Still got about 30 of this year's zines to post, but thought it worth getting started on next year's as there's a lot of ideas floating about and want to make sure nothing gets forgotten. Once more supporting Mary's Meals via Toy Fu and TMUK
Theme: Robots in Disguise 2001 Deadline:Easter 2021. This is IMPORTANT as I will literally die if I have to do everything in a big rush for another year. Format: Full colour
Submission guidelines: Fun and/or informative. Family friendly - there will be kids at the convention, so no articles full of swearing or violence! If artwork, needs to be in colour by Easter. If you only want to do lineart or colour, let me know and I can match you up with someone/colour it myself! If text, a page is around 550 words (less if with pictures) Submissions should be 2 pages max, ask me if you want to make yours longer, always happy for exceptions!
Let me know what you want to do so I can add it to my spreadsheet and make sure we don't have any duplicates!
Fun RID ideas: * Comparison between Car Robots and RID * ALL Spychangers * How the toyline was made up like a frankenstein * Remembering obscure characters like the banana yellow prime repaint, Bruticus, flipjets, STORM JET, Obsidian, Nightcruz/Mirage GT/Scavenger, Axer vs Sideways, Jhiaxus, Megabolt AND Megabolt Megatron, Destructicons Scourge and Bludgeon, CRYOTEK, Dreadwing & Smokejumper, Air Attack Optimus Primal, that weird tiger stripe Ruination, those DINOBOTS
Cover - Gav Spence Megatron picture - James Marsh RID Magnus toy review - Ralph Spychanger thing - Jaymz
I did commit on zoom to doing to a feature on how my opinion of RID Magnus' toy has changed from when it came out to what it is like to experience it 20 (!) years later. Non-sweary, obviously. I'll need to get a loan of someone's toy though!
Would love to draw a comic strip if anyone wants to write it. (RID fiction is one of my least favourite things in Transformers I'm afraid to say, so probably best to let someone else create the story itself).
And as I mentioned to Matt earlier, I own near enough all the Gobots/Spychangers colour variants, so can sort out a photo guide. Not sure on how many pages it would take though, as there are a lot of them.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Oct 1, 2020 17:32:23 GMT
Can you think of anything where a G1 TF fan who knows nothing about RID (except for vague memories of Graham's fanfics) could make a positive contribution? Something in which the perspective of a complete RID ignoramus would be a plus point?
would absolutely love to get in on this one! The TFWiki Discord just finished a proper watch-through of the show so it's perfect timing. I'm happy to lend colours to anything that needs them
in terms of words, a few ideas off the top of my head: * has anyone ever recapped every RiD episode as a haiku? * I might have a prose/comic story in me about the Commandos, perhaps incorporating Armorhide's blue colour scheme * a short comic strip expanding on one of the AVP RiD stories (see below)
if anyone's interested in any of this, hit me up and I'll give it some more thought!
EDIT: oh, actually, I just remembered that the "banana yellow Optimus Prime" has very recently surged to prominence via some of the Japanese fiction, where she's known as "Yellow Splendid Convoy"! Might be a story in there...
Just letting you know I haven't forgotten about this. I was just busy this January . I would like to do a Build King illustration because I want to try my hand at a ruckus. Torn ground, dust, smoke, maybe a PG13 Ruination arm sticking out of the ground/visible in the dust? So am doing the groundwork for that as you can see. I think Build King is a very cool combiner (English name is so not cool, unfortunately), and I initially wanted to do a Sideburn art but that might start to look more similar to the Grimlock piece of last years zine, and I want to avoid a mood repeat.