va'al - Another of my generation! I had no idea what Transformers really were in terms of fiction, other than the Beast Wars series. Was that your only exposure to the franchise though? Were you interested enough to track down older comics, did you spring for some of the toys?

Sarah - I never heard anything about the comics back then unfortunately, and didn't do much looking into it, though I kind of randomly remember having a Dinobot toy. He probably had lots of fun with all my other dinosaur toys (poor dude was all alone).

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


Transformers sort of dropped off of my radar after Beast Wars, I'm sad to say. The Michael Bay movies put them back on my radar, but I was left sort of wanting. I was considerably more interested in the robots than the human characters, so sadly even after the movie I fell off the Transformers train again. It wasn't until I discovered Transformers Prime that I fell off the deep end and rediscovered my intense love for the world again. Through the Prime fandom I ended up finding out about IDW's More Than Meets the Eye, and Robots in Disguise and well... now I'm ruined forever.

Va'al - This is getting eery now, that sounds very similar to my own experience - though I had a few more toys back then! Before we move into the comics, though... What was it in particular about the Transformers: Prime animated series that caught your eye? The stories, the artwork/animation, the characters, something else?

Sarah - Haha, that's crazy! Hmm, It was a combination of a lot of things I think. The sort of more organic designs, the darker tone, great writing, really expressive animations... it was like a quadruple combo to everything I didn't even know I wanted.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


I think after watching one episode I ended up marathoning every episode I could get my hands on in a single night. The team did a fantastic job sucking me into the world and I was insatiable. I wanted more - I had to know more about these characters and their history.

Va'al - Binge-watching is apparently a good thing, under some aspects. Do we endorse it? Not necessarily. But still... So where did you head to find more? Was it the two ongoing series by Barber and Roberts and the respective artistic teams, or did you go via some other fiction first?

Sarah - Yeah, the ongoings were my next target. I had some friends that were kind enough to lend me some trades to read while I was traveling, and honestly it was becoming a little hard for me to go anywhere on the internet without bumping into awesome fan art (read: spoilers) of both series, so I knew I had to get on board fast or else I was going to get everything second-hand.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


But outside the comics I started retroactively checking out the other series like Transformers: Animated and G1 just out of growing fondness for all of the characters. I'm also currently mid playthrough on Fall of Cybertron but I'm stuck because it makes me so motion sick! It's really the saddest thing.

Va'al - So you did effectively branch out as much as possible! That is impressive, even I haven't got into the games yet. Too focused on the comics. And life, I suppose. Who would you say your favourite character, present or past, in any part of the fiction, would be? And why?

Sarah - Gosh that's hard, I have so much love for so many of them. I guess I always end up having a soft spot for Starscream in almost any incarnation. I just have a thing for the really slimy, insufferable ones.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


He's such a fascinating mix of horrible yet sympathetic, but always entertaining. He'll stir up trouble anywhere you inject him, and I love him for that. I really can't choose. I'm loving the IDW Robots in Disguise/Dark Cybertron one right now.

Va'al - I think a lot of fans have a soft spot for Starscream, to some extent. Voice actors notwithstanding. So now we know about you as a fan, let's find out about you as an artist! How did you start out, personally? How did you first venture into artistic endeavours?

Sarah - I've always been drawing, at least as long as I can remember holding pencils and crayons. As a kid I always drew my favorite video game characters and cartoons, before I even knew that was a thing. I grew up with so many animated movies, especially Disney movies, I dreamed of working for them and being an animator. I was fortunate and my parents were always extremely supportive and provided me with Photoshop and even a Wacom tablet at an early age.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


It only took a few forays into dabbling with hand drawn and 3d animation before I realized that I am actually a terribly impatient person. Working on a few seconds of animation could take weeks, and an illustration I could finish in an evening or two, so I started slowly gravitating toward illustration as I got older.

Va'al - And if Disney was your influence and aspiration for the animation that never was, what would you say the influences are in your illustration work?

Sarah - That's a tough one, I always feel like I have a hard time pinpointing influences because I'm honestly inspired by so much. Concept art for games and movies have always found space on my shelf in art books, and there are just so many amazing illustrators putting their work up on the net, and I've had the privilege of working with many -- I'm constantly inspired. But I also love taking cues from some more classic work, like J.C. Leyendecker and my recent discovery of Richard Macdonald.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


When it comes to illustrating Transformers though, some of the concept art that comes out of Jagex for Transformers Universe has really inspired me to push the rendering of metal and the different materials the bots are made of. And when it comes to the comics, I have to admit being a huge fangirl for Milne and how expressive his bots are. I can only hope to be able to bring life to them in a similar way.

Va'al - Well, I think the time has come to ask *the* question -- how did you make it to not only IDW, but your own mini-series with Mairghread Scott? Did you pitch? Were you selected?

Sarah - I really believe it's because I'm the luckiest girl on the planet, it's really kind of a crazy road. Mairghread had actually messaged me once on Tumblr to tell me that she loved the human Soundwave [see above - V.] illustration I did, which, knowing that she was a writer for Prime and being a fan, was enough to just make my day. Or week. I was really happy.

It wasn't until I was tabling at a comic convention over a year later that the stars aligned and Mairghread and her husband actually bumped into my table, entirely by accident. I tried not to freak out at her too much, and they both actually invited me to help out on a project pitch that they were looking for an artist for. I very excitedly obliged and kept in touch with them over the next month or so while we worked together, and one day Mairghread gave me a call and said something like, "Hey we're kind of looking for someone to work on something Transformers related... would you like me to throw your name in the hat?"

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


I said yes, of course, and I submitted some work and did a test page, and I suppose they liked it enough to take a chance with me. I'm eternally grateful to Mairghread for putting me under the eyes of the powers that be, and also to all the guys at IDW for giving me this chance.

Va'al - Wow, that does sound like a really lucky set of coincidences - but from what we've seen, they are working with the skills and output which is already of a really high standard. What's the most exciting part of working for IDW, on Transformers, and for a new character?

Sarah - Aside from the obvious of just working of something I absolutely adore (I used to draw this stuff just for fun, you mean I get paid to do it now?), I think it's just such an incredible time to be involved with what IDW is doing for Transformers. The stuff that Barber, Roberts, and Mairghread are doing is just really exciting, and it is crazy to be a part of it, even in the smallest way.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Sarah Stone


Windblade is just a puzzle piece (but hopefully a really cool puzzle piece) of an awesome picture they are painting, and I'm just really humbled to be working on it. It seems like kind of a cheesy answer, but I really am stoked.

Va'al - Surely you're the one painting it, and they're setting up the canvas! Sarah, may I say personally I am really looking forward to the new mini-series, and I know quite a few our readers are too. Before we let you get back to making art, and me to hunt down another creator to question, any final words to round off your first interview for the fandom?

Sarah - And thank you too, Va'al! It was really a pleasure, thank you for having me. I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been supporting and pre-ordering the mini-series, It means the world to me and I hope I don't let you down. If anyone's interested in seeing more of my stuff, you can check me out on my blog or DeviantART, or say hello on Twitter!


We will find out more of Sarah's work as Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots - Windblade hits. If you want to make sure you get your hands on this, and the other two ongoings - check out how to preorder the issues here! Thanks again for sticking with us for another interview on Seibertron.com, keep your optics tuned in, as there is still much much more to come.

Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg Announced as BotCon 2014 Special Guest

Transformers News: Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg Announced as BotCon 2014 Special Guest
Date: Thursday, March 20th 2014 6:36pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has announced two additional special guests for this year's event in Pasadena, Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg. They join the previously announced Samantha Newark, Jack Angel, Susan Blu, Hal Rayle, and Michael McConnohie.

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events




Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

DERRICK J. WYATT draws stuff. And everything he draws turns to gold! From his early work on iMucha Lucha! to his later work on Teen Titans, it wasn’t until Transformers Animated though that mankind truly understood what a genius it had on its hands! Running for three seasons, the Transformers Animated cartoon was the basis for a very popular toy line, an IDW comic series, a plethora of fan art and the most popular BotCon story ever: The Stunti-Con Job!

Though Derrick is not currently working on Transformers, having instead devoted all of his time to some guy named Ben and his Omniverse, he wants his fans from around the world to know that if The Transformers ever come calling again, he will take that call! (Even if it is just those guys over at the Transformers Collectors' Club offering to let him do Animated G2 Breakdown or an Animated Rosanna.)

So make sure to come see Derrick at BotCon 2014. It will be an opportunity of a lifetime! He will be happy to sign almost anything you bring him.


Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

MARTY ISENBERG has written and/or story edited literally hundreds of scripts for animated series far too numerous to mention. But he suspects you only care about the ones with Transformers in the title, so here we go: He’s probably best known among this crowd for developing, writing and story editing three seasons of Transformers Animated for Cartoon Network and Hasbro (and NOT writing and story editing a fourth – grr…), as well writing the Transformers Animated video game for Nintendo DS and six issues of the Transformers Animated: The Arrival comic (and its one-shot Botcon-exclusive sequel “The Stunti-Con Job”). But he also co-developed, co-wrote and co-story edited the fan-polarizing Beast Machines for Mainframe, Hasbro and Fox Kids Network. And, more recently, wrote for scripts Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots for Hasbro Studios and the Hub network. Somehow he’s managed to squeeze in some non-Transformers projects, including Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Ultimate Spider-Man for Marvel Animation Studios and Disney XD; Kaijudo and G.I. Joe Renegades for Hasbro Studios and The Hub; Ben 10 (in its various incarnations) for Cartoon Network; and Danny Phantom for Nickelodeon.

Originally from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Marty lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

Stan Bush Releases New Album "The Ultimate"

Transformers News: Stan Bush Releases New Album "The Ultimate"
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2014 9:43pm CDT
Categories: People News, Press Releases
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Stan Bush

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Seibertron.com friend and singer-songwriter Stan Bush's new album "The Ultimate" is available now. Check out the official press release below. Also below you can check out two videos off the album from the Official Stan Bush Youtube Channel, Unstoppable and The Touch- Power Mix.

New Stan Bush album “The Ultimate”

Just released!


The Ultimate is Stan Bush’s 12th studio album and delivers his most electrifying work yet! Reuniting with “Touch” collaborator Lenny Macaluso for the powerful title anthem, The Ultimate sees Bush return with the kind of uplifting motivational rock that has become his signature. With his latest release, the veteran rocker strikes the perfect balance between his high-octane, positively-charged style and mature, emotive songcraft.

Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch,” made famous by Transformers: The Movie, an anthem for Transformers fans around the world, "The Touch" was released for Guitar Hero in 2009 and has been featured on NBC’s Chuck, FOX’s American Dad, Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV and in the motion picture Boogie Nights.

“The Touch was remixed by High Moon Studios in 2013 for their hit video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The new “The Touch – Power Mix” is featured on the new album, and there’s a music video with footage from the game.


Transformers News: Stan Bush Releases New Album "The Ultimate"




Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor to Receive Cinemacon Rising Star Award 2014

Transformers News: Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor to Receive Cinemacon Rising Star Award 2014
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2014 2:41pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): CinemaCon.com

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We've just received word about the two main actors, alongside Mark Wahlbaerg, in Transformers: Age of Extinction receiving the Cinemacon Rising Star Award for 2014. Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor have been announced as receiving the prize, but the actual ceremony will take place later this month. What also emerges from the press release, seen below, is small synopsis, including some plot points that may have not been seen so far! Check it out and discuss your thoughts in the Energon Pub.

PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO RELEASE “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION,” ON 27 JUNE, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. (13 March, 2014) – Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor will receive the “CinemaCon® Rising Stars of 2014 Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held 24 – 27 March, 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Peltz and Reynor will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony on Thursday evening, 27 March, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

“With their upcoming appearance in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are sure to show Hollywood that they are forces to be reckoned with,” noted Neuhauser. “CinemaCon could not be more thrilled to honor such great young talent with the 'CinemaCon Rising Stars of 2014 Award.'”

Peltz and Reynor can be seen next in Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” on June 27, 2014. Director Michael Bay’s fourth installment in the blockbuster franchise begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, led by Mark Wahlberg, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. The film also stars Stanley Tucci, Li Bing Bing, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller and Titus Welliver.

Born and raised in New York, Peltz first made her acting debut on the stage in 2007 opposite Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill in the Olivier Award-winning production of “Blackbird,” directed by Joe Mantello. Peltz made her feature film debut in 2006 opposite Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth in “Deck the Halls” before going on to star in “The Last Airbender” and “Eye of the Hurricane.” Later this summer, Peltz will also star in Kevin Asch’s “Affluenza,” which is set for limited release in July. The film is a coming of age story inspired by “The Great Gatsby” and is set amongst the upper class in the Long Island suburb of Great Neck during the weeks leading up to the financial meltdown of 2008. On the small screen she is currently reprising her role as Bradley Martin on the second season of A&E’s critically acclaimed series “Bates Motel.”

Raised in Ireland, Reynor first garnered rave reviews last winter for playing the titular character in the Irish independent film “What Richard Did.” He followed this up by making his U.S. film debut in the Vince Vaughn comedy “Delivery Man.” Most recently, Reynor wrapped filming on the human trafficking story “Glassland” alongside Toni Collette and has begun filming the upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” alongside Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry –from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 31,450 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 78 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

Mairghread Scott Writes, Drinks Coffee With, Robots - Interview

Transformers News: Mairghread Scott Writes, Drinks Coffee With, Robots - Interview
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2014 12:07pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Robots with Coffee

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Fun Facebook fan page Robots with Coffee have just posted an interview with IDW Publishing writer Mairghread Scott (Beast Hunters, Prime, Windblade), touching upon her own career and credits, and teasing what may or may not come out of the upcoming mini-series. You can read it all here, and snippets below!

Everyone, please welcome Mairghread Scott to Robots With Coffee!

You are part of the first all-female team to produce a Transformers comic book...unless you and artist Sarah Stone were ghosting for Pat Lee at Dreamwave and haven't been paid yet. But this isn't your first TF comic. How did you get involved with IDW, and did you choose Sarah to be your artist?

I got involved with IDW through an elaborate series of heists perpetrated by myself and Mike Johnson when we...I mean...when we co-wrote Rage of the Dinobots together.

As far as Sarah is concerned, I have to be serious. There are certain things I really wanted in an artist on Transformers Windblade: vibrant color, a sense of movement, diverse and identifiable body designs, and an emphasis on facial expressions. Sarah hit the nail on the head in each of these areas and they all combine to make (what I think is) a dynamic, emotive and easy to follow book perfect for old-school fans and new readers alike.

Windblade was a 'fan created' character, in that the fans got online and voted for what kind of figure it would be. What did you bring to the character once the fan voting had been tallied?

Quite a bit actually. Dark Cybertron was still being written when I came aboard and outside of the knowledge that she could speak to Metroplex, everything else was kind of free reign.


The most important thing for me was to make sure that even though Windblade was a fan-made character, she didn't feel like a composite or generic person. Windblade has a very clear character in my mind: hopeful, determined, empathetic, a little naive and in way over her head. If she was human she'd be the girl that puts on fancy eye shadow for a date and then keep forgetting she has it on and touching her eyes...

…and that's probably the first make-up to Transformer comparison ever made in a professional interview so...milestone?


Your series addresses the gender issue in the IDW TF comics continuity, beyond there originally being no gender (perceived to be "he") and Arcee being the lone female by forced transgender surgery. Was this something that IDW wanted to change, or something you were happy to grab the reigns and 'retcon'?

Argh! Don’t say the ‘r’ word! IDW definitely wanted to do a Windblade book and that obviously required a bit of a think to get Lady Bots back in continuity (outside of Arcee’s unique situation, as you mentioned), but 'retcon-ing' (actually saying something didn’t happen that’s already been established) is something I think of as a weapon of last resort. I still have plenty of tricks up my sleeve besides that and, while new information will be revealed, retcon-ing is not happening in Transformers Windblade.

[...]

I know Windblade is going to be a mini but, hey, if it does well enough, there's a possibility of a NAUTICA ongoing? How awesomely true is this? #nauticafanclub #ftw!

So awesomely true that I have no idea if it will happen/control if it does happen/information on the subject. Although I will take this moment to say that Windblade and Nautica fans should not be snipping at each other online. There's room for everyone in the pool, kids. Mom's watching.

More Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Afterwords - Andrew Wildman

Transformers News: More Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Afterwords - Andrew Wildman
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2014 9:14am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Andrew Wildman

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We posted words by Simon Furman and Stephen Baskerville yesterday, commenting on the arrival of the final issue of ReGeneration One (for which you can find a review here). Artist Andrew Wildman hasalso taken some time to jot down comments on Facebook, and even uploaded a video of himself drawing pages from the issue! Check it all out below.



RIP G1.
It finally ends. 30 years in the making. The conclusion to one of the greatest epics in popular culture reaches its end with The Transformers ReGeneration One issue 100 (in a four issue limited series)
I would have loved to have drawn the whole series but had to step away for a while. Great to have Guido Guidi step up to the plate for the rest of the series and great to have Guido, Geoff Senior and myself team up to pencil the final issue. Many thanks for Simon Furman's words, Stephen Baskerville's inks, John-Paul Bove's colours, Jason Cardy's cover colours, John Barber's patience and to all the fans for making this project happen in the first place and for coming along for this amazing journey.
And as a little treat, here is me pencilling my final page. Yes, I really am that fast.

MP-13B Soundblaster Additional Images: Closer Look at Ratbat!

Transformers News: MP-13B Soundblaster Additional Images: Closer Look at Ratbat!
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2014 6:43am CDT
Categories: People News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Shogo Hasui

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Takara designer Shogo Hasui keeps trickling visual information about the upcoming Masterpiece repaint figure MP-13B Soundblaster - and it's time to take a proper look at the cassette Ratbat! Check out the image below, a comparison of the original G1 cassette and the one included in the release.

Transformers News: MP-13B Soundblaster Additional Images: Closer Look at Ratbat!

IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Script (W)Raps

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Script (W)Raps
Date: Tuesday, March 18th 2014 10:50am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Simon Furman, Stephen Baskerville

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We posted the preview to the final issue of ReGeneration One earlier today. Now take a look below to see what some of its creators have to say about tomorrow's #100, including Simon Furman and Stephen Baskerville, and more to come from Wildman, Bove and maybe others!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Script (W)Raps


Simon Furman wrote:It’s the end of an era. After 30 years and 100 (or so) somewhat interrupted issues, the founding/grounding Transformers saga reaches its epic conclusion. RG1 #100 (#100 in a four-issue limited series!) hits the stands this Wednesday (March 19th), and one way or another it is, definitively, the end. Storylines years in the making are wrapped up as the full extent of the threat to Cybertron (or is that Cybertrons?) is revealed. Of course, I’m not going to spoil anything here. Just to say that this is a conclusion not just to Regeneration One, but to the whole 100 (or so) issue saga. Seeds of this were sown waaay back, and while the substance of the overall threat has become more all-encompassing in the intervening years (between when the original series finished back in 1991 and RG1 starting up), the basic premise is what I was always pushing towards. Hopefully, it all ties together pretty nicely. But I’ll leave that for you, the reader, to judge. What I can reveal is that as well as three titanic Transformers artists (Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior and Guido Guidi) combining their talents for #100, there’s a host of bonus material, including afterwords, bonus art, and a special prose story that deals with another layer of the conclusion we simply didn’t have room for in the main story (and come with a nifty illustration by JP). It’s a no ads, cover to cover, giant-sized fest of RG1 goodness. Don’t miss it. BTW, if you’re in or around London on March 29th, come to Orbital Comics and get your copy signed by (virtually) the whole team — myself, Andrew, Geoff, JP, Stephen and Jason.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Script (W)Raps


Stephen Baskerville wrote:TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #100 OUT THIS WEEK!
And now the end is here, and so we face the final hurtin’.
Yup. It had to be. The final ever TRANSFORMERS G1 story is here, as a saga that took over 25 years to tell concludes this issue.
We’ve all had such a great time reviving the classic Marvel title for IDW, and I think the hardcore fans will not be disappointed with the climax to this series. We have the TF dream team all in one comic -- SIMON FURMAN, ANDREW WILDMAN, GUIDO GUIDO, GEOFF SENIOR, JOHN-PAUL BOVE, CHRIS MOWRY, JOHN BARBER, CHRIS RYALL, JASON CARDY, JOSH BURCHAM... oh, and that no-goof fink STEPHEN BASKERVILLE! An extended-length story is rounded out with lots of fun extras you won’t want to miss. We’ve really pulled out all the stops to make this a special one, as a big thank-you to the many thousands of fans whose online campaign made this revival happen. And this one final time, instead of my usual sneak peek at some of the interior art, I’m posting this black and white version of my contribution to the added extras.

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