Posts Tagged ‘Art’



Week 5: Exclusive Queen Amidala T-shirt Now Available

StarWars.com Team | February 6, 2012

We’re in the final week’s stretch to the release of Episode I 3D, which means the fifth and final Episode I-themed exclusive t-shirt is now available at welovefine.com!

This striking Queen Amidala tee, designed by Lucasfilm’s Craig Drake, is available through midnight Sunday (February 12) in a womens fitted, mens, and hoodie. In addition to the exclusive tee, StarWars.com is devoting their Episode I 3D page to Queen Amidala this week, with exclusive videos, a soundboard, a drawing tutorial, and more!

You can also browse back through the previous weeks of content by clicking the tabbed dates, which will take you to pages featuring the Racer Rush game, the Maul Me feature, exclusive video, downloadable prints, craft and drawing tutorials, and much more!

Head on over to welovefine.com now to pick up this week’s Queen Amidala t-shirt – the last in this exclusive series!

Star Wars: Essential Reader’s Companion Cover Reveal

| January 18, 2012

Random House shares the cover of Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion today, a new guide written by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo coming to bookstores later this year! The cover artwork was designed by Scott Biel and painted by Paul Youll (can you spot the various Star Wars books in the illustration?). Here’s the description from Random House:

Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion is the first Essential Guide devoted entirely to published Star Wars fiction, from the original movie novelization, to young reader’s books, short stories, eBook novellas, and the most recent adult novels. This book will cover all the fiction that has built the Star Wars Expanded Universe over the last thirty-five years. Written by Pablo Hidalgo and featuring more than one hundred color illustrations by popular Star Wars artists Chris Trevas and Jeff Carlisle, this book will be an invaluable source for Star Wars readers and fans.

Look for it on bookstore shelves August 21, 2012. Read more here!

Happy New Year 2012!

StarWars.com Team | December 31, 2011

The characters of Episode I get into the spirit of New Year’s courtesy of artist Stephen Hayford and DJ Jar Jar. Shall old acquaintances be forgot? Padmé — and Darth Maul, we think — certainly don’t appear to think so.

Happy New Year!

Executive Editor J.W. Rinzler Talks Star Wars Art: Comics

StarWars.com Team | October 4, 2011

Star Wars Art: Comics, the second in a series from Abrams exploring artwork inspired by the Star Wars saga, reveals the best original artwork from the past three decades of Star Wars comic-book publishing. Lucasfilm Executive Editor J.W. Rinzler, who has worked closely with George Lucas in developing the Star Wars Art book series, offered some insights into Lucas’ affinity for comic book artwork:

First, what inspired Star Wars Art: Comics?

Well, the Star Wars Art series is George’s idea. The first one was Star Wars Art: Visions, and this is the second. In this one, George wanted to highlight the best of Star Wars comic art, including a few new commissioned pieces from top comic book artists, old and new. His main objective was to present this comic book art as fine art.

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Star Wars Art: Comics Interview: Carlos Garzón

StarWars.com Team | September 29, 2011

Original cover art by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzón for Marvel’s Star Wars #39

Star Wars Art: Comics, a new book from Abrams which showcases the best original artwork from the past three decades of Star Wars comic-book publishing, has just been released this week, much to the delight of Star Wars comic art aficionados. One of the artists prominently featured throughout the new book is comic legend Carlos Garzón, whose Star Wars illustrating career reaches all the way back to Marvel’s The Empire Strikes Back series in 1980. Friend, author, and StarWars.com contributor Ryder Windham caught up with Garzón during last year’s Celebration V to discuss his long and varied career in the world of comics —

The Star Wars Art of Carlos Garzón
by Ryder Windham

Longtime fans of Star Wars comics will recognize the name Carlos Garzón as the artist who worked with writer Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson on the Marvel Comics adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and several episodes of the syndicated Star Wars comic strip. I had the great pleasure of meeting Garzón and seeing his portfolio of original art at Star Wars Celebration V, and he graciously answered many questions about his life and work.

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Typographic Star Wars Posters to Benefit Children

StarWars.com Team | September 27, 2011

UPDATE: These posters are now available for a limited time on eBay. Also, starting November 25, canvas editions will be available (10 of each) for 100 euros each. Sales for all the posters and canvas editions will end on December 31, 2011.


H-57 Creative Station, a boutique advertising agency and design studio based in Milan, Italy, had a small idea that blossomed into an Internet
phenomenon.

Its three principles, Matteo Civaschi, Gianmarco Milesi, and Sabrina Di Gregorio, all happen to be huge Star Wars fans and last November they decided to make a series of promotional posters of Star Wars characters exclusively through the use of existing—and mostly older—
type fonts. They printed some as gifts for customers to show H-57’s creativity. Then the images of Darth Vader, Yoda, and a Stormtrooper—using typefaces with names like Bodoni Bold and Helvetica Light Condensed—were posted online and within days went viral. The agency received hundreds of emails from new fans all over the world.

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New Art from Upcoming Star Wars Art: Comics Book

StarWars.com Team | July 18, 2011

Artist JH Williams III posted a new image from the upcoming Star Wars Art: Comics book (due out October 1, 2011) on his blog today.
From the artist’s blog:

I had been told that George was a longtime comics fan. So I also wanted to go for this classic giant monster versus hero idea, like stuff you might see in old Kirby comics, but here it needed to be a mechanical weapon that looked like a creature, giving a sense of story beyond fighting a giant monster.

Check out Williams’ full post including an expanded view of his stunning artwork here and learn more about Star Wars Art: Comics here.

Star Wars Fail Whale

StarWars.com Team | May 10, 2011

When Twitter goes down for maintenance or unexpected outages, many a social media addict frantically tries to refresh their screen to see something other than the dreaded Fail Whale.

But artist and Star Wars fan Le Kemp did a different take on the Fail Whale which makes the whole wait more tolerable. Nothing beats TIE fighters on Twitter! tweet tweet!

Be sure to follow Star Wars on Twitter.

Boba Loves Bunnies?

StarWars.com Team | May 2, 2011

Artist Kelly Kerrigan shows off a soft spot of Boba Fett that we don’t normally see. Makes you wonder if the Slave I has a rabbit hutch. StarWars.com chats with Kelly about her Star Wars bounty hunter bunny art.

Why did you decide to pair up bunnies with Star Wars characters?

This new series of artwork is how my creativity has responded to the death of my husband, Paul. He died on December 18, 2010 after finding out in August the he had a rare cancer. We both loved Star Wars and he had a particular connection to rabbits as they are portrayed in movies, books and gaming.

He would often dress as a Pooka for LARP events. I started painting about 2 weeks after he died and the ideas for new work keep coming. I have always been a painter, but I think this is the best work I have ever done. I am certain that He is the inspiration for all of this and the reason I feel so good about what I am painting.

What is it about bunnies that make even the most ruthless bounty hunter look like a softy?

I think therein lies the answer. The softening of the ruthless: The unlikely care and cuddling that a hardened clone warrior would have to undertake to handle a delicate bunny seems as it would be an act of extreme patience on his psyche. Perhaps his trainers are putting him through an exercise to engage those parts of his brain that define the opposite of his purpose.

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Dark Lord of the Board

Bonnie Burton | March 24, 2011

Indonesian artist Abell Octovan recently showed his custom “Lord on Board” figure (8″) + a prototype of his upcoming Boycott resin figure in the Plastic Culture booth at the Jakarta Toys and Comics Fair.

Vinyl Pulse reports:

The deep blue shreddin’ figure is a follow-up of sorts to his wave cravin’ Lord on Vacation. The Lord figures are great — iconic culture mash-ups executed with minimal sculpting and paint which increases the power of the imagery.

Read more about this art piece here:
Abell’s Lord on Board + Boycott Figures (via Vinyl Pulse)

Check out more images here:
Lord on Board