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Ralph McQuarrie: 1929 – 2012

Really sad to hear of the passing of one of the best conceptual artists to have ever lived, the great and imaginative Ralph McQuarrie.

Like so many people of my generation, we grew up in the world of STAR WARS. Back in the early 80s STAR WARS was as important to boy of 5 as food and shelter. Me and my friends lived and breathed those movies and they were wonderfully inescapable. I remember waiting in line at the local Canex in Kingston, Ontario with my dad as he paid for something and watching the Electronics department as every television set showed Luke blowing up the Death Star.