Tuesday, January 16, 2007

He-man

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A conceptual entry for IF. Not for everyone I know but I'm just all out of teddy bears and watercolours...
He-man just says 80's to me and as crassly commercial as the show was, it's still creatively embedded in my mind (Scary!?)

8 comments:

Hellcat said...

SCARY! Mwhahahahhhahaa ...

Michelle Lana said...

This is cool.....love it... reminds me of my brothers!

Diana said...

Oh yes! I remember He-Man!
My little brother was a hugh fan back then.

On fridays the kids in his kindergarten were allowed to bring stuff from home. My brother wanted to take his He-Man-tape, which wasn't allowed of course... So I told him to just put the tape in the snow white-case. What he did.

On friday the kindergarten teacher noticed that all boys were gathered around the tape-recorder listening to snow white. Which she tought was strange...

When she found out about the exchanged tape, she took it away from the boys. My brother got really mad and when she reached up to put the tape upon a closet he kicked her bottom and got a detention....

These were my He-Man- memories :-)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Awesome work! And I too get tired of teddy bears and over the top cuteness. Though I hate being critical too... But nothing to critique here, your work is superb.

Anthony Woodward said...

Great to hear of peoples memories connected to He-man. I'd kind of forgotten the influence (for beter or worse...) until I started to research it for this theme.
I have strong memories of of sitting down with pens and pencils and drawing my He-man figures, what I'd give to have some examples of these...

isay said...

i did not look at the title right away -your illustration is lovely i remember him!

Anthony Woodward said...

I should state the actual illustration credits including writer and letterer,

Story: Mike Carlin
Pencils: Ron Wilson
Inks: Danny Bulanadi
Letters: Jack Morelli
Colours: Evelyn Stein.

I originally wanted to find a He-man comic choose two panels and redraw, recolour and replace the text, but it took me a few days to track down one at a second hand bookstore. So I just picked a panel I thought worked really well composition wise and replaced some text from the main speech bubble. I don't really have a great comic font so I just chose the first one that looked decent.
I see this kind of conceptual art like a music DJ mixing other people songs and maybe adding other elements.

Hellcat said...

The 80s was all underground - remixed undead creature ...