Artoo vs. The Degobah Swamp Creature

"Artoo vs. The Degobah Swamp Creature" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Artoo vs. The Degobah Swamp Creature” animated GIF by @aforgrave

The Daily Create for August 7th tdc942 asks us to riff on an image from the Spielberg-Lucas “congratulations letters” which were written each time one director’s film surpassed the other’s at the box office. (The Daily Create for August 6th asked us to re-write one of the letters to suggest what might have actually been in the director’s mind.)

The source image in question shows Lucas’ R2D2 catching Spielberg’s Jaws on a fishing line. My riff shifts the setting to Degobah and invokes the scene from Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. We never get a full view of the creature which swallows and then spit out Artoo — but its above-the-surface profile and movements are basically shark-like — so who knows? Maybe it was Jaws, getting payback.

There is also a static version on Flickr.


The swampy surface fog was created using a repeated application of the clone tool.

Oh, and of course. Why stop at a still image when a GIF can be so much better?