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IDW's Ken Christiansen Talks About the Optimus Prime Long Nose Design as Part of His Like Drive

By BaCon on Wednesday, May 15, 2013



IDW's Ken Christiansen talks about the taking the Transformers brand in a new direction and the G1 inspired long nose Optimus Prime design: " The request was to keep him a long nose, as he now appears in the film series, and if I remember right, that was just about it. Of course I ventured the question. "I don't have to put those flames on him, do I?" But I did keep in line with the movie logic of the long nose, giving him more mass to work with in robot mode, and we added in a roof fairing over the extended cab to build it out even more."
Or I just did the vehicle/alt version of a character. In this case, the truck mode for Optimus Prime. The request was to keep him a long nose, as he now appears in the film series, and if I remember right, that was just about it. Of course I ventured the question. "I don't have to put those flames on him, do I?" But I did keep in line with the movie logic of the long nose, giving him more mass to work with in robot mode, and we added in a roof fairing over the extended cab to build it out even more.

And that's about it for this one, I ended my work on Optimus with just the vehicle mode, and you can find the bot mode printed in the Transformers Vault book.

If you're a Facebook user, I invite you to enter into the Like Drive I have going on for the next two weeks, on the Bad Flip Productions page. Participants can win some free art from me; here's the announcement:

For two weeks, I'll be running a Like Drive on the Facebook page. It's been up for two years, and I've done NOTHING to promote it, other than letting it exist. Give me a break, I'd much rather being drawing than marketing!

All the rules are posted in the picture, which will be the cover art on the Facebook page for the next two weeks. Recommend the page to five friends, (or you could just share the page on your timeline!) say you did so in the comment section of the above cover photo, and you're entered!


Ken tells us to stay tuned to his blog for the next couple of weeks as he has the green light to post a few more 'Aligned Continuity' Transformers concepts. But be prepared for the watermarks. It's the only way I can get these fully rendered images out on the internet...

Stay tuned to Tformers.com for more details as they are made available. Your best resource for all the Transformers news and community every day.



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