Colorist & TFW2005 member Josh Burcham updates our February solicitations coverage and shares more insights about his art development process, this time for a page revealed with the iTunes preview of Transformers Beast Wars issue #1:
Fun fact: I’ve found my process beginning not with any kind of sketching but w/making small notes on the side calling out specific actions/elements/gestures I need to show in each panel on the page. I guess my brain finds it helpful. Even tho its right there in the script :BI definitely based these Cybertronian colors on similar scenes in TFAnimated (which homaged Beast Machines, in turn) so a lot of the hard work was done for me xD But it takes a solid full day to draw/color a page for this.
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Creator credits: Erik Burnham (Author), Josh Burcham (Artist, Cover Artist), Fico Ossio (Cover Artist), Dan Schoening (Cover Artist), Nick Brokenshire (Cover Artist)
Celebrating 25 years of Beast Wars! In the future, the planet Cybertron belongs to the scientific-minded Maximals and the action-oriented Predacons! When a crew of Predacons, led by the successor to the Megatron name, steal a golden disk and a ship capable of traveling through time, it’s up to Optimus Primal and his Maximal crew – Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, and new character Nyx – to catch them! A brand-new Beast era begins in an oversized first issue by Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Transformers/Ghostbusters) and Josh Burcham (Transformers, Transformers Galaxies), yesssss!