CBR: Pop! - Dec 1, 2010
In the latest POP!, George and Lucasfilm's J.W. Rinzler discussed the newly released "Star Wars Art: Visions" which features the Star Wars universe as seen through the eyes of many comic book, pop and other artists.
Full article here.
It was the Kirk Reinert that really got to me in this book.There are something like 7 Amidalas and that is understandable because the character was made as a visual masterpiece but a lot are just straight portraits. 'Vader's Dream' is not only clearly inspired by artists such as John William Waterhouse it also made me re-evaluate my perspective on her role in the series. It made me realise the figure she is in Return of the Jedi despite never appearing. Palpatine never corrupts Anakin's opinion or love of Padme and that guilt tainted his life's work forever. It makes her very epic.
I brushed through "Visions" at a Barnes & Noble and I was rather disapointed. Naked Twi'lek there were aplenty and some rather odd Lucas film mashups; by the end of the book I felt creeped out instead of inspired. You can see better stuff on "Deviantart."
Reading about that Frames project, I wish it was going to be more affordable. Seems like a really cool idea.