May The Toys Be With You… Palitoy returns to Coalville in new exhibition

Action Man, Pippa, Tressy, Tiny Tears, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, the stars of Star Wars and many more have returned to Coalville, Leicestershire – once home to toy maker Palitoy, as part of the free The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition, part of a much wider project celebrating the heritage of the fondly-remembered British toy companyContinue reading May The Toys Be With You… Palitoy returns to Coalville in new exhibition

Star Wars designs by John Mollo © Lucasfilm Ltd / John Mollo

John Mollo’s original Star Wars designs go under the hammer at Bonhams

The personal notebooks and sketchbooks of world-renowned double Oscar-winning British costume designer, John Mollo, the concept artist behind the international Star Wars franchise, are to be offered at Bonhams in a stand-alone 62-lot sale, Designing an Empire: The John Mollo Archive, in London later this year. The archive contains a wealth of drawings, notes andContinue reading John Mollo’s original Star Wars designs go under the hammer at Bonhams

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In Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

I never felt the need to watch a film that told me Han Solo’s back story because the character was such a cliché that I felt that I already knew it. For me, Star Wars didn’t exactly have depth. As an example of what scholar Fredrick Jameson called “the nostalgia mode”, the original movie relied onContinue reading In Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Star Wars: A New Hope - art by Graeme Neil Reid

The Force is strong in Graeme Neil Reid’s January Art Raffle!

Doctor Who and 2000AD artist Graeme Neil Reid‘s first Art Raffle of 2018 is live and there is a brother and sister (spoilers) to choose between in this Star Wars: A New Hope themed month. Graeme is a Scottish artist who now works primarily in traditional mediums of watercolour and acrylic. His work has gracedContinue reading The Force is strong in Graeme Neil Reid’s January Art Raffle!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - production art by Kevin Jenkins. Image TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Art Director Kevin Jenkins joins Portsmouth Comic Con line-up

With the news that Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest film at the UK and Irish box office in 2017, Portsmouth’s newest Comic Con has announced that ILM London’s supervising art director Kevin Jenkins will be attending the event running 5th – 6th May 2018. Jenkins is the only art director to haveContinue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi Art Director Kevin Jenkins joins Portsmouth Comic Con line-up