Sunday, March 04, 2012

Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012

Ralph McQuarrie was one hell of an artist. I have a few of his books of Star Wars production and concept art.  I love to look at them; in many ways, his art defines a time and place in my life and my love for fantasy and science fiction. He is the start of my love of conceptual art, something I still love very much today. He also provided art for Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters, E.T., Star Trek IV, even Cocoon which had neat-looking aliens... all movies that were markers in my pop culture childhood.

Thanks for all of the great work. I'm glad I had it to enjoy as a child, and I'm glad to have it to enjoy for the rest of my life.

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