AND ON A HAPPIER NOTE, HERE’S 2014!

Yep, a heartfelt HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all. 2014 — the 30th anniversary of Transformers don’tcha know — is set to be a big one. Here’s a preview of some of the stuff (so far) you can expect from me this year:

Transformers: Regeneration One #100: the original Transformers series, the one that kickstarted it all (and I do mean all) reaches its stunning conclusion in the year of the brand’s 30th anniversary. Get ready for a giant-sized issue to cap the defining G1 series. Out in March. Shocks, surprises and, yes, an ending. Who said it never ends? (Oh wait, that was me.)

Matt Hatter Chronicles: season 3 of the hit CiTV and NickToons animated show blasts onto (small) screens late summer/autumn 2014. As before, I’m deeply involved with the show on several levels,  as lead writer, story supervisor and script doctor (where necessary). Check out the official Matt Hatter website here for more details, updates, etc. It’s gonna be a BIG year for Matt Hatter, with tons of associated product in the pipeline.

Dragons: the hit movie, ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and its spin-off TV show, ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk/’Dragons: Defenders of Berk’ gets the graphic novel treatment courtesy of Titan Publishing. Six all-new (epic-sized) adventures of Hiccup the Viking, Toothless, Astrid and all the gang, penned by me. Amazon has a listing for the first here (out in May).

Marvel Fact-Files: I’ve been contributing to (and continue to do so) Eaglemoss’ all-encompassing Marvel Fact-Files, an in-depth look at Marvel’s entire cast of characters. Numerous and varied entries, but the main one to look out for is the Death’s Head triple card, written by me with new art by Geoff Senior. Hoo-boy! More details here.

And in addition to all that, I’m working on a couple of movie scripts, an all-new online project with Geoff Senior (watch out for our Kickstarter promo later in the year) and one of Andrew Wildman and I’s old Wildfur projects, which has been dusted off and is being prepped for a potential animated TV show. Phew. Plus the usual round of conventions, signings, etc. Keep checking back here for details on all of the above and any new stuff that slots in.

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14 Responses to AND ON A HAPPIER NOTE, HERE’S 2014!

  1. Darragh says:

    Looking forward to the collaboration with Geoff Senior. His variant covers for Regeneration One and interiors for #0 have been magnificent. While your project may begin life online, I hope it doesn’t remain exclusively so. Paper covers screen.

    • simon furman says:

      Almost certainly there will be print incentives for those who subscribe to the Kickstarter package. But Geoff’s trying something very new for this, and it lends itself more to screen. Might see if we can put up a sneak peak soon. It’s amazing stuff.

  2. Ed Pirrie says:

    Can you give more info on the Death’s Head thing? The site doesn’t really give any hint there.
    Happy new year, Simon!

  3. Lukas says:

    Happy New Year, Simon!

    Thank you for bringing back good old style TF stories and classic characters. And also memories :-)

    Can’t wait to read the whole your RGO stuff and its conclusion.

    Best wishes

  4. Marcus Beagley says:

    Happy New Year Simon

    Must be weird writing an ending

    Hope to see more stuff from you over the course of the year

  5. Ian Hewett says:

    I’m dreading and looking forward to the end of RG1 in equal measure. I’ve said it before many times, but thank you for bringing the series back, and thank you for all of your incredible work on the original series. You inspired me to write at a young age, and continue to do so at a much less youthful part of my life. I’ll continue to follow your work for as long as you produce it.
    Happy new year!

  6. Ian G says:

    Simply cannot wait to see the payoff in Regeneration One, no matter how it ends though, it’s been one heck of a ride!

    Many thanks and a happy new year!

  7. Patrick Argos says:

    Happy New Year Simon . And thanks for all the Transformers goodness over the years ;)

    Best of luck to you and yours .

    Cheers !

  8. Have a very Happy and Exciting 2014 Simon.
    I am really looking forward to the conclusion to RG1,can’t wait to see how it all ends.Also it is cool you are working on “How To Train Your Dragon” comic, I already love the movie and animated show. As for your other projects I will be looking forward for future news on them.

  9. KH says:

    Hi Simon, been a reader for decades! So no more G1 after #100? :( What is next? :)

    Thank you!

  10. crazychris says:

    100 issues wasn’t enough but thankfully the fans got it. wish somebody would continue the original animated series from rebirth that series ended on a good and bad note lots of stuff unfinished.

  11. Jeff Steele says:

    It’s over–finished! And yet…it never ends!

    So far, Transformers: Re-Generation One has been great!

    =)

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