“I day dreamed and nurtured my fantasies and to make them more real, I drew.”
—Ron Cobb

Legendary illustrator and film designer/concept artist Ron Cobb passed away earlier this year at the age of 83. Whether working (briefly) as an “in-betweener” for Disney in the 1950s on Sleeping Beauty, drawing hard-hitting editorial cartoons for the Los Angeles Free Press in the 1960s (following a tour of duty in Vietnam), painting covers for Famous Monsters of Filmland, or designing for blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Alien, AliensConan the Barbarian, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Real Genius, Back to the Future, The Abyss, The Rocketeer, The Last StarfighterTotal Recall, and True Lies among many others, Ron  created a body of exciting and unforgettable art. I had written a little about Ron on Muddy Colors some years back and thought sharing a trio of interviews with him today would be a nice way to celebrate the life and work of an influential giant.