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Hidetsugu Yoshioka Interview Part 2

Transformers News: Hidetsugu Yoshioka  Interview Part 2

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 1:24PM CDT

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e-Hobby has posted part two of their interview with long time Transformers illustrator Hidetsugu Yoshioka. Click here read the full interview.

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From Twitter: Are there any stories or scenes from the Marvel comics that you’re fond of?

Yoshioka: Rather than any specific scenes, I liked how they’d lump guys like Bludgeon, Octopunch, and Stranglehold together, and make you wonder what they could possibly have in common. (Laughter)


From Facebook: “Would you ever consider working on Transformers comics for the Western market, such as titles published by IDW? I know we’d love to see your work published on our shores!”
…As you can see from this question, you do have a lot of global fans. When we announced this interview, we got a lot of people in foreign countries saying “I really want to ask Yoshioka-sensei a question!” or “I’m dying to get one of his illustrations!”

Yoshioka: Oh, I’d be honored. I don’t know how we’d communicate, though. (Laughter)
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Re: Hidetsugu Yoshioka Interview Part 2 (1410626)
Posted by El Duque on August 17th, 2012 @ 9:20am CDT
e-Hobby has posted the third and final portion of their interview with long time Transformers illustrator Hidetsugu Yoshioka. The full interview can be read by clicking here.

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Was there something behind the story of Megatron’s friend falling to the humans?

Yoshioka: Nothing in particular. Just an ally who’d been killed.

So, pretty much a “hi then die” character, as we often saw in the comics.

Yoshioka: Yeah, that’s about it. Even if we had made one of the preexisting Decepticons die there, I doubt anyone would have felt too sad about it…

Really? I feel like that could have been very sad. Imagine if Ravage had died, or something.

Yoshioka: To me, that’s just the sort of characters the Decepticons are. They’re a band of thugs and scoundrels. (Laughter) In that sense, they’re the more human of the factions.

In comparison, Optimus Prime is almost too perfect. He’s kind of superior to humans.

Yoshioka: I didn’t really feel that way about him, personally. I view Optimus as a philanthropist. But people have different images of the character, and end up holding different opinions on him. When I’m drawing for fun, I never draw Optimus. It was the same way when I was doing the art for “Beast Wars” in TV Magazine. On my own, I’d only be drawing Dinobot. (Laughter)

Was there a reason you took a liking to Dinobot?

Yoshioka: He’s easy to draw. (Laughter) Easy to depict in poses and action scenes.
Re: Hidetsugu Yoshioka Interview Part 2 (1410635)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 17th, 2012 @ 9:48am CDT
Someone WILL help us by translating this, I hope! :???:
Re: Hidetsugu Yoshioka Interview Part 2 (1410638)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 17th, 2012 @ 9:57am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Someone WILL help us by translating this, I hope! :???:
Thanks to Hydra - English version.