During an Equestria Daily interview, IDW Editor Megan Brown shared recon about the creative process and potential character team-ups at play in the pages of the My Little Pony/Transformers II miniseries.
What are some of the main differences you encounter when it comes to editing the Transformers characters as opposed to the MLP Characters?
The main difference for me, coming at it from the Pony side of things, is working with all the iterations of Transformers—sort of like Generation 1 vs. Generation 4 My Little Pony! I have a lot of help from Consulting Editor David Mariotte (resident Transformers expert) making sure all the lore, designs, and character traits line up.
What’s it like having to edit a character who is, for all intents and purposes, brand new?
It can be both tricky and freeing! Tricky in that you don’t have a lot of canon to work off of, so you want to make sure everything feels consistent; but freeing for that same reason! Most importantly, you want to make sure new characters feel just as real and three-dimensional as any Optimus Prime or Bumblebee.
[C]ould we potentially see team ups/face-offs between the good ponies and the bad bots, like for instance Pinkie Pie and Megatron, in issues three and four?
I think fans will definitely be pleasantly surprised with some of the stories and teams we have planned! (Not to mention we’re going to be revisiting some favorites from the first series, Friendship in Disguise.)
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