Aug 242016
 

Wednesday isn’t over yet! There’s still time to squeeze in a mash-up!

When Luke walks into Jabba’s Palace, we can see he’s a changed man. Sure the black threads and the cloak make him look more serious, but he acts with more confidence. It’s almost like he’s a Jedi or something. He keeps the hood of his cloak up until he’s in front of Jabba and then it’s time for the dramatic reveal…even though we know who he is. But Jabba doesn’t, so there’s that. He has a well laid-out plan that looks terrible at first, but it all works out in the end and he and the others are able to save Han Solo from the vile gangster’s clutches.

Here’s Nektara reenacting that dramatic reveal. I thought it’d be a really cool pose to try to capture. I think it works…sorta.

Luke Jedi Knight

That’s all for this week. Next week we start with the flashbacks on Friday so no Wednesday updates for the next few months (no really, there are going to be a lot of flashbacks!)

Aug 172016
 

Hello friends. Let’s get to the mash-up.

After being freed from his carbonite prison, Han Solo completes his transformation from amoral smuggler to Alliance hero. He accepts the rank of general and volunteers to lead the mission to destroy the shield bunker on Endor. A New Hope Han would never even dream of undertaking a suicide mission like that.

Here’s Zoë in Han’s Endor trench coat. The idea for the picture sounded better than it really turned out. The coat is pretty boring really. Oh well. It’s done.

Han Trench Coat

That’s all for this week. One more Jedi mash-up to go. I think you can guess who it is. Come back next Wednesday to see if you were right.

Aug 102016
 

Hello and good Wednesday to you all, friendly readers. Let us celebrate this mid-week achievement with a mash-up.

In Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia disguises herself as Boushh the bounty hunter, in order to gain access to Jabba the Hutt’s palace. The plan was to rescue Han Solo from his carbonite prison and then escape. The first part succeeded. The second part…not so much.

Here’s Cyran in the Boushh armor just after the big reveal of who’s under the mask. The piece ended up feeling really angular. Odd.

Boushh

That’s all for this week. Come back next week for some more Episode VI fun.

Mar 032016
 

Another missed deadline. I don’t know what’s happening. Sometimes I click Publish and it stalls (like Tuesday’s French comic) and others I just plain forget (like this post). Oh well. Better nate than lever.

BB-8 is Poe Dameron’s plucky droid navigator and companion. He’s entrusted with valuable information by Poe shortly before Poe gets captured by the First Order. The second great droid chase of the Saga is on! Where R2-D2’s vocals were said to be inspired by babies talking, BB-8 takes it to a new level and he’s adorable. I fully expected to roll my eyes at this gimmicky droid character, but I really like him. He’s supplanted both R2 and 3PO as my favorite droid character from the movies, though I still like Chopper from Rebels a great deal.

When I was first laying out this theme, I didn’t think I’d be able to include BB-8. His design is so unconventional I didn’t know how I could do something with it. But as I was finishing up with Skitter, I couldn’t think of another character to feature. I was already plumbing the depths with Ackbar (who I love but really he’s such an incidental character in the movie). I then came up with this idea for BB-8 and I think it’s my favorite.

BB-8

That’s all for this week and this theme. Next week, something new. Come back to see the reveal. I’ll try to post it on time.

 

Feb 252016
 

Hello and welcome to a special I Forgot to Post This on Wednesday So It’s Going Up On Thursday Mash-up. That’s a mouthful of a title huh? Let’s get to it.

I don’t know how much of the old Star Wars expanded universe carried over. In the original, Ackbar helped lead Project Shantipole which led to the creation of the B-Wing fighter. In Star Wars Rebels, which is canon, a crazy old Mon Calamari (not named Ackbar) designed the ship. By the end of the episode, he goes on to work on the ship some more, so it’s entirely possible that Ackbar became involved later. Why am I saying all this instead of talking about Ackbar’s role in The Force Awakens? Because Ackbar doesn’t really have a role in the movie and I wanted to have SOMETHING to talk about. He has one line in the Resistance tactical briefing leading to the attack on Starkiller Base.

Here’s Chae dressed as Admiral Ackbar, or any Resistance officer really. It’s not the most inspired uniform, but it fits the designs from previous movies.

Ackbar

One last Force Awakens mash-up remains and I think it’s the neatest one of all. Come back next Wednesday (or whatever day I end up posting it) for the reveal.

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