18 June 2012

Coloring book #9 - Trap Jaw is high!

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, which just happens to be one of my all-time favorites, we see Trap Jaw on higher ground in front of Castle Grayskull attacking He-Man! There are many things I love about this piece, one of them being He-Man's dramatic pose. Also, even though the Sword of Power is illustrated way off-model, I love the boldness of it! This image would later be referenced on the cover of issue eleven of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine replacing Trap Jaw with Webstor!

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

1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Trap-Jaw appears to be about as powerful as he was in "Double Edged Sword," plus it looks like he is producing fire like he did in the "A Bird in the Hand" episode! Nice upshot of Castle Grayskull too. :)

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