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cereal:geek 01 - COVER

This is the cover to the first issue of cereal:geek illustrated by NATHAN BAERTSCH and based on a rough layout by ME. I wanted the image to show a realistic She-Ra after a victoriously long fight with the a large army of Horde Troopers. The purpose of this image was to show the reader that this new magazine would not treat their cartoon characters too predictably, and since the first issue talks about violence in cartoons of the eighties, it was a highly appropriate cover!
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Jadified Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! She-Ra has always been one of my favourite heroines, and this piece is so well done that I could just burst out of happiness, looking at it.

I really love that, not only has she obviously been bludgeoned a bit, but she looks happy. Or, maybe excited, is the right word? I'm not sure. Either way, the light in her good eye and the shape of her lips looks... well, like that triumphant light, instead of the down and beaten victory. I love it!
ala33 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a black eye and a little blood certainly didn't hurt this pic
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
She-Ra is a strong woman.
Licusaturno Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
beatiful... good job dude.. i need learn more about this, the lights effects and the behavior. are u know about some book o something like this?...I'm interested about this. you help me?.
Carringd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
fucking tough
deemonHunter360 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I am 3 years late in finding out about Cereal Geek. But I am very glad I found out about Cereal Geek while trolling the Internet for He-Man and She-Ra information. I grew up in the 80s, and that era had many cartoon characters dear to my heart. Your cover of She-Ra having a black eye is shocking as I never expected to see her that way and it reflects the theme of your first issue: Violence in cartoons of the 80s. I also did a fan art of She-Ra myself. [link]
EvilUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa.. I love it.. I missed She-Ra too.. and the bruises just makes it great - making it 'real' and showing that she has been in one heck of a fight.. win or loss :P
marimoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I miss She-Ra...
sean-izaakse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
She still looks pretty hot :aww:
akatheToad Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Very awesome. I'd like to read that.
CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Too awesome, concept and execution both. Hope it's not too late to get my hands on this book!
icyheart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
I love this image, but it reminds of when I was 7 with a bad fever and I had a nightmare where She-ra tried to kill me and He-man protected me and she cut his arms about violent cartoons of the 80s!
TM2DB Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Writer
Ya know, this was the image that got me turned onto this magazine. It's a BEAUTIFUL cover, and if you cover up half of it, it's perfectly split. Half she's beat all to hell and the other half she's a Barbie princess. I really love it. It gets a SUPAH FAV! from me. :D
Adella Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I love the shiner!!! It is very realistic..
janusmemory Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Ohhh she's hurt... I could take care of her anytime... if you know what I mean!
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!!!
CassandraJames Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Dazzling cover! Her face is so detailed, and gorgeous. (Despite her obvious injuries.) Fantastic work!
Drawula Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
DmSexyRed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Nathan did an awesome job on the cover, looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Cereal geeks soon (hopefully) :D
Tmvgabel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
looks hot man instead fav!
Tmvgabel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
instant i mean...
t001 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
great work!
richten Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She-Ra is the first woman I loved (yes I'm a geek like that), and this is just awesome
GoseiGreen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
she's the first woman i loved too, well her along with cheetara :-)
and yes, i'm a geek

Geeks Rock!!
richten Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Our generation was screwed when they gave us such lovely ladies in our Saturday morning cartoons :rofl:
subeo Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
This is awesome on so many levels :heart:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ZT4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Looks like She-Ra just had a date with one of the Honeymooners

"One of these days Adora"
cynobi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Wonderful cover! :)

Seing She-Ra beaten in her eye was a true shock. :o

Good luck and best wishes for you and the mag. :+fav:

Jukkart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent reading whole magazine. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and artworks are wonderful.
Cover is very striking, and I was shocked when I saw the full image. :)
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Totally loving this, Busta! Nate did an awesome job, and I'm very much looking forward to getting the first issue! :)
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