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 loving way of approaching existing properties, and 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.