Archived News-March 2009
|Friday March 13,
Today I have updated the Characters Section and the latest addition is
Moteé. You can get a listing of
characters using their picture by type at the Characters Section. Or, if you would like to see an
alphabetical listing of all of our characters, you can check out the Character Index. Enjoy!
|Thursday March 12,
To continue the growth of the new
Fan Film gallery, today's new video clip in the Movies
Section is the Fan Film entitled Desert Duel. This Fan Film
was released in June 1999. A band of three Jawas set out on what should be a
normal scavenging excursion. But the failure of their transport vehicle is only
the beginning of their problems. The denizens of the desert and the appearance
of an Imperial Probe Droid ensure that this is one day that they'll wish they'd
stayed at home. You can find this video in the Other Star Wars Fan Films section. You
can find other great Fan Films in My Favorite
Fan Films section. Enjoy!
|Thursday March 12,
|Kevin Graham In
Star Wars Galaxy IV |
The Official Star Wars Site has an
interview with our good friend Kevin Graham! "There's been a few different
Star Wars sets recently that mostly tailored to one specific movie,"
Graham says. "This set gives people the opportunity to see artwork from the
entire Star Wars galaxy. This includes a great collection of sketch cards
from artists around the world along with some real nice insert cards,
autographs, etc. I really enjoyed working on this set. It gave me the
opportunity to draw characters I don't normally draw and I got to include some
of my friends from the 501st in the drawings I did."
"I really enjoy drawing animation cel sketch cards although they take a long
time to do," Graham continues. "You can usually pick them out from my other work
as they are very colorful and more detailed. I always wanted to be an animator
when I was younger but never pursued it. I was looking for something different
to do with my sketch cards so decided to make mini animation cels. Basically I
draw and ink one side of clear plastic then flip over and paint the back side
which shows through the front. I then attached to the official cards. I would
have to say I really like the Snow Bunny I did along with the two-panel Clone
Wars cartoon cel. The Darth Maul head shot is another favorite of mine. I
ended up getting it signed by Ray Park; that's what the gold ink is on the
"Because this set included all of the Star Wars galaxy it was nice to
have the opportunity to draw pretty much whom ever we wanted to," Graham says.
"Since some characters don't have a specific look to them, especially the
expanded universe characters, I got the chance to draw myself as some characters
-- one being Grand Admiral Thrawn. Be sure to see more of his sketch cards in the interview! Congratulations
Kevin! Also, be sure to visit Kevin's Official Site.
|Wednesday March 11,
The Official Star Wars Site has provided a look at more Dark Horse
Comics for Star Wars fans in June.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #42 "Masks" Written
by John Jackson Miller; Art by Ron Chan; Colors by Michael Atiyeh; Cover by
Benjamin Carré On sale June 17. 40 pages
When an argument between ex-Padawan Zayne Carrick and the mysterious Jarael
leaves her questioning her place in his life, the appearance of the Jedi Malak
threatens to make up her mind for good. Yet Malak's not the only one with an
interest in Jarael. Just how far the Mandalorian Rohlan is willing to go to stay
by her side has never been revealed -- until now! Major developments for Zayne
and Jarael! Previously untold events in the story of Malak and Revan! For
in-the-know Star Wars fans, this issue is a must have! A special one-shot
story featuring Malak and Revan from the Knights of the Old Republic
video games sets our main cast on a deadly new course!
Star Wars: Dark Times #15 "Blue Harvest" (Part 3 of 5)
Written by Mick Harrison; Art by Douglas Wheatley; Colors by Dave McCaig
On sale June 24; 40 pages
Caught between two rival factions, former Jedi Dass Jennir has only one
option left -- play both sides against one another and hope that neither side
tumbles to his plan!
Star Wars: Legacy #37 "Tatooine" (Part 1 of 4) Written by
John Ostrander; Pencils and Cover by Jan Duursema; Inks by Dan Parsons; Colors
by Brad Anderson On sale June 24; 40 pages
When word reaches Moff Nyna Calixte that Imperial convoys are being attacked
by Black Sun Pirates, she sends her daughter, "Gunner" Yage, and Gunner's
squadron of crack fighter pilots to intervene. But what neither of them knows is
that the pirates themselves are under attack by other pirates -- Cade Skywalker
and the crew of the Mynock.
Despite his victory over Emperor Darth Krayt, Cade is still the galaxy's
most-wanted criminal, and Gunner's squad is itching for another shot at him!
Longtime readers: You can see what's coming, right?
Star Wars Omnibus: Menace Revealed Written by Timothy
Truman, Haden Blackman, Ryder Windham, Jason Hall, with art by Davidé Fabbri,
Ramon Bachs, Timothy Truman, Christian Dalla Vecchia and others On sale
August 12; 384 pages
This is Dark Horse's largest omnibus of never-before-collected and
out-of-print Star Wars stories. Included here are one-shot adventures;
short story arcs; specialty issues; and early Dark Horse Extra comic
strips! All of these tales take place after Episode I: The Phantom
Menace, and lead up to Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
In Jedi Quest, Anakin Skywalker will work to overcome his fears while
on a mission to protect a freighter from pirates. Starfighter: Crossbones
pits pirate against pirate, featuring the intimidating Captain Nym. This omnibus
collects Star Wars #27: "Starcrash"; Star Wars: The Hunt for Aurra
Sing; Star Wars: Jedi Quest #1-4; Star Wars Starfighter:
Crossbones #1-3; Star Wars Episode II Hasbro Minicomics #1-4; Dark
Horse Extra #35-37; "Heart of Fire" ; Dark Horse Extra #44-47,
|Wednesday March 11,
Star Space Station |
The Official Star Wars Site has a
great article about Kenner's Death Star Space Station! Kenner's Death Star Space
Station playset was one of the first feature-packed playsets for the Star
Wars small action figure line and still remains one of the most elaborate
Star Wars playsets ever produced. The concept was a cross-section of the
Death Star combining many of the scenes on the station from A New Hope:
the tractor beam, elevator, gunner station, control room, and trash compactor.
This was one of my favorite toys from the original toy line and always wished I
had one of my own. Instead I had to settle for playing with it at a friends
house. Be sure to read
the entire article.
|Tuesday March 10,
Today's new video clip in the Movies Section is
Chapter 5 of Star Wars: Clone
Wars which originally aired on Cartoon Network on November 13, 2003. This
episode is available in streaming format and you can find the episode in our Television Shows
section. If you have a
movie clip or scene from any video game in a AVI, MOV, etc. format, please send
it in! Enjoy!
|Tuesday March 10,
Series Casting Underway |
MTV News has an article stating that casting is underway for
the upcoming Star Wars Live-Action Series. Rose Byrne let slip that Team Lucas
is casting a wide net for actors to join the show. “A lot of my friends have
been auditioning for it,” she said. In 2002, Byrne entered Hollywood with a
small role as Dormé, the loyal handmaiden to Natalie Portman's Senator Padmé
Amidala, in Episode II : Attack of the Clones.
According to Lucas, the show will focus on minor characters from the saga and
be set in the time period between “Revenge of the Sith” (Episode III) and the
original “Star Wars” (Episode IV). The action will follow the Rebel Alliance as
it slowly gains strength against the Empire. There will be Stormtroopers, but no
Jedi or Darth Vader will appear on screen. As he did with the “Clone Wars”
series, Lucas will write and shoot an entire year’s worth of episodes before
looking for a cable channel on which to air the series.
According to a recent interview with Steve Sansweet, don't look for the
series to begin until sometime in 2011 or 2012.
|Monday March 09,
The twenty-first episode of The
Clone Wars will be airing on the Cartoon Network Friday at 9:00 pm. The Ryloth
Trilogy concludes! Here is the preview:
Liberty on Ryloth
|Monday March 09,
George's Visions |
Today I have updated Guy Lagacé's section entitled
Visions. This is the eleventh image for this section and was Guy's vision of
Obi-Wan landing on Kamino in Episode II. Remember that these scenes were created
before we had details of things to come, so this was strikingly close to what we
saw in the movie. Be sure to also see other great artists in the Featured Artists section. Enjoy!