TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason"

TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason"

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 8:49am CST

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:


It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted.
These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love.
No one has been paid for the production of these stories.


Today we present "Reason", written by Josh van Reyk (aka Richter), Art by Shaun Knowler (aka White Rabbit), with colors by Kris Carter (aka Drivaaar) and edits by Mary Canada (aka DoubleTake) and JJ Price (aka Ford Deceptifocus).

Credit(s): WhiteRabbit


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Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479202)
Posted by Psychout on November 28th, 2007 @ 9:33am CST
Very cute.
Exceptional work again guys.

I just want that rabbit to chew on 'Combers face...
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479219)
Posted by Jeysie on November 28th, 2007 @ 9:43am CST
Aww! Beachcomber's one of my fave Autobots, and this is both sweet, touching, and thought-provoking. I think it perfectly sums up his attitudes towards the war in general.

And I like the art as well, the way it illustrates all of his points. I have to admit that while realistic art is very cool, I'm more a fan of less-realistic/"cartoony" art, as it has more character to me. (So it always makes me kinda sad when people gripe about the less-realistic art styles. :( )
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479227)
Posted by Richter on November 28th, 2007 @ 9:49am CST
Thanks for th kind words everyone, I'm glad this piece is able to show that there's more to Beachcomber than what we've seen it the cartoon and comics as of late.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479242)
Posted by ephbot on November 28th, 2007 @ 9:57am CST
As much as I like the concept of Transformers: Mosaic, can the stories be less "Emo-formers"? There's definitely a way to expand upon a character's backstory without having to make it sentimental, etc.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479284)
Posted by Jeysie on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:32am CST
Richter wrote:Thanks for the kind words everyone, I'm glad this piece is able to show that there's more to Beachcomber than what we've seen it the cartoon and comics as of late.


If I could, I wanted to comment on one of your comments on the IDW boards (must find time and money to catch up on TF comics so I can post over there one of these days...) and say that I can empathize with finding yourself writing a Mosaic for a character you used to never care about (and then liking them afterwards, in my case).
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479285)
Posted by JesWal on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:33am CST
nice
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479316)
Posted by darth reven on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:52am CST
very very good i really did enjoy that well done
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479381)
Posted by Screambug on November 28th, 2007 @ 11:33am CST
I like it!:)
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479449)
Posted by WhiteRabbit on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:15pm CST
Duke of Luns wrote:Seems like this piece took forever to come out, cause I remember seeing rough pencils of it when I first found out about Mosaic. But anyway...


It's actually been finished since the summer, but there's a sense of timing in play with its release...

really makes me remember that Beachcomer is a reluctant soldier, but also an Autobot through and through.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. :) That's exactly what we were out to get across with this.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479473)
Posted by WhiteRabbit on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:23pm CST
ephbot wrote:As much as I like the concept of Transformers: Mosaic, can the stories be less "Emo-formers"? There's definitely a way to expand upon a character's backstory without having to make it sentimental, etc.

These characters are fighting an endless war. Whatever their reasons for doing so, a LOT of them are going to develop a lot of sad memories and anguish, and that makes up a great deal of their character. It's called being alive.

That being said, there are some pieces in the mix that have some action, comedy and intrigue. The rest of the "being alive" deal. ;)
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479565)
Posted by SoundMaster1 on November 28th, 2007 @ 1:25pm CST
nice.shockwave rokem sockem roboted him...
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479677)
Posted by Blozor on November 28th, 2007 @ 2:25pm CST
WhiteRabbit wrote:
ephbot wrote:As much as I like the concept of Transformers: Mosaic, can the stories be less "Emo-formers"? There's definitely a way to expand upon a character's backstory without having to make it sentimental, etc.

These characters are fighting an endless war. Whatever their reasons for doing so, a LOT of them are going to develop a lot of sad memories and anguish, and that makes up a great deal of their character. It's called being alive.

That being said, there are some pieces in the mix that have some action, comedy and intrigue. The rest of the "being alive" deal. ;)


Ahwaywardhem
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479716)
Posted by Talon523 on November 28th, 2007 @ 2:50pm CST
Another good mosaic. I love warpath and his Tourette's.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479778)
Posted by rikkomba on November 28th, 2007 @ 3:22pm CST
I don't like the idea:

"
I fight because it's the only thing that will end the war"
"

War as the only solution to war itself leads to eternal fighting. I won't say that it's a very American idea, because the world is full of people that see things like that, but for me one thing is to say that giant robots are fighting giant robots, another one is to give their fighting some realistic, moral side. It's war between toys. Let's leave moral out of Megatron and Optimus' struggle.
My 2 cents.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479842)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 28th, 2007 @ 4:03pm CST
It has a bunny.

I likes it.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479932)
Posted by Brakethrough on November 28th, 2007 @ 4:32pm CST
There should be one more panel that has Warpath saying "Well, I ZOW fight because I have a BLAM gun in my chest!"
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479940)
Posted by Nautilus on November 28th, 2007 @ 4:36pm CST
Very nice work. I'm a big fan of the '85 Minibots, for their personalities, and this is a perfect tribute to Beachcomber.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (479982)
Posted by the purifyer on November 28th, 2007 @ 4:50pm CST
This is a great mosaic (but aren't they all?)
Great to see Beachcomber getting some love. He's definitely one of my favourite characters. And you guys definitely pulled off the whole reluctant but noble soldier character extremely well.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (480130)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 28th, 2007 @ 6:09pm CST
"BLAM" I would have been mad if there wasn't at least one.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Reason" (480308)
Posted by Bumblebee4ever on November 28th, 2007 @ 7:21pm CST
Very thought provoking. I love it! Kinda makes you wonder what we would do with ourselves if we had nothing left to fight for. Perhaps the irony is the fight itself might actually give us reason or purpose, but how good is that? Hmmm...

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