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Star Wars Iwo Jima

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This commission featuring Star Wars characters raising the Rebel flag on the planet Iwo Jima measures 9x12 inches and was drawn on Strathmore cold press 100lb paper with Micron pens and Prismacolor markers.

You can watch a recording of me inking and coloring most of this piece on my Ustream channel here: [link]

Go here to learn more about commissioning original or digital artwork from me: [link]

-Otis
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animeak116's avatar
Ooh mother fucking rah!
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Samurai-Poet's avatar
:music: From the Halls of Yavin IV to the Shores of Mon Calamari~! :music:
JSailer's avatar
Semper Fidelis.
userup's avatar
This happened in Coruscant.
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Maksik234's avatar
Lol - awesome work!
TeamRocketJ's avatar
it is sad though  
TeamRocketJ's avatar
you realize 3/4  of them died right you killed  luke  chewie and wedge
jchunt's avatar
Nice piece. I read the other comments and agree about the sense of having a bunch of "easily offendeds" out there. As artists we don't always look for a deeper meaning, just a fun play on an iconic image of history. I'm diggin' it...
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HiddenPalm's avatar
The rebellion in Star Wars were guerrilla fighters against an empire, they were not invaders planting their flag on other people's soil.

The Japanese were not oppressing US citizenry, unlike the Empire in Star Wars which oppressed the galaxy. This is image is pretty cruel to all fellow Star Wars fans in Japan, where close to 20,000 Japanese defenders were massacred during Iwo Jima, so many sacrificing their lives against the invading empire.

Their grandchildren grew up to love Star Wars too.
MidRocK-Morgan's avatar
I think you're over-thinking this far too much. As evidenced by the fact you left a 3-paragraph comment on a drawing of four men and a Wookiee sticking a flag in the ground.
well if this is the new republic era than its the republic attacking the imperial remnat
OtisFrampton's avatar
Yep, that was my intention upon drawing this commission... being cruel to Japanese Star Wars fans.

*sigh*

There seems to be an outbreak of Easily Offended these days. Like some kind of zombie grievance brigade, attacking everyone and everything that they think might be in any way intended to be derogatory.

If you don't like the image, don't look at it. But don't presume harmful motivations in me when you have no idea what I think or feel.
KINGRIEVOUS's avatar
what??? you haz a beard now? AWESOME!!!! along with all of your art!!!!
......you know who HISHE is right?? you have similar styles
OtisFrampton's avatar
I'm one of the two artists who work on HISHE.
KINGRIEVOUS's avatar
o_0    oh.......DAMN!   well let me tell you that ALL of your work is awesome!!!!!!!

oh hey, when star wars 7 comes out are you guys doing "How It Should Have Ended: ?? XD
OtisFrampton's avatar
I think it's safe to say that there will be a SW7 HISHE.
KINGRIEVOUS's avatar
XD thx!!!! and because my derpy friend would kill me if i did not ask,
she wants to know if you are going to do star wars 1-2-3, sorry my friends are derps -_-
OtisFrampton's avatar
If she means Episodes I-III, then she won't have long to wait for that...
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HiddenPalm's avatar
In fact, the invaders who planted that flag after the butchery put their own citizens in concentration camps just because they were Japanese.

This is not the message of the Star Wars story. And no, US soldiers are not rebels. They have not been rebels since the days when white males in the East coast of North America rose up against the British empire. In fact after we conquered Japan and even committed genocide on that land, we occupied Iwo Jima militarily until 1968. That's something the Empire would do, not the Rebellion.
LegoMinionMinute's avatar
InB4 WW2 Japan invades Aisian countries.
HiddenPalm's avatar
Otis Frampton completely disgraced the flag of the Alliance here. Go study about how we committed genocide in that country and then come back and look at this image.
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