Yesterday I was looking through the magazine racks of my local supermarket and a little book caught my eye – Obi-Wan’s Foe – one of the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith kid’s books put out by Random House. What struck me was the quality of the illustrations: really well-drawn with a strong, fat and decisive line quality, excellent likenesses of the characters and good computer (presumably Photoshop) coloring – here’s an example. The cover (see above) was obviously done by the same artist and is a bit slicker, more finished; but the interior illustrations are rougher, more sketchy and way more interesting, to my eye anyway. The artist credited on the cover is Tommy Lee Edwards. I did a quick look-up of him and found his official web site. There’s a ton of wonderful work to look upon there, as well as a link to theBLVD which features him and other terrific artists as well. His bio section is interesting too. I like this picture: anybody with that many Godzillas on his top shelf is all right with me. And he’s a fellow Art Center film guy as well.

On another, completely unrelated note, this weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Sketchblog. Twelve months of blogging – and I feel like I’ve only just started. Actually I’m feeling guilty that there should be a lot more drawing up here. Well, more to come!