Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
THE TANK by Transformers-Mosaic THE TANK by Transformers-Mosaic
Story & Art by;
Richard Cookson
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkrande:
Krande Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
That's why you don't go and help a lonely Decepticon, I suppose. Poor humans.
Reply
:iconlegofan13:
legofan13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Bludgeon is the thing that keeps his enimies up at night the archetypical lurking horror
Reply
:iconhousewife2000:
Housewife2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Wow - thanks guys for all the comments and critiques. Much appreciated!
Reply
:iconpvven:
pVVEN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Lovecraftian. Very cool.
Reply
:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very creepy and well paced! The marbled/speckled/whatever background of the comic really goes well with the snow, bringing out the snow and cold aspects of this. Great work on it!
Reply
:icondreampen:
DreamPen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Nice! A horror story using the Transformer mythos! Excellent work.
Reply
:iconchuckiebobphil:
chuckiebobphil Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artist
way hella sweet
Reply
:icongusindor:
Gusindor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I am in awe, this is so amazing, great atmosphere, suspense and storytelling. A chilling reminder of why the Decepticons are the bad guys even when both sides cause collateral damage...

I hope he at least shoots out Bludgeon's eye or something...
Reply
:iconlemniskate:
Lemniskate Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Well done (though the tank Bludgeon transforms into didn't exist 1942).

What does disabuse someone of [a] notion mean?
Reply
:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Inform them that they're mistaken.
Reply
:iconlemniskate:
Lemniskate Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thanks!
Reply
:iconhousewife2000:
Housewife2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
You're absolutely right about the tank. He really should be a Soviet T-34 or perhaps a Panzer III. I should have redesigned him, but I guess I kept him a Type 90 for familiarity, even if it's incongruous.

The narrator is saying that he doesn't want to disabuse Erik's notion of them being near the coast - if they were near the coast, they would find it easier to orientate themselves, and navigate their way home despite losing the dogs; however, the narrator believes they are lost inland, but doesn't want to rob Erik of this one strand of hope he's clinging to.
Reply
:iconlemniskate:
Lemniskate Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
It was the word disabuse that I was not familiar with - not being a native speaker of English, I've never read it before, and it looked like it meant 'mis-mis-use', i.e. 'not abuse'. But no.

Where are the guys from, anyway? The names (Klaus, Erik) plus the word logbog make it seem reasonable that they're Swedes or Norwegians.
Reply
:iconhousewife2000:
Housewife2000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Close - I loosely based them on the Danish Sirius Sledge Patrol who began running reconnaissance missions in Greenland from 1941.
Reply
:iconwildmagnus:
WildMagnus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Brutal Mosaic!! :D Man, love the whole atmosphere in this one! Great art and story!! :D
Reply
:iconicon-uk:
Icon-UK Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Very creepily done, kudos!
Reply
:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, that was pretty good. One of the best Mosaics I've seen in a while. Great pacing, great sense of mystery.
Reply
:icondrawgasm-designs:
Drawgasm-Designs Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Great story.
Reply
:iconha-heeprime:
Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK. So that was one of the best-paced and best-told TF Mosaic stories I've seen in ages. Really love the pages-from-notebook motif. And the pressing creepiness is off the scale!
Reply
:icongriml0ck122:
GRIML0CK122 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
one of the best
Reply
:iconbanjo-oz:
Banjo-oz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Feels and reads like a cross between the Marvel TFUK "black and white" short stories and something out of the 90's 'Eagle' comics or 2300AD.

Great storytelling; so many of these fan Mosaics try to tell too much or too little story, but this is perfect. Loved every moment of this, great, evocative art (reminds me of 'The Thing') and great storytelling and framing device. THIS is how you tell a human-TF story... in fact, it kind of reminded me a bit of 'Man of Iron' in how it handles Bludgeon's "alien" aspect. The only downside is that as one page, it's impossible not to be "spoiled" by the final panel before you get there; I'm betting otherwise a lot of folks forget he's a tank!

One of my favourite Mosaics ever. Fantastic work!
Reply
:iconhousewife2000:
Housewife2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Wow - you've managed to reference some of my biggest comics influences growing up! Glad you liked it.
Reply
:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
creepy!

nicely done!
Reply
:iconteiouja:
TeiOuja Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seriously, you should ask Hasbro for work. This is some great stuff.
Reply
:iconstormrider19:
Stormrider19 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree
Reply
:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Cool comic
Reply
:iconoptimutt:
Optimutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
This is excellent! Really well done.
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Hot damn! So that's how Bludgeon does it!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 850 × 1300




Details

Submitted on
October 8, 2012
Image Size
1.3 MB
Resolution
850×1300
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,157 (1 today)
Favourites
113 (who?)
Comments
28
Downloads
46
×