James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon

James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon

Monday, November 27th, 2017 10:02pm CST

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IDW posted on Twitter that the incentive cover for Optimus Prime 14 will be from James Raiz, in an attempt to make the most detailed drawing of Trypticon ever. James Raiz has done a series of videos on his youtube channel, the box office artist, featuring his process in doing the most detailed drawings of Transformers characters. However, all those were not solicited by official channels. But his hard work paid off and his drawing of Trypticon is comissioned by IDW to be the 10 copy retailer incentive cover. Raiz also most recently did the interior pages for the Unicron reveal in First Strike #6, so it is great to see this amazing artist get his due with some really cool paid work.

The actual tweet from IDW reads as follows:

IDW wrote:@boxofficeartist presents The Most Detailed Drawing Ever of Transformers Trypticon! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible skill that went into creating this astounding cover for Optimus Prime #14.


Transformers News: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon

The tweet had a link to the video below which shows his process for drawing the Trypticon cover. We also included an other example of what his youtube channel can offer, which includes courses on drawing Transformers like Grimlock.

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As for the claim that this is the most detailed Trypticon drawing out there, Studio Ox may want a word in (if this below is considered a drawing).

Transformers News: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon

Credit(s): IDW


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Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923919)
Posted by Randomhero on November 27th, 2017 @ 10:06pm CST
Now I love James Raiz art. He doesn’t get enough work but it just looks like an old Dreamwave cover or art piece with all those panels and looks like he’s got leprosy.

Detail is great until you start looking at something and get confused because there’s too much detail and have a hard time deciphering stuff
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923920)
Posted by steve2275 on November 27th, 2017 @ 10:08pm CST
holy primus
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923936)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on November 28th, 2017 @ 5:27am CST
He looks like he's made out of rock.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923940)
Posted by dragons on November 28th, 2017 @ 7:13am CST
I like his art as well wasn’t able buy one of his prints to big to put anywhere but trypticon stands out cover he doesn’t blend in with background he looks paste in
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923942)
Posted by bluecatcinema on November 28th, 2017 @ 7:44am CST
Now that is impressive. One of the best covers I've ever seen.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923943)
Posted by ScottyP on November 28th, 2017 @ 8:07am CST
I really dig how Full Tilt is also huge, like a Titan on a bigger Titan!
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1923974)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on November 28th, 2017 @ 12:34pm CST
Honestly not a fan of that cover.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1924140)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 29th, 2017 @ 12:39pm CST
There was definitely a lot going on in the last issue, so holy cows lots to process.

I'm wondering what Prowl has been up to, seeing as how he was last chilling in base Maximus on Luna-1. He found Wheelie and Garnak (yay for bringing them back finally!) and he found Stardrive. And what looks like a vamparc ribbon from the Sentinel Prime days. Man, guy sure is busy.

Also, really interested to see where the Dinobots go. And what kind of an effect Slug will have the story. And Bludgeon is what, a servant of Onyx, Liege, Unicron? who is his master?
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925710)
Posted by Bounti76 on December 8th, 2017 @ 2:31am CST
Well it looks like Christmas will be coming a little early for fans of IDW's Optimus Prime ongoing comic. Coming to us from iTunes, we have a three page preview of issue #14, which is due just a few days before Christmas, on December 20th! Picking up right where issue #13 left off, we get right into it with Prowl leading a team consisting of Wheelie, Garnak, Stardrive(!) and a HUGE gun, on a mission to save the Throttlebots (who'd been MIA for the better part of a decade, since Spotlight: Metroplex, waaaaaaaay back in 2008) from a horde of beast-mode Transformers.The other plot thread running through the issue is Optimus' team fighting the Dinobots over a cache of sparks that Trypticon is bringing to life. Read on below!

On Cybertron, Optimus Prime battles the Dinobots over the first new Cybertronian life to emerge in four million years! But does he stand a chance when the Dinobots' newest member is two miles tall and eats cities?


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So what do you think? Are you planning on picking this issue up when it comes out in a few weeks? Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for a full preview in a week or two, then come back to the Energon Pub Forums to discuss this issue when it's released.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925712)
Posted by Sunstar on December 8th, 2017 @ 2:55am CST
Holy slag, that poor thing is part dire wraith.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925716)
Posted by Bounti76 on December 8th, 2017 @ 3:50am CST
Sunstar wrote:Holy slag, that poor thing is part dire wraith.


I had hoped that wouldn't be the case with her, but hopefully it's like that G.I. Joe character (Doc?) who's half Wraith and one of the good guys. Seems like Stardrive doesn't let any Wraith part of her take over.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925720)
Posted by Sabrewing on December 8th, 2017 @ 4:54am CST
Hmmm. There was a Dire Wraith in a MTMTE issue of Revolution who seemed pretty nice.
I am guessing they're not innately evil any more than humans or Cybertronians.

Maybe it's a Venom type deal: it matters who the host is, and Stardrive is very strong-willed.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925723)
Posted by Sabrewing on December 8th, 2017 @ 5:01am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Up and to the right behind Hydra - is that Drancron?
Update: yep, it's Drancron: https://twitter.com/LivioRamondelli/sta ... 5655490562

Jumping waaaaay ahead here, but if they manage to use beasts as Unicronian heralds like in BW II and Armada that will be awesome

But what if they are the coming of Onyx instead? We know he's coming next year!


>The Primes return
>Everybody is shaking in their actuators
>Turns out they have returned to prepare Cybertron for something even worse
"The tribes must unite!"
"There aren't really tribes anymore."
"If you say 'unite' do you mean 'combine'?
"This is an outrage! We have fought to rid ourselves of oppressors for millions of years!"
"Wait, what does this mean? Were these guys created by the Guiding Hand?"
"What would Primus do?"
"Is Optimus one of these Primes?"
"Scrap that - is Megatron?"
"You are being deceived!"


Also... still rooting for this to be true.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925729)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on December 8th, 2017 @ 6:25am CST
It doesn't surprise me that Stardrive is now part Dire Wraith based on the conclusion of Shining Armor. I just hope she's able to control that side of her.

I'm wondering why Prowl is missing an eye again. Maybe he had to fight someone for the Vamparc Ribbon? Maybe it's just artistic license or a straight-up goof.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925738)
Posted by snavej on December 8th, 2017 @ 8:03am CST
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:It doesn't surprise me that Stardrive is now part Dire Wraith based on the conclusion of Shining Armor. I just hope she's able to control that side of her.

I'm wondering why Prowl is missing an eye again. Maybe he had to fight someone for the Vamparc Ribbon? Maybe it's just artistic license or a straight-up goof.


Why can't Prowl get his eye replaced or fixed? He's supposed to be incredibly capable and resourceful.
Come to think of it, why doesn't Elita-1 get her right-side antenna replaced? Is that deliberate, leaving the damage unfixed for many years? This might have been explained but I forgot.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925750)
Posted by Sunstar on December 8th, 2017 @ 9:25am CST
It was a tiny bit. I assume too small to do more than give her an extra ability?
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925778)
Posted by Randomhero on December 8th, 2017 @ 11:43am CST
snavej wrote:
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:It doesn't surprise me that Stardrive is now part Dire Wraith based on the conclusion of Shining Armor. I just hope she's able to control that side of her.

I'm wondering why Prowl is missing an eye again. Maybe he had to fight someone for the Vamparc Ribbon? Maybe it's just artistic license or a straight-up goof.


Why can't Prowl get his eye replaced or fixed? He's supposed to be incredibly capable and resourceful.
Come to think of it, why doesn't Elita-1 get her right-side antenna replaced? Is that deliberate, leaving the damage unfixed for many years? This might have been explained but I forgot.



Well look at garnak. He’s got an eye patch now he didn’t during dark Cybertron. In fact all his wounds were healed From syndromica. The in-universe excuse is he has a healing factor, barber said that to fix the continuity goof. Real reason is Dark a Cybertron was drawn a year before release and the artists didn’t know he was injured. Same thing here. Livio is just following the last time he drew the characters. Prowls missing eye from the one panel he drew him in titans return even though it was repaired at the end of Sins of the wreckers only for Priscilla to follow and give him his missing eye only for her to have it repaired at the end of Titans Return and now it’s back to being gone again.

Tfwiki just put that maybe he’s missing it as a reminder of his betrayal he feels from a Prime.

Real reason: livio doesn’t bother to read previous book to follow continuity unity or it’s just in the script that it’s gone again.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925809)
Posted by ScottyP on December 8th, 2017 @ 12:56pm CST
Sabrewing wrote:Hmmm. There was a Dire Wraith in a MTMTE issue of Revolution who seemed pretty nice.
I am guessing they're not innately evil any more than humans or Cybertronians.

Maybe it's a Venom type deal: it matters who the host is, and Stardrive is very strong-willed.
Ryall's confirmed this. Wraiths like Doc and CONS4EVA were just a first glimpse into the fact that not all Dire Wraiths use magic for spooky evilness or whatever.

That said, Dire Wraiths are not interesting villains. I'm disappointed in this direction for Stardrive, but open to changing my mind about it. Not a good start though.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925844)
Posted by Randomhero on December 8th, 2017 @ 3:16pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrewing wrote:Hmmm. There was a Dire Wraith in a MTMTE issue of Revolution who seemed pretty nice.
I am guessing they're not innately evil any more than humans or Cybertronians.

Maybe it's a Venom type deal: it matters who the host is, and Stardrive is very strong-willed.
Ryall's confirmed this. Wraiths like Doc and CONS4EVA were just a first glimpse into the fact that not all Dire Wraiths use magic for spooky evilness or whatever.

That said, Dire Wraiths are not interesting villains. I'm disappointed in this direction for Stardrive, but open to changing my mind about it. Not a good start though.



Yeah they’re just Skrulls. A dime a dozen. You can make them as threatening as you want but they’re not really that interesting. IDW is trying to make them the worst enemy in the universe but cybertronians have already filled that roll for the past 12 years of IDW. Nothing wrong with that it’s a good idea and works.
Re: James Raiz Incentive Cover for IDW Optimus Prime 14 to Feature Most Detailed Drawing of Trypticon (1925950)
Posted by WarMachine72 on December 9th, 2017 @ 10:54am CST
Stardrive's alt mode looks interesting in this illustration. I can see Hasbto/Takara retooling the Titans Return Misfire mold into this character. That could be an interesting possibility. :-? :BOT:

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