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March 04, 2012

Ralph McQuarrie, R.I.P.

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Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie has died, aged 82.

The conceptual designer created the look of characters including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 and C-3PO.

He also worked on the original Battlestar Galactica TV series and Steven Spielberg films E.T. and Cocoon, for which he won an Oscar.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 4, 2012 07:07 AM