Our friends over at R2-KT have spent the month of June 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 focused on a talented artist of the galaxy, and for the final time we look at the work of an artist who truly left his stamp on the galaxy, Malcolm Tween.
He first started working for Lucasfilm in 2004, creating promotional artwork for various projects including Revenge of the Sith and Indiana Jones. Most recently he has illustrated three sets of award winning Royal Mail Star Wars special edition UK postage stamps, featuring characters, creatures and droids from across the films, probably the only Star Wars merchandise to be officially approved by the Queen! The final set was released in 2019 to coincide with the launch of The Rise of Skywalker.
Malcolm has also created exclusive prints for eight Star Wars Celebrations throughout America, Europe and Japan.
We asked Malcolm: what is it about Star Wars that inspires you as an artist?
“Technically I’ve been drawing Star Wars since 1977 when I was six years old, It’s just that I didn’t get to do it for Lucasfilm until a little later down the line! I think for a lot of people who grew up with the original trilogy especially, it’s just built into our cultural DNA, everything comes back to Star Wars. When I started doing work for Lucasfilm I was actually amazed how much freedom we were allowed, I love the fact we get the opportunity to tell our own little stories within these amazing worlds.”
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