He Created IG-88 from The Mandalorian | ComiConway 2019 | Conway, Arkansas

He Created IG-88 from The Mandalorian | ComiConway 2019 | Conway, Arkansas


all right everybody if you’re into
movies collectibles Legos toys swords whatever you want to see in the comic
book world this is where you need to be comic Conway Conway Arkansas let’s go
check it out so we’re live with Jimmy at comic-con
Wayne tell me how it got started so originally my wife said the children’s
librarian she does a library program for children and teens she wanted to do like
an anime type one day deal at the library as a program and I suggested to
her maybe we could do like a comic-con you know convention type bill that would
appeal to a few more people and we kind of went with that that idea instead and
that’s that’s kind of where it all started at the first three years we did
the show it was that the Faulkner County Library itself oh wow so after three
years we couldn’t fit any more people in the library we had I believe over three
thousand our third year in the library so we had to move the show out here so
is this a charity or is this just a nice way to get people’s attention to comic
books and the lost art of the comic store we’re more than anything our
mission with comic-con ways to promote literacy right through comics arts
videogames all that stuff you know we want it we want to bring that back we
want to show people that that there’s a lot of value literacy wise in comics and
especially the art and everything else you know now do you get a lot of
celebrities that come to these events every year yeah this year we have a
graham Nolan he was actually the co-creator well he was the creator of
Bane oh wow the Batman kind he did Batman along Batman run he worked on
nightfall we actually had two people that were in Star Wars Oh Kathy Monroe’s
here she played one of the bounty hunters suckas yes the short one with a
sour mash that’s yeah that’s her so she actually played that character and mr.
bill Hargreaves is here he was a production designer and he actually made
all the robots all the droids in Return of the Jedi and half of them in Empire
Strikes Wow we found the one and only bill
Hargreaves I mean Star Wars icon you will not find a more iconic piece of
this history so today right I mean your your characters are in the new
Mandalorian movie absolutely so how did you get started or asked to do this is
that a we don’t have enough time today I know nobody else me I just turned up and
did it Wow yeah I just pushed me away and went I’ll do that
Wow seriously yeah what was your first character you’ve created two Star Wars
Star Wars the most iconic has got the ig-88 kill you for this day but I did a
lot of stuff I did that his little bit son Yoda I I spent days putting the
hairs in yogurt to help Stuart helps he was busy
that’s very friends of a normal Reynolds who’s designer right and his thing was
he used to say all his art directors just leave him alone he won’t listen to
you just leave him sometimes he’s going to tell an artist they can let them do
their thing yeah that’s it so on these creations
here did you start out on paper or just saw something in your head they started
building and just yeah just it’s a it’s a blessing and and a problem that I see
shapes and things in everything yes and I think all that making arm that make a
leg oh that would make a head other people don’t really so we just see pile
of junk now go know some good stuff it’s all
lovely and I dug I picked up a lot of the stuff and aircraft breakers and he
went I’d love to be in your head for a day I went oh no you wouldn’t yeah you’d
go mad you’ve got to be a certain person to be in my I have to tell you from my
heart everyone watching today you are a true
icon and at all that’s a history and your creations are just amazing oh
that’s wonderful that’s really one I mean you have no
idea an artist myself and a craftsman I just look at your stuff and all I could
remember I remember the first time I in 77 I was six years old I’ll never forget
how amazing all of this stuff brought and then seeing this last week in the
new movie oh just I was so happy just to see your
artwork still moving forward in the future if it on if it makes people happy
I’m more than happy and people copy by work and that’s wonderful there’s
several clever people and they copy it you think well I must have done
something right they’re still copying it it’s gotta be good

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