Seibertron interviews G1 box designer Richard Marcej

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  1. Nevermore

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    Nice read. Looks like he likes the Dinobots as most of us do!
     
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    not a bad lil reading there :D 
     
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    yeah, i love reading and stuff.
     
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    HEHE
    Shockwave was a happy boy.
     
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    That's really cool. It's nice seeing a guy that had some envolvement in the old days being able to look back fondly on them. Some interviews I've read were definitely in the other direction from that.
     
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    Crobot91 Daddy has lots of TFs...

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    Any images of work he's done?
     
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    Judging from the interview, check out some of the year 2 (85) box art. I take it that he did some of the Dinobots for sure.

    Botch the Crab's site has galleries: http://botchthecrab.com/

    If he did Hoist, then I'm impressed. That's one of my favorite examples of earlier box art.

    Hard to guess which are his though. There looks to be at least two different distinct styles going on there.
     
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    Ummm how did he do the Dinobots when they were on Diaclone box art before they were recolored for Transformers?
     
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    If there is a book collected all BoxArts from original G1 to Cybertron,that will be great.
     
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    Nice interview. He seems like a really cool guy.
     
  12. Nevermore

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    DoubleClouder I was just guessing he may have done Dinos since he praised them and said he started box art during 85, I didn't remember that the same art was on Diaclone boxes, sorry.

    Anyway, it looks like he was responsible for some of the cooler box art. That's really neat, he wasn't lying about being able to make the toy designs look dynamic and such.
     
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    he could have done some dinobots regardless. classic pretender grimlock, and action master snarl and grimlock. those are possibly what he was been talking about.
     
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    I'm glad you all enjoyed the interview. Botch and I had a blast setting it up.
     
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    thx for the link!
     
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    Whoa, I had a loose shockwave with the boner trigger. I though someone had replaced the trigger with the one from the grey spaceman knockoff. hmm, I wonder if I had one of those variants.
     
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    (I posted this over on Seibertron.com but wanted thought I'd post here too, for those who don't frequent that site)

    Just like to thank Professor Smooth for the interview.
    While working on my new comic book series I've been going through my journals that I kept during my days working with Hasbro. That and the interview have brought back a lot of memories of those days. (surprisngly not all bad )

    I just went through some folders and envelopes in my studio and came across some Transformer artwork. (most were photostats! Wow, back in the days when we made photostats of all the artwork.)

    I just posted some, thought you might have an interst at looking at them.

    Here are some of the Battle Scenes (unfortunately I haven't found the color versions yet) from the package backs:
    http://www.baboonbooks.com/portfolio/Illustration_images/Battle%20Scenes/TransbattleIllus.html

    While these may be (somewhat) embarressing, here's the first projects that I ever worked for at Hasbro. I did the artwork for their Pencil and Paint By Number Sets:
    http://www.baboonbooks.com/portfolio/Illustration_images/Color%20By%20Number%20Sets/CBNsets.html

    I never did the final completed color artwork for the packages. As I said in the interview, when Hasbro acquired Transformers they decided to use the same illustrators that were already supplying artwork for the original packaging. By late '85 they started assigning me the task of penciling poses of the new bots. Those poses were given to the illustrators.

    As for Dinobots, I drew them in the battle scenes and all the licenses catalogs. I also drew them whenever I could, for various projects that required Transformers, since they were my favorites, and usually in Dino mode. AS I continue to dig through my studio, I hope to come across either originals or photostats of those as well.

    Here's a picture of the original Shockwave that I mentioned in the interview:
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    If you have any other questions (and I can remember!) please don't hesitate to ask.



    Richard J. Marcej
     

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