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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Happy Birthday Ralph McQuarrie - From a special friend

Happy Birthday Ralph McQuarrie

I got a special note today from Peter Fischl for Mr. Ralph McQuarrie (General McQuarrie in ESB) to wish him a Happy Birthday. I'd like to pass this on to you and an article I found that was produced by Metrolink (Los Angeles) in the March edition of their monthly newsletter (PDF format) that featured Mr. Fischl.

I have a few other links as well.


An article from the Daily BulletinThe posters The ones designed by Ralph McQuarrie are so noted.

And here is McQuarrie's official site. Drop by, wish him happy birthday!

Here is the note from Mr. Fischl submitted through Ralph McQuarrie's page in the SWAD:

Ralph McQuarrie is a friend of mine for 38 Years.

I am Peter L. Fischl who won the Award "Hero In Education" and CBS called me a World Renown Poet. My works are being taught now in Germany and Greece -besides the USA- and all this because Ralph stood beside me and did most of the artwork ABSOLUTELY FREE for the Holocaust !!!! The whole world should wish Ralph a Happy Birthday on June/13, please . He is almost one year older than I am. My many thanks to the publishers of this out of the world Web - Site!
Peter L. Fischl

If You like to know what we did with Ralph type in my name in the web search and you will see it . Thank You I hope You will like it.
Peter L. Fischl

How interesting the timing of this note with

*another artist who inspired me growing up.

Thanks all.

*the others being The Brothers Hildebrandt. See my blog about Tim Hildebrandt

1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...


The Stooge
Star Wars Joke-A-Day

date Posted: Jun 13, 2006 5:20 PM
Happy Birthday to the original visionary!

Seven Pieces

date Posted: Jun 13, 2006 5:40 PM
Happy Birthday to an inspiration to me since childhood.

Rest in peace Tim Hildebrandt, also a long time inspiration for me.

DJ Maul: Got Feet?
DJ Maul's Dancin' Cantina Party

date Posted: Jun 13, 2006 6:06 PM
happy Birthday Mr. McQuarrie .....your vision & talent has inspired millions!


date Posted: Jun 13, 2006 6:20 PM
Without him, Star Wars would not be what it is. Ralph McQuarrie and George Lucas are basically the only two who made Star Wars. How old is Ralph McQuarrie anyways. Anyways, Happy Birthday.

Darth Vader
Meditation Chamber

date Posted: Jun 13, 2006 6:45 PM
George had this new Galaxy inside his head, but Mr. McQuarrie brought it to life and his work was crutial for the saga.

If it wasn't for him and his wonderful illustrations, SW mat have never happened.

Happy birthday Mr. McQuarrie!

joe corroney
Drawing in the Empire

date Posted: Jun 23, 2006 3:54 PM
I actually met him at the Chicago Comic Con in 1995. I walked up to his table anxious to meet him and stood in line waiting my turn. It was a short wait though so when I found myself suddenly standing before him to shake his hand I just froze. All of those years of studying those Art of Star Wars books as a kid and a student in college were just flashing before my eyes. I eventually mumbled to him a thank you for all of the years of inspiration and I told him he was my favorite Star Wars artist of all time. I bought a poster of his concept art (Vader and Luke fighting with lightsabers on Cloud City) and had him autograph it. I walked away with one of my favorite memories from that convention experience
Happy Birthday, Mr. McQuarrie!