Star Wars Sugar Skulls For A Cause

Darth Vader - Star Wars Sugar SkullEsty artist John Karpinsky (captainmagnificent) has created an amazing collection of Star Wars fan art, with a Día de los Muertos theme. These sugar skull designs are some of the best I have seen and priced quite affordably too.

Prints can be purchased through his Etsy profile for as little as $30 for a set of three 5×7 posters or all the way up to $400 for a collection of 12 12×12 posters.

John Karpinsky’s Story

The Milwaukee-based artist got his design break his first year in college through a fledgling design program which then spring-boarded his design career. After his first son was born, he learned that his wife had Multiple Sclerosis which drastically changed her career path and subsequently his as well. He created and is selling this collection of prints to help support his wife and their family.

Print Stats

  • 12″ x 12″ final size. 11.5″ x 11.5″ printed, with a .25″ white border
  • Museum-quality print featuring vivid colors
  • Printed on Sunset Hot Press Rag 310g
  • Printed using a 12 color Lucia pigment inkset

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  1. Thank you to everyone for your support and endearing comments and wishes.

    We have selected Sam Nolte as the winner of the print collection.

  2. A big thank you to everyone who entered the print giveaway. The comments were very touching. In a world with so much negativity, this was a truly heartwarming way to share your positive vibes. They’re just words, but they really mean something to us, and we are moved by your support. 

    It’s been the support from our families and friends that have kept us going.

    Thank you everyone, for your kind words of support.

  3. The Captain’s art is good for the Empire.

    Enough said.

    Maybe not. Galactic credits are good too. Help John & his family rebel against the evil force working against them. Buy & buy hard.

    Do it.

    DO IT NOW!

  4. Hey man,
    I’m a struggling artist, born and raised in Milwaukee as well. First let me say that I know how hard the battle with MS can be. One of most favorite people I’ve ever met in this world has been battling MS for 30 some years. So know that you will get through this and you are going to have some rough times but as long as you hold your head up high and keep positive you are going to have some amazing times as well.
    Your art is awesome, dude!

  5. Your work is amazing! My 6 year old Star Wars fanatic was inspired by your work & has been working on his own artwork now. I’d love to win one for him, but if not, I’ll be looking to purchase one for his bedroom wall. All the best to you & your family! Kind people deserve great kindness in return.

    1. I wanted to add, my mother has suffered with MS for 23 years now. It has been a difficult, painful fight but please know there are others who understand and continue to do everything we can to help find a cure.

  6. I know John as an amazing photographer. I never knew he did these beautiful pieces of art until October of 2012.

    I am even more in awe of him. He truly is indeed a renaissance man. He is able to create amazing art, beautiful photographs that bring so much joy and happiness to those of us who look at them on a daily basis and the vast amounts of love he has for his family makes me feel blessed to know him and his family. It’s an honor knowing you and magnificent your family.

    D.W. Cortland

  7. I actually met John and his family for the first time, instead of just seeing him wandering around, this past summer at an event. Honestly my attention was more toward his son than the rest of the family, but in the brief conversations there and then through the rest of the summer it was pretty clear what a great father, mother and son this group was. I always tried to keep my eye open for John and his son, seeing them brightened my day and learning about his family’s struggles breaks my heart.

    John’s one of those rare talents whose photography doesn’t just capture the moment, but captures the moment as we think it should be. He has the ability to make everyone look and feel like a superhero but I suppose its easy to do when you’ve got one in the family.

    All of our best to John and the family, we look forward to seeing you all very soon!