Tuesday, September 20, 2016


++UPDATE 21-9-16 ++





This year, I've decided to tarnish TFCON Chicago (October 21st-23rd, at the Hyatt Regency: http://www.tfcon.com/) with my presence. I haven't done an American convention since 2009, and I've had two whole Wreckers series come out since then, so I figured I should at least apologise for my absence in person.

As it stands, I'm NOT a guest of the show, just a regular exhibitor/vendor/journeyman type, but the reaction I've had at some European shows in the wake of Sins Of The Wreckers release led me to decide that now is definitely a good time to take the plunge. I've just heard too many good things about the event, and who knows when I'll have enough robot heat again to warrant a visit to one of these shindigs. So, I'm very much looking forward to meeting my fellow IDW creators, and all of you nice folks who chat with me on Twitter, and buy my comics, etc...

I'm there throughout the whole weekend (might have to nip off an hour early on the Sunday for my flight, we'll see) and will have lots of prints (including my MTMTE cast shots) and even original artwork on display and for sale. My current experience of these events is that I haven't got much - if any - time to sketch AT the convention itself. If I can take on sketch requests at TFCon itself that I can guarantee to finish on time without mailing them out, I surely will. But the likelihood is that these commission slots here are all I can be sure of completing, so roll up! Here's how you can get your hands on some tailor-made Nick Roche robot (or otherwise) art!

Pre-Order Price for an A4 Black & White TORSO ONLY shot (20 available) is $100; add $50 for ONE additional character

To be eligible for these, all you need to do is:

* Reply in the comments section below
* State YOUR name, the name of the CHARACTER you want, and an idea of the day you'll be available to collect the piece.
* Sorry, no fan/original characters, but feel free to request non-TF characters!
* The numbers available are as stated above. Once they've been filled, please don't send any more requests unless further slots become available.  

* ONE Sketch PER PERSON. Please don't make multiple requests. 
* Payment must be at TFCon, NOT via Paypal in advance
*I will only be able to accept CASH at TFCon Chicago, no cards. 
* PLEASE only order a sketch if you will be able to attend to pick it up, and, you know, pay for it.
* Seriously, this happens a LOT. It's not cool, and I will name and shame offenders!
I've always wanted to meet like-minded people in a Chicago hotel, so help me make my dream come true. See you there!


Unknown said...

My name is peaugh (Benjamin Dolle), and I would like Transmetal Tarantulas. I will be available all weekend to pick up.

Ian McDonald said...

Hello Nick,

I'd like go get a bust of Pincher from Gobots. Please let me know and I can provide references if you require them. I can collect it at any point over the weekend. Thanks - Ian

Angela said...

Fort Max happy and sipping coffee! Contact info is tansey@ualberta.ca / twitter @ironc0re

Jessica Silvia said...

My name is Jessica Silvia; I would really love a Kup! I will be at the convention from Oct 20th through the 23rd and can pick up any time!

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Fransoun said...

My name is Audrey, and I would love a torso of Rodimus and Ultra Magnus (the post says add $50 for an extra character?)

Angela said...

For the Fort Max coffee request, the name is Tansey and will be available on Saturday and Sunday to pick it up! Sorry I left that information out!

Unknown said...

This is Kris Kersey. I'd like to get a Drift: Empire of Stone sketch cover with Drift and Ratchet if possible. I've sent you an email with details. Thanks!

rodimus dawg said...

Ahprie, I will be attending all 3 days so which ever works best but let's just say Sunday. I'd like a Power master Optimus prime please.

Josh Pitterle said...

My name is Josh Pitterle and I will be at the con all weekend, I would like to get a torso of MTMTE Rodimus.

rodimus dawg said...

Ahprie, I will be attending all 3 days so which ever works best but let's just say Sunday. I'd like a Power master Optimus prime please.

Matthew Skurich said...

Hi Nick---I would like an Impactor torso picture! Thank you very much. Matt. Mrmidge1@aol.com

Nell Bailey said...

Hi! My name is Nell and I'll be at the con Friday evening, Saturday all day, and early Sunday. I'd love to commission a Torso of Rodimus. I know he's your fav so have fun with it!

- hardreturn said...

Hello! My name is Ian Reid.

I'd like a Black Shadow please. Picked up any time over the weekend.



Tom said...

Hi Nick,

Can I please get a A4 Torso commission of Samus Aran in her Varua Suit? With her Helmet on. I can pick it up anytime over the weekend.

Thank you,


Jones said...

Hey! I'm Jones (JN Wiedle)

I'd like to get a torso commish of Rodimus and Drift (season 1 design please!) being a couple of dumb twinks. I'll be around all weekend to pick it up whenever.

Thank you very much! <3

Matthew Skurich said...

I can pick up Mr. Impactor Saturday or Sunday---thank you NR! Matt

Fransoun said...

I forgot to include the days I can pick up! I'll at the con Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so any day will work!

Matthew Skurich said...

Sorry Nick---I forgot the days I could pick up Mr. Impactor as well---Saturday and Sunday! Apologies! Matt. Mrmidge1@aol.com

Anton said...

Name is Anton. I'd like Tarn please. I can pick up any time during the weekend. Thank you in advance!

Jarodimus said...

Nick --

My name is Jarod Cates. I'd love a torso sketch of TRON (the original design from 1982). I'll be around TFCon Chicago Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon/evening.


Dean said...

My name is Dean (@minimusambush)
I would like Ambulon and First Aid, in happier times, please. I can pick it up all three days of the Con. I was having phone troubles, so if any of my previous comments went through, sorry, this is the one that matters,

Ian McDonald said...

I notice I did not state my name first on my comment, however It says my real name above it and I signed it. So for the second comment it's Ian B. McDonald


Vera said...

Hello! I'm Vera (email plokij909@gmail.com) and I'd like Prowl and Tarantulas in an homage to the upside-down kiss from the spiderman franchise. I'll be there Friday, Saturday, and early Sunday to pick it up.

Rick Berg said...

Nick I would LOVE an Impactor. I will be there on Saturday
Rick Berg

W. Dal Bush said...

I might be #20! Maybe! It's tough to tell from the above! In case I am:

My name's W. Dal Bush and I'd love a Springer torso sketch. I'd also love it if you could make my Springer sketch slightly better than Rick's Impactor. Or just make Rick's Impactor slightly worse. Either works for me!

I'll be at the show on Saturday. Thanks!


Rick Berg said...

I think that's fair

phil smolinski said...

Phil S

Cyclonus from MTMTE


Thank you

Wilson said...

I may have miscounted but I'd love a Shockwave torso if still available. Chris Wilson. Will be there Saturday to get if available.

Nick said...

Hey Chris Wilson, you are number 21... which means you SHOULD be past the cut-off, but I'm such an ace guy that I'll happily include you on the list.

NO MORE REQUESTS PLEASE, but HUGE thanks for filling this list so fast. Time to start drawing!


Wilson said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! You're truly a stand up guy. Can't wait to meet you.

Matthew Skurich said...

Sorry to bother you again Nick but is it ok to add another character to Impactor torso instead of taking up a headshot commission slot? I would like to add Springer to Mr. Impactor if possible. Thank you so much! Will be present Saturday and Sunday---Matt

Jim Semonik said...

Hi Nick,

My name is Jim Semonik and would be interested in a head/bust/whatever is possible of Needlenose. I will be at tfcon all weekend. I'd prefer the sketch on a blank comic cover which i can provide. Thanks so much.