This image was perhaps the most successful of all my pun related illustrations as the reception for it was tremendous. I even had buttons made of it to sell during Wondercon. In an effort to tap more into pop culture for my pun related designs, I attempted to brainstorm ideas for whatever current trend was favorable at the time, that being Star Wars. The idea came to me at work, when I came across an iconic red solo cup, and BOOM, the rest was history...sort of. This image did require a bit more research than most, because I wanted to make sure I captured Han Solo's clothing, demeanor, and accessories accurately. There's nothing worse than creating art based on an extremely popular icon, and executing it poorly! I think I capture his essence pretty well. I had plans to continue with a whole line of Star Wars pun related images, but had to put it on hold for now. The image itself was created in February 2016, and was sold as a print, and a button at Wondercon 2016 in Los Angeles. It is entirely digital, made in Illustrator, Painter, and Photoshop.
To purchase this image, please visit my etsy store here:
Han Solo Cup
Or to purchase a bottle opener magnet with this image on it here:
Han Solo Cup (Bottle Opener/Magnet)