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George Woodbridge WORMS Presentation Art

George Woodbridge WORMS

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Ron Rudat Recondo Presentation Art

Recondo resentation art Ron Rudat

Sorry for the time off.  Aaaaaand we’re back!  With something simple, yet iconic, today.  Ron Rudat’s presentation art for the 1984 Recondo figure, drawn in 1983.  Ron designed the first seven or so years of figures, the sketches that turned into the sculpt input drawings, and for the first few years, he did the internal presentation work as well.  This is a color photocopy, not the original.

Recondo resentation art Ron Rudat 1983

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1992 Duke alternate colors

Detail of 1992 G.I. Joe Duke art by Kurt Groen in alternate colors

Here’s Kurt Groen’s presentation art (marker over photocopy, not paint) for 1992 Duke in green, brown, and black, as opposed to the beige and red that made it to market.

1992 G.I. Joe Duke art by Kurt Groen in alternate colors

What other colors might that trash can have been?

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Charbroil presentation painting

Bart Sears G.I. Joe Charbroil presentation painting detail photocopy

To comics fans, Bart Sears means Justice League Europe, C.O.P.S., his “Brute and Babe” column for Wizard Magazine, Turok, X-O Manowar, Spider-Woman, and more recently a Legends of the Dark Knight double-sized issue and some Indiana Jones work.  Sears was also at Hasbro in the late ’80s.  There he briefly worked on G.I. Joe, and designed the company’s C.O.P.S. line.  Here’s his presentation painting, seen internally and not part of any package design, for Charbroil.  Unfortunately it’s a color photocopy, so it’s much contrastier than the original artwork.

Bart Sears G.I. Joe Charbroil presentation painting photocopy

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