Sunbow Production Drawing: Flash
I’ve been jonesing for a bit of Sunbow production art for several years. I never thought I’d be able to pick up any until recently, as the cels generally go for more cash than I’m willing to throw down. The closest I’ve come until recently was buying a few DIC cels. Hey, it’s still GI Joe.
However, a friend tipped me off to some Sunbow production drawings, or preliminary pencil art used to layout the final animation. I didn’t go hog wild, just buying four drawings featuring nicely framed shots of key characters.
One of the images I saw was Flash, and I had to have it. The figure was the first carded 80s Joe I got as a kid, and the character had little to no screen time after the first mini-series. I also have a different kind of connection to that first bit of Joe animation. Watching an unexpected two-hour animated action movie was pure joy to this ten year old. Owning just a tiny piece of it is as close as I’ll come to that feeling about it again as an adult.