Watch the year unfold with ‘Star Wars’ art

The dog days may be over, but the #darthdays are just beginning.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Published Jan 9, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:30 pm CDT

George Folz is starting off the year with what may be the best resolution ever: He’s drawing a Star Wars comic for every in 2015.

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Folz is a comics artist who collaborated with noted writer Seth Kushner on last year’s critically acclaimed, Kickstarter-backed Schmuck. While working with Kushner on a new project called The Roman Nose, Folz found himself rekindling an old love for Star Wars.

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To celebrate, and help keep his artistic skills from stagnating, Folz decided to create a daily regimen—of fanart. On his Tumblr, he wrote:

Having re-discovered my love of Star Wars, and in anticipation of Episode VII, for every day in 2015, I’m going to sit down and translate a scene from episodes IV, V, and VI into a stand-alone comic panel in 90 minutes or less.

I’m calling this little adventure ?#?darthdays?. 

I’m treating this as my warm-up exercise for the year— a way for me to have fun, and do something on a daily basis that is completely removed stylistically from The Roman Nose.  

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As part of the year-long celebration, Folz is also doing giveaways of many of his black-and-white drawings once a week. Interested fans can message him on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram to receive their own personal copy of a sketch he’s done.

The project has already attracted fan and media attention, with Folz gaining a steady trickle of new followers on Twitter and Tumblr.

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And it’s easy to see why. With the force (re)-awakening in Star Wars fans the world over, it’s a good time to be a fan. And it’s clear the nostalgia is strong with this one, since Folz has said he’s only going to be homaging the original Star Wars trilogy.

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That means we can hopefully look forward to an entire year’s worth of beloved scenes made new again:

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Though the drawings are small, Folz has still undertaken a huge challenge. 

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But at least he knows the Force will be with him.

Photo via George Folz/Tumblr

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*First Published: Jan 9, 2015, 5:16 pm CST