Downtime Comics

3375 Iowa Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

Past Events

June 14, 2018: Star Wars Ship Designer Signing

Colin Cantwell, Star Wars original Ship Creator, signs at Downtime Comics on Thursday June 14th from 4pm to 7pm. Prices for the signature is $25.00 for a signed print or personal item, and $35.00 for a larger print and a selfie with Mr. Cantwell.

Star Wars ship designer, Colin Cantwell, was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others. Developing the process of “Kitbashing” to build the ships, he revolutionized the modeling industry by tearing apart model kits of cars, boats and planes and re-constructing the pieces into objects such as the Star Wars ship models. In addition to his contribution to Star Wars, Colin has been involved in several other iconic projects. His credits include: working closely with Stanley Kubrick to design the space scenes and suggest the memorable music for “2001: A Space Odyssey”; Being the “Hal 9000 Computer” that conveyed the flight progress of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Walter Cronkite while Cronkite was broadcasting live on national TV; designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego which later became Imax; developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP, and much more. He also worked on several other movies including, War Games, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, and more. You can learn about Colin and his other projects on his website

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    Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.