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Scott Schloss -- Cabbieboy

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nowhen-but-now:

cabbieboy:

misterjulius:

just-a-drawing-cat:

misterjulius:

Some of Stuart Sayger’s better illustrations for the BIONICLE comics.

No. Hakann one still sucks

Yea, it’s not that great, but it’s still a lot better than stuff like the two-headed Matoran and his goofy Vakama.

Okay, just saying, I think Sayger’s art is really worth more appreciation than most fans give it. It’s way more organic and moody than the metru nui stuff. I think it also gave us a chance to see a Bionicle world that had designs, kanohi, and characters not limited to the toy lines…He was more liberal with his designs than other artists and I liked that a lot! My complaints were more with the secretive nature of Bionicle at that time. I just freaking wanted to know what the Ignika looked like! I think people shouldn’t be as hard on his style…it was just different. (Though just saying the original Mata and Bohrok Comics were the best of all.) Just to put that out there.

I personally liked his style. It’s not as iconic as D’Anda’s style or Elliot’s before him, but it really mixed things up and went with the themes. The Ignition saga was a big turning point, with a far grittier tone than even the Hordika arc. I think Sayger’s work really helped underline it, even if his style was far more gestural than his predecessors (and indeed his successors- Gallagher and Mhan were incredibly literal in their depictions). That’s not to say he’s my favorite, of course I’m a sucker for D’Anda’s style, but I do think it was worthwhile to have that change in the style so we didn’t have the same, gleam-effect literal view of everything. And yes, his proportions and faces could be inconsistent but if you look at the previous artists, they weren’t exactly perfect either. The difference is that where they focused on getting the exact shape, Sayger put so much into the shading, tone, texture, the gestures and intensity of the characters. The coloring and shading of the other arcs pale sin comparison, I love the layers he put into everything. Could somebody help me out and put up the panel in the first Piraka comic where Zaktan’s exploding into protodites as Hakann’s beams go through him, because that is, I think, one of the coolest moments of the comics and the art is simply incredible.

and the freaking scene where Vezok shows his insane side and just demolishes the matoran records?!? He really made his characters feel the way they act. I respect that a lot.

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misterjulius:

just-a-drawing-cat:

misterjulius:

Some of Stuart Sayger’s better illustrations for the BIONICLE comics.

No. Hakann one still sucks

Yea, it’s not that great, but it’s still a lot better than stuff like the two-headed Matoran and his goofy Vakama.

Okay, just saying, I think Sayger’s art is really worth more appreciation than most fans give it. It’s way more organic and moody than the metru nui stuff. I think it also gave us a chance to see a Bionicle world that had designs, kanohi, and characters not limited to the toy lines…He was more liberal with his designs than other artists and I liked that a lot! My complaints were more with the secretive nature of Bionicle at that time. I just freaking wanted to know what the Ignika looked like! I think people shouldn’t be as hard on his style…it was just different. (Though just saying the original Mata and Bohrok Comics were the best of all.) Just to put that out there.

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http://crunchbitenuva.tumblr.com/post/79710730040/cabbieboy-crunchbitenuva-suddenlyoranges

cabbieboy:

crunchbitenuva:

suddenlyoranges:

hi I have a dumb question that only these fellow people in the bionicle tag can answer

how did the great kanohi get scattered all across the island of mata nui in the first place? Did the matoran of mata nui make them? Did we ever…

Hmmm…headcanon time!!! Where’d you see the Kanohi Nuva Story? Is that Quest of the Masks? I wasn’t aware of it in the first place! :D

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crunchbitenuva:

suddenlyoranges:

hi I have a dumb question that only these fellow people in the bionicle tag can answer

how did the great kanohi get scattered all across the island of mata nui in the first place? Did the matoran of mata nui make them? Did we ever find out who hid them?

…or I never found out

I want to say residents of Artakha since they hid the Kanohi Nuva, but the Order of Mata Nui could be another answer.

Umm, Didn’t canon say the Turaga hid them?

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Hey Chroniclers! Bioinicle stuff for sale! I’m going to be putting up one of the original upper deck trading card games on ebay, and it’ll come with two mata kanohi! I’ll have an announcement on here when it pops up…the deck is Gali and Pohatu, and I believe it comes with a blue hau and a brown kakama or akaku. Just thought I’d letcha’ll know!

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I really miss

…going to the store and buying Bionicles or getting a comic in the mail announcing a new line. I’d stay up for HOURS to read and reread about the new characters. Man…Lego, please release at least an anniversary group of 6 or something, pleaseeeee. We’d buy it.

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and-then-sara:

pyro-hairedkid:

kehuri:

nowhen-but-now:

So went and started downloading those Bionicle books that someone put on Dropbox. Took a look at the first page of Beware the Bohrok and saw this:

"Now it came again- a shudder, as if the entire island were shifting in…

No freakin’ joke. I keep seeing refs now and it’s like…dang. That was the BEST surprise ever, and you know gregg just loved those hints. Even MNOLG’s references…we totally missed it all. Awesome? Yes/

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Ladies and Gents, there is not enough time in the day to upload art. *sigh* expect a LOT over spring break. :)

Ladies and Gents, there is not enough time in the day to upload art. *sigh* expect a LOT over spring break. :)