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Denver Comic-Con’s Artwork for Carrie Fisher is Stunning

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Before passing away back in December, Denver Comic-Con had scheduled Carrie Fisher to be one of their guests. They commissioned long time LucasFilm artist Joe Corroney to create an image to remember her by. The results are breathtaking. I gasped seeing my beloved princess turned general staring back at me as five iconic Princess Leia looks were used.

In his Facebook post, Corroney explained that he wanted to create this piece for the staff of Denver Comic-Con giving a nod to their immense amount of hard work that goes into running a convention:

“To me, she is royalty.” – Lor San Tekka (The Force Awakens)

Here’s a first look at my in memoriam artwork of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia that I created for Denver Comic Con this June 30th – July 2nd.

Carrie was originally scheduled to be a celebrity guest for the event before she passed last December. The promoters commissioned me to create this very special artwork in her honor for their hardworking and necessary volunteers and staff.

Proceeds for Denver Comic Comic Con benefit “Pop Culture in the Classroom”, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that provides free comic book based curriculum for children in grades 5-8.

For more information about Denver Comic Con, visit their website at: http://popcultureclassroom.org/denvercomiccon

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the event next week in Denver. Feel free to stop by my booth Q21 and Q23 in Artist Alley and say hi if you’re planning on attending.

I hope everyone enjoys the new artwork. I miss you, Carrie

It’s unsure if this will be sold as prints at the convention, through the online store, or at Corroney’s artist booth to raise money for “Pop Culture in the Classroom.” I’m sure we’ll get more details closer to time.

Until then, let’s bask in the beauty that is our favorite general and cry more tears of loss.

Because Carrie and Leia will always be royalty to us fans.

 

Sources The Mary Sue, Nerd Approved, Joe Corroney’s Facebook

Hope set out into the world to be a Pokemon Coordinator. When she realized that Pokemon were not real, she pursued her other passion: writing. Hope was raised in fandoms and saw how they can help save the world from her work with The Harry Potter Alliance. Now, she works to bring that love into writing one article at a time. She's also a diehard Atlanta Braves fan, so don't diss her team.

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