Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Hopeless Autograph Line

Right on the heels of the "Transformers Summer Fun" contest, the official Transformers Club Twitter account announced another photo contest, this one tied to the recently-finished San Diego Comic-Con.  Fans were asked to depict beast-mode Transformers in some Comic-Con related activity.  Here's my entry, with it's accompanying Tweet (click on the photo to enlarge so you can read the sign):

I don't wanna be the one to tell them that Mr. Welker doesn't attend conventions....
A word of explanation is necessary for those of you who are not pop culture fans. Frank Welker is arguably one of the most famous voice actors alive.  His career goes back more than 40 years, and according to Wikipedia, actually holds the record for combined US box-office gross of films featuring him (more than a billion dollars ahead of Samuel L. Jackson, the #2 holder).  Besides doing a lot of Transformers characters, Welker is well-known for voicing a plethora of animals in dozens of works.  Given the beast-emphasis of this contest, Welker was the obvious choice for an autograph gag, with one caveat: Welker is known for being a very private person who has (to the best of my knowledge) never made a convention appearance anywhere (there was a rumor that he'd expressed interest in BotCon, but so far such an appearance has not materialized).  This problem was dealt with by the caption, and thus the entry was sent to the club's Twitter account.

Although none of my photo contest entries proved to be winners, I hope that you've enjoyed them here.  These are fun little projects to do.

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