Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi In Iconoscope

Check out the complete Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi as a tongue-in-cheek retelling in Iconoscope.

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This awesome design series was created by graphic artist Wayne Dorrington, who has also previously completed Iconoscope versions of Star Wars Episodes IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

This lead was brought to us byNerd Approved. The full set was originally put up for display on Wayne Dorringto’s blog, where you can read the artists comments and notes on the development of these icon strips.

According to the artist, this final episode in the original trilogy took him the longest to put together. The first one was a single strip of 32 panels, telling what he calls an “actually quite simple” story. Episode V took longer to do as the story got more complex, with multiple plot lines. This final episode took the artist over a year of planning, illustrating and designing. Considering that this episode spans multiple stories with tons of characters, it’s a real wonder at all that he was able to simplify it in his retelling.

So, the final product is an epic, sprawling five strips of 32 panels each that tell the concluding chapter to one of sci-fi’s most compelling stories. It’s pretty easy to tell what’s going on in most of the panels, especially in some of the more iconic sections, like the fight between Luke and Darth Vader and the Emperor.

And yes, the icon for Jabba the Hutt is exactly what you think it looks like. Enjoy!

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