Rey [last name redacted] is now the face of the Star Wars franchise. Played with a mix of charm and calloused curiosity by newcomer Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is the perfect cocktail of Hayao Miyazaki heroines with a dash of the wide-eyed wonder from Luke Skywalker in A New Hope. It’s no surprise that fans and artists have gravitated towards the character attempting to fill in the gaps or exemplify the qualities they’ve come to love about her. We’ve covered some of the best fan comics and fan art a couple of times, but artist Michael Firman is doing the proverbial Kessel Run of Rey-presentation.
Enter Rey-A-Day, artist Michael Firman’s attempt to draw the titular character every day. With nearly eighty (as of writing this) versions, he’s drawn Rey in his well-hewn and dynamic style, exploring not only different aspects of her character (from lonely scavenger to budding warrior), but also playfully grafting her into other pop culture moments like Pokémon or Snapchat filters, and even adapting popular memes to boot. So while we salivate for any new Episode VIII news during Star Wars Celebration this week (title reveal, maybe?), dive deep into Firman’s art. I’ve selected some of my favorites in the gallery below, but I encourage you to look at them all. I’ve never seen this much Rey in the whole galaxy, lovely.
feature image by Michael Firman
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