SketchPaddys is the weekly sketch blog of comics artists Robert Carey, Cormac Hughes, Graeme Howard, Kevin Weldon, Monty Borror, Rob Moran, Peter Mason and Naomi Bolger.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Optimus Prime

I'm not usually one for plugging mainstream comics, but this is one I want to keep an eye out for. As a couple of you might know, I'm a bit of a Transformers fan. Waaay back in the 80s (when I was only a wee lad), Marvel was publishing comics and did about 80 issues in the US.  IDW, who currently produce TF comics, are picking up that storyline next year from issue 81. So why am I plugging it? Well, IDW are using the exact same creative team from the 80s run- with the exception of a new colourist, fellow long-time transformers fan John-Paul Bove, who's work has featured on the Sketchpaddys blog before. So congrats JP.
I'm finished my artwork for Lightning Strike Presents... Issue 1, and I'm back drawing robots myself for a little while, so to kick things off here's Optimus Prime, the Mack Daddy. Well, the Freightliner Daddy, if you want to get technical...