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The Kessel Run

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By oldredjalopy   |   
Published: June 10, 2012
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This is a personal piece I've had in my head for a little while - finally had a few hours spare to get it done! It's based on the excellent Drew Struzen poster for The Cannonball Run [link]

Tried out a new, slightly more comic illustration style for this one. Also made a few arbitrary layout and font changes from the original. Nice to have it out of my system!
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jacemachineProfessional Traditional Artist
He saw the future!
busterkeatonrules's avatar
Just a matter of time now before we actually get a movie depicting the kessel run in some form. We can only hope it turns out a fraction as awesome as this movie would be!
lavalamp-genie's avatar
This is supercool!
(But who's the blondie?)
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BikerblokeHobbyist Traditional Artist
BRILLIANT!! Laughed out loud at that, well done!
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oldredjalopyProfessional Digital Artist
Ha. Thanks. :)
Belcatar's avatar
A lot can happen in 12 Parsecs...
GreyAreaRK1's avatar
Awesome!  I want to see this movie.  No police lights on the tie fighters? ;-)
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RobCaswellProfessional General Artist
Oh man - fantastic! If only THIS were episode VII?!? ;)
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SteveStanleyArtProfessional Traditional Artist
I think it's clever!
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Fantastic idea! :+fav:

I just don't like the use of Helvetiva up there. Yeah I know, it was in the original as well; I just don't like it ;)
Samurphy0320's avatar
Great work! I have one question, though - what does the "18" on the speed limit sign reference?
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oldredjalopyProfessional Digital Artist
Also - before anyone chips in - I put Maximum SPEED 18 Parsecs as a joke on the 'distance/speed' nonsense! :D
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oldredjalopyProfessional Digital Artist
Hi there. If I've researched it right, 18 parsecs is the distance of The Kessel Run. Hence Han Solo's bragging about doing it is under 12 parsecs (don't get me started on the whole 'parsecs as unit of distance not time' brouha - I think Lucas was just having an off day when he wrote that bit!). Thanks for the feedback!
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AH-Mazingly brilliant and Geektastic in every way.
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stephenaxlscottHobbyist Digital Artist
Outstandingly brilliantly geniusly cool!
wizardhat's avatar
Wow, that's another great poster I didn't know Drew had done. I must get around to buying a book with his poster art.

PS, your poster is awesome too :)
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LiquidtikiHobbyist General Artist
nice mashup...
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pixelbruiserProfessional Digital Artist
If this were made into a movie, it sure would be an interesting one to say the least.

Great piece.
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ArdieumHobbyist Digital Artist
I've bookmarked and faved this. This is awesome ;)
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zlayterHobbyist General Artist
Fave, fave, a million time FAVE!!!! Best poster EVAR! I love cannonball Run! I want to see this movie made now! awesome job yo!
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