Sometimes it seems you can't move on the web for Star Wars tributes, and with excitement builds over Episode 7 (opens in new tab), that's only going to get more intense. But while of this illustration (opens in new tab) work is average at best, there are some real diamonds in the rough if you look hard enough.
George Lucas was famously influenced by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic Seven Samurai when devising the original Star Wars. So it's fitting that Brian Reedy has repaid the compliment here by reimagining Darth Vadar as a Samurai warrior in Japanese feudal times.
It's one of many prints he's created using ink, woodblock print and toned rice paper, all of which on sale in his Woodcut Emporium (opens in new tab) on Etsy. You'll also find a reimagined Death Star (below), plus tributes to everyone from Thor and Aquaman to King Kong and Godzilla.
To get started with woodcuts, see our guide to woodcut printmaking.
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