QUOTE(SureShot @ 23 May 2011, 10:04)
I have 0 clue about who any of these persons are... just that Furman writes/draws comics ? (which I don't read).
Most of them are British/Irish artists, and perhaps half of them worked on the old TF UK comic from the 1980's.
There are a few IDW names too though:Nick Roche
is an Irish artist who have also done a number of scripts - he drew Spotlight Shockwave and Maximum Dinobots, and wrote and drew Spotlight Kup and Last Stand of the Wreckers.James Roberts
is a writer who co-wrote Last Stand of the Wreckers together with Nick Roche, and who is also writing a few of the upcoming Transformers Ongoing comics. Before he started writing for IDW, he wrote a self-published, much appreciated, 500+ page, unofficial Transformers novel called Eugenesis.Guido Guidi
is an Italian who is probably the second most prolific artist to work for Dreamwave and IDW. He did for example draw All Hail Megatron
#1-12. Has also drawn lots
of covers over the years.Liam Shalloo
... colorist, I believe. Has done some work for IDW, but also for Titan Magazines' recent Transformers comics.
Then we have a lot of artists from the original eighties runs:
Both Geoff Senior
and Andrew Wildman
are UK artists who joined Simon Furman when he started working for the American book. Wildman drew most of the stories from US #69 to #80, very often with Stephen Baskerville as his inker (there's another name to add to the list, by the way). While the Wildman/Baskerville combination is known for their fine lines and details, and almost human-like facial features on the Transformers, Geoff Senior's style is much rougher, but also fantastically cinematic. Senior did for example draw US #60-61 and #75 (the big battle against Unicron), plus half of the final issue of TF:Generation 2 (#12).Mike Collins
worked on many of the earliest UK issues, like UK #13-17 (The Enemy Within) and #18-21 (Raiders of the Last Ark), and also illustrated many of the Ladybird Transformers books.
Like Senior and Wildman, Jeff Anderson
, Will Simpson
and Lee Sullivan
were frequent artists in the UK comic, often alternating between each other so that one draw two stories before the next one took over. Jeff Anderson is known to the Swedish readers for his nice artwork in the UK story "Prey" (UK #96-97, a story arc that ran until #100); Lee Sullivan did for example draw the finale to "Time Wars" (issues #204-205 of a seven-issue story arc); Will Simpson did lots of stuff, including for example three issues of the memorable "Target: 2006" story which ran in UK #78-88.Steve White
was a colourist on the UK book.Staz Johnson
, another TF UK artist, who worked on the latter third of the book. He did for example draw the very last UK-exclusive story "End of the Road" in UK #289. A few years ago he returned to Transformers comics to draw an issue of Titan Magazines' movie-based Transformers comic.Kat Nicholson
is a colourist from Titan Magazines' Animated- and movie-based comics, who has also done artwork for Auto Assembly - I don't know the full extent of it, but she did a very nice postcard featuring Animated Optimus Prime.
As for the rest, I have to admit that I am unfamiliar with their credits. At least I can't remember them at the top of my head. If anyone else wants to fill in the missing information, please go ahead.