Mike Mayhew Interview Part III

August 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Bleeding Cool has posted part three of their interview with The Star Wars artist Mike Mayhew.

Moving on to the ships, my first question has to be why exactly is there a guy on the wing of the Aquilae Fighter? Was that ever called the Shatner seat?

Mike Mayhew: Well, the Aquilaen Fighter was designed by and modeled for me by artist Sean Cooke. I think the concept was always that the pilots in the rough draft always had some co-pilot or wingman on board, a role that was later changed to an R2 unit. The rough draft describes him in a bubble. I figure he operates the main laser turret and other armaments. I think Sean did a great job of creating a similar, yet very different ship for our story.

Click here to read the full interview. As much as I love hearing Mike talk about spaceships and the cool McQuarrie art they’re looking at for the project, I think my biggest fanboy moment would be his mention of using Robert Shaw as a likeness for Vader. Jaws plus Star Wars is a win-win.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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