As some of you will know I have been running a series of auctions on eBay to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Transformers as well as the end of the original G1 storyline.
There were 6 groups of auctions with each group having 5 copies of the final issue of Transformers Regeneration One along with a sketch of a significant G1 character. The sets of auctions featured; Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ultra Magnus, Galvatron, Bludgeon and Rodimus Prime – anyone spot a pattern there?
So with the previous auctions all done and dusted we are now in the middle of the Rodimus auction. It ends on Sunday and the items can be found here.
So why did I leave Rodimus until last? Simple really He is the final character in the book as the whole of the G1 Transformers story is essentially the story of Rodimus. He is our hero who develops from boy to man. He is our ‘Luke skywalker’ our ‘ Frodo Baggins’ our ‘Simba’
So pop along to the auction and take a peek at these sketches before they go. And ya never know, they may make someone a nice 30th Birthday present ;-)
Just started over on eBay is the next 30th Anniversary auction of Transformers comic/sketch packs. This time round… Bludgeon. Everyone’s favourite Samurai Pretender. Usual deal, five sketches bagged with five copies of the increasingly rare #100 Convention Special. You can see them below or pop over to eBay
Now that the Transformers Regeneration One comic book series is over and complete I thought it time to put up for sale a few of the pages of original art. I have sold a couple at conventions recently but it would be good to get them out into the wider Transformers world. I will probably pick a few pages from various issues and post them every now and then. To start with here are four pages from the end part of the run. Each page of art is signed, boarded and bagged and comes with a copy of the relevant script page.
Take a look at them here and if you are interested you can click on the images to check them out on eBay. The auction end at 8.30pm UK time next sunday 31st August.
On my last day of pencilling Transformers Regeneration One I decided to take a little video. Set up the computer to watch me pencil the final page. Well not the last page in the book but the last page of mine which was page 10. Not a bad one to finish with as it featured Rodimus Prime. I decided to compose the page so as to get a nice big pic of Roddy. After all, thats the whole Transformers tory righ t there. The whole journey has been about Hot Rod and his ‘Transformation’ to Rodimus Prime. It has been his ‘Hero Journey’. His development – with Optimus as a mentor – from petulant youth to powerful Prime. That is the beauty of Transformers. It really is ‘about something’ It really is about ‘Transformation’, not just in the sense of robots transforming to vehicles and planes etc but it is about being transforming in ways that has them be empowered and powerful and bigger than the circumstances they are facing. During our talk at auto assembly Simon mentioned that Regen for him was about ‘sacrifice’. This is really the same thing. It does have that old thing about sacrificing yourself for the sake of others and the greater good you can see all that on the last page of issue #100. But this is also a perfect metaphor for the internal sacrifice that is needed for us to grow (transform) in to new parts of our life. It is only by letting go (sacrificing) old ways of being that have had us be limited in our approach to life that will allow for new ways of being to have us be powerful in the face of new circumstances. And that, is the essence of Transformers for me. More soon. In the meantime, here is the video and the pencil art for that final page. That final shot of Rodimus where he chooses to, no kidding, take it on.