“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Thursday, April 20, 2006

BETTER THAN WEDGE_90 minutes

This is one of those occasions where a good portion of the supposed drawing time went into watching the movie - it's more like 30 minutes, to be perfectly honest.

Porkins (I don't know his last name...was it 'McPorkins'? Porkins McPorkins?) is my favorite of the throw-away pilots in SW:ANH because I can make an arguement that he's better than that Antilles boy. Think about it - Porkins was in wave one (that's elite, suckah!) of X-wing pilots that was sent in to destroy the Empire's disco ball. Yeah, he couldn't reach the extinguisher to put out the cockpit fire, but hey - the brother's clocking in at 6'2"/340 lbs - cut him some slack. Only *after* his death does Wedge even get a shot at greatness. And what happens? Wedge pulls out. He. Pulls. Out. Explode like the rest of 'em, you wuss!

I messed up the X-wing something fierce. Rock on, Porkins!

2 comments:

Jon Tsuei said...

Ok so who wins in a Galactic Hotdog Eating contest? Porkins or that little Japanese guy?

This piece has a great sense of humor, and you say you're not good at the acting bits...

Marcelo Vignali said...

Very funny. I too have my own personal hall of shame characters. I like the guy from Jaws that gets eaten, and his leg floats to the bottom of the ocean. I just love that line, "Hey, you geyez allrite ova der?" Seconds later, CHOMP!

Great looking work.