I am a huge Star Wars geek. I mean huge. But unlike most Star Wars geeks, I try to keep it under control and for the most part, I do.
Star Wars came out when I was 6. It was the first movie I ever remember seeing, and as the film affected the world at that time, so did it affect me. It was (and remains) a highly entertaining story full of mythology and epic themes, awesome effects, space battles, a hint of icky romance and some cool aliens.
The first time I saw the cantina scene I was floored. It was one of those pivotal moments for me in my life. Each creature was more fantastic than the last and although they all had miniscule screen time, they were so interesting and exotic that you could conceivably make a whole movie about each individual alien.
I have to say I was pretty happy when I found out Toon Weekly's challenge for this week was Star Wars cantina aliens. I've been drawing my own versions of the cantina patrons for about 30 years now, they (and Star Wars in general) are one of the reasons I became an artist. So here's yet another in a life-long series of cantina aliens.
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