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Matt Moylan talks Dreamwave

Posted on 03-21-2012 at 10:42 AM by Secretcode under Comics
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We have received a message from Matt Moylan (of Lil Formers fame) with the announcement that he has remade his website into something that is more of a blog with Moylan talking about his experiences in the comics industry.

Of particular note as of this news story are Moylan's accounts of how a mistake by Pat Lee added Red Alert to the comics, and stories regarding Pat Lee's infamous use of ghost artists. Moylan has also informed us that there will be stories to come on his blog, and we here at TFW2005 will keep you posted.

Do you want to meet Matt Moylan in person? Want to ask him about more stories about the artist occasionally known as Michiyamenotehi Funana? Good news for you, as Matt Moylan will also be on hand at the Canadian 80s Toy Expo April 1st at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, where he will be offering an exclusive print.
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FanimusMaximus
And so Matt Moylan returns.
Hot Shot.
Bleh.
SPLIT LIP
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And so Matt Moylan returns.
Sadly.
Aernaroth
Good for Moylan. He's been really busy with other projects for the past little while, and its good to see him come back and make time for lilformers.
jackgaughan
Can he still call it "Lilformers"? Since the 100th issue he's been doing nothing but other franchises (I had no problem with it). And the fact it's been more than a year, How long does it take him to do a quick comic anyway isn't that how it all started anyway?
Jacer
I love his comics! I hope we get some new Transformers comics soon!
Deonasis
Cool. Working in a place like Dreamweave is interesting to me. I am sure he has good stories to tell.
bumblebot98
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Sadly.
Whats wrong with him? I kinda liked his comics....
Chris McFeely
Perhaps he can use this opportunity to tell us how the new version of something sucks because it is not like the old version.
Hot Shot.
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Originally Posted by Deonasis View Post
Cool. Working in a place like Dreamweave is interesting to me. I am sure he has good stories to tell.
Dreamwave + Good stories = DOES NOT COMPUTE

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Originally Posted by Chris McFeely View Post
Perhaps he can use this opportunity to tell us how the new version of something sucks because it is not like the old version.
I bet the first strip will be about Arcee being blue now.

And then he'll post it here and make condescending remarks towards those who don't like it.
Deonasis
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Originally Posted by Hot Shot. View Post
Dreamwave + Good stories = DOES NOT COMPUTE
Yep, and they are the ones we might hear about
The Madness
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Originally Posted by bumblebot98 View Post
Whats wrong with him? I kinda liked his comics....
Apparently, things like this are rage inducing.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...1234829897.jpg
puppylove
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Apparently, things like this are rage inducing.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...1234829897.jpg
o___O

Wow, the fandom need to chill out. Robots aren't serious biz. They are for fun. Like him or not, there is no need for people get their panties in pinch.
bumblebot98
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Apparently, things like this are rage inducing.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...1234829897.jpg
Sooo.

He's a G1 elitist? That sounds like a pretty good thing to rage about.
Torque
ya but i think after a while, they were like ALL movie hating ones. Though I do love the other ones quite a bit, especially with Seaspray and Aquaman
The Madness
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Sooo.

He's a G1 elitist? That sounds like a pretty good thing to rage about.
So, G1 Prime's high quasi suicidal mortality rate and Rodimus Prime's reduction to being a Judd Nelson celebrity device amounts to glowing praise?
Soundwinder
He's not... funny. And really badly G1 elitist. I mean, it's one thing to like G1 better. Hell, we expect that. But... look at that comic. It didn't even make sense. It takes damn impressive fanboy goggles to call Animated poorly animated compared to G1.

But really, he's just not funny. It's kinda why I stopped reading Shortpacked! when it stopped being funny and became an author tract.

I do like the art, though. They're very cute and I'd consider using something by him as an avatar or something... I like his Ravage. Reminds me of RH Ravage, which is delightful.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by The Madness View Post
Apparently, things like this are rage inducing.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...1234829897.jpg
They're not.

What happens is somebody dares to put out when something's unfunny and then he rages on them. Or he'll put a long, raging aside after one of his little unfunny comics.

The problem is with Moylan himself, not his comics. (though those aren't any good either)
puppylove
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
They're not.

What happens is somebody dares to put out when something's unfunny and then he rages on them. Or he'll put a long, raging aside after one of his little unfunny comics.

The problem is with Moylan himself, not his comics. (though those aren't any good either)
I like his drawings. But I did notice he wasn't as friendly as other artists I met at Botcon. *shrugs*
mikeyfuzz
I love his stuff, i cant get enough
minimaster
wow, didn't know he was so rage induceing... Didn't execpt this much hate for somebody who has their own folder here on tfw.

though people really shouldn't take a parody cartoon of a child's toy that seriously.
TFXProtector
Aw, shit. This guy? He's been gone so long, I had forgotten him. He's an unfunny prick to everyone and he enjoys it.

Can't we go back to him being a long, forgotten memory? Can't he go crawl back under his rock?
The Ramjet
Superdeformers by Matt Nelson was funnier and better than Moylan's tiresome trash.

It also didn't reek of hatred for anything that wasn't G1.

Too bad Superdeformers has been gone a long, long time.
SPLIT LIP
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wow, didn't know he was so rage induceing... Didn't execpt this much hate for somebody who has their own folder here on tfw.

though people really shouldn't take a parody cartoon of a child's toy that seriously.
Again, it's not the comic itself, it's the artist and his abbrasive personality.

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Superdeformers by Matt Nelson was funnier and better than Moylan's tiresome trash.

It also didn't reek of hatred for anything that wasn't G1.

Too bad Superdeformers has been gone a long, long time.
Word up!
RKillian
You know, I used to hate when he'd make unfunny "jokes" at the GoBots' expense but I can't say I think much of the other one on page two either.
MattMoylan
Ug Matt Moylan is back? The guy's a total hack.

Also he draws hands that look like mittens, bleh.
Lumpy
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Ug Matt Moylan is back? The guy's a total hack.

Also he draws hands that look like mittens, bleh.
hahahahaha... best response in the thread...

i used to love lilformers, but then kinda forgot about it... guess it's time to go back and check it out again...

and if you don't like his "g1 above all" mentality, or whatever you want to call it, don't read it... i don't understand why people have such hatred all the time... i'm not a fan of Shortpacked, so i don't read it... no reason to wish death on all involved...
SPLIT LIP
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no reason to wish death on all involved...
People are wishing death apon Matt Moylan?

Where?
RKillian
I'm just surprised it lasted long enough for Matt to comment what with some of the previous remarks. One of the fastest ways to get locked out of some places is to say something negative about Shortpacked.
AngryChad
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I love his stuff, i cant get enough
Yeah, big fan of this guy. The Bayverse nerdrage is just a bonus.
MattMoylan
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and if you don't like his "g1 above all" mentality, or whatever you want to call it, don't read it....
Actually, my favorite TF series is Beast Wars! Wish it could have gone more seasons instead of switching to Beast Machines(though BM does have a cool theme music).
General Tekno
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Pity we don't have an official confirmation of Alex being at TFcon (though it's quite probably, I'd wager) - that way you could say that the real Pat Lee will be in attendance.

(Apologies to Alex, given that the Dreamwave crap was an eternity ago and he's since gone on to do lots of great stuff under his own name)
General Tekno
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Ug Matt Moylan is back? The guy's a total hack.

Also he draws hands that look like mittens, bleh.
Big deal. I use the mittens cheat myself.
Afterburner
Hardly the only guy in the fandom trying to preach through comics. At least his are TF related.
Grimlock_13
Never really cared for Li'lformers, though I always find what went on at Dreamwave an interesting read. And I always forget what a god awful artist Pat Lee was. If anything else, reading the blog helped remind me of that fact.
Incepticon
I love behind the scenes stuff, so these Dreamwave related blog posts are nothing but welcomed.
Aernaroth
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Ug Matt Moylan is back? The guy's a total hack.

Also he draws hands that look like mittens, bleh.
More like BOXING GLOVES. Way for that guy to rip off homestar runner.
MattMoylan
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More like BOXING GLOVES. Way for that guy to rip off homestar runner.
I said consummate V's! CONSUMMATE!
O.Supreme
Am I the only one who actually liked the DW series? I mean seriously? I will never condone what Pat Lee did to his employees or the fandom. But I gotta say, for the short time DW was in existence, they produced the best TF comics past or present IMHO. IDW "All Hail Megatron" was the closest IDW ever come to getting back on track, but then their wonky new designs just set them back several years.
Sharktibolt
I've always liked the comics, but I don't read and know much about the Dreamwave/IDW comic book stuff so.....

But Matt Moylan will always have my thanks for drawing me an Energon Sharkticon at Botcon 2010.
AngryChad
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Am I the only one who actually liked the DW series? I mean seriously? I will never condone what Pat Lee did to his employees or the fandom. But I gotta say, for the short time DW was in existence, they produced the best TF comics past or present IMHO. IDW "All Hail Megatron" was the closest IDW ever come to getting back on track, but then their wonky new designs just set them back several years.
I liked the Dreamwave stuff, but I don't think it holds a candle to the better parts of IDW, and the two new ongoings are blowing everything else out of the water. Being a comic book fan I view the different art styles as a positive, but I understand that most Transformers fans (who don't read other comics) don't really get it.
Autobus Prime
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Originally Posted by MattMoylan View Post
Ug Matt Moylan is back? The guy's a total hack.

Also he draws hands that look like mittens, bleh.
Welcome back to the interwebs!

Have a on the house.
KikBlava
I really don't mind the guy, but what bothers me most about him is that most of his Transformers strips have the Transformers looking depressed. However I can't remember much from him other than that one strip in which Daniel dies. THAT is enough to get some respect from me, so I wish you the best for the future.
Composite Ghost
Shouldn't this be 3rd party news? I don't recall Hasbro giving him a license.
Incepticon
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Originally Posted by O.Supreme View Post
Am I the only one who actually liked the DW series? I mean seriously? I will never condone what Pat Lee did to his employees or the fandom. But I gotta say, for the short time DW was in existence, they produced the best TF comics past or present IMHO. IDW "All Hail Megatron" was the closest IDW ever come to getting back on track, but then their wonky new designs just set them back several years.
Agreed 100%. Dreamwave raised the bar and set the standard that I still compare all TF comics & art to - and rarely does anything ever eclipse what DW did, least of all IDW.
Omega Supreme
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Shouldn't this be 3rd party news? I don't recall Hasbro giving him a license.
I don't normally pay attention to which subforums the news goes in, but really?
The title on the front page is "Matt Moylan talks Dreamwave".
Dreamwave had a Hasbro license, and this is about a guy writing a blog discussing his time working there. I'm interested to hear more stories about Dreamwave craziness anytime.
Just because Matt also did his own comic that wasn't licensed (and hasn't been out in however long) doesn't negate that.


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Am I the only one who actually liked the DW series?
Despite all the Pat Lee bullshit, I did quite like the Dreamwave stuff. WWI was cool, and I was really enjoying the ongoing before it stopped going.
Composite Ghost
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Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
I don't normally pay attention to which subforums the news goes in, but really?
The title on the front page is "Matt Moylan talks Dreamwave".
Dreamwave had a Hasbro license, and this is about a guy writing a blog discussing his time working there. I'm interested to hear more stories about Dreamwave craziness anytime.
Just because Matt also did his own comic that wasn't licensed (and hasn't been out in however long) doesn't negate that.
Good job pointing out the title on the front page. Now I'll point out the title on the thread.
Omega Supreme
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Good job pointing out the title on the front page. Now I'll point out the title on the thread.
Thanks, I guess! I like being told I did a good job!

The point is that a lot of people will be getting here from the front-page post, which has Dreamwave information, and that's not "third-party" news.

I was only prompted to comment on your post because I thought it was kinda funny you were just complaining about where the thread was located rather than anything in the actual thread. Sorry, but it just seemed like an unnecessary complaint. Even if the thread was just about Matt Moylan and what he's doing now, he did do official work at one point, so in my opinion that's a bit more of a grey area and still belongs in News. It's not like it was about third-party products.
If you really think this belongs in third party, where do you draw the line? If say Simon Furman does something interesting, but it's not specifically about Transformers, would it hurt if that was in news?
Why put it where people (who might otherwise be interested) are less likely to see it?

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