Jerrod Maruyama’s Adorable World of Star Wars

 

 

Illustrator Jerrod Maruyama works in a world of adorableness — he reimagines characters through a lens of absolute cuteness. His kawaii style art has been seen in the Disney universe at the WonderGround Gallery and his drawings have shown up in Supahcute and Hero Complex Gallery but one of my favorites of Maruyama’s is when he steps into Star Wars.

Maruyama has a lovingly way of approaching existing properties whether it’s out of sheer fandom like his drawing for NBC’s The Office or a paid gig like Disney, he instills a sense of joy in his drawings. With his Star Wars work he’s captured that child-like enthusiasm fans have for the characters and universe.

With today being May the 4th, National Star Wars Day, it seemed only right to take another look at the collected Star Wars work of Jerrod Maruyama.

 

'Princess Leia' by Jerrod Maruyama

‘Princess Leia’ by Jerrod Maruyama

 

'Slave Leia Kokeshi' by Jerrod Maruyama

‘Slave Leia Kokeshi’ by Jerrod Maruyama

 

'Slave Leia & Jabba' by Jerrod Maruyama

‘Slave Leia & Jabba’ by Jerrod Maruyama

 

May the 4th Be With You 2012' by Jerrod Maruyama

May the 4th Be With You 2012′ by Jerrod Maruyama

 

'May the 4th Be With You' by Jerrod Maruyama

‘May the 4th Be With You 2013’ by Jerrod Maruyama

 

May the 4th Be With You 2014' by Jerrod Maruyama

May the 4th Be With You 2014′ by Jerrod Maruyama

 

Previously on Evil Tender — Interview: The Disney Illustration Process with Jerrod Maruyama

 

 

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