Original Empire Strikes Back trailer showed only McQuarrie's art

Last week, Lucasfilm rereleased the original Star Wars teaser trailer, and this week, they're sharing the original teaser for The Empire Strikes Back, which included no film footage, but instead featured concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's paintings. » 10/19/13 11:00am 10/19/13 11:00am

An Exclusive Look at Rare and Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Concept Art

You've seen a ton of Star Wars concept art before — but this galaxy still contains endless marvels that your eyes have not beheld. A brand new book called Star Wars Art: Concept features loads of artwork, selected by George Lucas himself, that tells the story of Star Wars from the beginning up to now. We've got some… » 10/04/13 12:20pm 10/04/13 12:20pm

Boba Fett meets Deadpool, and other crazy Star Wars comics that needed …

In honor of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's recent passing, a group of artists at Comic Book Resources' The Line It Is Drawn illustration competition imagined a world where just about anybody could enter the Galaxy Far, Far Away. There's no Jaxxon/Bucky O'Hare crossover, but the results are otherwise… » 3/16/12 7:10am 3/16/12 7:10am

R.I.P. Ralph McQuarrie, the man who designed Darth Vader

It's a sad day for the concept art world. Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created concept designs for the first Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television show, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and other science fiction classics, has passed away at age 82. He set our minds on fire and made … » 3/03/12 6:43pm 3/03/12 6:43pm

This Dune cover art just sold for $26,000

The beautiful 11 x 15 inch watercolor painting by John Schoenherr, used for the ACE paperback first edition of Dune, just sold for a little over $26,000 at Heritage Auction Galleries, shattering the $10,000 to $15,000 pre-auction estimate. Internet bidders pushed the price to just over $19,000 prior to the live segment … » 9/12/11 11:06am 9/12/11 11:06am

Spaceship Vs. Pirate Galleons, For The Ultimate Booty

Here's a knock-down dogfight between a high-tech spaceship and a whole swarm of pirate galleons, from the mind of artist Nicholas Ferrand aka V.I.A.G. Or maybe the spaceship is teaming up with the more low-fi pirates? My new favorite blog is Concept Ships, which posts nothing but concept art of spaceships, including… » 7/03/08 4:00pm 7/03/08 4:00pm

Original Battlestar Concept Paintings for Cylons, Ships, and Bug People

In the original Battlestar Galactica series, the cylons were created by lizard people, creatures who died off before they could hit the "shut down" buttons on their solider creations. Now you can see those old lizard-made cylons, plus some half-robo, half-bug creatures that the humans fight, in these amazing concept… » 6/16/08 4:45pm 6/16/08 4:45pm