07 October 2013

GIANT Picture Book (Heroic Warriors) illustration #31

Golden Book published a great deal of Masters of the Universe material during the eighties. Two of the most notable and yet rarely seen books are the Giant Picture Books; oversized quality publications printed on thick quality paper featuring artwork by Fred Carrillo. One book focused on the Heroic Warriors, whilst the other focused on the Evil Warriors. Here I present, from the Heroic Warriors book, the two pages focusing on Battle Cat. While this is a lovely illustration, and as much as I love Fred Carrillo's style, in both his Golden Book artwork and his Filmation layout artwork he always tended to draw Battle Cat a lot smaller than he should have! However, given how much the man contributed to the legacy of Masters of the Universe, I think he can be forgiven!

(click on the images to see them at full-size)


Kevin Martinell said...

The colorful image reminds me of a Western with the hero riding off into the sunset. :) Also, when Battle Cat attacks Panthor, it reminds me of a similar scene of the two in an action scene from "Diamond Ray of Disappearance!" Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Mosquitor said...

Battle Cat looks like he's just disturbed Panthor's sunbathing in that first b/w image.

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