Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Vintage box art sketches question - seeking advice

  1. #1
    Court Magician
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    48

    Vintage box art sketches question - seeking advice

    Hi,

    Recently saw a sketch of Zoar on ebay that the seller claims was done by a Mattel artist for the back of boxes. Took a chance and picked it up, but am not sure what I have, if anything.
    The original ebay listing (not sure if I can include the link) included 2 conversations that seem to verify authenticity as "crosscel or cross sell", but I'd like to know more as I'm not convinced. The sketch is on a transparency of some sort. It looks to me like a trace of the photocopy (on very old/worn paper) of some internal Mattel notes on box art, but why would this have been done? Wouldn't original sketches have always been on regular paper, etc? Any info about how the box art processes for the vintage line would be really appreciated.
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    LittleSpinny TOKYONEVER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Funky France
    Posts
    2,161
    Can you post a pic please? it will be easier to help you with a visual.

  3. #3
    Court Magician mexicantoys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    51
    I saw that auction , in fact he posted twice, hard to say it was original (so easy to make a fake drawing of that piece) so I guess the story behind that piece is the key.

  4. #4
    LittleSpinny TOKYONEVER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Funky France
    Posts
    2,161
    I just found the sale, I am adding the pictures here.
















  5. #5
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lake of Gnarl
    Posts
    2,864
    That's some beautiful line art!

  6. #6
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lake of Gnarl
    Posts
    2,864
    So what do you guys think? Does this mean that Errol McCarthy did all the cross sell art as well as the artwork at the tops of the card backs? The He-Man drawing is definitely by Errol, and from context it appears that he did Zoar as well.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •