This is a WIP piece for a proposed Art Print... the final will be in full 1930s color with all sorts of text and credits all over the place. I've had this concept in my head for AGES and it was time to finally do it. Bill Farmer will be coloring it.
The idea is What If Star Wars had been a Serial that went big-time in the 19030s and got made into a big budget feature. Who would be in it? As the serials of the period were such a huge influence on Star Wars (Flash Gordon, etc), I think it would be neat to see this. Anyway, my cast includes Errol Flynn as Luke Skywalker, Paulette Goddard as Princess Leia, Humphry Bogart as Han Solo, Boris Karloff as Darth Vader, Bert Lahr as Chewbacca, John Barrymore as the Emperor, Sydney Greenstreet as Jabba and Peter Lorre as Greedo, among others (which will be named in the final version). The trick was making this look Dieselpunkee/retro sci-fi (like all Buck Rogers-ish) while still making sure that the actors I chose still looked like themselves AND were recognizable as Star Wars characters. Not an easy task, hence this project's years in the making.
Yes, I'm a crazy man.
Micron pens on 11x17 Bristol.