Image of the week: Karel Thole

Plus sharks, paperback extinctions, and gorillas

My biggest image this week was nearly a tie, but Ralph McQuarrie won out with this baby.

Here’s what Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak had to say about it in (humble brag) his quote-tweet of my account:

"This piece was painted by [Ralph] McQuarrie in early 1975 for A New Hope, not The Empire Strikes Back, and depicts the Imperial city of Aldera…

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