Remember that amazing, two-minute Star Wars TIE Fighter anime short film from a few years back? Well, creator Paul Johnson has finally released the full seven-minute video after four long years of animating.
Johnson explained, “What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic ’80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best.” Check out the awesomeness below:
“Don’t support me on Patreon, because I don’t have one!” Johnson added in the video description. “And don’t donate to my Kickstarter, because I don’t have one of those either. Instead, if you enjoyed this, give someone at your workplace, uni, school or whatever a random bar of chocolate or can of Coke or something. Seriously, it’ll probably make their day. That would totally make my day.” (Seriously, Lucasfilm — hire this man!)
You can also check out the poster Johnson made for the short, inspired by those “really classy oil/acrylic-painted movie posters by folks like Drew Struzan… You know the ones,” Johnson said.