VIZ Media announced they will be partnering with Hasbro to create Transformers: A Visual History at Emerald City Comic Con.
Transformers: A Visual History is written by Jim Sorenson. The book will showcase hundreds of iconic and rare Transformers images from the Hasbro archives as well as development art from Paramount Studios and the movies.
Editor David Brothers describes the project, “TRANSFORMERS: A VISUAL HISTORY is a thorough compilation of Transformers artwork. This book really shows off the incredible breadth and impact of the franchise, and fans of the Transformers brand will love poring over the fan-favorite, rare, and previously unseen artwork on display!”
Transformers: A Visual History will be available in two different editions. The first will be a standard hardcover and the second will be a Deluxe Limited Edition. The Deluxe Limited Edition will come in a collector’s box and include five exclusive art prints.
Here’s the official description for the book from VIZ Media:
“In this new hardcover celebration, Hasbro reveals a ton of content from behind-the-scenes production sketches to beautifully polished final art, and everything in-between. From the obscure to the iconic, this book features packaging artwork, animation models, video game designs, comic pages, and, for the first time ever, production artwork from all six Paramount live-action films! Lovingly curated by Transformers archivist Jim Sorenson, this is the most comprehensive collection of Transformers imagery ever assembled.”
Sorenson is no stranger to the Transformers. He’s worked on Beast Wars Uprising as well as Ask Vector Prime. Sorenson has also worked on G.I. Joe, Angry Birds, and Go-Bots.
Transformers: A Visual History is expected to hit shelves sometime this fall.