Josh van Reyk and Shaun Knowlerthe, the creative team behind the well-loved Transformers: Mosaic
project announced that the project has came to an end. For those who are unfamiliar with this project, it has been a Transformers fan comic project that has included many fan artists' and writers' work for quite some time now. Read the official statement from the TF: Mosaic team after the jump.
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"The end of Transformers Mosaic
END OF THE ROAD
Well, after five years and over six hundred and fifty individual pieces, we have both decided that the time has come to bring the Transformers: Mosaic project to an end. A number of reasons could be cited for drawing the project to a close, but ultimately, it was never going to last forever. We had a pretty good run, and itís just time to bow out.
Itís been a true honor to watch the project which began as a humble collaboration on the IDW Forums grow to become a fandom institution, and even itís own genre of Transformers storytelling. The project enjoyed incredible support from the wider Transformers community, and even the stewards of the franchise itself. Weíve had the blessed opportunity to work with some talented and passionate people, and even played a small part in launching a few professional careers.
So, what does this mean for anyone currently working on a submission for the project?
Well, first off, the 'Transformers the Movie - Special Edition' sub-project is no longer a stand-alone entity, and any pieces that were part of it, would now become regular submissions.
There are still a few completed pieces in the pile, and they will continue to be released as usual. These should take us through to the end of June 2012, so any other pieces that are completed and submitted before this time, would be released an included under the 'Transformers: Mosaic' banner.
After that time, any other pieces would be the responsibility of the creative team to release themselves. We do ask that any of these pieces, do not include the 'Transformers: Mosaic' logo, and are not advertised as such.
Obviously, this is not the end of Transformers fan-fiction. The project has spawned a number of other similar projects, just as TF: Mosaic itself sprang out of inspiration from an earlier one. There are many dedicated people in the community to keep telling their own tales. As a wise man once said, ďIt never endsĒ.
Thanks again to everyone who has; written, drawn, colored, lettered, commented on or just supported a Mosaic. This project truly was by the fans, for the fans. Take a bow, all of you.
Itís been an amazing five years, and we were lucky to be a part of it. We now look forward to where the creative community will go from here. Now get out there and write and draw the future.
-Josh van Reyk & Shaun Knowler
Townsville, Australia / Vancouver, Canada"