like so many other people around the world, star wars played a major part in my childhood. the stories from that galaxy far, far away supercharged my adolescent imagination, inspired my creativity and helped me bond with family members and friends.
with that in mind, you can imagine my utter glee as i read the email that i received from slidestar gallery a few months ago asking me to partner with them to create official artwork in support of the newest star wars movie, "rogue one". with my enthusiasm for the film already at a fever pitch, i had to take a few breaths before replying with an emphatic "yes."
my assignment was to create a series of three interlocking, collectible tickets that would be given out at regal IMAX screenings of the film. pinched on time and not willing to let this opportunity pass by, i completed a concept sketch (see below) while traveling. i chose to focus each individual ticket on an imperial trooper, with the newly-introduced hovertank driver and death trooper joining the classic stromtrooper to round out the trilogy of images.
now that advance tickets for "rogue one" are on sale (i just got mine!), i'm excited to finally be able to share this project. it is completely surreal and rewarding to be able to create a tiny piece of that galaxy far, far away that means so much to me.