BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print

BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 6:00am CDT

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While not an official announcement from BotCon 2015, fans of the IDW Transformers comics, comics art and people who follow the doings of the Transformers community might be interested in the new print by Josh Burcham (colourist and artist for IDW and FunPub), calling back to the Last Stand of the Wreckers! Check out the mirrored image below, thanks to a notification from fellow Seibertronian leokearon, and make sure to pop by Burcham's table at the event to pick one up.

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print

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Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696682)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 10th, 2015 @ 6:49am CDT
I'll pass. Not keen on the goofy cartoon style for what was supposed to be a badass bunch of Autobots. Not my thing at all.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696697)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 10th, 2015 @ 7:55am CDT
Its a homage to the title screen to Japans transformers animated. Hence the cartoonyness.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696711)
Posted by primalxconvoy on June 10th, 2015 @ 8:53am CDT
I am not really interested if it's a homage to the Japanese Animated cartoon; I still don't like it. It's like doing a picture of Grimlock, as a homage to Barnie the Dinosaur, and wondering why noone bought an expensive print of it.

The fail is strong in this print.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696719)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2015 @ 9:17am CDT
Va'al wrote:
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Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696723)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 10th, 2015 @ 9:23am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I am not really interested if it's a homage to the Japanese Animated cartoon; I still don't like it. It's like doing a picture of Grimlock, as a homage to Barnie the Dinosaur, and wondering why noone bought an expensive print of it.

The fail is strong in this print.


Also, have you seen the art in the comic itself? Kinda cartoony. So I think it's appropriate. It's ok for you to not like it. But I certainly don't have a problem with it and wouldn't call it a failure.

And BW Megatron is the Barney homage. Not Grimlock ;)
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696737)
Posted by Jack Hallows on June 10th, 2015 @ 10:23am CDT
i actually think its pretty cool. even with the campy cartoon style, the Wreckers still look tough as nails. the print captures their personalities well, like how Rotorstorm is all up front with his demeanor, just like his fighting style, and Fisitron's jumpin in the air like a fanboy haha. i'd cop. but just because i'm a huge fan of the Wreckers. :WRECKERS:
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696769)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 10th, 2015 @ 11:43am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Its a homage to the title screen to Japans transformers animated. Hence the cartoonyness.


Well that makes sense. I detest Animated's 'style'.

I dunno, drawn like this it doesn't look like they're capable of actually wrecking anything. Poor neutered wreckers. I miss the days where everything didn't get cutesified all to hell. Seen shelves full of those crappy Funko pop figures that have barely left any franchise alone...
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696776)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 10th, 2015 @ 12:26pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Its a homage to the title screen to Japans transformers animated. Hence the cartoonyness.


Well that makes sense. I detest Animated's 'style'.

I dunno, drawn like this it doesn't look like they're capable of actually wrecking anything. Poor neutered wreckers. I miss the days where everything didn't get cutesified all to hell. Seen shelves full of those crappy Funko pop figures that have barely left any franchise alone...


While I agree, it's because people buy them. Like in droves. If they weren't so successful they wouldn't make them. If you have a problem, blame the insipid obsessive fans, not the companies.

Personal rant: I think the availability of geek culture is actually gonna kill it. I mean now this stuff is everywhere and starting to get obnoxious. I know people love content but as an older fan, remember when you'd seen something Star Wars and it was special? And that was a franchise that started the marketing machine. But now, it's over saturation. /end rant.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696784)
Posted by Jack Hallows on June 10th, 2015 @ 12:53pm CDT
i can relate to the feelings of annoyance at how everything is becomin my little ponyish. i mean damn. Tranformers are basically a race of beings whose underlying purpose is to slaughter one another over energy to power themselves and their planet, which was drained of said energy due to stated slaughter of one another... and now they're all qt-fied while doin it. haha..

anyway, this is the Wreckers print i'd like to purchase. lifted from the deviantart page of the same artist as the above print.

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ugh.. so freakin badass :WRECKERS:
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696791)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 10th, 2015 @ 1:06pm CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:i can relate to the feelings of annoyance at how everything is becomin my little ponyish. i mean damn. Tranformers are basically a race of beings whose underlying purpose is to slaughter one another over energy to power themselves and their planet, which was drained of said energy due to stated slaughter of one another... and now they're all qt-fied while doin it. haha..

anyway, this is the Wreckers print i'd like to purchase. lifted from the deviantart page of the same artist as the above print.

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ugh.. so freakin badass :WRECKERS:


Yeah, but I should say that I don't think the print that we were talking about was actually cute. It reminds me of the art style in the picture you submitted. Very Roche.

However, yeah, i think too much cute can derail the Point of the story.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696894)
Posted by BlueBefore on June 10th, 2015 @ 4:51pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:I am not really interested if it's a homage to the Japanese Animated cartoon; I still don't like it. It's like doing a picture of Grimlock, as a homage to Barnie the Dinosaur, and wondering why noone bought an expensive print of it.

The fail is strong in this print.


Also, have you seen the art in the comic itself? Kinda cartoony. So I think it's appropriate. It's ok for you to not like it. But I certainly don't have a problem with it and wouldn't call it a failure.

And BW Megatron is the Barney homage. Not Grimlock ;)
To be fair Grimlock personality wise is probably a better fit for Barney. I don't think he was talking about Grimlock himself being an homage that would be impossible due to Grimlock's age. Though I am pretty sure Grimlock was Godzilla inspired. Given BWM's age it's possible that the makers of the show were having a little fun though it's probably a coincidence
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1696916)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 10th, 2015 @ 5:28pm CDT
BlueBefore wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:I am not really interested if it's a homage to the Japanese Animated cartoon; I still don't like it. It's like doing a picture of Grimlock, as a homage to Barnie the Dinosaur, and wondering why noone bought an expensive print of it.

The fail is strong in this print.


Also, have you seen the art in the comic itself? Kinda cartoony. So I think it's appropriate. It's ok for you to not like it. But I certainly don't have a problem with it and wouldn't call it a failure.

And BW Megatron is the Barney homage. Not Grimlock ;)
To be fair Grimlock personality wise is probably a better fit for Barney. I don't think he was talking about Grimlock himself being an homage that would be impossible due to Grimlock's age. Though I am pretty sure Grimlock was Godzilla inspired. Given BWM's age it's possible that the makers of the show were having a little fun though it's probably a coincidence


I was joking cause they are both purple.

Also: Grimlock based on Godzilla? He looks pretty much like every drawing of a trex in the 80s. Now trypticon as Godzilla, yes.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697034)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2015 @ 10:14pm CDT
I think some of you might be a bit confused about what in particular about this artwork is meant to be homaging the Japanese Animated intro. It's not the art style that's an Animated homage, but the layout of the picture. The way everyone's all lined up in heroic yet fun-loving poses standing atop the slanted text while set against a background of a partially-visible planet in space. THAT's the Animated homage.

The art style itself, however, is just Josh Burcham's own personal art style that he uses in his works, like these:

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All of these are in the same art style as the Wrecker art, and is far from resembling the traditional look of Transformers Animated.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697060)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 10th, 2015 @ 10:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I think some of you might be a bit confused about what in particular about this artwork is meant to be homaging the Japanese Animated intro. It's not the art style that's an Animated homage, but the layout of the picture. The way everyone's all lined up in heroic yet fun-loving poses standing atop the slanted text while set against a background of a partially-visible planet in space. THAT's the Animated homage.

The art style itself, however, is just Josh Burcham's own personal art style that he uses in his works, like these:

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All of these are in the same art style as the Wrecker art, and is far from resembling the traditional look of Transformers Animated.


Sigh. Thank you saberblade, you have once again set us all straight.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697156)
Posted by Jack Hallows on June 11th, 2015 @ 8:21am CDT
i'd do just about anything to see these guys:
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take on these guys:
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i shudder at the thought.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697189)
Posted by ScottyP on June 11th, 2015 @ 9:21am CDT
I want Burcham to pencil more comics. Loved the 2013 Machine Wars Botcon comic.
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697275)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2015 @ 12:41pm CDT
After yesterday's Josh Burcham Wrecker print, fellow Seibertronian podcaster xRotorstormx notifies us of another IDW artist Transformers print to make its debut at BotCon 2015's Artist Alley - Matt Frank, regular artist on Godzilla, and who worked on the acclaimed Spotlight: Trailcutter, offers fans an amazingly kaiju-esque Deathsaurus, with colours by Transformers regular colormancer Josh Perez. Check it out mirrored below!

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Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697280)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2015 @ 12:54pm CDT
Another couple of print additions to the BotCon 2015 Artist Alley comes from the dream(y) team of IDW regular cover artist Casey Coller and colourist/writer John-Paul Bove, featuring both a newcomer and a mainstay of the Transformers cast. Check out the mirrored images below of the two prints they will have available at the event, featuring Blurr (in honour of guest John Moschitta Jr, voice actor for the character) and savant Camien Nautica from MTMTE!

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Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697293)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2015 @ 1:28pm CDT
YES! Matt Frank gets Deszaras! He wasn't a dragon in Victory, but a kaiju. A bird-based kaiju! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: BotCon 2015 Artist Alley - Wreck and Rule Josh Burcham Print (1697312)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 11th, 2015 @ 2:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:YES! Matt Frank gets Deszaras! He wasn't a dragon in Victory, but a kaiju. A bird-based kaiju! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


Flamefeather WISHES he could look this rad.

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