Multiplex - a comic strip about life at the movies

Brief Jamie Hewlett interview

I loved this. Thanks to @yusaku777 for sharing this with me on the Twitters.

I wonder how many people of my generation started drawing because of Star Wars? Myself, I started drawing by tracing E. H. Shepard’s Winnie the Pooh from the classic books. But I first drew a comic — of sorts — when I saw clips of Star Wars on a TV in a store as a little kid. I was probably 5 or 6? It must have been around the re-release before Empire Strikes Back came out.

Since I couldn’t just fire up the internet and stream the actual movie or rent a DVD like you little fuckers these days, I started drawing my own space opera along the lines of what I imagined Star Wars would be like. It had a hero wielding a laser swords against armies of stick figure baddies with eyeballs for heads, and weird two-dimensional creatures named We and Wo (pronounced Wah) that looked sort of like trilobytes, I guess?

Anyway. Back to work.

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