The creators of Marvel’s five part comic book series Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, writer Ethan Sacks and artist Will Sliney, found themselves at the media preview and opening of Black Spire Outpost at Walt Disney World. This from the Disney Parks Blog….
While creating the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge five-issue comic book miniseries, writer Ethan Sacks and artist Will Sliney found themselves living in a world that didn’t exist yet, but one they also knew they would visit some day. Now, they’ve done that – walked through Black Spire Outpost at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida – the same settlement featured in their comic book.
Both Ethan and Will grew up as Star Wars fans, so working on this newest chapter of Star Wars saga is a dream. One of Ethan’s first memories is watching A New Hope in a Times Square theater at age four with his dad. “For me to play in this world is amazing,” Ethan says.
As a young artist, Will was always drawing new ships and new lightsabers and putting familiar characters on new planets. As an adult, Will still doing just that.
In the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic book, readers see Han Solo and Chewbacca pulled to Black Spire Outpost by a job for Dok-Ondar, proprietor of rare antiquities. All five issues are collected in a new trade paperback that hits bookstores on October 22.
While visiting, Will and Ethan made sure to visit Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, a location featured in the comic book as well. Among the mysterious and unique galactic artifacts in the shop are the Sword of Khashyun and a baby sarlacc, both important in the comic book.
While in the Den of Antiquities, Will also took the opportunity to draw Dok-Ondar on his tablet. Here’s a couple videos of Ethan’s and Will’s walk around Black Spire Outpost and a time-lapse of Will’s portrait.
We caught up with Ethan and Will during the media preview at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and two nicer people you’d be hard pushed to find. We’ll be talking to both of them here at Jedi News very soon.