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Our friends over at R2-KT are celebrating the artists of the galaxy, shining a light on their work during these tough times which has seen conventions cancelled and postponed and their main revenue streams cut off as other matters take precedence. Every day through out June, R2-KT will focus on a talented artist of the galaxy, and today we enjoy the art of Desmond Kaine Tay.

Desmond was first introduced to the amazing Galaxy created by George Lucas, when he watched Empire Strikes Back on TV. After that fateful weekend he would become a life-long fan, as he fondly recalls:

“I still remember after 1st watching Empire, I went kinda nuts in school, I kept gushing to my classmates about Darth Vader.It kinda annoyed one of my friends to the point she asked if I was some kinda Star Wars evangelist.”

Desmond would come to discover various Star Wars artbooks, Concept art, and Ralph Mcquarrie’s work. He would begin to draw his own comic strips, a lot of which would clearly show the influence Star Wars had on his early work. Desmond would later be inspired to become an artist, and would grow to become a self-taught Graphic Artist.

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dickinson, Seth (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)