When the first teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back arrived in 1980, there was only Ralph McQuarrie's concept art and some publicity still shots of stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to accompany them. But with the first teaser for next summer's release of Revenge of the Jedi, we get some real footage. Show More Summary
Last week, Lucasfilm rereleased the original Star Wars teaser trailer, and this week, they're sharing the original teaser for The Empire Strikes Back, which included no film footage, but instead featured concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's paintings. Read more...
Watch the original teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which is notable for featuring solely concept art by Ralph McQuarrie but no film footage. Among the McQuarrie paintings seen are the Rebel hangar on Hoth, Luke on a tauntaun, Darth Vader aboard a Star Destroyer, Cloud City, an Imperial probe droid, and Luke’s final […]
Very little is known about the next big Star Wars endeavor, Star Wars: Rebels. It's a totally new animated series, set a decade before Episode IV and inspired by the art of Ralph McQuarrie. We've seen a few images — but now, get your first glimpse at some footage. Read more...
There is no better way to drink your beer than with a Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Castle Beer Stein. Drink up in a stein that shows off some amazing Star Wars concept art. It shows Darth Vader’s mountaintop castle where he no doubt spends the winter and tries to relax, forgetting his Imperial […]
This one hit over the weekend... We recently learned that Disney XD and the Lucasfolk were developing STAR WARS REBELS, an animated series said to be inspired by the legendary pre-production artwork of Ralph McQuarrie. Over the weekend,...Show More Summary
Drawings by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie were unveiled at "Star Wars" Celebration Europe. read more
Gary King used 16,387 LEGO bricks to build this awesome 36-pound LEGO BSG Cylon Baseship. The design is based on artist Ralph McQuarrie’s vision of the baseship. [Source: Mocpages | Via NA]
Here is the first "screen test" of Boba Fett for George Lucas that took place on June 28, 2013. At this point, Boba Fett's armor was all white, based on concept art by Joe Johnston with Ralph McQuarrie.
Ralph McQuarrie's original concept art for Boba Fett put the bounty hunter in an all-white costume. Although Fett eventually got a multicolored look, an early screen test showed him in the white outfit. Read more...
Pre-production decal by Ralph McQuarrie Alex Jay recently created an in-depth examination of the anatomy and evolution of the iconic Star Wars logo. The current logo design has become such a recognized visual that it is quite surprising to see the numerous changes it went through in the early years. You can read the full [...]
Glen here... ...with a quick look at at a fantastic new portfolio available from Dreams And Visions Press. It’s a collection of pre-production artwork from Ralph McQuarrie, a man for whom the descriptors ‘visionary’ and ‘genius’ only barely scratch the surface. Many Geeks recognize McQuarrie as the concept artist driving STAR WARS. Show More Summary
As amusingly low-tech as that animated Patton rant was, this is going to be top of the line. Star Wars Rebels will be set between the trilogies, and based directly on Ralph McQuarrie's concept a...
Lucasfilm have announced a new Star Wars CGI TV series is being made, entitled Star Wars: Rebels. This series will be set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and will be heavily influenced by Ralph McQuarrie's concept art for the original trilogy of movies. Show More Summary
A conceptual drawing of the Rebellion holding a strategy session regarding the destruction of the second Death Star. (Credit: Ralph McQuarrie/Lucasfilm, courtesy of Eric Carl) Spark your sabers, feed your Rancor, and fire up the X-Wing. Show More Summary
John Scoleri looks back and then forward to CVI at the SW.com Blog
It's been less than a year since the passing of Ralph McQuarrie, and the great people at The Art of Ralph McQuarrie have some great things in store at Celebration VI for fans of his work. Read on for the full details!
It's been a sad year for lovers of classic sci-fi and fantasy art, with the passing of both Ralph McQuarrie and Moebius. If that's got you down, maybe this might help pick you up: there's a documentary coming that's all about Drew Struzan, a man whose work you'd be familiar with if you've ever been to a movie theatre or picked up a DVD/VHS box. More »
Celebrating AOTC, TCW S4, Ralph McQuarrie & more!
This has been a brutal year for those of us who grew up in the 70s and/or 80s. First Star Wars visionary Ralph McQuarrie dies, then French comics legend Moebius passes away, and now we have the sad news that Maurice Sendak, the creator of children's stories such as Where the Wild Things Are, has died at age 83. More »