Alright, it’s time for me to admit that I’m a Darren Tibbles superfan. I’ve shared his work on the pages of Entertainment Buddha, and now have started sharing his Star Wars vids and art over here, because I just can’t get enough of his style. Whether it be his illustrations casting Star Wars characters as chibi-versions of themselves, or his killer animated projects like you can see above, Tibbles has developed a Star Wars art style that is hard not to get behind.
I’ve seen clips of his animated projects before, and I do hope one day he gets to finish the shorts he’s created short segments for, because his work is absolutely mind boggling, especially when you consider that he’s one man doing all of the animation work. I mean he draws the scenes, colors them, and then animates them, and his style, which leans towards Anime, works perfectly for the Star Wars universe.
When I watched the reel above, I had to once again question how this man hasn’t been locked up by Lucasfilm to work in its animation division. I love what Disney is doing with the current lineup of Star Wars animated shows, but my God, look at Tibbles’ reel and tell me you wouldn’t pay to see the various shorts become full on animated shows or short films.