From Star Wars to Samurai – by Artist Camille Woodthorpe

December 5, 2022 Wookiee Steve 0

It is no secret, that among other things, George Lucas’ Star Wars was inspired by director Akira Kurosawa’s “Hidden Fortress” and the samurai culture when creating his universe. So it only seems natural for artists to combine Lucas’ space drama with ancient Japanese warriors.

The Unifying Force of Ralph McQuarrie

June 13, 2021 James Spahn 0

Star Wars began in the mind of George Lucas, but the way the galaxy looks and feels finds its roots in McQuarrie. In fact, according to Lucas himself, the artist was the very first person he hired to help bring the classic space opera to life.