Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Foundation Wraparound Covers for Sale

Unrealbooks is selling some original art of mine, the four interconnecting covers from Foundation #1-4. Also included is the patchwork done to replace movie-design Soundwave with the comics-approved movie Shockwave.

Offers are always welcome.

Unreal Books

Monday, July 25, 2011

Announcing Josh Perez!

Hey guys,

Though you might want to know that Josh Perez will be coloring my upcoming comic Transformers ongoing comic, Robots in Disguise.

We had previously worked together a bit on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Defiance.

Check out his awesome work at his Deviant page!

And for those of you who don't know, Josh Burcham will be coloring the other ongoing, More than Meets the Eye!

See his work here.


Yes, I'm on Twitter.

I have my reservations but I'm trying it out and will see how it goes.

Glovestudios on Twitter

Friday, July 22, 2011

Congratulations James and John!

Lest I forget to say so, Congratulations are due to James Roberts and John Barber for scoring the writing gigs on the upcoming Transformers Ongoings acnnounced yesterday at SDCC!

James Roberts had proven himself with his fan novel Eugenesis before going on to great fame writing  the mini-series Last Stand of the Wreckers along with fan-favorite Nick Roche, which is one of the most popular Transformers series of the last few years among the fans. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help out a bit on that series as an inker, and got to work on a great team including Nick Roche, James Roberts, Josh Burcham, Guido Guidi, John Wycough and editors Denton J. Tipton and Andy Schmidt.

John Barber had been an Editor at Marvel for years before going freelance, and landed a series of writing gigs in the Transformers movieverse. Inheriting the work done by Chris Ryall, Chris Mowry and Simon Furman, he was able to make sense of the contradictory continuity of the movie themselves and the previous books that were written without knowing what would take part in the sequels. John's first Transformers series was Sector Seven, followed up by The Dark of the Moon tie-in books Foundation, Rising Storm and the Dark of the Moon Movie Adaptation. I again had the pleasure of working with John on Foundation, which we began working on a full year ago now. (So hard to believe!)

Both Roberts and Barber have definitely proven themselves with fans and are sure to make readers happy when the new year rolls around.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Underbase Interviews James Roberts and Myself

I was already interviewed (briefly) about the announcement of my upcoming series by the Underbase crew, as was the effervescent James Roberts.


Transformers Ongoing: Robots in Disguise

Well, my current project was revealed today at SDCC during the IDW Transformers panel.

I'll be drawing Transformers: Robots in Disguise, written by John Barber. (Set in the G1 continuity, just to stave off any possible RID confusion.)

Read more about it at fullmetalhero.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SDCC's Right Around the Corner

So I won't be attending Comic-Con in San Diego this year. Which means I won't get to hang out with people I'd love to see again and have a beer with, like Chris Mowry, Simon Furman, Denton J. Tipton, Casey Coller, Robby Musso, Logan Rogan and everyone else I've been lucky enough to hang out with there.

I also won't be able to meet up with my new boss, John Barber who I've been working pretty closely with for a full year now on two comic book series.' One of which should be announced this Thursday at Comic-Con.

Good luck and safe travels to everyone attending the show, and have a beer for me!

And be sure to visit the Coco "Flaming C" Fan Art museum while you're at the show! Conan O'Brien's Fan Art Museum

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Transformers: Generations: Scourge

I recently picked up my own copy of the Transformers action figure Scourge, part of the Generations toyline.

For non-Transformers fans, he's a character that's been around since the original G1 series from the 80s, and made his debut in the 1986 Transformers: The Movie.

This figure holds a particular interest for me because it seems to be heavily influenced by my redesign of the character for an 11 page story I drew as part of IDW Publishing's All Hail Megatron Issue 14, written by Andy Schmidt and colored by Josh Burcham.

Here's how Scourge's original toy looked in the 1980s.

Scourge Action Figure circa 1986
Here is the comic book version I designed and drew in 2009, as it appeared in All Hail Megatron.

Panel featuring Scourge from All Hail Megatron 14
And finally, here is the modern toy version of the character. 

Scourge Action Figure circa 2011 
Notice design of the chest, with the segmented sections and the shape of the section in the center top of the chest. The details of the "abs" are distinctive as well, in addition to the circular shapes on the sides of his waist.

Although the truncated cone shapes of his shoulders sit further away from his main body, they are also similar to my design as well as the foreams and other minor designs cues such as the shape and proportions of his head.

One other thing of note is that the toy version is clearly marked as a Deception, while IDW's version is not affiliated with Autobots or Decepticons since his origins date from a time before the Transformers' war began.

So I'm pretty convinced that this toy was at least heavily influenced by my toy design. I'm not complaining at all, once I'm paid for work I'm well aware it belongs to Hasbro for them to do as they wish.

I'm actually just pretty chuffed to see a Transformer toy based on my work sitting on the toy shelves. Had I known this would happen when I was a wee boy I would have died from excitement.