We recently caught up with professional Comic Book Artist, Robert Atkins. Many fans have already have seen Atkins’ explosively powerful ThunderCats illustrations, and for those who haven’t, this post will be a real treat.
Atkins is a child of the 80’s and gravitated towards properties that captured his imagination growing up. He’s illustrated for major publishers on such titles as: Legion of Superheroes, Iron Man, Heroes For Hire, The Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Forgotten Realms and Elders of the RuneStone.
With ThunderCats no longer being actively marketed, artists like Atkins who are fans themselves won’t find a title to work on, and so drawing a T-Cat becomes a true passion project. Atkins decided to create this incredible set of individual character pieces that also build into a stunning group shot.
What follows are Atkins’ responses to our questions, as well as a gallery of his ThunderCats pieces.
TC.org: What inspired you to do these terrific pieces of the ThunderCats characters?
Atkins has told us too that he’ll be working on some Masters of the Universe pieces over the coming months so keep an eye out for more of his awesome 80s artwork. You can keep track of all his work at the following locations: