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IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Writers John Barber and Georgia Ball in Conversation

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Writers John Barber and Georgia Ball in Conversation

Posted April 16th, 2015 at 11:43am by Va'al - 8,961 views

Via a notification from fellow Seibertronian robotmel, we have an interview conducted by IDW senior editor John Barber, also writer for The Transformers, with Georgia Ball, the new writer for the new series Transformers: Robots in Disguise! Check out some highlights below, and read the full piece here. JB: What was your entry into the world of Transformers—as a fan, I mean? Do you have a favorite version of Transformers from over the years? GB: I was parked in front of every episode - Read More

Help Artist James Raiz Draw Transformers / G.I. Joe Art for TFCon

Help Artist James Raiz Draw Transformers / G.I. Joe Art for TFCon

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 4:28pm by Va'al - 15,325 views

As we promised.. Professional Dreamwave, IDW and freelance artist, our interviewee, Transformers fan, and all-round great person James Raiz has a little something up his creator sleeve, in order to prepare for his presence at TFCon Toronto! In collaboration with the fans here on Seibertron.com, Raiz will be drawing two art pieces that will make it to print, bringing together the G.I. Joe and Transformers franchises - Autobots and Joes on one, Decepticons and Cobra for the other - and to make it - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Comics Series Information and Covers

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Comics Series Information and Covers

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 3:50pm by Va'al - 18,293 views

We have some more information about the direction that the upcoming IDW Publishing Transformers: Robots in Disguise comics series will be taking with John Barber and Georgia Ball on writing duties, and Priscilla Tramontano on art, courtesy of ComicBookResources. Check out the two covers for issue #1 by Tramontano and Travis Sengaus/Josh Burcham, too, below, read the whole piece here and some snippets as follows! The latest "Transformers" animated series debuted last month on Cartoon Network, - Read More

TFcon Toronto 2015 Guest Update - James Raiz

TFcon Toronto 2015 Guest Update - James Raiz

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 3:19pm by Va'al - 12,554 views

Another guest announcement from Canadian fan event TFCon Toronto, and we're back into the comics, both the old Dreamwave and newer IDW Transformers stories - with artist James Raiz! Check out below what they have to say about him, and maybe check back later this week with Seibertron.com.. there may be more Raizness ahead. We are pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist James Raiz will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2015. James is known to fans for his work as the initial - Read More

Unpublished Marvel Transformers G1 Comic Art by Ian Akin and David Hunt - Dweller in the Depths

Unpublished Marvel Transformers G1 Comic Art by Ian Akin and David Hunt - Dweller in the Depths

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 3:10pm by Va'al - 17,047 views

Fellow Seibertronian crazysteve has unearthed three so-far unseen - but also entirely unknown - pages by artist David Hunt (on pencils by Ian Akin) from the old Marvel comics Transformers series. The pages, mirrored below, are from an issue adapting the cartoon episode Dweller in the Depths. It would appear these were for a back-up comic, in case the regular story could not make it to publication on time - check them out below, with some more info from the finder, and head here for some - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Simon Furman

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Simon Furman

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 12:46pm by Va'al - 11,734 views

Some more Auto Assembly news, confirming another foundation of the Transformers' fictional universe, and almost as constant in its history as Rung - Simon Furman has just been confirmed as guest for the 2015 event! Check out more info here and below. Bread and butter; crackers and cheese; Kirk and Spock… all classic combinations and tradition dictates that Auto Assembly has always played host to one of Transformers most well-known classic combination as well. Ever since their debut at the - Read More

Marvel Comics Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at 75

Marvel Comics Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at 75

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 11:40am by Va'al - 10,623 views

It appears this is really not the year for comics creators and animators, as we have just received the sad news that Herb Trimpe, famous for his work with Marvel comics in the 1970s and 80s, from Hulk to Wolverine, to the Transformers and G.I. Joe (including the first crossover between the two) has passed away on Monday. The staff of Seibertron.com wish to express their condolences to his family and loved ones. Legendary Marvel Comics artist Herb Trimpe, the first artist to draw character of - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Wildman

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Wildman

Posted April 12th, 2015 at 10:50am by Va'al - 14,670 views

Some news from Auto Assembly HQ, as they keep up their mission to make the 2015 event, the foreseeable last incarnation of Europe's biggest Transformers convention, the biggest yet - and a new guest is announced: the visual historical constant of the robots, Andrew Wildman! Check out more info here and below. Once again we are being joined by comic supremo Andrew Wildman. Andrew needs no introduction to Transformers fans, having provided artwork for Transformers comics for almost every - Read More

Voice Actor Chris Jai Alex Interview: Age of Extinction Drift

Voice Actor Chris Jai Alex Interview: Age of Extinction Drift

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 11:42pm by jON3.0 - 9,575 views

Our own TwinCast member and professional voice actor interviews voice actor Chris Jai Alex. You've heard him in many video games and cartoons including the voice of Drift in the Transformers: Age of Extinction video game as well as others like Steven Universe, Boondocks, Resident Evil and more. He talks about the influence of Transformers on his work as a character in the game, growing up with the toys, the original movie, meeting Mark Wahlberg and much more about the video game and cartoon - Read More

More Car Robots Images and Sketches from Hisashi Yuki

More Car Robots Images and Sketches from Hisashi Yuki

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 1:11pm by Va'al - 24,114 views

Takara Transformers designer Hisahi Yuki continues to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Car Robots animated series, by unearthing some more behind the scenes and rare toys from the line. First up is another Fire Convoy sketch, to accompany the one from last time; in addition, take a look at a translucent variant of X-Brawn, too! - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Comic Writer to be Georgia Ball

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Comic Writer to be Georgia Ball

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 4:30am by Va'al - 14,037 views

As with Transformers vs G.I. Joe before it, the new IDW Publishing offering for Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd) of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, is already planned as an ongoing after the issue #0 for the initiative. And with John Barber teaming up with Priscilla Tramontano for the first, introductory book, the reins will then pass on to Georgia Ball, currently behind My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop! Read her announcement, found here, below, and take a look at a preview for issue #0 - Read More

TFcon Toronto 2015 Guest Update - John Moschitta Jr Announced

TFcon Toronto 2015 Guest Update - John Moschitta Jr Announced

Posted April 09th, 2015 at 2:15am by Va'al - 22,514 views

TFCon Toronto not only has Peter Cullen and some great Transformers comics related guests - they have also just let us know that another original G1 cartoon voice actor will be joining them in July: John Moschitta Jr, the man behind the fastest Autobot around, Blurr! Read on below for more about the announcement, and head here for the official event website. TFcon is proud to announce that the actor known as the world’s fastest talking man John Moschitta Jr, will be a guest at this years - Read More

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume Two Sarah Stone Cover Art Revealed

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume Two Sarah Stone Cover Art Revealed

Posted April 06th, 2015 at 5:31am by Va'al - 16,181 views

We had already seen the glorious Sarah Stone cover art for the IDW Publishing Transformers Phase Two Volume 1 hardcover collection a long while back, and we did report on the Amazon listing for the second volume in the series - but we now finally have the cover reveal from the listing, with a sadfaced Bumblebee crowning the front of the book! Refresh your memory on the contents below, now at $44.99, and check out the little bot that could, too. Before Optimus was Prime, before Megatron - Read More

Early Sketch of Fire Convoy from designer Hisashi Yuki

Early Sketch of Fire Convoy from designer Hisashi Yuki

Posted April 05th, 2015 at 9:40pm by william-james88 - 28,551 views

To mark the 15th Anniversary of Car Robots, what we called Robots in Disguise in the west, Takara designer Hisashi Yuki tweeted out an initial draft sketch of what would become Fire Convoy (Optimus Prime). As you can see below, it shows off some very cool design cues that were not carried over to the toy, like the Maximal insignia on his chest (this was the first time the Transformers brand was going back to Autobots and Decepticons since Beast Wars). Yuki was the designer for Fire Convoy / - Read More

The Rob Lenten Experiment Charity Auction - Transformers Art and More

The Rob Lenten Experiment Charity Auction - Transformers Art and More

Posted April 05th, 2015 at 10:36am by Va'al - 17,314 views

If you're feeling charitable this weekend, why not take a look at the great collection of donated artwork for the Rob Lenten Experiment, a fundraising auction for Cancer Research featuring artwork contributed by a number of comics artist - and quite a few are Transformers professionals (including Alex Milne, Livio Ramondelli and others) or themed (by fan artists and others)! Check out some of the pieces mirrored below, and head here to start bidding! This Sketch is to raise money for Cancer - Read More

Video - Transformers: Rescue Bots Voice Acting Cast Confrim Season Four

Video - Transformers: Rescue Bots Voice Acting Cast Confrim Season Four

Posted April 03rd, 2015 at 2:19pm by Va'al - 22,354 views

While we already knew that Transformers: Rescue Bots had been renewed for a fourth season from this post, nothing beats hearing it from the cast themselves! Check out below a totally unofficial but wonderfully amazing video featuring Nicole Dubuc, Brian Hohlfeld, Maurice LaMarche, Jason Marsden, Lacey Chabert, Imari Williams, Steve Blum, Parvesh Cheena, D.C. Douglas, and LeVar Burton - via DC Douglas's channel - and some autotuned - Read More

Roger Slifer, co-creator of Lobo and Sunbow Producer, Editor, Writer Passes Away at 60

Roger Slifer, co-creator of Lobo and Sunbow Producer, Editor, Writer Passes Away at 60

Posted March 31st, 2015 at 3:05am by Va'al - 14,027 views

We unfortunately have some more sad news for another Transformers-related creator, Roger Slifer. We receive news of his passing yesterday, due to a worsening of his condition after a 2012 accident, at the age of 60. Slifer was most known for his work at DC Comics and co-creating the character of Lobo, but was also a producer, writer and editor for Sunbow, including the Transformers series. The staff of Seibertron.com offers our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. Lobo - Read More

Interview with vintage Transformers box artwork artist Mark Watts

Interview with vintage Transformers box artwork artist Mark Watts

Posted March 27th, 2015 at 7:56am by Va'al - 21,476 views

A very different take, perhaps, on the Transformers franchise, was brought to the stage and under the spotlight by Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster, in the IDW Publishing Transformers: Legacy book. Showcasing the art that adorned the packaging of the toys from the early Generation 1, 2 and their Japanese counterparts and continuations, the book has been extremely well received in the Transformers fandom (and outside of it), and you can hear the Twincast Podcast talk to one of its authors here, and - Read More

Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015

Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 3:56pm by mooncake623 - 14,762 views

Press released from Pete@Funpub. Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015! PRESS RELEASE March 26, 2015 Frank Welker, legendary voice actor and original voice for MEGATRON, to appear at BotCon 2015 on June 19th and 20th. This will be Mr. Welker’s first ever convention appearance. Fort Worth, TX - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, announced today that Frank Welker, one of the greatest voice actors of our generation, will - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #113 "Signal to Noise" includes interview with James Roberts!

Twincast / Podcast Episode #113 "Signal to Noise" includes interview with James Roberts!

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 2:26pm by ScottyP - 22,825 views

Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast. This episode features your always exceptional, sometimes sober host, ScottyP, the very metal xRotorstormx, dark horse Megatronus, and the ever winsome RodimusConvoy13. Oh, and this pretty popular author you may have heard of stops by: James Roberts! Sit back and enjoy as Va'al and Scotty P cut up, hang out, and wax philosophical with this very special guest. Episode #113 "Signal to Noise" is available directly - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #114 - Brainmasters
Twincast / Podcast #114:
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