I just found out that Star Wars concept artist and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie passed away at the age of 82. I was familiar with McQuarrie's work as a young boy who avidly collected Star Wars trading cards. Getting one of his concept art images on a card was always a huge treat for me, and many times I found them even more epic and exciting than actual images from the films. Ralph McQuarrie was a true master before the digital age, and the man behind the scenes, responsible for the look of the Star Wars films. He will be missed but certainly not forgotten.