Christian Gossett

Christian Gossett

CHRISTIAN GOSSETT was one of the first designers hired by Lucasfilm Licensing to retro-design the Star Wars galaxy in 1993. Gossett was only 23 years old when his radical concept drawing of a ‘double-bladed lightsaber’ was presented to George Lucas. A fax copy of George’s approval memo hangs in a frame on the wall of Gossett’s studio. Seven years later, this design would be made famous as Darth Maul’s signature weapon in The Phantom Menace.

Bringing this same unique talent to bear when designing characters and weapons for the comics industry, Gossett’s character and concept designs have been sought by such visionaries as Sir Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson, and Tim Burton’s new adventures of Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

His videogame career began at Activision on the PSX. Since then, he has designed for Sega, Namco, Microsoft and others. His most recent game work is for Activision’s flagship franchise Call of Duty.

Gossett’s ongoing project, The Red Star, has sold over a million units worldwide, was voted among the “Top 100 graphic novels of all time” by Wizard magazine, and is one of the most critically acclaimed independent comics’ series of the decade.

For more detailed information, please visit www.christiangossett.com and www.theredstar.com.

Classes Taught: 
Comic Book Illustration
Classes Taught: 
Concept Design 101