Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project

Transformers News: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project

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Something different, and not entirely Transformers related, but rather an homage to an earlier era of the Transformers comics to start the week. Cartoonist R. Sikoryak has been working for a long while on a webcomic illustrating the Apple iTunes Terms and Conditions, a project that will now be released in colour by Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly.

Where's the relevance, you might ask? One of the pages, the one about Third Party Materials and Objectionable Materials, is made to resemble the work on the Marvel Transformers comics by none other than Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman! You can check out more info on the book, and the page in question, below.

Master satirist tackles the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads

For his newest project, R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beatle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.

Adapting the legalese of the iTunes Terms and Conditions into another medium seems like an unfathomable undertaking, yet Sikoryak creates a surprisingly readable document, far different from its original, purely textual incarnation and thus proving the accessibility and flexibility of comics. When Sikoryak parodies Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant peasant comics with Steve Jobs discussing objectionable material or Homer Simpson as Steve Jobs warning of the penalties of copyright infringement, Terms and Conditions serves as a surreal record of our modern digital age where technology competes with enduringly ironclad mediums.


Transformers News: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homage in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project

Transformers News: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homage in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project
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Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1857598)
Posted by Kurona on February 7th, 2017 @ 6:45am CST
This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919641)
Posted by Va'al on November 3rd, 2017 @ 4:55am CDT
We return to comics artist Robert Sikoryak, whose Transformers-related work we first saw here, for his next project - of a more political bend than the previous Terms and Conditions adaptation, to say the least: The Unquotable Trump. With throwbacks to 90s comics such as Godzilla, 300, Black Widow and Transformers: Generation 2, among many others, Sikoryak has used quotes from the current president of the US on drawings that portray him as a (mostly villainous) character in those books - giving us the likes of Trumpzilla, Trump SuspenStories, The Unquotable Trump, and Trumpsformers: Generalization 1! Take a look below at the Jhiaxus portrayal and an explanation of the process, and find out more here.





[quote]After the November 2016 election, Robert Sikoryak felt an urge he couldn’t resist. Referring to the victory of Donald Trump, the award-winning cartoonist says “I really just wanted to put something out in the world that just said, ‘I object.’” That work is The Unquotable Trump, a collection that uses some of the president’s most infamous utterances on classic comic book covers.

[..]

When I began the project, I only wanted to focus on what he said that was objectionable while he was running for president. So after I made that mini and was expanding into the book, I was trying to touch on other topics that he covered, other opinions that he expressed that ran the gamut of what someone running for president might say. I’m really kind of fascinated by 90's “mainstream” comics, the density of the drawing, the attitude, and all of the radicalness of them and I thought this quote was a good summation of his military policy. Saying he was the most militaristic person in the room, he always has to be the best one, or the “most” one.

And this Transformers character [Commander Jhiaxus], he’s actually a character who’s outside the Decepticons and the Autobots. He’s from a third group, a different faction that’s completely untrustworthy. I was like “Yeah, that sounds like [Trump]!” I was really happy I chose that character because i didn’t want to put him in the place of one of the Autobots. I really wanted him to be either the villain or the loose cannon. Most of the covers work that way. There’s probably a few I’ve misconstrued, but I hope that if you had the original context, you’d be like, “Oh, I get it” with regard to his relationship to the characters.[/quote]
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919644)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 3rd, 2017 @ 5:20am CDT
Trump as Jhiaxus? That's actually not a bad analogy. But then who is the Liege Maximo? Also, it would have been even better if he replaced Megatron with Obama or Hillary. :lol: It would have been accurate, anyway.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919647)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on November 3rd, 2017 @ 6:52am CDT
I think that Trump was clearly in mind with IDW's most recent take on Sentinel Prime: he's a giant orange guy who looses his head, wants to make Cybertron "great again" by getting rid of the colonists &
Decepticons (immigrants), and was generally seen by most as a douche.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919648)
Posted by Caelus on November 3rd, 2017 @ 6:55am CDT
That just looks like he photshopped the old comic. Not really what I'd consider an homage.

Plus the quote he chose would be so much better coming from G1 Starscream.

Edit: Although it sort of makes sense if the G1 Decepticons are supposed to be the GOP and the G2 Decepticons are the Alt Right.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919649)
Posted by No One on November 3rd, 2017 @ 7:07am CDT
Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919650)
Posted by Moonshot on November 3rd, 2017 @ 7:23am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.


Yeah I know. I am expecting a mod to post in here to knock off all the political stuff any second. Oh wait, lol.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919652)
Posted by primalxconvoy on November 3rd, 2017 @ 8:05am CDT


Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919653)
Posted by Microraptor on November 3rd, 2017 @ 8:13am CDT
Consider me amused! At least it's not another #4 homage.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919656)
Posted by Super Megatron on November 3rd, 2017 @ 8:53am CDT
Trump is Optimus Prime and they should had colored him in red, white, and blue instead.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919657)
Posted by Super Megatron on November 3rd, 2017 @ 8:54am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.


I know, right? Trump is NOT Jhiaxus - he's more Optimus Prime, if anything.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919658)
Posted by Skritz on November 3rd, 2017 @ 8:58am CDT
Edit: Screw this, I'm editing out my post.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919659)
Posted by gothsaurus on November 3rd, 2017 @ 9:02am CDT
Glad to see this posted. It's still transformers news in spite of the divisive topic. I thought it was really well done. Like him or not, his phrasing does sound like 1980s comic book dialogue written on a pre-teen reading level.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919664)
Posted by joevill on November 3rd, 2017 @ 9:47am CDT
this is awesome! :michaelbay:
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919666)
Posted by Seibertron on November 3rd, 2017 @ 10:02am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.


I know, right? Trump is NOT Jhiaxus - he's more Optimus Prime, if anything.


You're joking, right? I don't recall Optimus Prime ever saying anything about grabbing women by the pussy, or Trump's relentless bullying of people, calling others losers, "liddle", or worse yet ... calling our fellow Americans "sons of bitches", supports racist views, and the never ending amazing list of horrible things that man has said or done.

Please don't diminish the good image of Optimus Prime by comparing him to that disgraceful man who is soiling the legacy of the Presidency. Trump is an extreme embarrassment to all of us Americans and our country. Hopefully we don't get nuked because of his inability to keep his mouth shut.

In case you need a reminder, here are a few more outrageous and idiotic things Trump has said:
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919671)
Posted by Randomhero on November 3rd, 2017 @ 10:34am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Super Megatron wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.


I know, right? Trump is NOT Jhiaxus - he's more Optimus Prime, if anything.


You're joking, right? I don't recall Optimus Prime ever saying anything about grabbing women by the pussy, or Trump's relentless bullying of people, calling others losers, "liddle", or worse yet ... calling our fellow Americans "sons of bitches", supports racist views, and the never ending amazing list of horrible things that man has said or done.

Please don't diminish the good image of Optimus Prime by comparing him to that disgraceful man who is soiling the legacy of the Presidency. Trump is an extreme embarrassment to all of us Americans and our country. Hopefully we don't get nuked because of his inability to keep his mouth shut.

In case you need a reminder, here are a few more outrageous and idiotic things Trump has said:



I seem to remember that episode in the 80s where Optimus was in a quintesson court with sexual allegations from Elita-1
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919676)
Posted by n10zguy on November 3rd, 2017 @ 10:39am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:Trump is Optimus Prime and they should had colored him in red, white, and blue instead.



I must have missed the issue where Prime became nothing more than an Alpha whiny little douche who is ineffective and blames everyone else for his own shortcomings.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919691)
Posted by Randomhero on November 3rd, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
n10zguy wrote:
Super Megatron wrote:Trump is Optimus Prime and they should had colored him in red, white, and blue instead.



I must have missed the issue where Prime became nothing more than an Alpha whiny little douche who is ineffective and blames everyone else for his own shortcomings.



It was the same issue he built a wall to keep junkions out
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919693)
Posted by ricemazter on November 3rd, 2017 @ 12:27pm CDT
Super Megatron wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.


I know, right? Trump is NOT Jhiaxus - he's more Optimus Prime, if anything.



Ugh, just...just no, dude. I'm sure other people will explain why, but just no.
Re: Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman's Transformers Homaged in New R. Sikoryak Comics Project (1919696)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 3rd, 2017 @ 1:00pm CDT
Moonshot wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Thank you R. Sikoryak for making Transformers look like an IDIOTIC comic. Thank you Seibertron even more for sinking so low as to post about it.


Yeah I know. I am expecting a mod to post in here to knock off all the political stuff any second. Oh wait, lol.
There wasn't a need for mod intervention. Calm discussion is welcomed and encouraged, regardless of topic. Just make sure it doesn't degenerate into a flame war. Everyone has his/her own opinion, respect that individual's right to express it.

Personally, I'm not offended by Trump and the stuff he says, but I do understand why some people are. I wish he was a little more thoughtful considering the position he's in, but I'll take a loudmouth over a conniving manipulator like Hillary or Obama any day.

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