22 September 2007

Castaspella is evil?

"She-Ra and the Golden Goose" is one of the Ladybird books that treated Catra and her associates as jealous untrustworthy companions to Adora and her friends. Thankfully this theme would only feature in a few books! Oddly in this particular book Castaspella is portrayed as having strong alliances with Catra and Entrapta, and yet the toy line had already established that she was one of the forces for good...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

5 comments:

Adam Osgood said...

I love how informed this is by the toys. From Catra's intricate belt to the ropes on Etrapta's boots, this artist got it all.

Matthew L. Martin said...

I've heard rumors that how Castaspella was originally conceived as villainous; anyone have any information on this?

Kevin Martinell said...

The poor ladies looks so frustrated. :( Beautiful artwork and colors, though. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Martn Olivero said...

Perhaps the artist wanted to reflect some of the attitudes of these girls, making them a little more human, as in life: They fight each other, then become friends, then fight themselves again, then become friends again... who knows! Truly speaking, I think it was a small mistake that makes it more fun the relationship between the villains and the magic old-voiced girl Castaspella.

Brett said...

Though I'm not, as I mentioned in an earlier post, a fan of the whole Catra/Entrapta being untrustworthy companions bit, I have to say that it is an incredibly striking and pretty image.

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