Well, it looks like Bish won't be posting his review today, so I thought I'd throw something up. I'm in the final phases of The AllSpark Almanac, finishing up the episode guide and then adjusting all the levels to give a nice, constant brightness. As usual, I've made too many pages. Don't worry, this is a good thing, it means what makes it into the book will be even better. I figured I'd share a page that I'd played around with.
This page was designed to . . . well, I'm not sure what exactly it was designed to do, which is one of the reasons I'm not using it in the book. Starscream's jet mode is the most frequently recurring image to appear in the show's model pack, followed by the Starscream robot model with various lighting conditions. I thought it would be interesting to show it off in the day/high-con/night colors, along with the bottom row which is the human jet that Starscream scans, the Crimson Angel model, and the first sycophant clone. (The first coward clone never Transforms, so they never colored a jet in). I think I was considering this as maybe an interstitial page, an inside cover page, or to go opposite one of the literary pages to get the facing to work right. Ultimately, there just wasn't room, and there were too many other, more interesting elements to use as interstitial / literary elements.
Incidentally, if you're wondering, a partial inspiration for this came from a set of wallpaper that I had in my room growing up. It's called The Wrong Brothers. I hope you enjoy it. And if you're sad that this page won't appear in the book, have no fear. 8 of these 21 images are slated to appear in the book, and much larger than they'd be on this page. At least, that's my current thinking, these things do change a bit. Yes, Starscream and clones get plenty of love.
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