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2014-08-28 06:19:26 PM  
Looks like a Patterson and Gimlin ripoff to me.
 
2014-08-28 06:48:19 PM  
Wow, to imagine all the things that had to go right (and wrong, like Martin leaving TV) for this little mix up to be relevant in 2014.
 
2014-08-28 07:03:30 PM  
Simpsons did it.
 
2014-08-28 07:18:42 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-28 07:27:01 PM  
Oh, good. Another thread where people don't understand parallel development.
 
2014-08-28 09:03:22 PM  

BIGFOOT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

 
2014-08-28 09:31:14 PM  
So the answer to the article question is...no.
How exciting.
SciFi writers for magazines have nothing to say about the art used in their stories. Or they didn't at least, maybe that changed.

I'm really pretty tired of every snot nosed brat that can mash a keyboard being allowed to do so.
 
2014-08-28 09:39:15 PM  
Interesting, but not at all surprising.

People seem to forget the difference between "ripoff" and "trend". Are we, twenty years from now, going to write articles on the true origins of sexy vampires and buff werewolves? Wait... forget I asked.
 
2014-08-28 09:51:21 PM  
I doubt that either Lucas or Martin had any idea until now.  Martin clearly did not illustrate his own story, that artist was provided by the magazine.   But looking at the picture, the artist who illustrated has a legit claim that one of artists working in SW did use his work when making early ideas of what Chewie might eventually look like.  A lot of the similarities were lost as development continued.    I very much doubt that SW's owners could be sued successfully.
 
2014-08-28 10:13:02 PM  

I Like Bread: Interesting, but not at all surprising.

People seem to forget the difference between "ripoff" and "trend". Are we, twenty years from now, going to write articles on the true origins of sexy vampires and buff werewolves? Wait... forget I asked.


Too late.

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2014-08-28 11:44:36 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Oh, good. Another thread where people don't understand parallel development.

"George also gave me a drawing he liked from a 1930s illustrator of science fiction that showed a big, apelike, furry beast with a row of female breasts down its chest. So I took the breasts off and added a bandolier and ammunition and weapons, and changed its face so it looked somewhat more like the final character, and I left it at that."

George Lucas isn't going to knock your door some stormy night wearing nothing but a raincoat and negligee.
 
2014-08-29 12:59:12 AM  

WilderKWight: BIGFOOT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.


He hasn't been anything. He's fictional.
 
2014-08-29 02:23:26 AM  
Misspelled Wookiee......
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2014-08-29 05:41:34 AM  

ds615: SciFi writers for magazines have nothing to say about the art used in their stories. Or they didn't at least, maybe that changed.


This.

And even when they do, illustrators are turning out 20+ full covers/illustrations a month plus their own work sometimes, reading 20 novellas/novels while painting full-time is maybe asking a bit much so they tend to ... skim, even when provided pretty specific notes.  Leading to hilarious things like Jim Butcher's fight with his cover illustrator over whether Harry Dresden wears hats, with the hats getting bigger and fancier through the first 6 books of the series and the in-text passages about how the character hates hats getting more explicit and lengthy.
 
2014-08-29 10:48:45 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ds615: SciFi writers for magazines have nothing to say about the art used in their stories. Or they didn't at least, maybe that changed.

This.

And even when they do, illustrators are turning out 20+ full covers/illustrations a month plus their own work sometimes, reading 20 novellas/novels while painting full-time is maybe asking a bit much so they tend to ... skim, even when provided pretty specific notes.  Leading to hilarious things like Jim Butcher's fight with his cover illustrator over whether Harry Dresden wears hats, with the hats getting bigger and fancier through the first 6 books of the series and the in-text passages about how the character hates hats getting more explicit and lengthy.


which is a real pity because Dresden would look badass as fark in a proper broad-brimmed hat, with the coat and the staff and the glowy bits and whatnot. properly dramatic, which butcher himself likes writing him as going for.
 
2014-08-29 12:01:20 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: WilderKWight: BIGFOOT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

He hasn't been anything. He's fictional.


So is Chewbacca, numbnuts. That's kinda my point.
 
2014-08-29 02:00:54 PM  

WilderKWight: B.L.Z. Bub: WilderKWight: BIGFOOT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

He hasn't been anything. He's fictional.

So is Chewbacca, numbnuts. That's kinda my point.


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