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    G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Other Animated Series Color Key Paintings Group of 27 (Marvel/Sunbow, c. 1980s). Here's the chance to score an instant collection of some of the coolest animated TV series artwork ever! Color Key paintings establish the look and feel to the backgrounds that will be used in an animated project. They are, in short, highly-detailed miniature paintings. Most Color Key work done today is digital, so these hand-painted pieces are quite rare. This collection consists of mainly artwork created for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, the syndicated animated series that ran for two seasons in 1985-86. There are also two pieces from Muppet Babies (one with a painted-on-acetate overlay), one from Jem, and one that appears to be from Hanna-Barbera's Super Friends. Art is in gouache on illustration board, with image sizes ranging from 8" x 5.75" up to 20.5" x 6.5". There are many beautiful scenic pieces that would look nice framed and on the wall in this group! One G.I. Joe piece has a creased board that slightly damaged the art. Condition ranges from Fair to Very Good.

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    8th Sunday
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