First, there was Battle Protocol. Then there was the Allspark Fan Character Sourcebook. Welcome to the latest fan project from Allspark's Chronicles of Cybertron...
- PDF: https://drive.google...QnQzmGHdOV/view
- CBZ: https://drive.google...icqrWs555e/view
- Issu: https://issuu.com/da...k-hhse-issue-01
What is the Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook Extended?
Great question! If you’ll recall, last year, IDW Publishing released the Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook, a guidebook featuring characters from across the newly-minted Hasbro Universe. Over three individual issues, 81 characters from Transformers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, ROM, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. were given profiles that recapped their known history and revealed previously unknown details about their lives.
But come on, there’s a LOT more than 81 characters in the Hasbro Universe. That’s why we created the Sourcebook Extended, an ongoing project that seeks to celebrate, explore, and expand the Hasbro Universe by giving new, original profiles to every single character that has appeared in this universe (and even some that haven’t.)
In addition, we also want to use this as a vehicle for storytelling, so each issue will include original fan comics and prose stories that expand on the mythology of the IDW Universe in ways the normal comics wouldn’t be able to. Sometimes they’ll be action-oriented romps, sometimes they’ll be quiet character pieces.
And best of all, this book is entirely the work of YOU, the Allspark community!
How do I contribute?
Select a character from the Hasbro Universe that you want to write a profile for, then go to our thread in the Allspark Forums’ Chronicles of Cybertron and (assuming someone else hasn’t already done it) post a reply with which character you’d like to do. Keep in mind that this system operates on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Once you’ve done that, write up the character’s profile following the established Sourcebook format and submit it to our editors (Daniel Adkins, Jolene “Broadside” Blake, and Steven “SoS” Sosa) either via the Messenger function on the Allspark Forums (if you want to keep your profile under wraps) or by posting it in the thread below. The editors will then look over it, give any notes they feel are necessary, and it will go into the drafting process. Also be sure you let us know how you want to be credited in the book.
I like (INSERT CHARACTER HERE), but they don’t exist in the Hasbro Universe. Can I make a profile for them?
Sure! So long as the history of the character works within the established IDW continuity, then new characters can definitely be added in. (See Cogman in our first issue as an example).
What about my OCs?
At this time, we will not be featuring OCs, though reimaginings of minor characters, cameos, concept art and unnamed toys are all fair game. But if you want to talk about your OCs, we'd love to read about them in the Chronicles of Cybertron Fan Character forum!
Can we make up new stories and info for the characters?
Yes. In fact, it's encouraged (within reason). If we wanted pure summaries of what characters have done in canon, we'd go to the wiki.
I’m not much of a writer, but I am an artist. Can I still help out?
Of course! We wish we could have wholly original art for every character in the book, but sadly that isn’t feasible for a fan project like this. We would love to have our users contribute new artwork for characters. If you would like to draw a specific character, you can sign up for that character. If you don’t have a specific character, but still want to volunteer your artistry, our editors can help match you with a character who needs artwork.
We're also looking for artists to contribute cover art for future issues featuring the various characters included.
Can I both write a character’s profile and draw them?
How do I contribute prose stories/comics?
If you’re interested in submitting a prose story or a comic, use the Allspark Forum Messenger to send a “pitch” to our editors of what the story will entail, or if its a story you’ve previously written, send us a link to where to view it. We would prefer they be wholly new stories, and would also like for them to (like those featured in the official Sourcebook) feature characters from more than one franchise, but that’s more of a guideline than an outright rule. Another rule is that, like the profiles, they must be based in the IDW Universe.
Also, be sure to keep them short. 3-4 pages are ideal.
Will you help match writers with artists?
No. If you are a writer who wishes to do a comic, you must find an artist to work with yourself. But feel free to visit the Allspark Pictures threads in our Forum to view many of the talented artists we have in our community.
Rules for submission:
- You must be a registered Allspark Forums member to contribute.
- Profiles must be written to be compatible with the current IDW continuity, as well as with the other profiles. So read the comics, consult the wiki, and make sure your character isn’t hanging out on the Lost Light when he died back on Earth.
- IDW continuity only! You might have a great idea at how to work Cybertron Crosswise into Animated, but that isn’t what this project is for. (For that, try the Character Bio forums in Chronicles.)
- Have fun!
So get out there and start writing (or drawing) Allsparkers!
Edited by Daniel Adkins, 28 August 2018 - 01:16 PM.