I've sung the praises of Sillof's Workshop before. He's back with a hilarious commission from comedian Patton Oswalt: a Russ Meyer take on Star Wars. As Wikipedia explains, "Meyer is known primarily for writing and directing a series of successful low-budget sexploitation films that featured campy humor, sly satire and large-breasted women such as Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!."
Can you pick out the Star Wars characters in the picture above? If you're stumped, or even if you're not, follow the link for more.
I've just discovered Patton Oswalt's blog entry explaining his admiration for Sillof (which I have shared for some time now). It's a lovely piece of writing and a fitting tribute to Sillof, who is clearly more than just a guy who's good with his hands. It is also a nice little memorial to film critic Roger Ebert. From Oswalt's post:
What’s bittersweet about the whole thing is, Roger Ebert never got to see these. I turned him on to Sillof’s site last year. He especially loved the Noir Wars figures.
And I sent him the title logo of this set as a tease just a few months ago. As someone who’d worked with Russ Meyer (Ebert was going to write the collaboration between Meyer and the fucking Sex Pistols, fer chrissakes) he was more than intrigued. But I never rush an artist, whether they’re going a poster or album cover or especially something like this.
By the way, I too love Siloff's Noir Wars. See my post from August 2011.