18 February 2014

He-Man's mighty thews!

Warren Greenwood's storyboards were very unique. He would clearly spend a great deal of time illustrating certain panels and characters, whereas other times he would not bother to illustrate He-Man with his harness. However, this was not a sign of laziness, but rather a tactic that enabled him to deliver the boards before their deadline! After all, the layout artists at Filmation working from his boards knew that He-Man would be sporting his harness as always, so it was a detail that did not really need to be added. In these three panels, from the season one He-Man episode "Ordeal in the Darklands", we see the most powerful man in the universe break the bonds that bind him with a great sense of power! You can see that Greenwood had a very unique way of illustrating He-Man, and many of the male cast members, by giving them triangular shapes for eyes.

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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

He-Man is illustrated in a more Conan-like way. :) I always find this scene amusing because none of the other Heroic Warriors in the episode can break the bonds except for He-Man, of course, and immediately after, the reptile men go for "Plan B," which He-Man eventually finds a way out of, as well!

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