Friday, October 21, 2005


Check out the beautiful cover that artist, Travis Charest, turned in for KOTOR #1. Travis is going to be the regular cover artist for our book.

Check out his website to see many of his other pieces.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Shellie said...

Oh...my...GOODNESS!! I can't wait for the KOTOR series to come out. From what I've seen, I suspect it will be awesome, and this only confirms my suspicions.

6:18 PM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

I think you're going to love it-- at least, I hope you will. Hope this Travis cover keeps you interested over the next 2 1/2 months until issue #1 hits the stands.

Thanks,

Brian

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Nur Ab Sal said...

Very good and similar to Hugh Fleming's 1990s covers of "Tales of the Jedi" series. I hope that you will keep the archaic aesthetics of the "Tales of the Jedi" and ignore KOTOR video game ultra-modern designs - in short, that you Guys will stick to Dark Horse tradition of showing the ancient star wars galaxy as really ancient and historic place, not an obvious copy of the star wars movies but subtle vision of times that precedes the movie events.

it's hard to show ancient galaxy and still be reliable. Christian Gossett when was creating first visions of that era solved this problem by making lightsabers, starships and costumes to look more ancient and for example lightsabers had ornaments like medieval katanas or arabian swords... starships had strange and peculiar , lo-tech design and so on. It all about aesthetics. If bioware devs would put more effort they could go Gosset's path and make KOTOR really look ancient. But they choosed to be retarded.

2:27 AM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Nu Ab Sal, we won't be following either style too closely. Jeremy and I decided early on to take a different approach. You may or may not like it (hopefully you will) but it will be very different from Gosset's work.

-Brian

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Nur Ab Sal said...

Oh but I want you to show your own trademark style! I meant only that some tie-in should exist between TOTJ and your series. Since I am Jabiim fanatic I will like anything you'll draw, but I hope the comic will give us a feel of time distance of 4000 years.

Chris Gosset is great but copying him would be as unwise as copying KOTOR designs.

1:16 PM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

I was able to design pretty much everything that appears in KOTOR so if you liked the cover then you should be okay with the rest of my character designs. The most important thing to me was even though this takes place so much earlier than the movie stuff, it should still look like Star Wars. It shouldn't look like Star Trek or Serenity or anything like that, it should feel like Star Wars right away... maybe it would be cool if it looked a little like Blade Runner :) But honestly, Star Wars has a unique aesthetic and hopefully you'll dig it.

BTW, thanks about the Jabiim stuff-- Haden Blackman is quite the writer and that story turned out so well pretty much because of him.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Nur Ab Sal said...

Thank you. Can't wait to see you in action again.

4:14 AM  
Anonymous Quinnocent-Till-Sith said...

Nu Ab Sal, we won't be following either style too closely.

Looks to me like you've got something in the middle. :)

9:06 AM  

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