Cory Doctorow at 3:48 am Thu, May 13, 2010
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Baroque Star Wars
Very nice, the style reminds me of Quentin Blake’s illustrations in the Roald Dahl books.
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Snorting coffee across the desk is not a fun way to start the day.
I really love this drawing. Bobba Fett doesn’t seem so tough with his blunderbuss and buckled boots.
Re: The Baroque Death Star
Jonathan Swift got there first with the flying city-state of Laputa (Gulliver’s Travels) which would bombard countries beneath with its cannon.
@Hal: That’s because Star Wars steampunk has been done before.
nice boots, not sure about the dress. the balloon to hold up the bag is quite a nice idea, stylish, yet so practical.
I like the naked lady on his helmet throwing the horns, and what appears to be a piglet on his chest. Nice touches.
you are so right, the lovely nodding piglet is genius.
it’s so all about accessorizing.
I love how his Millennium Falcon has a status of a nude woman holding a cannon, and one of the Puritans is trying to cover it up with a great big figleaf.
These remind me of the illustration style of David Macaulay in The Way Things Work. I half expected Chewbacca to be a wooly mammoth.
Nice. But the imagery really looks more 18th than 17th century.
at least they aren’t calling it steampunk
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