His biggest fan. Of course there was a Plo Koon cake, and of course it was eventually served to none other than Dave Filoni. (And Jeremy Bulloch. And Ashley Eckstein.)
Brains. StarWars.com celebrates the release of Death Troopers with Zombie Week. I wish I had the words to tell you how much I’m feeling Zombie Week, but I’m exhausted.
Obession corner. TFN’s Mike Barrick has collected Star Wars references on NBC’s 30 Rock, while GalacticBinder counts down the top 12 Star Wars guitar crossovers.
Charity. The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is selling Obi-Wan medallions to help raise money for seriously injured service members.
StarWars.com has continued putting out profiles of the customized Mighty Muggs from SDCC, so here’s what’s gone up since I last blogged them: Dave Filoni, JAKe, Michael Possert, Nicole Falk, Spencer L. Brinkerhoff III, Chris Rabilwongse, Frank Duran, Camilla d’Errico, Kyle Newman and Jaime King.
The Muggs are are still on auction to raise funds for Make-A-Wish. The bids range from $900 (!!) to $60 tonight, and they’re only going to go up! (It ends Friday.)
Continuing adventures in TPM nostalgia. Everyone’s talking about the documentary A Galaxy Far Far Away, which has a 10th anniversary edition out. (Hey, it was news to me!) The reviews are not all so good, though.
And on that note… Somewhere on the internet, someone is always defending the prequels.
Pro art: Colleen Doran shares the original sketch for her Anakin/Padme card from the Galaxy 4 set.
Gathering: A Geekdad spotted a Star Wars event in in London, Ontario a few weeks back.
There must be cake. Perhaps the most amazing AT-AT cake you’ve ever seen.
Fun fact: Darth Vader’s reveal to Luke is the most misquoted phrase in film.
What? I can’t believe GalacticBinder found even one, let alone ten Star Wars surfing crossovers.
Tor’s Irene Gallo gets Dave Seeley to share his process for ‘Rogue Leader,’ the painting that became the cover for Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor.
Here’s more reason to get excited about Topps’ fourth Galaxy series: They’re pulling some of the art that never made the first three sets! One of these pieces – John Rheaume’s levitating Yoda – has become rather infamous over the years, but others (like Kevin Nowlan’s Obi-Wan at right) will be new to many of us:
As expected, the original artists were delighted by this belated recognition of their efforts. “How great to have my Star Wars artwork finally see the light of day!” beamed Chris Moeller, one of a handful of illustrators showcased in SWG4’s special chase set entitled “The Lost Galaxy.” His unique rendering dared to show what the stormtroopers look like beneath their helmets – a full decade before George Lucas decided that all of these ubiquitous Imperial soldiers were actually clones of Jango Fett. Indeed, Boba’s enterprising father didn’t even exist as part of the Star Wars mythology back in the ’90s.
Intriging! The six ‘Lost Galaxy’ cards will also include pieces by Joe Ciardiello, John Pound, and Tim Burgard.
We’ve featured some of Terese Nielsen’s box art for the Star Wars minis set, but the official site now has an interview and some new pieces (The Clone Wars, natch.)
There are newish Darth Malak and Young Obi-Wan paintings on her blog, as well as a gold leaf demonstration using her Padme CIV print. And check out even more of her Star Wars work at DeviantArt.
The official blog reveals another Celebration Japan print from Spencer Brinkerhoff III, ‘Sorry About the Mess.’ Bonnie also interviews him about the print (and the extras he’s done for it.)
The artist revealed his Celebration Japan print, this stunning General Grievous, on his TFN thread yesterday. Be sure to check out the thread or his gallery for more Star Wars, movie, and comic art.
Leia by Space Captain Steve, aka Falterdan aka Steve Stamatiadis, an animation and video game pro who is, coincidently, the game/art director for the PS2/PSP versions of The Force Unleashed. There’s a smattering of Star Wars work both on his DA and spacecaptainsteve.com galleries.
I also really like this pouty little Mara Jade, who makes me me wish they’d just pull a Batman: The Animated Series on the post-ROTJ EU already.