Disney Star Wars: Lucasfilm Independent No More. Some Quick Thoughts.

George Lucas’ goal in creating Lucasfilm was to operate a film studio free from Hollywood control. It allowed for groundbreaking storytelling and innovative, experimental filmmaking that while sometimes flawed broke the typical LA mindset. Even though he merchandised the shit out of his Star Wars baby, up until now it’s been his. No shareholders looking for a bottom line; just fans. Now its owned by Disney. The shining example of independent cinema just sold out. While it may end up being good for Star Wars fans, film lovers have lost the biggest independent film studio of all time. Some people say people like Lucas destroyed indie film with their blockbusters; I say he reinvented it. We’ll see what he does with that money he’s earned.

Thanks for the Retweet, @starwars!

I always get excited when my stuff get’s retweeted by @starwars, so it was really cool when I saw they had retweeted my ‘Empire at 30’ drawing from last night!

My latest Empire at 30 Daily Drawings, day 20: Bounty Hunter 4-LOM http://bit.ly/azzyGZ #starwars (via @davidmbigler)less than a minute ago via Twitterrific

Thanks again @starwars and @bonniegrrl!

Empire at 30: Watch Me Paint a Scene on my iPhone

Happy 30th Birthday to The Empire Strikes Back! I did this iPhone painting a few days ago from the scene in The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) where Luke and R2D2 head to Dagobah. I used the Brushes app, which captures your brushstrokes as you paint. This is a really quick playback of me painting it!

May 21, 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the second Star Wars film (and greatest film of all time). I’m doing one drawing a day throughout May, 2010!