15 July 2014

Slipping away...

The rarely-seen four story She-Ra Ladybird compilation book was interesting in that aside from including two new stories, it included two previously published stories in "Catra's Ice Palace" and "She-Ra and the Golden Goose", renamed "The Golden Goose" for this publication. The most striking thing about "Catra's Ice Palace" is that due to the size of this compilation book being a different format, the illustrations that accompanied the story were completely redrawn. Previously the story had been illustrated by Geoff Senior, but this time Glenn Steward illustrated it, to tie into the fact that the other three stories in the compilation were illustrated by him! I really like the composition of this piece, as is shows a "before" and "after" situation. In the "before" illustration we see Adora looking towards the Fright Zone and noticing something that prompts her to slip away from the crowds. In the "after" illustration we see her transforming into She-Ra. The somewhat low-angled view of She-Ra with the Sword of Protection held proudly aloft is an incredibly good piece of artwork.


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