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Mattias Fahlberg Illustrates Star Wars Characters Disrobed & Hairless

— March 28, 2012 — Pop Culture
These Mattias Fahlberg illustrations depict a side to Star Wars characters that most people thought they’d never see in their lifetime. After all, who would have been able to anticipate that he or she would one day be staring at Darth Vader without his intimidating body armor, sitting in his personal chambers in nothing but his underwear, gloves, helmet and cape? Much more disturbing than this depiction of the fallen Jedi, however, is Fahlberg’s rendering of a hairless Chewbacca. With drooping peck muscles and a saggy gut, I think most viewers would prefer the Wookie with hair on his body than without.

Though Mattias Fahlberg clearly painted these pictures in good humor, he also included some stunning details to his pieces. Darth Vader’s skin is still noticeably recovering from burns he suffered decades ago and Chewbacca is sporting a hilarious “Wookiee” tattoo on his belly.
Trend Themes
1. Illustrated Depictions of Popular Characters - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to depict well-known characters in unconventional and humorous ways.
2. Unexpected Visual Interpretations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Challenge preconceived notions and create unexpected visual interpretations to captivate and surprise audiences.
3. Humor in Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate humor into art to engage viewers and elicit emotional responses beyond traditional serious portrayals.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore unconventional ways to entertain audiences through innovative and surprising artistic interpretations.
2. Publishing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce unconventional illustrations and visual storytelling techniques to create unique and engaging content.
3. Merchandising - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create unconventional and humorous merchandise designs based on popular characters to stand out in the market.
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