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Mexican “Day of the Dead” Style Prints by John Karpinsky (Jabba the Hutt, Lando, Leia as Boushh, Gamorrean Guard, and Boba Fett)

May 15, 2012

John Karpinsky (aka “captainmagnificent” on Etsy) has created a number of prints of Star Wars characters with designs inspired by Dia de los Muertos (the Mexican “Day of the Dead”). I’ve known about them since last year when he did the Lando piece, but I finally decided to get some when I saw that he had added Jabba and several other characters from the palace. Click any of the images below for a closer look.

The main prints are 12×12 and he also has some 4×6 prints, but I wanted to make a combined display of just the Jabba’s palace characters, so I asked him for a 12×12 of Jabba, and had him print up 6×6 versions of the other characters to keep the square aspect ratio. The frame I got is 12×24, but ended up having a bit more overlap into the picture area than I expected, so I had to do a little rearranging of the prints to get the borders to look decent, but in the end I think it looks pretty darn cool. The prints themselves are extremely well done with crisp, vibrant colors. Even my wife commented on it. I may end up displaying this with my “Jabba skeleton” statue from Japan.

He’s come up with interesting names for each print in Spanish:

Jabba = Serpiente Hinchada (Bloated Snake)
Leia as Boushh = Viejo Amigo (Old Friend)
Gamorrean Guard = Verde Centinela (Green Sentinel)
Boba Fett = Muerte de un Cazador de Recompensas (Death of a Bounty Hunter)
Lando in Skiff Guard Disguise = Rebelde Disfrazada (Rebel Disguise)

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  1. May 16, 2012 2:36 am

    WOW, they are VERY cool. 🙂

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