Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Darth Vader: Intergalactic Sad Sack


Let's face it: Darth Vader sucks. He used to be cool. Ultimate movie bad guy. Icon of evil. Now the new STAR WARS movies show us that he WAS going to be pretty cool, but blew it all & wound up wearing an iron lung for the next 3 movies.


Remember that scene from the 1st STAR WARS where Vader chokes that guy from across the room? We all thought it showed how cool he was, but as adults, we know the real subtext: Vader is the low man on the totem in this boardroom. Face it: If you're the only guy without a chair at the big meeting, you definitely made bad career choices.


Now that we know the root of Vader's problems are mommy issues, and that he killed all his old friends 'cause he was afraid of losing his girl, he DEFINITELY sucks.
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TOBY BLUTH ART SHOW!


Didn't get enough of Westside art shows at the John K. retrospective? Well head on out to Great American Ink Gallery in Brentwood this Saturday, June 10 from 12-5 to see the work of my friend Toby Bluth, in a special showing of his tribute to Fleischer-era POPEYE and BETTY BOOP. An animation artist & illustrator of the highest caliber, Toby has done work for almost every studio in town (Most recently at Disney as Art Director for THE TIGGER MOVIE and THE THREE MUSKETEERS), and is currently Artistic Director for C.A.A.T. Studios. His amazing watercolor art captures the classic beauty of animation's golden age. Click on Betty to go to the site!

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EL SUPERBEASTO UPDATE!

The official site just added a bunch of new fun: You can now check out a full image gallery, dowload wallpapers and AIM icons, post to the official EL SUPERBEASTO message boards, plus get the scoop on some major Oscar-nominated voice casting. Check it out at www.elsuperbeasto.com

26 comments:

Chet said...

I love your design of darth,What were these colored with?

Alexei Martins said...

"Darth Vader"...icon of evil...cool!!
Love the colors...

Dagan Moriarty said...

hahaha!
:)
so funny, and GREAT designs!
-Dagan

potato farm girl said...

This would make a happy kids book!
Too bad Lucas would burn your soul if you tried to make it.
Here is some Darth love for your enjoyment and inspiration!
http://iharthdarth.livejournal.com/

http://carryonstormtrooping.ytmnd.com/

Goobeetsablog said...

very very funny.

who knew Darth Vader was really Charlie Brown:)

-brian

Alina Chau said...

HE!! HE!! That Vader comics are funny!! Wicked!

Edward said...

Funny! Really cool stuff here.

MARILLA said...

KA,,KAWAII!
I am darth vader's fan..did you know that..

Leo said...

Haha! Those Vader drawings are brilliant! Also, CANNOT WAIT for El Superbeasto..I can't believe something like this is getting made! *girly squeal*

Marmax said...

Nooooooooo-o-o--o-o-o!!! That's awesome!

damon said...

as always you are the man

i still have the star wars poastit drawing you gave out befor ep3

Shawn Escott said...

Awesome series with Darth Vader!!! Very funny!! LOL! He looks so cute.

Serapio Calm said...

Awesomely funny Star Wars drawings! Would love to see more of these! Thanks again for the post card!

Alexei Martins said...

Hello again...do you like sea creatures...?
please enter in my blog to see some creatures of the sea...enjoy...

imagination workshop said...

I love your star war doods!

Miss Mindy said...

Ha Ha! Sweet Lord yer darth stuff is sooo funny!!! yeah... Lucas has really lost his mind -
I hope yer well! I miss you drawin' mean mindy drawings and passing them out to the whole crew... I'll get you yet Mr. Batts! Muhahahah!!

Chris Battle said...

Chet- It's a Post-It sketch colored in with Photoshop. Amateur-style, to be sure.

Brianne- These were definitely inspired by the I Harth Darth site! Since they haven't updated in a while I figured I gotta pick up the torch... Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-CKqR0hc-8

Brian- Well, they are both bald...

Mari-chan- Is that why your new shirt is black? :)

Damon- Hey, man! Good to hear from ya! Yeah, I remember those days B4 Ep 3 when we thought it was actually gonna be cool...

Mizz Min- Don't make me post that Minja doodle!! We're past due for lunch if your v-dub can make it :)

Thanks to everyone for the compliments; May the schwartz be with you.

Señor Chips said...

you always have to make fun of the disabled. you are going straight to hell!

animationGiant said...

Love the Star Wars comcs!Very funny!

Marmax said...

DArth Vader vs, Japanese Police:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XLIlARgTz4

Dee C.K. said...

Hey Chris! Those are great!! Love the Darth! He's so cute! Haha, bet he'd love that!
cheers!

Miss Mindy said...

Hey Battle! me again... did ya know mindy lee has a blog now too? yay her! ... he he he
it's mindydoodles.blogspot.com.. I put it in my links!
lets do lunch soon - Pish Posh!
:) -minja

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Great stuff...Vader was once great 'Sniff' now look at him !! His suit doesn't even fit and he has those little hands !!

http://obix1.com/ROTS_Images/Vader.jpg

Ryan said...

Great blog! Those Vader cartoons are amazing, it's sad Vader's been ruined.

Peter said...

You're so right about the choking scene.
I used to think Vader was like the head-honcho from corporate, come to inspect the local branch. But in light of the prequels, it seems that he's just a bitter kitchen manager who has to choke out a bus boy or two to keep from having a stroke.

Clio said...

These are hilarious! Thanks for sharing! Awesome stuff all around!