We’ve seen 1977’s Star Wars retold with gorgeous papercraft, adorable Tsum Tsum plushies and, some would argue, with The Force Awakens. However, this may be the first time it’s done with an infographic.
And it’s not just any infographic. It’s a glorious 123-meter “infinite scroll” work of art by illustrator and graphic novelist Martin Panchaud, whose two areas of expertise combine to recount the entire story using impressively detailed recreations of ships and weapons, dialogue, and little colored dots to represent characters.
Oh, and let’s not forget a wry sense of humor, as he employs a carbon dioxide meter to illustrate Darth Vader’s choking of Admiral Motti aboard the Death Star, and “slows down” the cantina scene to demonstrate that, yes, Han did shoot first. It’s a thing of beauty.
“‘Star Wars’ series has had a heavy impact on pop culture and they continue to influence trough generations,” Panchaud writes. “It is a modern form of mythology and the IV episode is where it all began. Other than this ‘Star Wars is a childhood memory. Maybe some of you may recall your very own and personal sensations you had when you first saw the film. My visual style leaves more space for the individual imaginary universe.”
Check out a sampling from Panchaud’s work below, but do yourself a favor and scroll through his amazing infographic and soak it all in.