Max Rebo from Star Wars Return of the Jedi cooking up a storm

Max Rebo from Star Wars illustration

Everyone remembers Max Rebo the funny blue elephant man from Return of the Jedi. He and his band mates had a cushy gig knocking out some tunes for Jabba the Hutt and his cronies on Tatooine until that fateful day when a young farmer and his sister blew up the bosses wheels and nearly everyone inside it. This also follows up my Admiral Ackbar illustration so I could turn this into a series.

The Max Rebo Band were known as talented jizz-wailers (yes, that is an actual thing that’s written down in the Star Wars Universe by someone) and their background is a series of Spinal Tap misadventures involving assassination attempts from rival bands, inadvertently couriering bombs to Jabba’s rivals and several explosions.

It has not gone unnoticed that Max Rebo was a fan of the pie. According to the Wookieepedia entry, Ortolians are fabulous gluttons and are driven by food so it’s not really a surprise that post-Jabba’s demise he even set up his own restaurant chain called Max’s Flanth House. Essentially he is the Greg Norton of the Star Wars Universe, except without the splendid moustache.

Also worth a read:

  • Star Wars: the changing face of Sy Snootles & the Rebo band – read how divisive the band scene in Return of the Jedi is.
  • Getting to the bottom of Max Rebo – does he actually have legs or not.

The How I Done It Gif

In this picture, Max is depicted knocking up a fine fried breakfast which Nien Numb is casting a critical eye over like an intergalactic Gregg Wallace. Here’s the stages of how it was put together.

Max Rebo from Star Wars illustration

Updated: - written by Ed Clews

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