Operation: Heavy Metal Guys
Our latest presence for the line-up at TFNation 2018 features another comics addition from IDW Publishing, and what is perhaps the latest addition to the latter’s Transformers universe: Japan-based artist Kei Zama!
Kei’s stylistic influences are partially rooted in the heavy, dark, inked pages of British comics periodical 2000AD (of Judge Dredd fame), and their take on iconic Transformers characters such as Wreck-Gar, and even Optimus Prime himself, have proven a hit with readers of the latter's eponymous ongoing series, written by John Barber and with colours by Josh Burcham, after an initial stint on variant covers alone – some of which have also graced the front of Verse Comics’ Transformers-themed clothing.
Beyond Transformers, but not robots entirely, Kei has worked on IDW’s Atomic Robo providing cover art, Japanese imprint Sparklight comics, Marvel’s Scarlet Witch and fulfilling a long-dreamed ambition, 2000AD, with a Pat Mills penned Blackblood story. Their blog and website are regularly updated with her work and appearances, for those curious about more mechs, monsters, and ‘heavy metal guys’.
If you're thinking of getting something signed, you might want to consider purchasing some examples of Kei’s work from Amazon - please click the links below to see the individual listings;
Transformers: Optimus Prime: Volume 1: https://amzn.to/2XXgz3F
Transformers: Optimus Prime: Volume 2: https://amzn.to/2XX5FuD
Transformers: Optimus Prime: Volume 3: https://amzn.to/2XVGhW9
Kei Zama will be attending TFNation 2018 all weekend, entertaining guests and fans with sketches, autographs, metal talk, cowboy hats, and possible commission art!
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