The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly

September 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | 1 Comment

There are many Star Wars artists who have contributed to the franchise. From movie posters to concept artists, and of course, comics. One comic artist who caught my attention is Ken Kelly. Ken is reknown for his fantasy paintings. Studying under Frank Frazetta, Ken’s style is reminiscent of that same style of painting. Throughout his career, he’s done artwork for magazines, book covers, record albums, toy manufacturers, and comics.

For Dark Horse, he did the covers for Star Wars: Republic: Prelude to Rebellion, Outlander, and Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire. With those 18 covers, he left his mark by portraying Ki-Adi-Mundi, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.

To showcase his wonderful artwork, the Roqoo Depot Galleria present the Star Wars art of Ken Kelly.

Republic 1: Prelude to Rebellion Part 1
December 16, 1998

Republic 2: Prelude to Rebellion Part 2
January 27, 1999

Republic 3: Prelude to Rebellion Part 3
February 17, 1999

Republic 5: Prelude to Rebellion Part 5
April 21, 1999

Republic 6: Prelude to Rebellion Part 6
May 19, 1999

Prelude to Rebellion TPB
May 30, 1999

Republic 7: Outlander Part 1
June 23, 1999

Republic 8: Outlander Part 2
July 28, 1999

Republic 9: Outlander Part 3
August 25, 1999

Republic 10: Outlander Part 4
September 22, 1999

Republic 11: Outlander Part 5
October 27, 1999

Republic 12: Outlander Part 6
November 24, 1999

Outlander TPB
April 4, 2001

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire 1
January 27, 1999

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire 2
February 24, 1999

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire 3
March 24, 1999

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire 4
April 28, 1999

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire TPB
October 6, 1999

To find out more about Ken Kelly or to check out his other paintings, you can visit his site Ken Kelly You can even find some of the original paintings above up for sale.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. […] In the late 1990s Kelly produced a number stunning covers for Dark Horse Comics for their Star Wars … He painted several covers for the ongoing Star Wars series set during the Prequel era, as well as covers for the four issue miniseries Star Wars: Boba Fett – Enemy of the Empire and its collected edition. Kelly created some really great art for George Lucas’ epic space fantasy, and I wish he’d had more opportunities to work on the series. […]

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