Benjamin Carré is a French artist who, as they go, is a fairly interesting case. A French artist, Benjamin’s work is not as easy to come by as many of the other artists I’ve spotlighted. He hasn’t done any official work for Acme Archives, though he’s done some comic covers (which means more EU representation, woooo) and work for the Star Wars Journeys iPad app. Most of the pieces seen here he just views as “fan art.” The endgame is that it’s rather difficult to get Benjamin’s art hanging on your wall, which is really a shame. Some of his work is absolutely beautiful and I’d jump at the chance to get it. Now, most of these images can be seen on his Facebook page, which I would have used as a source for these images if I was smart. I wasn’t, and got them from a myriad of sources including his DeviantArt, the Wookieepedia gallery of his images, and one or two from his official site, blancfonce.com. Let’s get to it, shall we?
“Shadow of the Colossus”
“Perfectly Safe for Droids”
“No Country for Old Men,” commissioned for Rancho Obi-Wan and available at Celebration Europe II
Cover art to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 42
Cover art to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 45
Cover art to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 48
Cover art to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 49
Cover art to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 50
Cover art to Star Wars: Knights Errant 11
Cover art to Star Wars: Dark Times 28
Cover art to Star Wars: Dark Times 31
The Battle of Coruscant, created for Star Wars: Journeys
Obi-Wan vs. Grievous, created for Star Wars: Journeys
Yoda vs. Palpatine, created for Star Wars: Journeys
The Rebel Blockade Runner, created for Star Wars: Journeys
– So you know how I mentioned that it’s difficult to get Benjamin’s art? If you’re interested, you best speak French or know someone who does. He has a few select prints available here, but if you’re interested in his other work you’d have to try to contact him through one of the sites I listed. I’ve heard he’s far, far more likely to respond if you write to him in French, and even then he’s not fond of shipping to America. I know some people have had success, so if you want to, try it.
– I own a few comics that he’s done the covers for, but I don’t have any prints of his work. I really wish I did, “The Prototype” and “Shadow of the Colossus” are two of my favorite Star Wars pieces, both absolutely beautiful (not to speak less of his other work, of course). I hear that “Shadow of the Colossus” was a commissioned piece that the commissioner kept the reproduction rights to, so I don’t see myself ever owning a copy of that.