Denver Comic Con’s “In Memoriam” Artwork Tribute to Carrie Fisher Is Absolutely Breathtaking
Before Carrie Fisher passed away last December, she was scheduled to appear at this summer’s Denver Comic Con. As a tribute to Fisher, the convention commissioned longtime LucasFilm artist Joe Corroney to create an in memoriam piece of art. (Click the above picture to see the full image.)
The result is breathtaking. Seeing five sets of Fisher’s eyes staring into yours is enough to stir up a whole mess of emotions.
I’m in love with the fact that Corroney included the quote from Lor San Tekka, “To me, she is royalty,” yet chose to put the focus on General Leia Organa. Because yes, she will always be Princess Leia to us, but the leader she grew into, and the fierce, perpetually bare and painfully honest woman Carrie was, deserves to be front and center. The Leia we always knew and loved is there in celebration, but the Leia we were just getting to know is the one we lost.
I think it’s also worth noting that my Coat Envy is currently dialed up to 11.
Corroney says in his post that the art is for the con’s “hardworking and necessary volunteers and staff,” but presumably, it will also be for sale, either at the con next weekend, or (fingers crossed!) online. Proceeds will go to Denver Comic Con’s parent company, Pop Culture Classroom, which uses comic books and other pop culture tools to encourage a love of reading and self-expression in children.
Here’s hoping those of us not attending Denver Comic Con will be able to get our hands on this print. Although, to be honest, I’m not sure I could handle having this on my wall. Maybe I could keep it tucked away and only bring it out when in need of a cry.
(via Nerd Approved, featured image: Lucas Film)
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