IDW Publishing Celebrates Female Talent With Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase

by James Ferguson

This March, IDW Publishing and Hasbro will release Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase in recognition of Women’s History Month. The 48-page anthology has fan-favorite creators and new talent working on stories featuring characters from G.I. Joe, Transformers, Jem and the Holograms, and more. Synergy will include five stories altogether, including autobiographical works from writer Mairghread Scott and artist Sara Pitre-Durocher and Kate Cook.

Scott says:

Transformers is a brand that shaped both my childhood and adult life. I’m grateful for the chance to talk about what these amazing robots have meant to me, and others, over the years.

Synergy will also include four new pin-ups and a gallery of thirteen images from the IDW archives, celebrating the women who have already made or will soon make an impact on the world of Hasbro.
Cook added:

Hasbro was such an integral part of my upbringing. My Little Pony inspired a youth full of pastel imaginings and became a huge part of my cartooning career as I got the chance to make those imaginings real. I bonded with childhood friends over ponies in the 1980s, and as an adult, I crafted stories for My Little Pony alongside creators who have become the friends of a lifetime.

IDW has made a great Hasbro shared universe that opens the door for an endless amount of storytelling capabilities. I’m glad to see more being explored by a diverse group like this.
Synergy editor Megan Brown says:

This is a great coming together of creative talent and an amazing showcase for a host of wonderful authors, artists, and colorists — both old and new. I am beyond thrilled to be editing this compilation, and to be given the chance to highlight the amazing work of women in the comics industry.

Look for Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase at your local comic shop in March 2019.

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