Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today

Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 9:43pm CDT

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Seibertron.com member Supreme Convoy has tipped us to a new article in USA Today that interviews Andy Schmidt, editor and author of the upcoming IDW Publishing release Transformers Continuum.

The interview covers the basic groudwork of the newest IDW story arc, while treating us to some artwork of artist and fan favorite Don Figueroa.

Check it out by clicking the link below and then tell us what you think by clicking Discuss this topic above.

IDW editor Andy Schmidt is in USA Today and spotlights the upcoming ongoing comic book.

Credit(s): Supreme Convoy


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Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997248)
Posted by justynnbailey on September 15th, 2009 @ 10:39pm CDT
I hate to say this...while I am really excited for the story, Im even less enthused about the art than I was before....
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997270)
Posted by Convotron on September 15th, 2009 @ 11:15pm CDT
I really like Don's take on a mix of G1, Movie, and his own thing for the designs for the most part. I just am not a fan of how he is drawing the faces. Does anyone know if he has drawn a Fembot using the new style? If so...do they look like Joan Rivers?
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997300)
Posted by Onyx Primal on September 15th, 2009 @ 11:53pm CDT
Gundamus Prime? i like the artwork myself. ill probably just wait for the graphic novels to be released.
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997463)
Posted by Solrac333 on September 16th, 2009 @ 9:40am CDT
Prime looks really cool.
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997475)
Posted by rpetras on September 16th, 2009 @ 10:08am CDT
I'm hoping this style gets translated into an animated series, in the vein of GI Joe Resolute.
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997484)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 16th, 2009 @ 10:31am CDT
I haven't even seen the more recent TF comics (just bought Max Dinos), and I gotta say I am not liking this artwork at all. It's a shame, I was really digging the detailed G1 style from E.J. Su, and the classics-inspired looks later on.
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997500)
Posted by SentinelA on September 16th, 2009 @ 10:54am CDT
I think somebody's been looking at Classics Optimus Prime
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997620)
Posted by Terrabolt on September 16th, 2009 @ 1:40pm CDT
The picture of Optimus Prime kind of has a gundam look to it.
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997650)
Posted by Convotron on September 16th, 2009 @ 2:21pm CDT
SentinelA wrote:I think somebody's been looking at Classics Optimus Prime


If you're referring to Don Figueroa's Optimus Prime art in the article then, yes, he has been looking at Classics Optimus Prime. He co-designed the toy, afterall.

TFWiki wrote:Toys Don is known to have had a hand in designing...

Optimus Prime - Voyager class (with Takio Ejima and Alex Kubalsky the latter of whom designed the transforming smokestack gun, which was not a part of Don's design)
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (997666)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on September 16th, 2009 @ 2:51pm CDT
I'm totally digging this art style. These are ROBOTS. There's heavy "manga" influence here, there's G1 faithfulness, I even detect a hint of TransTech... There's some serious intuition and depth of thought in these designs going on.

Does anyone remember Don's Macromasters? I am overjoyed to see how Don's artwork has evolved over the years. I'm so happy for him and proud that his love for this has actually gotten him into the Industry(much like our own Seibertron). People can sit here and Hate all day, and simply have no appreciation for the amount of WORK that goes into putting out something like this for us to enjoy. If everything looked the same all the time, I'm sure everyone would complain about that too.

Let's just be glad that they still try to please us fans even though all we do is complain, complain, complain. Let's be glad that Transformers is significant enough to get featured in USA Today. Let's also be glad that we're getting a new ONGOING series. I, for one, can't wait to see what the Decepticons look like in this art style.

B-)
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (998182)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on September 17th, 2009 @ 11:36am CDT
Ultra Magnus wrote:Does anyone remember Don's Macromasters? I am overjoyed to see how Don's artwork has evolved over the years. I'm so happy for him and proud that his love for this has actually gotten him into the Industry(much like our own Seibertron). People can sit here and Hate all day, and simply have no appreciation for the amount of WORK that goes into putting out something like this for us to enjoy. If everything looked the same all the time, I'm sure everyone would complain about that too.


:BOT: Yep, I'm a huge fan of Don's work and have enjoyed the evolution of his style. Now he's drawing them as if they were real. That's similar to the movie design approach but I suppose robots wouldn't have faces found in G1. :CON:
Re: Andy Schmidt talks new IDW Transformers Continuum with USA Today (998220)
Posted by Convotron on September 17th, 2009 @ 12:07pm CDT
Ultra Magnus wrote:People can sit here and Hate all day, and simply have no appreciation for the amount of WORK that goes into putting out something like this for us to enjoy.


I wouldn't confuse different tastes and criticism for hating or even further implicating that dislike for style involves lacking appreciation for work and effort.

Unconditional praise is no better than uncritical hating.

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