This week we’re doing something a little different here at That F’ing Monkey. While looking through my things the other night I realized I’ve been sitting on some amazing art work from Joel Carroll. I’m lucky enough that I live near Joel, so I get to see him at a lot of conventions. Every day this week I’m going to showcase another piece I’ve had commissioned from him. Some are personalized pieces he did in his sketchbook others are character designs, etc. When you’re done here make sure to go to www.joelcarroll.com and check out even more of his work.
Today’s Joel Carroll update was done inside another of Joel’s sketchbooks, Recent Things I Have Drawn. The sketch is over the Transformer character Springer. Springer has been my favorite Transformer since he first appeared in the original Transformers movie. I loved the post movie cartoons because of his involvement. My love for the character has been all over this blog from mentioning the third party Warbot Defender toy, the amazing Last Stand of the Wreckers comic, and even the Kree-O version of the character.
It will surprise no one that I have a few versions of Springer hanging out on my toy shelves. I’ve stayed away from some of the Springer toys just because I didn’t want to purchase expensive convention exclusives off of eBay, especially since the figures only had one vehicle mode. Hasbro recently surprised everyone by putting out a new triple changer version of Springer this year. I haven’t been able to find it on the store shelves yet, but I will. Joel’s amazing sketch represents this newer version of the toy.