Back in 2002, I had just finished a project at LucasArts where I designed a bunch of Star Wars vehicles. Lucas’ Licensing department asked if I had anything that could be used as a fighter for an undisclosed project. I didn’t, but jumped at it and turned in the design shortly after. Six months pass and I saw it shown in Genndy Tartakovshy’s Clone Wars Series. What a surprise! When Dave Filoni’s Clone Wars Series came out, I was blown away to see that they were still using it. On top of that, they made a toy out of it! We bought one for my girls last week. Apparently Polly Pockets fits perfectly into the cockpit. I’m feeling proud and a little bothered at the same time.
Here is a page of sketches that led to the final.