This week, Lucasfilm has cranked up the hype on Star Wars fandom by releasing some brand new promotional material for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The massive event will take place April 16th through the 19th at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Yesterday, an exciting new “sizzle reel” for SWC2015 was released through the official Star Wars site. You can enjoy the new trailer by watching the video below:
Last Thursday, an all new SWC2015 poster was revealed through the L.A. Times. The beautiful new banner serves as the initial key art for the event. The poster was designed by artist Craig Drake and man, is it gorgeous…
The new key art for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, by artist Craig Drake.
From the official Star Wars site:
"Originally from Detroit, Craig moved to San Francisco in 1998 to work as an animation and freelance designer, later moving on to Electronic Arts. He started working for Lucasfilm in 2006 where he created his first limited-edition Princess Leia print. Since then, he has participated in numerous poster art shows with Mondo, Hero Complex Gallery, Gauntlet Gallery, and LTD Gallery. He continues to produce illustrations for Lucasfilm."
If you’d like to know a bit more about Craig Drake, you can check out this great interview he did with Nerdlocker earlier this year. In the interview, Drake discusses his childhood fascination with Star Wars and his love of the Millennium Falcon. Enjoy the video below:
In addition to Craig Drake, many other artists will be featured at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this April. For a complete list, visit the official Star Wars site. In the meantime, you can check out some samples from a few of our favorites, below…
The famous cantina scene from A New Hope, as envisioned by the talented Katie Cook.
The cover to the upcoming Marvel comic Princess Leia, drawn by Terry Dodson.
The heroic Ewok Wicket W. Warrick, painted by the brilliant Tsuneo Sanda.
If you’d like to learn more about Star Wars Celebration Anaheim or to order your tickets for the event, visit the official SWC2015 site here.