Contrary to the strip above, we don’t bear George Lucas any ill will. He gave us Star Wars. However, having finally reached one of the key scenes which he insisted on changing, it is time to comment. When we shared this strip on Patreon with our supporters, it provoked the following responses.
BMS Supporter #1 “I feel like a better approach, if he really insisted on having young Anakin, would’ve been to have Sebastian Shaw appear first and then morph into Hayden Christensen. If he had done that, though, Alec Guinness had to morph into Ewan McGregor.”
BMS Supporter #2 “I would have preferred if he hadn’t touched them!!! #hanshotfirst”
I agree with both. If the scene had to be changed, then I would have preferred Supporter #1’s solution. But it would have been even better to have left it alone. Sometimes, the more you fiddle with a piece of art, the more it turns into something that loses the original strength of the piece. I learned that one day when I was in my first year at primary (elementary here in the USA), and everyone in the class was blown away with a sketch I did of a boy in a hat. I enjoyed the praise, and I kept adding more and more to the boy and suddenly realized I’d ruined it. I went home disappointed, but I learned something.
Of course, George had very different motivations for fiddling with his own art. I think much of it was pressure and self doubt inflicted upon him by industry peers, critics, and himself. He knew Star Wars was special, but he couldn’t get over its quirky “flaws”, like the cantina aliens, and other trivia that, under his microscopic view, weren’t how he wanted it in the first place. I Wish he hadn’t messed with it, but I can understand why he felt he needed to. Just make sure the original versions get the care, and the distribution they, and any classic film, deserves. That’s all I, and others, ask.
We haven’t listed any of our signed webcomic prints since late last year. We wanted to give everyone’s bank account a little time to recover from the holidays. However, our bills don’t wait, so we could use some help, and if that means giving up our own copies of our strips, then so be it. We don’t have much choice. However, that means one lucky person has the opportunity to own… dun da da daaaaaa….
This unique collection is for our complete set of BMS Droids webcomic strips Part 3, from 2013-2017. This set of BMS webcomic prints includes every webcomic appearance of everybody’s favorite Droid duo from Return of the Jedi, including new flashback strips from A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Shadows of the Empire and more!
This set is a one of a kind and offered here to one lucky fan to help support the project. Why are we selling our own collection? BMS is produced at our own expense and not published in any collected form. To keep going, we have to raise funds to support website costs and updates / maintenance somehow. So spoil yourself, and help the comic at the same time!
If you buy now, we will include an exclusive Leanne Hannah trading card set of 6 showing the illustration process for Disco Leia. See photos.
This set includes:
57 webcomic prints on 8.5″x11″ inch glossy photo paper (signed by the artists)
Exclusive BMS Disco Leia – Art of Leanne Hannah complete trading card set of 6 (photo shows both sides, but you get just one set of 6)
BMS Challenge Coin (made of nickel metal) – two sided art
Free shipping in the USA.
If you subscribe to us through Patreon, you get to see the next set of strips early and get exclusive content. All money helps keep BMS going from the cost of the website to helping with my expensive monthly medical bills and health insurance. We can not publish BMS for sale as it is only a fan project, so we rely on fan support for the project’s continuation.