Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

Transformers: Truly More Than Meets The Eye

This is definitely one of my weirdest Dustinland comics. It’s not even a comic really. More like a Buzzfeed post, if only I would have titled it “The top 8 Transformer crotches.” But here’s how this comic came about:

For years now I’ve been wanting to draw a comic about how all these old school Transformers had the names of gay strippers (not that there’s anything wrong with thaticus). So I threw together this lit with names like Hot Rod, Prowl, Jazz, and Thrust, and I thought it was pretty funny. But I could never figure out what to do with it. It was just a list. Fast forward to today, the era of the online listicle! I started throwing together a simple list with some images of the Transformers along with snarky comments, but it just wasn’t doing it for me. That’s when I realized I could take it further. Really probe the depths of the oddity that is robots with large bulging crotches. And thus was born not just this week’s comic, but also Robocrotch, my new Tumblr blog, which may no longer exist by the time you read this.

Really though, I mean, why would a robot have a crotch? I can see maybe just a space for their legs to connect to, but any sort of bulge type apparatus… it just doesn’t make sense. Transformers were supposed to be from some other planet where everyone is a robot, so I guess theoretically they could have robot sex, but I do remember episodes of the cartoon where in order to increase their ranks, either Autobots or Decepticons would just build more robots—no robo-humping required. Plus all the Transformers were dudes, except for maybe two, and they didn’t show up until the movie.

I’ll stop now.