Sequart.org’s Part 2 of Reinventing the Cog – A Conversation with IDW’s The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye’s James Roberts
Almost a month ago Sequart.org released the first part of their interview with James Roberts, a member of the creative team that brings us the very popular Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye IDW comic book series. Well Sequart.org has finally gotten around to posting the second half of that interview which can be found here. Get a small sampling of the interview after the jump.
DAVID WHITTAKER: It would be an injustice not to talk about Chromedome and Rewind the first official “gay” couple in Transformers fiction. Also one of the sweetest couples, not only in Transformers, but in fiction in general. That’s a pretty bold move. How would you rate the reaction to this? Positive or negative?
JAMES ROBERTS: One of the sweetest couples in fiction? It’s nice of you to say that – thanks. I didn’t set out to make them sweet, just real. They were like a married couple – perhaps I should say a good married couple. Transformers being long-lived beings, they’ve clearly been in each other’s company for thousands and thousands of years, they know each other inside out, and they still have a love for each other. Their relationship evolved organically, albeit entirely behind the scenes, as I spent a year plotting and re-plotting the first 16 or so issues of MTMTE. I didn’t set out with the aim of having a Transformers couple on board ship. Chromedome and Rewind were going to be best friends (and it’s worth remembering that even having two characters who are best friends is (or was) a rarity in TF fiction), but as I wrote their scenes together I realized that there was a tenderness and tactility that took their relationship into a different dimension. So by the time I came to properly write issue 1, and they made their debut in Prowl’s office, they were a proper couple.
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