A closer look at our Transformers
Hasbro's Transformers toyline and spinoff comics and cartoons provide the inspiration for Matt Haney's illustrations for Outlook 2019. Haney, a World-Herald graphic artist since 2006, admits to being "semi-obsessed" with everything Transformers since receiving his first action figure as a Christmas gift in 1984. He was 8 years old. "They were so popular that mothers were fighting for them on the shelves at Target," Haney says. He started mowing lawns for money to buy the latest figures and comic books. "Not much has changed," he quips about his ever-growing collection. In Matt's renderings, as in the series, the Autobots are the heroes, and the quotes are famous lines from Optimus Prime, their main leader. Together, they tell the story of "Omaha: Transformed."