Rebelscum has lots of new stuff as well, including a chat with Mark Hamill.
The official site updates (!!) with Ralph McQuarrie Exclusives at Celebration Japan: Two prints, a Lawrence Noble painting based on McQuarrie’s original poster concept, and a second go at Art of Ralph McQuarrie from Dreams & Visions Press.
In other Celebration Japan art news, Rebelscum has previews of Tsuneo Sanda’s prints.
Galactica.tv showcases concept paintings done by Ralph McQuarrie for the original pilot script of Battlestar Galactica. Apparently the cylons were originally going to be the creation of an insect race? (via)
- TFN has some thoughts from Dreams & Visions Press’ Paul Bateman on the influences of Ralph McQuarrie and other concept artists in the film’s trailer.
- It’s been copyrighted off Youtube, but the bootleg clip from Star Wars weekends lives on at io9.
- Look for TV Guide’s The Clone Wars special in August.
The 501st inducted concept artist Ralph McQuarrie into their ranks today. The deed was done in front of the Yoda fountain at the Presidio.
After a bit of haggling with FedEx, I finally got my copy of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie.
Wow. I never realized how much breadth of talent Ralph McQuarrie has. Sure, he created some of the most iconic images in Star Wars. Sure, he clearly has a great understanding of design. But I just never realized.
Action figures based on the original McQuarrie concept art of Metropolis-inspired Threepio and Artoo! Now that’s almost worth waiting in line for.
In other CIV news, Master Replicas will be hosting tree competitive ‘Combat Trials’.
Nice hefty feature on The Art of Ralph McQuarrie.