Appearing on eBay in mid-2020 from seller toonmag56, this 250-page perfect bound book, titled “Hanna-Barbera presents ‘The Art of SWAT Kats: Character Designs'” contains a collection of show production materials, some never-before-seen.
SWATKATS.info sent one of these to Tremblay Bros. Studios, and according to Christian Tremblay, the assorted artwork and materials it contains is authentic, though the book itself is an unofficial release/bootleg produced from copies. Compared to previously obtained model sheets such as those obtained by Strike for the SK Zone, these all have the 9400 suffix, indicating they are all for season two of the show. Of note, this collection also contains model sheets for Lt. Felina Feral, which were nearly impossible to find previously. The item itself is assembled from photocopied materials. The cover is not embossed and has defects present from the source copy on the front and back.
The seller’s eBay profile can be found here. They have not replied to any inquiries regarding the origin of the item’s contents or if they plan to sell these at fixed prices instead of bids.
You can view all 250 pages online here, or alternatively download this PDF.
RARE THE ART OF SWAT KATS – PRODUCTION / MODELS Book
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron is a 1993-1994 American animated television series created by Christian and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series takes place in the fictional metropolis of Megakat City, which is populated by anthropomorphic felines, known as “kats”. The SWAT Kats of the title are two vigilante pilots who possess a state-of-the-art fighter jet with an array of weaponry. Throughout the series, they face various villains as well as competition from Megakat City’s militarized police force called the Enforcers.
The show originally premiered and ran on the syndication block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, as well as TBS Superstation (as a part of the Sunday Morning In Front Of The TV block) from 1993 to 1995. Every episode of the series was directed by Robert Alvarez. Jim Stenstrum contributed two episodes, while David Ehrman, Von Williams, Eric Clark (with Lance Falk), Mark Saraceni and Jim Katz all contributed one episode each.
this book collection / reproduction Includes sections:
Cast & Credits
About SWAT KATS Production
Special Features on CHARACTERS and MODEL SHEETS and more
Language – English
Pages – 248
Dimensions (inches) – 8.5 wide x 11 tall
Paperback Interior Ink Black & white
SWATKATS.info opted to put this up in its entirety to help better inform SWAT Kats fans about the contents of the book and to help purchasers determine the “rarity” value for themselves, and to also provide a means for everyone to see the never-before-seen production materials it contains.