Posts Tagged ‘Birthdays’

Artistic Fans Wish George Lucas Happy Birthday! Team | May 14, 2010

(art by Leah Mangue)

In honor of the 66th birthday of The Maker AKA George Lucas, our Star Wars Twitter was jam-packed full of messages from fans wishing him a happy birthday, along with impressive art by some very creative fans!

Here’s some of our faves!

(art by Jedishua)

(art by Jeff Lassiter)


Happy Birthday, Princess! Team | October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to our favorite sassy princess, Carrie Fisher!

You can find her on Twitter here.

Happy Birthday to Ralph McQuarrie! Team | June 13, 2009

Today marks the 80th birthday of an artist who made filmmaker George Lucas’ vision of an action-packed galaxy full of Jedi, Sith, stormtroopers and droids a reality through his breathtaking pre-production artwork.

The execs at 20th Century Fox were so impressed with McQuarrie’s concept art that they gave Lucas the funding he needed to make Star Wars and change cinema and our vision of space forever.

Artist Ralph McQuarrie tells Star Wars Insider:

Star Wars included the sort of stylized design I was interested in when I was at Art Center College of Design, which I never had a chance to work on commercially prior to Star Wars. It sort of wound up being mine because I was given the privilege of designing the sets, the costumes and everything else in the paintings I did for George’s presentation to Fox.”

He continues, “George and I didn’t think the stuff that I did would necessarily be in the film, but he wanted me to show him what I thought would be an ideal solution for each scene. And it turned out he took those paintings along when he went to England to talk to the crew who designed the sets and costumes. And there they were, these paintings I’d done, up on the wall. I think they presented a pretty concise image of what the film could look like, so George could say, ‘This is what I want.’ They used quite a lot of what I had done in their designs.”

In addition to the Star Wars trilogy (as well as the Star Wars Holiday Special), McQuarrie also contributed greatly to Star Trek, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Battlestar Galactica, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, among other noted films.

Happy Birthday, Ralph! Thanks for making us all take out our sketchpads and attempt to draw worlds as beautiful as yours.

Read more McQuarrie’s work on Star Wars here:
Ralph McQuarrie on Designing Star Wars

To learn more about the life and work of Ralph McQuarrie, visit

Happy Birthday, George Lucas! Team | May 14, 2009

Today, marks the birth of our boss, George Lucas.

Now is the day to reflect on all the good stuff we’ve gotten thanks to the Maker.

Without George Lucas we would never appreciate cruising in classic cars and eating at Mel’s Diner. Without Lucas we would never have imagined a galaxy full of Jedi, Sith, stormtroopers, droids, Wookiees, Ewoks and AT-ATs. Without Lucas we would never have re-enacted outrunning a big boulder while trying to swipe a Golden Fertility Idol. Heck, without Lucas we’d never have known the power of the Force!

So take a moment today to play with your Star Wars action figures, wear your Indy fedora with pride, and try a Jedi Mind Trick on someone you love.

Happy Birthday, Boss!

Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

Bonnie Burton | January 20, 2009

Thinking about throwing a Star Wars shindig but need a few ideas on decorations, food and games? Check out these fun projects from Marie at Make and Takes who tested out these ideas at her son’s Star Wars birthday party.

Kudos on the Death Star pinata!

Check out all her great ideas here:
Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

SOURCE: Craft zine