He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, c. 1983
Acrylic on acetate and gouache on paper
Collection of Trent Claus
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe debuted in 1983 to promote the action figures released by Mattel. It quickly became a pop culture phenomenon and remains Filmation’s most popular series of all time. This 4-cel setup on a hand-painted background features He-Man’s arch-nemesis Skeletor.