Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jar Jar Binks 'Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace' Concept Art

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 2


Jar Jar Binks. He's the most hated character in the Star Wars universe. This is a universe that includes child-killers like Anakin Skywalker, mass murderers like Gran Moff Tarkin and torturers like Emperor Palpatine.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace "Jar Jar Binks" by Terryl Anne Whitlatch
But, the irony is that, when Lucas created the character, he thought he would be a huge hit. Designs by Iain McCaig and Terryl Anne Whitlatch (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Jumanji, Men in Black) show a kinder, friendlier, Jar Jar that might have won fans over.

Some of the images are from The Art of Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Sorry for the flash. I was still learning how to use it.

Click on the images to enlarge.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace "Jar Jar Binks" by Iain McCaig

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace "Jar Jar Binks" by Iain McCaig

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace "Jar Jar Binks" by Iain McCaig


Star Wars: The Phantom Menace "Jar Jar Binks" by Terryl Anne Whitlatch

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace "Jar Jar Binks" by Terryl Anne Whitlatch

I'm glad they decided to put clothes on him.

See more great Star Wars concept art in the book The Art of Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace.



Learn more about the artists by clicking on the links below:
Iain McCaig http://iainmccaig.blogspot.com/
Terryl Anne Whitlatch http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926041/

What do you think of the illustrations? Would you have become a Jar Jar fan?

@ Copyright 1996 Lucas Film, Iain McCaig, Terryl Anne Whitlatch. All rights reserved

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

2 comments:

  1. if he wasn't so darn annoying... 

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  2. Yeah, I think the voice is the really annoying part Jeremy.

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