Even wondered how the cartoon characters you knew as kids dealt with life as they grew up? Well, if you were specifically wondering about how Starscream from The Transformers was getting on then you’ve come to the right place. Sort of. Starscream was one of the Decepticon lieutenants answering directly to Megatron and he could transform into a fighter jet at will but at some point in the early 90’s he dropped out of sight with a heavy Energon addiction.
What happened between then and when he finally resurfaced in 2006 as an independent record producer in LA is open to speculation. Since then however he’s been working in the music industry and after bringing EDM to the masses has finally got a job with one of the major labels. He’s changed his look and kicked his Energon addiction although still attends Decepticons Anonymous meetings every now and then but he’s generally pretty stoked with the direction his life is now moving. He wished the same could be said of Megatron…
Anyway, as is currently my wont he’s laser etched on wood with a hand painted background. Why do you do these things? I hear you ask. Because I can.
Robots in Disguise!
Michael Bay has a lot to answer for really doesn’t he? Just the other day I made the unfortunate decision to watch the 2007 Transformers film starring none other than Hollywood oddball Shia LeBeouf. I shan’t be watching any more. Even though I started with pretty low expectations to begin with to say I was disappointed when the end credits rolled would be an understatement.
Despite the fact that Michael Bay seems to think that explosions and CGI can cover up a paper thin plot my main problem was with the design of the robots. Perhaps it’s just me but I thought they looked dreadful. I would have encouraged the military to blow them all up. And it would have given Bay a good excuse for even more explosions. The last time I saw a Transformers film was the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie featuring the classic 80’s style of Autobot and Decepticon. Now, perhaps I’m just being sentimental but if you ask me that’s how you design an alien robot. Anyway, i’m rambling. This piece is our reply to Michael Bay. Now let’s just see what he gets back with – and I hope it’s not another sequel…
Back in the day Transformers were definitely some of the best toys around. I’m going to gloss over the whole Michael Bay big screen version as an aberration that is best ignored. I’m talking about the 80’s cartoon version with the cool noise when they transform and their insatiable need for energon.
I can remember making my own Soundwave costume from cardboard although it was a bit beyond my mechanical prowess to actually make it transform (unlike the guy on the link below). Ah, those were the days…
The inspiration behind this one is the power of imagination we all used to have as children which allows you to play for hours with just about anything you find around you by subverting it’s boring everyday use and giving it a whole new role in life. She’s a one level screen print on A3 paper with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse. Here’s the eBay link.