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His art hangs in the home of George Lucas himself – and this week, artist Mark Raats joins us to talk about his decades-long career painting pieces for Lucasfilm and Disney.
Mark has created, among his other beautiful completely hand-drawn and painted pieces, a 2008 teaser poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a 30th anniversary poster for Return of the Jedi and a 40th for A New Hope, the cinema poster for the 2012 IMAX release of Raiders of the Lost Ark and, recently, some very special pieces for the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Rise of Skywalker.
The Johannesburg-born artist joins us from his base in Perth, Australia to discuss his work, including:
- His Sunday newspaper comic strip influences
- How he found out George Lucas was trying to hunt down and acquire his artwork
- Some Star Wars movie poster 'hand model' secrets
- A brush with death on Skywalker Ranch
- And much more!
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