Ralph McQuarrie out.
In real bummer news, legendary sci-fi illustrator Ralph McQuarrie died on March 3rd. His initial design paintings for a little move called Star Wars made it possible A.) for studio execs to have some sort of idea of what this crazy George Lucas fellow was talking about B. ) inspire the imagination of every kid who dreamed of a well-designed, visually appealing spaceship.
I’ve been looking at his paintings since I was about 6 years old, so this is a pretty big loss in my book. The Ain’t It Cool obid does far more justice than I will, (plus it has lotsa pictures). Below is the original design for the Millennium Falcon….