Sunday, May 4, 2014
Today is Star Wars Day, so I drew some characters that nobody likes! Meaning there isn't much art out there for 'em. Two are from the spine-meltingly bad Star Wars Holiday Special (a musical!) - Trader Saun Dann on the left, and Ackmena on the right. Played by Art Carney and Bea Arthur. The middle characters, Noa and his pet/friend Teek, come from the ABC Sunday Night movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, which my dad recorded on VHS for me and which I watched endlessly as a six-year old. Noa was played by Wilford Brimley, who didn't even bother to take his glasses off.
Though these guys were AARPers by the time they played their roles, I figured I'd draw 'em up prequel-era as young, adventure-leaning main characters. Because if there's one thing I'm good at, it's taking a surefire hit franchise that everyone loves, picking weird supporting characters from it for whom no one has an ounce of interest or affection, and drawing them in a way that renders them unrecognizable from the original.
Lastly comes Jaxxon, a weird green Bugs Bunny analogue used in some of the early Star Wars comics. I tried to make him look vaguely less bunny-like.