Ralph McQuarrie: Forty Years Ago Today…

Four decades ago today Ralph McQuarrie completed his work on this iconic painting. The cover to the very first 1976 paperback printing of Star Wars this artwork arguably set sail the imaginations of the first generation of Star Wars fans. Without this and other masterpieces from the imagination vault of Ralph McQuarrie, who knows where we would be.

Mark Newbold
Former Daily Content Manager and Program Director for Jedi News and the podcast network. Co-host RADIO 1138 and Take Cover on the Jedi News Network.