With the launch of Titan’s Transformers UK magazine still an interminable 5 weeks off (issue #1 hits stores 19 July), here’s a very special treat. A page of the new (movie continuity) interior strip art by Geoff Senior, rough layout first (click on the first thumbnail image) then finished pencils/inks (second thumbnail image). If this doesn’t whet your appetite, nothing will! Scroll back through my blog for more details on the upcoming Transformers UK mag! For more information and subscription details go here.


23 Responses to (MORE) SENIOR SERVICE

  1. Mike Moran says:

    I love Geoff’s art!! I am very sad to be in the USA and not able to subscribe to this magazine. I will have to buy it from ebay or something!

    Keep up the great writing Simon. Your tales always entertain me.

  2. partholon says:

    ah, geoff senior goodness ๐Ÿ™‚

    nice to see this sort of thing actually. alot of us fans feel crap as artists cause we only see the final product that the pros have spent hours on and think ” theres no way i can be that good “so its nice to see how chaotically it all starts out as. gives me hope if i keep at it ill be as good as some as these guys. even if i am just doing it for my own enjoyment ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. carnivac says:

    Do US stores not import UK comics in the way that many UK stores (not just specialist comic shops since Borders does it) have US comics too?

    Nice artwork too.

  4. Joel says:

    Nice. It’s very interesting to contrast Geoff Senior’s rough layouts with the finished inks. Clear panel flow and dynamic poses from the off.

  5. Dawfydd says:

    Excellent. Good to see that Geoff still has a knack for OTT guns with quite ludicrous numbers of barrels. Some things just make your day better no matter what they are…

  6. Jon S says:

    I think it’s great you got Geoff to draw a comic again, his artistic talents are wasted on the advertising industry!!

  7. Will says:

    Gah! It’s still not July 19! Ah well. Fantastic preview, great to see those pencils.

  8. simon furman says:

    Great to see so much positive response to Geoff’s TF art. I definitely like the term ‘chaotic’ as applied to his breakdowns. I must impart that to Geoff next time I see him. As for US subscriptions, you might want to check out the Titan site. Chances are, you can subscribe from the US. I don’t believe US comic stores will import this in the same way that UK stores import US comics. Titan’s license is specically UK newsstand and, I think, Forbidden Planet. You might even be able to get copies through FP mail order. If not, there’s always ebay! Oh, and Will, I think I understand what you mean, but I’d hardly call Geoff’s talents wasted (in terms of his advertsiing work). It’s just a shame that few people get to actually see what he’s doing.

  9. carnivac says:

    Can you link to examples of Geoff’s ad work? I’m curious to see what he’s been doing all the time he hasn’t been drawing cool TF art ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Will says:

    Carnivac, if you go to smudgepencil.com you’ll find a gallery of Geoff’s advertising work.

  11. carnivac says:

    Thanks Will. It’s a cool site with some great work. Bookmarked it.

  12. simon furman says:

    I’l have a word with Geoff, see if I can’t get some stuff to post here.

  13. partholon says:

    well theres always geoffsenior.com ๐Ÿ™‚

    theres even some familiar faces in the illustration and comics section. dont ask me what possesed me to look for it i just chanced his name with com on the end.

    some great stuff there and nice little cinematics of add orientated material.

    got a kick out of it myself. though i still wish he’d get back into the comics scene again. even if its just one graphic novel a year or something. no one does dynamism like geoff ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Will says:

    I never thought of that! I’m kicking myself now. Nice one! You’re my new best friend!

  15. Will says:

    Simon – there’s obviously a great deal of excitement for this Furman/Senior team-up, and a new UK comic in general. How about from your end? I’d imagine there’s a special kind of charge for you in working with the ‘old school’ TF crew again. Is there a pressure, or pleasure, with this comic that differs from your work with IDW?

  16. Joel says:


    Looks like Geoff S is quite versatile, judging from his website. Some great samples there. If there was ever a place for a short funnies strip (a la Lew Stringer), Senior would be, no doubt, equally adept to fill such a role. Let’s keep him on TF comic strip work though!

  17. Starscream says:

    Hi Simon!
    Just a passing note to say hi and congrats on your comic endeavors. Keep those balls juggling. It sounds like you are doing a great job. ^_^

  18. Jon S says:

    I noticed that on Geoff’s website there is a great Death’s Head picture (in the Illustration and comics gallery), which looks like the original artwork for the recent Volume 1 collection. However, the actual cover for the trade is very different, and in my opinion, a poor second. Compared to Geoffโ€™s artwork, it looks like Panini must have re-inked and re-coloured it?! If so, I think that’s an outrage and an apology should be printed in the next collection along with the unaltered artwork!!

  19. simon furman says:

    It’s great working with Geoff again, but pressure? Nah. Just another day at the office. It’s great to see Geoff draw Transformers again, though. What I am enjoying is the 10-page format, with self-contained but interlinked stories. It’s challenging AND fun.

  20. simon furman says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Starscream. Always a pleasure.

  21. simon furman says:

    Hey, Jon, I believe Geoff did his cover pencils and then it was inked/coloured by David Roach and John Offredi respectively. Geoff may also have done his version of the final cover, but it was that way around. No one re-did anything.

  22. Jon S says:

    Thanks for clarifying that Simon, I guess I just like Geoff’s version better! So when are you Geoff going to do another Death’s Head original graphic novel then? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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