Our first guest of honour at RetCon2018 will be none other than James Roberts!
James started his career at IDW Comics writing the fantastic Last Stand Of The Wreckers together with Nick Roche. After that he started Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye with artist Alex Milne. MTMTE has won numerous awards, among them Comics Alliance: Continued Excellence In Serial Comics for both 2015 and 2016.
The story of More Than Meets The Eye now continues in his and artist Jack Lawrence new series Transformers: Lost Light.
James is a master storyteller at handling not only the sci-fi element of the Transformers but also at worldbuilding. He has been one of the most important creators in moving the Transformers mythos in new and exciting places in recent years. During his run at IDW he has explored and expanded on the cybertronian society from a historical, political and cultural perspective. Without him, no Conjunx Endura, empurata, outliers, cold construction, Functionists, transgender Transformers … the list could go on and on.
His work has also directly been transformed (no pun intended) to the toy-side of the franchise. Have you ever wondered why there was a little dude with mustache riding inside Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, why Combiner Wars Megatron came with Autobot-stickers, or why there was a Takara legends 2-pack with Swerve and Tailgate? Look no further than Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye.