05 August 2012

Coloring book #18 - Man-At and Man-E.

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 Man-At-Arms and Man-E-Faces working together. Although the positioning of Man-E-Faces' hand indicates that he is about to ask his colleague a question. Interestingly, in this image Man-E-Faces is drawn much like his appearance in the animated series. However, if you go back a few posts and see the image of Trap Jaw attacking Man-E-Faces you will see that in that illustration his look is based upon the toy...


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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Yes, "Man-E" looks really focused on what Man-At-Arms is doing. The artist did a great job capturing a lot of detail in the armor for both characters, and the buttons on the panel remind me of the glowing buttons used for whenever the "Attak Trak" speaks. :)

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