Known for his drawings of mice in his popular Mouse Guard series, David Petersen recently turned his pen to a group of cats — The ThunderCats, to be precise. On his blog, the artist shares some recent portraits of the team from the popular animated series.
“As a fun experiment at my weekly Art Night gathering with other local artist friends, I tried my hand at drawing a favorite of mine as a kid…the ThunderCats!” Petersen said on his blog. “I didn’t want to redesign them, or stick to copying a model sheet, I wanted to just draw them as I would, with respect to the original designs but enough David Petersen linework that you knew it was from my hand.”
The set not only includes the original team members like Lion-O, Cheetara and Panthro, but also Bengali, Pumyra and Lynx-O, who came later. Maybe next he’ll turn his pen to Mumm-Ra and his mutants.