We’re still talking about the awesomeness that was The Force Awakens. Mainly because it was epic times infinity, and while our droid-loving hearts are exploding over the good news that Disney is planning many more movies in the Star Wars franchise, we’ve got a looooong wait ahead of us. Episode VIII and Episode IX, are scheduled for release in 2017 and 2019. True, we’re getting the standalone Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December 2016. But that’s still ELEVEN MONTHS AWAY, which has us feeling like:
But hey, in the meantime we can see The Force Awakens one or two (or ten) more times AND we can set our eyeballs on some incredible new Star Wars-themed art. Brian Kesinger is an officially-official story artist for Disney, as well an artist for Marvel Comics. It seems while Brian was watching The Force Awakens, he was reminded of one of his fave childhood comics—Calvin and Hobbes. According to BuzzFeed, the scene in which Rey sped down a sand dune at the beginning of The Force Awakens gave Brian the idea to do a mashup art series. He says, “It struck me that she probably did that as a child. That’s when the Calvin and Hobbes image flashed in my head.”
If you think that’s adorable, wait until you get a glimpse of Kylo Ren and his imaginary friend Darth Vader tiptoeing across a fallen log. The cuteness! (No, we never thought we’d use the words Darth Vader and cuteness in the same breath. But it totally applies.)
Brian also took on Poe Dameron dealing with some First Order bullies.
And here’s Finn crash-landing on Jakku.
We said adorable before, right? Because ADORABLE.
Brian told Buzzfeed that Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, has been one of his “biggest artistic influences.” We’ve gotta say, we totally see it. And we love it. We love it a lot. Check out the rest of Brian’s amazing artwork here.
[Images via Disney and Instagram.]