Iconoscope Star Wars Retellings Could Make A Sith Smile

Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. These are the things Wayne Dorrington’s Iconoscope retellings include.

In the battle for “Which Star Wars film is the best,” The Empire Strikes Back is usually held toward the top. In it, Han Solo makes a sauna out of a tauntaun, Luke meets Yoda, the audience meets Boba Fett, Han Solo gets frozen in carbonite, Vader reveals himself to be Luke’s father, what’s not to love? Star Wars fans just got a little happier because digital designer, illustrator and Star Wars film buff Wayne Dorrington just created 63 iconoscope panels that sum up Empire perfectly.

This epic retelling takes all the details of the movie, condenses them down to the big scenes, throws in edited icons similar to those found in the real world, and still manages to be amazing.

Below is the Battle of Hoth, where Luke and the Rebels attempt to take out the group of AT-AT walkers that are creeping toward the base.

When you really think about it, could you sum Empire up any better than 63 frames? With so many plot details to fit in, Dorrington does a great job of hitting on the major points.

The snippet below is the classic scene in Cloud City where Darth Vader and Boba Fett lower Han Solo in carbonite in preparation for shipment to Jabba the Hutt.

This is the second installment of the Star Wars Iconoscope series produced so far. After looking at the detail and the humor put into the image, Star Wars fans can only hope that Dorrington will create another set for Return of The Jedi.

These frames show the biggest twist in the Star Wars saga, with Darth Vader revealing to Luke that he is, in fact, Luke’s actual Father.

Dorrington really shows his digital design prowess with his Star Wars retellings. By taking a simple concept (everyday icons) and manipulating them to represent an entire movie helps these images take on a “less is definitely more” quality.

In geek culture, it is now clear that creator Wayne Dorrington is definitely not a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.

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Via: Wayne Dorrington