May The 4th To Feature Star Wars Fan Art on Disney+
Star Wars Day will feature fan views of a galaxy far, far away….
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, a kid who looked like a little me liked to draw spaceships and robots and heroes.
But then I picked up a baseball bat instead of a pencil.
Some 30 years later, I often wish I had kept the pencil. Especially when I look back at my batting average and see some of the art my fellow Star Wars fans produce.
Disney Plus: Fan Art Flaunted On The Fourth
Next week — on May the 4th and via Disney+ — we’ll all get a glimpse into the mind’s eyes of artists who envision spectacular worlds inspired by George Lucas.
At least a few of you are wondering, “Why is May 4 ‘Star Wars Day’?”
Well, you remember the phrase “May the Force be with you.” So, “May the Fourth (be with you).”
It’s a great day (especially in my house, as it is my youngest boy, Luke’s, birthday).
He’s still a little too young (5) to “get” Star Wars; he is solidly into The Incredible Hulk at the moment. The green guy is a little more simple to figure.
However, he is beginning to enjoy my old school Star Wars figures (especially Boba Fett) and my newer droids (particularly R2D2).
But I think he will recognize the special pictures going up on Disney+ for his birthday.
In celebration of the galaxy’s greatest fan holiday, Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company have commissioned fan artists from all over the world to create new pieces for Disney+. Kicking the series off today is a breathtaking mural by Zi Xu, a poster illustrator, and cover artist, depicting the heroes and villains of the saga. You can find the artwork on the main Star Wars landing page on Disney+, and check it out below!”
Like the one above, the fan art will be featured on most Star Wars Disney Plus programming through May 9.
I can’t wait to see it!
Feature Image: StarWars.com/Zi Xu