Having drawn Ganesha as a Viking, it seemed natural that I should extend the trend just a little further and draw him as my favourite childhood cartoon character, He-Man!
He-Man was a timeless classic from the 80’s, with its titular hero always fighting to protect the good people of Eternia against evil forces. He-Man always had a good nature, willing to give anyone a second chance and believing that everyone had good in them that just needed to be felt and expressed. In addition, he’d end every episode with some words of wisdom to build the character of the impressionable young children watching the show. All of these were definitely characteristics worth looking up to.
This made me believe that it was quite appropriate to have a crossover/homage between Ganesha and He-Man, both living up to the name ‘Masters of the Universe’.
Here he stands before Castle Grayskull, magic sword held aloft, chanting “I have the power” as the lightning transforms him. And of course, his little rodent sidekick was a natural cringer about to be transformed into Battle-Rat :-)