My current batch of ebay auctions are in their final day, so if you want to grabs yourself some signed and very exclusive Transformers goodies, now’s the time to register your bid. All my current items for sale can be viewed here.
Just thrown a whole lot of rare/collectable/signed Transformers items up on ebay, everything from original scripts, comics, annuals, graphic novels to an ultra-rare Japanese Stepper toy and the Generations issue with my Stepper story in it. There are some genuine rarities among the cover variants and exclusive items on offer, so head on over now. You can view all the items currently under the hammer here. Happy bidding!
Two down (London Super Comic Con & Roll Out, Roll Call 3) and, well, lots more to go! Here’s the latest version of my 2012 convention/signing calendar:
April 27-29th: Botcon 2012, Dallas. I’ll be attending the premier US Transformers convention, where I’m to be inducted into Hasbro’s Transformers Hall of Fame.
May 5th: on Free Comic Book Day, I’ll be signing at Orbital Comics, London, along with the rest of the Regeneration One team.
May 19-20th: now in its second year, Mark Millar’s Kapow comicon features over 50 guests, and somewhere among them will be me.
July 22nd: C.O.N.S., the German Transformers convention has invited me back for a second year. Come along and see ace rock band Rampage!
Aug 3-5th: the UK’s flagship Transformers convention, Auto Assembly, at which I’m a bit of a fixture and fitting these days. Now in a great new location.
Sept 2nd: Nor-Con, a great little sci-fi and comic convention in Norwich. Me, Barry Kitson, a couple of Doctor Whos, and many more.
Nov TBC: Auto Assembly Europe moves across Sweden from Uppsala to Malmo, and it’s taking me with it.
So is that it for 2012? Probably not. Keep watching for more calendar updates soon!
On Saturday May 5th, Free Comic Book Day, the entire Transformers: Regeneration One team will be in Orbital Comics, in London, signing RG1 #80.5, the much-awaited continuation of the original Marvel series that ended back in 1991. So that’s me, Andrew Wildman, Stephen Baskerville & John-Paul Bove, all poised to sign your — FREE — copy of #80.5. Does it get much better than that? The signing runs from 12-2PM, so make sure you’re there to grab your copy. The FCBD issues tend to go fast! For more details and how to find Orbital Comics, check out their website here.
UPDATE: There’s also a segment of me talking about Regeneration One on the Orbital podcast, here. Episode 58, around the one hour 47 min mark.
After that somewhat downbeat last item, some extremely good news. Hurrah! I’m very proud and honoured to inducted into Hasbro’s Transformers Hall of Fame this year. I’ll be joining such TF luminaries as Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg in the Hall of Fame, with the official induction event happening at this year’s Botcon convention in Dallas, Texas on Saturday April 28th. Which of course means I’ll be attending this year’s Botcon, which runs in its entirety from April 26th-29th. So no doubt there’ll be signings, etc. If you’re so inclined, you can also go check out the official Hasbro news item about this year’s (human) Hall of Fame inductees!
I need your help. At some point between last year’s Roll Out, Roll Call and this year’s, two pieces of original Transformers comic art I supplied for display ‘went missing’. The items in question are the final page of Transformers UK #78 (Target: 2006 prologue), by Jeff Anderson, and page 2 (the title page) of 1985 Annual story, ‘And There Shall Come A Leader’, by John Stokes. See below for images, but bear in mind the missing pages are the black & white line originals on artboard (at larger than printed scale). These pages were kindly given me by the artists in question, and are quite simply irreplaceable. So, could I ask all transfans to be vigilant. If you see or have seen these items for sale, or know who has them, please contact me via the Wildfur website (& the contact email thereon). All information will be treated in strict confidence and I’m offering a reward of rare/signed Transformers goodies to anyone with information leading directly to their recovery. Thank you.
Matt Hatter Chronicles, the new animated TV show I’ve been writing for and script supervising on, makes the leap from cable (Nick-Toons) to terrestrial (ITV) this coming Sunday, March 11th, at 7.30AM (I know! Set the video!). The series kicks off with the pilot episode, ‘Knights of the Multiverse’, which — by coincidence — I wrote with series creator Nigel Stone. To view ITV’s trailer for the show, click the link here.
Barely have I gathered my thoughts and gear after London Super Comic Con than I’m off again. A week from now I’ll be heading to Southampton for Roll Out, Roll Call 3, the all-singing, all-dancing Transformers/G.I. Joe/Action Force event, which runs across the weekend of 10th & 11th March. I’ll be there along with the likes of fellow Regeneration One creatives Andrew Wildman and Jean-Paul Bove, the god of G.I. Joe Larry Hama, Jim Sorenson & Bill Foster (the Allspark Almanac gurus) and many more. It promises to be a simply amazing weekend. As well as signing/selling original scripts (largely unpublished), comics and more, all weekend, I’ll be taking part in a dedicated Q&A session (where more dirt on Regeneration One is bound to get dished) and presenting a special Transformers script-to-page presentation, featuring the art of fan favourite Nick Roche. The presentation is capped by a special gallery section featuring rare (again, often unpublished) art from the likes of EJ Su, Don Figueroa, Alex Milne and more. And in addition, there’ll be a permanent display of Transformers (and Action Force) original art from my own personal collection to enjoy. If you can, get yourself along. It’s sure to be blast. For more details and how to order tickets, check out the All the Cool Stuff website here.