Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup.

Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup.

Thursday, April 26th, 2007 5:47am CDT

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Transformers IDW comic book artist, Nick Roche, recently sat down with interviewer, Chris Ryall, from IDWeek to discuss his popular Transformers: Spotlight Kup. Nick describes the character selection process along with his grim storyboard ideas. Nick also explains his unique rendering style for the book, which added to Kup's character and overall theme.

Chris Ryall had this to stay:
Roche had an idea for the character, who was last used to any degree of prominence in the ‘80s Transformers animated movie. His proposal was sound, and we agreed to let him take a shot at “auteur” status on this one. The story is not only grimmer than many Transformers titles, but it also features a unique art style that reflects Kup’s damaged state of mind (and you Outback fans might want to approach this story with a wary eye, too). It’s probably the closest we’ve come to offering a “Transformers zombies” tale.

Check out the entire interview here at Newsarama.com.


Transformers Spotlight: Kup is now on shelves. Get your copy today.

And make sure to check out Kup’s MySpace.

Credit(s): IDWeek, Newsarama.com


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Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99201)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:10am CDT
It was a good issue.
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99245)
Posted by Kayevcee on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:40am CDT
I'll most likely be picking this up tomorrow. I can hardly wait.

-Nick
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99249)
Posted by Blozor on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:45am CDT
The scene where they introduced the --ah, reinforcement-- was heartwarming. This wasn't just an exciting Transformers tale, it had a lot of character and heart, and not because Kup is one of my favorite Transformers.

The Grimlock and Prowl idea is intriguing for a humor story, and Roche's art style would complement the comedic feel of the characters involved. If they were cadets, it could feature Kup as their instructor.
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99253)
Posted by osiricon on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:49am CDT
I picked it yesterday,and I bought the last one! I didn't expect that they would sell out in one day.
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99257)
Posted by Leonardo on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:51am CDT
I'm looking forward to picking this up tomorrow!
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99339)
Posted by Hairball178 on April 26th, 2007 @ 9:09am CDT
I freaking LOVED this book!
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99449)
Posted by Calvatron on April 26th, 2007 @ 10:58am CDT
Arrgh! why does the comic store have to be so far away. I won't be able to get this one till Escalation 6 comes out next week.
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (99580)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 26th, 2007 @ 1:15pm CDT
I really liked the book, and started a thread in the comics forum about it, if you want to chime in, in more detail (spoiler style), about the comic.

I found it really different, and surprising...
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (100048)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:10pm CDT
Kup the character: AWESOME

Kup the toy: ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (100498)
Posted by Leonardo on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:23am CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Kup the character: AWESOME

Kup the toy: ????????????????????????????????????????????????????


What's wrong with Kup's toy?
Re: Nick Roche Interview - Our Fascination for Kup. (101204)
Posted by Hairball178 on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:18pm CDT
Veryveryveryvery skinny head.

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