23 May 2012

Coloring book #4 - Mer-Man attacks!

During the eighties there were many Masters of the Universe coloring books, all of which featured a variety of artwork, with varying degrees of quality. Some artists put in a great level of detail, other artists simply copied model sheets, and some artists were just plain questionable. There were a batch of illustrations by one particular unnamed artist that I have a great affection for, mainly because the style is close to the cartoon, but bold enough to be identifiable as the artist's own! These images also showcased some pretty impressive scenes that I personally wish could have been seen in the Filmation series. In this illustration we see that Teela's idea of practicing her archery skills on the beach was not the best idea she has ever had, as Mer-Man dramatically emerges from the depths! I like the way in which Mer-Man is illustrated. His design resembles the cartoon, but his armor is slightly different. I love the fact that Teela does not look too fussed by the appearance of the Ocean Warlord!


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3 comments:

Geret said...

I love that you're posting these colouring pages! This looks like it could be in the colouring book version of "Teela's Quest".

Kevin Martinell said...

James, I agree, plus I can't help but think of the animation of Mer-Man raising his fists, from "Teela's Quest" and "Three on a Dare," when I see this illustration of Mer-Man. :) Teela is illustrated beautifully again, and looks so close to her cartoon model style too!

Mosquitor said...

She looks like she's thinking "Bloody hell, not him again!" :)

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