Current Residence: Sunny Dunfermline, jewel of Fife|
Favourite genre of music: any
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin The Martian, Freakazoid and Zap Brannigan
Personal Quote: "Hooks!!!!! On BOTH hands!!!"
Panel 1 – a reference to the art accompanying the original text story by Stewart “Staz” Johnson.
Panel 4 – yes that little technician is the same type of mechanoid that Grimlock originally met when he was on Hydrus Four searching for Nucleon. and yes he is in a white coat.This page was again, done digitally this time in Manga Studio 4 ex. I think I may upgrade to 5 soon, but it was pretty useful.
Bit of a near splash page on this one, I have tried not to do too many for Another Time and Place as I wanted it to feel like an older comic, and back in the day a splash page was earned. It had to be something a bit special.
I thought Swoop’s plight deserved that, it’s a nice tradition in the UK Comics that Swoop gets in over his head and bad things happen to him. There’s been some slight tweaks to his Action Master mode necessitated by the script as it does mention his wings, which in keeping with the AM theme didn’t really extrude far from his arms (I took my cue from Action Master Thundercracker/Starscream) so I have enlarged them here. It just means when I do the single volume collected edition (and yes I am doing this, I will edit his appearances in part 1 to match.
I thought that Bludgeon being somewhat cruel if he was going to string the Dinobots in line, rather than having them all face in the same direction he would have them face about, that way it would be easier for all them to see each other and how badly damaged they are and demoralise them further.This one was drawn entirely in Photoshop using some of the inking brushes fromKyle T Webster. Well worth splashing the cash on.
When Dreadwind was mentioned I wanted to harken back to his portrayal within the Marvel UK comic, where he was something of a loser, so rather than have him electrocuting poor scientist chaps in the facility I thought it would be a nice callback to just having him trip the scientist up, unpleasant as opposed to downright evil.
And yes, the poor person being electrocuted on the gantry is in fact Dr Zoidberg from Futurama.
Another Time and Place was originally written by Simon Furman for the final Marvel UK annual as a prose story, this is my comic adaptation.