This might just well be the most incredible Star Wars fan animation I’ve ever seen. By that I mean some dude drew and animated the entire thing, by himself over the course of 4 years! Now that’s dedication. Paul Johnson, aka MightyOtaking deserves a huge heap of praise here for his work.
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. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.
Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…
Hey Disney, hire this guy!
Also check out Mr. Johnson’s Deviant Art page (MightyOtaking). He has some incredible work up on there that’s worth a look.