Star Wars is Poetry – The Storms of Crait – 1 of 1

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1

Writers – Ben Acker / Ben Blacker

Penciller Mike Mayhew

Letterer Clayton Cowles

Cover artist Marco Checchetto

Editor – Jordan D. White / Heather Antos (Assistant editor)

Publisher – Marvel Comics

Publication date – December 27, 2017[1]

Pages – 40

UPC – 759606088492

Timeline – Between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Issue number – 1 of 1

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How prophetic did this conversation between Leia and Luke become? Luke still a young man being advised by his sister that innocence is always under threat, especially when you’re fighting for a cause and against all the odds. At this point, Luke was still a little wet around the ears, a young man full of promise and ready to take on the Universe. It seems somehow more believable now looking ahead from this point towards what we know of Luke’s destiny. The Luke Skywalker we see in The Last Jedi has become precisely what Leia hoped he wouldn’t, and the force could not protect him from it. Continue reading → Star Wars is Poetry – The Storms of Crait – 1 of 1

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Count Dooku – You Shall Be Mine!

I haven’t really done a lot of animation with characters like Count Dooku and when I saw the cover for the upcoming Once Upon a Galaxy STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – COUNT DOOKU # 1 Marvel comic, well, I just had to animate it! It’s so perfect 🙂

However, to get the image to where I needed it to be to animate it correctly took more than an hour of editing lol – I really wanted it to look good, so I had to remove some of the original art to do that.

I also added a little blurb because I think it suits this image really well!

Here’s the original image art by Paolo Rivera:

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Here’s my first edit before animation (you can see a did a lot of editing of the image and the colours so that they “pop” more)

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And the final animation:

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I also did a quick Kylo edit to warm up before doing Count Dooku:

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Doctor Aphra Galactic Icons Variant cover edit – Kylo Ren

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One of the things I love doing is editing comic covers into textless versions. I’m not particularly adept at it, but it’s something I like to do. The Galactic Icons variant covers for Doctor Aphra are pretty neat but when I saw this one of Kylo Ren I just knew I had to edit it. My version is also enhanced because I didn’t like the lighting in the original image and the tones were a little too red for me but other than that, it’s pretty much unchanged. Continue reading → Doctor Aphra Galactic Icons Variant cover edit – Kylo Ren

Star Wars is Poetry – The Emperor’s Warning

Darksider Blog Banner I can’t take any credit for finding this piece which I originally saw on a Reddit post. It comes from star wars comic Darth Vader #8 which might seem strange to use as a reference for Star Wars is Poetry, but when you look at the words and ‘feel’ those words, it doesn’t matter whether the source is a comic book, a film, a podcast or even a song; if the words have an impact on you, they are in my opinion, poetry. Continue reading → Star Wars is Poetry – The Emperor’s Warning

SWTOR: Armour Comparison #02 Gav Daragon Armour Set

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It’s SWTOR Armour Comparison time again where I take a random armour set from the game and compare it to examples taken from other star wars media such as comics, film, books etc. Did the SWTOR creators get it right or did they make a complete mess of an otherwise perfectly good set of armour? Let’s find out… Continue reading → SWTOR: Armour Comparison #02 Gav Daragon Armour Set