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IDW Hardcover Vol.1 by EJ-Su IDW Hardcover Vol.1 by EJ-Su
This is the cover for "Transformers: The IDW Collection" Volume I. I think it's safe to post this, since the cover has been made public for some time.

IDW came to me asked me to be involve with designing the look and feel of this series of hardcover. So in case you are wondering why I posted the typefaces and designs, because I got to design the whole thing this time.

The artwork were drawn in ArtRage, I really liked the pencil texture from Artrage. Looks pretty close to authentic graphite pencil. The graphics, logos and title graphics were layout in Adobe Illustrator.
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:iconj-rayner:
J-Rayner Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some serious skills, keep up the great work!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconninja-froggy:
Ninja-Froggy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
megatron looks old........cool though.......
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:iconthe-hollster:
The-Hollster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I really need to get these, how many are there now? Five or something.
Still, this is great work.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Artist
There are 6 so far. Not sure if the #6 has been release yet.
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:iconthe-hollster:
The-Hollster Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah okay. Cool thank you.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Artist
you are welcome
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:icontwincastx:
twincastX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
the toughness cover of megatron from the 2005-07 days.
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:iconwolfprime:
wolfprime Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
I cannot wrap my head around this NOT being pencil.

Inconceivable!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
It's amazing what software could accomplish these days. :)
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:iconwolfprime:
wolfprime Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
It's amazing what YOU can do with software. With the same software I can only make the same crappy drawlings only it would have cost me more than just the price of pencils and paper.

I find it funny that we'll spend that much on software and hardware to get the look of pencil and paper when you can get the same look for much less with ACTUAL pencil and paper. L O L !
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Artist
haha yeah, it's kind of strange that we try so hard to make everything look the way it look without computer, but then, for me, I saved bunch of trees. ;)
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:iconwolfprime:
wolfprime Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Do it for the trees EJ!
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:iconjaredgrammer:
JaredGrammer Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
NICE pencils Mr.Su! Very rice and rugged. These line really say the character. I'd love to model these Megatron. =D

So all the comic book collecting I've been doing for the past 2+years are about to be condensed into a few fine glasses for use all to enjoy? Hmm I'll say the collecting was worth it, since I like your covers, and I go for them if I can.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Artist
I think the price for the number of pages is excellent. :D
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:iconjaredgrammer:
JaredGrammer Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Oh I never feel ripped off with the Transformer comics. Each issue is in good size. Though there was one AHM issue I think it were #8, but I didn't like one t much. But everything else I've enjoyed. SP: Sideswipe still my favorite, when we going to see some sweet sweet Ej Su paintings again? wink, wink.
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Artist
what was wrong with AHM#8 (or was it #7? I can't even remember) was it some technique I did differently? I'd love to hear what everyone's thoughts on anything I do.

I don't know if I'll ever get to paint comics again, I've started an half-day in-house job as an Industrial Designer, so there won't be too many comics coming from me in the future.
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:iconjaredgrammer:
JaredGrammer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
The one I'm talking about wasn't done by you sorry, for the confusion. I remember your contribute to AHM with Thundercracker arguing with Megatron on the ethics of keeping the swarm alive. Your stuff was awesome.

The issue I'm talking about was, when Witwicky and the some humans was trying to get the secret weapon, and then Rumble finds and tries to kill them. I wish I could find that issue.(my comics are packed up from moving) But the artist they got wasn't bad but was not a good Transformers artist like you or Cassey or Guido. He did some things that just weren't good. imo

Congrats on the other job I assume it pays better. I'd like to see some of your work some time. If you can. I'd even like to see some of your painted cover like stuff if you have time to make it. The Devisation cover is probably my favorite out of you painted stuff.
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Artist
The new job doesn't pay better at the moment, but it's steady, and potential to grow. However, covers are possible, if IDW will have me.
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:iconjaredgrammer:
JaredGrammer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
I see. Well best of wises to you Mr.Su. =)
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:iconladarka117:
LaDarkA117 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
:iconomfgplz: its.... its wonderful; :O
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconladarka117:
LaDarkA117 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
yw
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:iconneoconvoy:
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Excellent work man !!!

Great Illustration and nice Graphic Design too

A all in one package
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks! Hopefully it helps to sell a few copies :D
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:iconneoconvoy:
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Man, thanks to your artworks, I was inspired to do some Transformers with pencils [link] !!!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artist
Great job on the shading! :D
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:iconneoconvoy:
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks Ej Su !!!
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:icongrinwise:
Grinwise Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
You don't have to apologize for that. The fact that I'm considering picking these up even if I don't really need them means the cover is working, right? :D

Would look really good in anybody's collection.
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Grinwise Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Not sure if I need these collections, but the covers are really tempting me to pick them up (both the Megatron and Prime one)...curse you!..so awesome :(
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks. Sorry for the redundancy, I hope this is the last version, but on the positive side, it's 392 pages of content for $40-$50, that ain't bad.
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:iconmakicake:
Makicake Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Did you just did it on Art Rage? Im such an rookie :XD:
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Yes I did.
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:iconmakicake:
Makicake Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I better pay off the training and practice.:D
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Artist
well, mileage counts.
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:iconmakicake:
Makicake Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Ohh.^^;
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Artist
doesn't everything else? ;)
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:iconmakicake:
Makicake Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Errr...^^;
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hiredhand Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
ArtRage, huh? I'll have to check into that. Those textures are nice.

Great work, EJ! I love the line detail on Megatron's face. And even the logo/ graphics work is top notch. I like how you used the Autobot version of the "TRANS FORMERS" logo but then used all those 'Con emblems behind it. Nice way to balance everything visually and still represent both factions.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks. ArtRage is pretty cheap software. There's even a free version too.
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:iconken-davis:
Ken-Davis Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That is one badass looking Megatron right there!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnickguy0320:
NickGuy0320 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
you are a monster. never stop drawing
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you sir. :)
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:iconlastbard:
LastBard Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Ohhhhh..... I like it!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artist
thanks!
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:iconbrengun:
BrenGun Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
wow really looks great!!!!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artist
thanks!
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:icondarrenrawlings:
darrenrawlings Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesomeness!!!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artist
thanks!
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