Cover to Transformers #100

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Cover to Transformers #100

Postby rmiller5 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:58 pm

Hi Alan, I used to read the UK Transformers comic as a kid and I recently realised to my surprise that my favourite cover from that time was by you; the cover to issue 100. I'm wondering how you ended up doing that; from the number of characters in the picture it seems a lot of work as purely a one-off? Was it just for monetary reasons or because you found some pleasure in the idea of doing it? Also, a lot of the original artwork from those comics doesn't exist anymore and I was wondering if the artwork to the cover still existed and if so is it still in your possession or did it pass into private hands?

Thanks

Ricky
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Re: Cover to Transformers #100

Postby christophe » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:07 pm

Posted by Alan in 2004 on the old forum (Thyte)
Posts: 69Posted: 2004-04-20 07:54

This cover was drawn with my son, Thomas. He was six at the time
and a Transformers fan. Mike Collins, who had been drawing pages for
the Transformer comic published by Marvel UK, presented Thomas with
a file of Transformer model sheets. At the time, Thomas believed I
couldn’t be that good a comic artist since I didn’t draw the
Transformers, so, desperate to gain my son’s approval, I phoned the
editor and asked if I could do a cover. I worked out a rough
composition and Thomas told me which characters to place where and
ensured that the details were right. He has been my greatest critic
ever since.

Alan
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Re: Cover to Transformers #100

Postby Keoni » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:52 pm

Here is a link to that cover at comicbookdb(dot)com - http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_g ... _large.jpg
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Re: Cover to Transformers #100

Postby Ilke » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:37 pm

Only tangentially related, but...here's one of "the greatest team-ups that never happened...but should have!" Batman and the Outsiders and...The Transformers!

http://braveandboldlost.blogspot.ca/201 ... rmers.html
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Re: Cover to Transformers #100

Postby rmiller5 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:10 pm

Thanks Christophe! That is fantastic information and I think I actually love that cover even more now!
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