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.
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.
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie to debut at Celebration IV. It’s a limited edition of 2000 copies, available for preorder January 1st.
Got the talent? Now’s your chance to prove it. The Art of Ralph McQuarrie website is holding a contest. Doug Chiang and McQuarrie himself will be among judges. (via TFN)
A set of Ralph McQuarrie’s Star Wars concept art, scanned in high res. Very nice!