Monday, October 20, 2008

The Evil Lord of Destruction!


I've never loved anything the way I loved He-Man when I was 5-7 years old. This was when I called Saturday - Cartoon Day. My brother and I would get up so early Saturday mornings that we would watch the color code thing until the broadcast would start at about 6 am and be swept away in a blissful haze of terrible animation and toy commercials for 4 hours. Smurfs, Thundarr the Barbarian, Transformers, Thundercats, Voltron, and, of course, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The 80's was a great time to be a kid.

22 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love popping in on your blog every once in a while to see the latest. You are a fabulous artist.

Heather Keele said...

Ahhhh...the 80's. It was good to be a kid then - plus, we can't be held responsible for the ugly fashions and hairstyles of the day (blame our moms instead). And, of course, the 80's had Reagan, but we were too young to appreciate him then.

You really should do a picture of She-Ra. I had the Crystal Castle, her see-through horse, the boat, her nemesis Evilyn. She was awesome. Good times - wish I hadn't donated it all to the D.I.

Amber Monette said...

THIS IS AWESOME! I love your work! I love the detail and I too was an 80's kid. I always thought He-man and She-rah should've gotten married. As I child I never fully got the concept they were brother and sister. Maybe that is too much information....

GhettoFab said...

Man Kev..Always jaw dropping work

Steven Keele said...

What a total blast. It is always fun to look back at what was fun for us in the past. Great painting.

Scott said...

Your art certainly rekindles wonder and amazement i felt as a child gazing at cartoons.

Jacob Keele said...

Another total great picture from Kevin Keele, The Great! also thanks for commenting on my latest post, i drew him mainly for you!

marcobucci said...

very cool as usual! great melodramatic pose.

Abby said...

I can almost hear the evil cackle!

The 80s are but an era of legends for me--though the 90s did have some decent cartoons, too, even if I couldn't fully appreciate Animaniacs until years after they were taken off the air. :(

Josh Keele said...

Great style and lighting effects. I have to say though, this Skeletor is far better than the Saturday morning cartoon Skeletor. Also I want more Halloween stuff.

The Wies Family said...

Aahhh, I miss the days of good saturday morning cartoons. All I see on there today is stupid Power Rangers...is that show ever going to leave TV! At least cable TV offers some good cartoons.

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John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

fantastic lighting!

Richard Keele said...

That is so cool, I love Skeletor.

Joe said...

Wow! Great posts. You stuff just gets better and better.

Howard Shum said...

Powerful piece!

Eric Orchard said...

Wow! Wonderful work! and yeah, the 80's was a blast.

Heather Dixon said...

I so loved He-Man as a kid! Mom wouldn't let us watch it. Apparently it made us stupider.

If you haven't seen it, there's this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Nc8RCLy1s You can just feel your brain cells disappearing.

seamas without pants said...

dude--YES

he-man was where it was at when i was a kid--i never wanted a fur bikini so bad in my life....oh yeah, and a sword--of course a sword, too....

Ken Chandler said...

Another eye-popping example of why I come around. You're work is amazing.

Francisco Martins said...

Hey I loved this guy!!!! I agree, the 80's ruled!! He-man and the Masters of the Univers where my favorite of all times! Well done!!!

Francisco Martins
www.subversivetales.blogspot.com
www.subversivetales.com

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