Imperial Black Ops Project Funding

02 August 2005 | Hisham | | Humour, Star Wars
 
Well, he had to get the credits from somewhere
 

Star Wars Episode III - Backstroke of the West

06 July 2005 | Hisham | | Star Wars
 

I present to you screencaptures from Star Wars Episode III - Backstroke of the West by way of winterson.com blog. There's not much I can add to this, except for a whole bunch of loud belly-achin' laughs.

"The front is a lemon avenue flying straightly"? Comedy gold. We need the original actors to redub the movie reading off this subtitle.

 

Old Blue Harvest Fanzine Art

14 June 2005 | Hisham | | Artwork, Star Wars
 

When I was studying overseas back in the early 90s... very early 90s... I became acquainted by snail-mail to one Mary Jo Fox who was, with her friend James Addams, the publishers of the Star Wars fanzine Blue Harvest which ran for 21 "episodes", another fine way of saying "issues". They had a plethora of articles that you can read from, such as an interview with Michael Stackpole and A New Hope Special Edition review from way back when the EU was cooling down from its initial Big Bang.

Although it ran for years, I only provided art for the fanzine in its early days, mostly for its back cover right below the "Next Episode On Blue Harvest" blurb they usually have there. Here are two of the black and white artwork that were featured in the magazines:

 

Revenge Of The Sith Review... Sort Of...

26 May 2005 | Hisham | | Movie Review, Star Wars
 

After having been released for exactly a week, I finally saw Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith today. Well, not me alone, I was accompanied by my cohort, Irfan! Yes, true believers. There was a 2 years 8 month old child today in the theater watching a movie that was rated PG-13 by the MPAA, but "U" by some sleepy guy in a drab office in charge of rating English movies in Malaysia. Bite me, you oversensitive, politically correct whiners!

So, I guess it's time of me to review this movie. Before you let out another collective "not- another- internet- review- of- ROTS" sigh, I am very much aware that almost every guy with a blog and their one-legged puppy has reviewed ROTS this past week when I was in Sitiawan, so I'm not going to review ROTS.

Instead, I will review the experience of watching Irfan watching ROTS on the big screen!

 

Battle of Yavin Avatars

12 May 2005 | Hisham | | Star Wars
 
Upon some free time, I've cooked up some more avatars. This time they're all the X-Wing pilots during the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars Episode IV- A New Hope. Nothing spectacular; you've all seen them before here and there in the last three decades. Right-click and save them for your own use, if you want.

Red Leader - Garven Dreis



Red Two - Wedge Antilles


Red Three - Biggs Darklighter


Red Five - Luke Skywalker


Red Six - Jek Porkins


Red Ten - Theron Nett
 

Irfan As A Star Wars Planet

07 May 2005 | Hisham | | Role Playing Games, Star Wars
 
Page One of Article Irfan has a planet officially named after him in the Star Wars universe. Specifically, a gas giant in the Vaxal system. Third planet of the system, with seven moons orbiting it. How did it come about, you ask? Thanks to a friend of mine in California named Gary Astleford, a freelance game writer. He landed a gig writing a Star Wars RPG article for Paizo Publishing's Dungeon / Polyhedron Magazine (Issue 106, cover date January 2004) and he asked me if he could use Irfan's name in the article.

So, now Irfan is an official planet in the Star Wars universe, since Paizo Publishing at that time is a Lucasfilm licensee for Star Wars RPG along with Wizards of the Coast for the d20 incarnation of the game. Yay. Here's the scan from the magazine with his name on it.

Thanks Uncle Gary.




Planet Description
 

What? More Star Wars Avatars?

05 May 2005 | Hisham | | Star Wars
 
Here are a bunch of Luke Skywalker avatars from Empire Strikes Back.



And now for a group of avatars which might be known as "Women in the Prequel Trilogy", or something to that effect.
 

Simon Taylor - A Terrific Artist

04 May 2005 | Hisham | | Artwork, Friends, Star Wars
 

Simon Taylor is a friend of mine from Machester, UK. We share (and mix together) the common interests of art, role-playing games and Star Wars. He skills as an artist is head over heels better than mine. Here are three samples of his colored works.

 

More ROTS Avatars

02 May 2005 | Hisham | | Star Wars
 
Here are more spoilerific 80 by 80 avatars for anyone to loot and plunder. Some Obi-Wan, Yoda and Palaptine pictures here. No Jar-Jar, sorry.

 

The Net.Guide to Spleens

01 May 2005 | Hisham | | Role Playing Games, Star Wars
 
NetGuide To SpleensAbout 2 years ago, I wrote an e-book on a whim along with lots of help from Ryan Lee and Gabriel Johnson. It was called the Net.Guide to Spleens and it can be used with both versions of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Download it here NetGuide To Spleens and have fun using it, or just reading the stuff I came up with.
 

Hisham's Design Legoized

01 May 2005 | Hisham | | Star Wars
 
One of my designs, sketched using Prismacolor markers a year or two ago, was made into a Lego model by my friend Christopher Deck of Germany. Click on this link to view it in its entirety.

 

Revenge of the Sith Avatars

01 May 2005 | Hisham | | Star Wars
 
Here are a bunch of 80 px by 80 px avatars I made from Revenge of the Sith images from all over the net. A couple of them might be considered SPOILERS, so preceed with caution.