Hey folks, remember that picture I did for e-HOBBY’s Facebook page?
Well, now you can download wallpaper-sized versions to adorn your desktop and stuff!
I’m really happy with how this one turned out, and am happy to get bigger versions out there. And a big thanks to e-HOBBY, TakaraTomy and particularly Andrew Hall for the task.
Cross-contributed to Disciples of Boltax…
Fresh from 1984 - and imported over the Atlantic, besides - have a trio of promotional mini-posters featuring Soundwave, the Decepticon jets, and Megatron, made using stills from the earliest Transformers comic and toy commercials. These ridiculously high-resolution scans were made, respectively, from Marvel UK’s Transformers #4, #5 and #6.
I actually scanned these some time ago, but at the time wrote them off as being useless because, due to the terrible color reproduction involved, they were incredibly red-tinged. However, I recently learned about Photoshop’s “Variations” tool (which is kind of embarrassing, given how long I’ve had the program), and my new stab at fixing them up produced much better results. Megatron is still terribly yellowish, though.
Fun fact: in these scans, Starscream is the one with the grey chest and white/red wings! These early ads seem to have been the source of his first Marvel Comics color scheme, which appears to have switched the grey to blue because of comics’ limited color palette at the time.
There were also mini-posters featuring Optimus Prime and the Autobot cars, but their animation designs didn’t change as drastically, so I didn’t scan them at the time. Might go back and do them anyway now…
Posting the Facebook banner picture I did for e-HOBBY. Full wallpaper sized images will be available through them shortly.
Got all caught up in writing down my Dumbing of Age strip creation process, and missed Tweeting my update by like half an hour! D’oh. HOW DID YOU GUYS WRITE SEVENTY POSTS IN THAT TIME.