Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Plenty O' Pimpage

Have you checked out the Dr WTF?! facebook page recently? If not, you may have missed the various teaser pictures that have been thrown onto the net by sundry creators, but restrain your despair for that link will set you right. Editor Owen Watts has been claiming between bouts of maniacal laughter that his unholy starborn creation is ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world, and apparently Dr WTF?! is almost ready too.

Owen is one of the many people involved in the Weekly TAB, which is something you are no doubt also following, being a swath and sophisticated individual. There are a host of diverse treats behind that link, and special mention must go to Chris Askham, who is the one putting in all the hard work to make sure this blog is actually happening.

Last week's TAB theme was Tron. I know next to nothing about Tron, but I do know a little about Mega-tron. An initial plan to draw Megatron in a tuxedo with a Martini in his hand and saying "The name's Tron. MEGA-tron!" was discarded due to being rubbish. That and the fact that his fusion cannon really obfuscated his drink.

So instead I drew this, a piece which I call Mega-Tron: Legacy.

This obviously swipes the pose from one of the posters for Tron and replaces the spinning death disk for the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, all set against the square grid floor thing that can be found in both franchises. Remember how battling Megs and Prime fall into that gridded swirling abyss during the original theme tune, possibly representing the ultimate futility of war for all sides involved? Well, you can see this as depicting the final result of that fight if you like.

Or not, its up to you. 

Everyone is currently having great fun drawing Video Game Icons, leading me to draw this picture:

And what can I say to follow that sentiment?

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