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    Princess Of Power box-art

    Who is the artist of PoP boxart and even if you don't know the name do you know some other items with POP/MOTU(?) art from the same artist?
    I've noticed this one:


    Also it would be nice if we could get here nice high res scans of artworks from PoP boxes/cards.

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    I've been asking this question for a long time....

    I really want to know who is (are) the artist(s) behind POP box arts...

    Also, I'm curious who did the crossover Macy's poster too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monteeg View Post
    I've been asking this question for a long time....

    I really want to know who is (are) the artist(s) behind POP box arts...

    Also, I'm curious who did the crossover Macy's poster too...
    This one?



    E. Velazquez M. ????



    Based on the style, I think these all are artworks by the same artist:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3140257&type=3
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    Thanks for your reply, my friend !

    I always thought the Macy's poster was made by the great Esteban Maroto....

    I know one of the She-Ra's cover book was illustrated by Earl Norem....I think it was the only POP cover he did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monteeg View Post
    Thanks for your reply, my friend !

    I always thought the Macy's poster was made by the great Esteban Maroto....

    I know one of the She-Ra's cover book was illustrated by Earl Norem....I think it was the only POP cover he did...
    No, that poster isn't by Maroto for sure.

    Earl Norem did four POP artworks as far as I know...






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    Thanks for sharing !!!

    I knew only the first one (I also have that one) !

    The others I never saw before...the last one is really amazing !!!!

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    This thread should be renamed to Amazing POP artwork.

    I tried hunting down some information awhile back on POP card art, but came up with not much new information.

    Strange that it is so hard to find out the artist for the POP cards.
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    Those artworks by Earl Norem are from US - She-Ra Princess of Power - Magazine - isuue 1 (winter 1986)

    www.he-man.org/publishing/item.php?id=729


    But since we mentioned POP art, we MUST mention Beverly Kirby the artist who done Mattel's POP style guide as well as those amazing POP illustrations for MOTU and POP Magazines:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3140257&type=3

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    Errol McCarthy and William George were working at Mattel when POP figures were released....

    Errol made most of the POG promocional illustrations and William, late MOTU poters and Bravestarr box art...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monteeg View Post
    Errol McCarthy and William George were working at Mattel when POP figures were released....

    Errol made most of the POG promocional illustrations and William, late MOTU poters and Bravestarr box art...

    Yeah as well as a few other artists, but those POP box artworks clearly aren't their.


    Hey, but Errol McCarthy did MOTU style guide and licensing kits, the same thing that Beverly Kirby did for POP..... but Errol McCarthy also did the most of the card back illustrations for the figures....
    Could it be that Beverly Kirby did those box art for POP????!!!!

    I was just comparing her artworks with POP box-art and even in different character designs (style guide/Filmation and Toy designs) the way how some things like hair, horses, Clawdeen, pose of the characters look like.... they seems very similar! These differences are less prominent than variations in Errol McCarthy MOTU artworks.
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    Love them! But also love how Angella should be wearing "mom" jeans

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    Love this POP art!

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    I don't remember where I read it, but I saw sometime in the past that the illustrator of the She-Ra box art went on to become a medical illustrator. I appreciated that she always made the women realistically-proportioned and paid a lot of attention to detail with the anatomy of the horses, etc. I'll try to figure out where I read that.

    Edited to add: A-ha! Here is where I read it! http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...evealed-Part-1

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    Great discussion! I wish there was more info about this great art, too. The illustrator above, as I read it, did the illustrations that were eventually used to make the figures. It doesn't mention whether she did the packaging illustrations, though.

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    Here are some nice scans of the box art: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...Toys-scan-quot

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    omg those POP illustrations are beautiful

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    Does anyone knows the author(s) of these two artworks?



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    The vintage Box art pictures are one of my favorites i love the picture for Clawdeen and Crystal Falls!





    But one of my other favorites POP artists is Beverly Kirby:





    Her posters are so beautiful and very well drawn! Everyones feet, hair and face expression is spot on. This woman is really talented!
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    I think Matty could answer some questions about the artists behind POP boxarts...I'm sure Mattel still has it on record....

    Why not ask them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monteeg View Post
    I think Matty could answer some questions about the artists behind POP boxarts...I'm sure Mattel still has it on record....

    Why not ask them ?
    I asked Emiliano about this and he says that in Mattel they don't have record about the artist who done POP box art as well as the artist(s) who done front box art for dinosaurs and the artist who done illustrations on the back of the boxes of dinosaurs and giants.

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    There's a former Mattel employee that I'm thinking of that might know, but I'm too tired to try to attempt another interview. Anyone else interested in contacting her? (It would have to be through LinkedIn) And even if she doesn't know, there's some potential there for some other juicy info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    There's a former Mattel employee that I'm thinking of that might know, but I'm too tired to try to attempt another interview. Anyone else interested in contacting her? (It would have to be through LinkedIn) And even if she doesn't know, there's some potential there for some other juicy info.
    Let me know and I can bug her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Let me know and I can bug her.
    Message sent.
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