Classics Classic Droid Cartoons - An interesting discovery!

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by BurlBird, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. BurlBird Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 15, 2009
    I am currently re-reading The Incal, a magnificent comicbook series by French artist Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, with story by film director Jodorowsky. I really recommend it, it's fast-paced, surreal and imaginative.
    Now, to the SW topic: while reading the second volume of the comic, I found this picture of the space armada:
    [image=http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb345/Burl_Bird/MoebiusTheIncalV1079.jpg]

    Compare it with this shot from The Droids episode "Pirates of Tarnoonga":
    [image=http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb345/Burl_Bird/Tammuz-an_navy1.jpg]

    While the art style of the Nelvana series was so obviously inspired by Moebius comic style, I was amazed to find almost the EXACT shot! There must be more, and I'm inspired to reread Airtight Garage again, just to see if I can spot any more pastish.
  2. cwustudent Force Ghost

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    Apr 25, 2011
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    That's a nice find, BurlBird. I remember Moebius from The Fifth Element. I didn't realize he was so prolific in the US. He was involved in Willow and TESB, according to wiki.
  3. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Jun 29, 2003
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    That has to be the one of the most nerdy discoveries I've ever seen on these boards. Maybe the nerdiest. Congratulations! [face_laugh]
  4. BurlBird Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 15, 2009
    Well, I must say I amazed myself! :D
  5. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 12, 2003
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    Aha! Great catch!

    I was just reading the Incal last month and I thought those ships looked familiar, like something in the EU. At first I thought of the MAS-2xB self-propelled turbolaser, from the Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology. But that didn't quite fit, so I gave up.

    Thanks. :)
  6. BurlBird Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 15, 2009
    That would've been even nerdier! :)
  7. Humble_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Oct 14, 2004
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    Yeah, this. Incidentally, I was recently reading The Incal. I've never seen Droids though.