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Intergalactic Romance
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Published: April 25, 2009
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I've been on a Star Wars kick lately- mainly reading up about the Imperials, who have cool, if very difficult to draw, uniforms. Anyway, the awesome art of Davide Fabbri, who illustrated Dark Horse's "Empire: The Wrong Side of the War" (which features a hot little subplot about imperial Captain Kale Roshuir and his rebel sweetie Deena Shan) inspired this. The looks of the Captain and his girlfriend were right out of a romance pulp magazine from the '30s and '40s- and thus the idea for this was born.

I painted Roshuir and Deena with acrylics on Holbein paper. The hand lettering was done with Copics and technical pens.

This might possibly be the silliest thing I have ever done. But I wish this magazine existed, because I would SO read it.
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Evolvana Digital Artist
Nice work ! Even if I never liked Deena, I wanted them to continue the story with Janek, but unfortunately we never had that chance :(
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
You know, I really wanted to see that too. There was so much inherent DRAMA!!!! to the situation, but they dropped it like a hot potato.

Did you ever see the fanfic that was written about those two?
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You mean Deena and Kale Roshuir? no I didn't read any fanfic. Mainly because I didn't like Deena (or at least what they did with her character afterwards), but yes it was interesting to see a Rebel agent with an Imperial officer ^^ but I would prefer more stories about Janek!
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StagsleapHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is silly, but this is FANTASTIC. I have a huge grin on my face right now. I would totally read this magazine. 
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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WOW!!!!!
AWESOME!!!!!
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
You're really enthusiastic! :)
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I love it! It's so funny :] Really great work.
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Did you get my note about the name change?
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I'm sorry for the mistake and such late answer.
Now it's correct: [link]
One more time, thanks! :)
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Space-in-TimeHobbyist Traditional Artist
WAU! Imperials and Rebel spies... in a romantic magazine...? Now that would set hearts thumping all around the planet!
Very good work on the uniform, cap and the layout, I know how hard it can be drawing them! ;D
A fav straight away!

S-i-T / a fellow Imperial Chick
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- I know my heart would be thumping! :D

Yeah, man, those caps. I think they were especially designed to give artists/costumers heart attacks. How can something that looks so simple be such a trial to draw?
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physcopediaHobbyist Digital Artist
eeepp!! it's deena and roshuir!! man, i wish they would be together again. :( i totally fav this, i came straight away after i seen this at Imperial chicks! good job! :salute:
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So glad you like! It was a lot of fun painting those two. It was too bad, how their story arc was ended...
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LOL creative idea and wonderful art. Deena Shan was a very interesting character--at least after her 40s romance. XD
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I haven't read much about her, after the whole Roshuir episode.
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The "Rebellion" arc really got into her dealing with her lack of confidence after that mishap. I liked it a lot.
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suburbanbeatnikProfessional Traditional Artist
Cool! I've seen those around... I should check them out. Have they been collected in a trade softcover yet?
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I don't believe they have. The ones with her and the Imperial have, though, so it should be happening...
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