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)
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.
Better hope to get in line early – Ralph McQuarrie is not attending, but there will be two prints – limited to 125 each. Eek! Luckily there are plenty of other great artists.
Audition on Youtube to become a Star Wars Celebrity. This is sure to be interesting!
Also today, even more Collecting panels and a second McQuarrie-based exclusive from Hasbro.
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie is now available for preorder. The book is limited to 2000 copies and preorders will ship in April. It’s set to officially debut at Celebration IV, but if you really want a copy, now is the time.