Sure, zipping through space in the Millennium Falcon is cool and all. But doing so in seriously Hon hair? Now that's immortality.
Say hello to Hon Solo, a perfect rendition of what Han Solo would have looked like, had he grown up in Hampden. Oh, that hair!
"The name just popped into my head, and I thought it would be a funny drawing," says artist Abby Grossblatt, who created Hon on an iPad, using the SketchBook app, during an airplane flight to Chicago back in August.
Although she grew up in Gaithersburg, Grossblatt clearly knows her Baltimore. It helps that she spent a year living in Charm City — in fact, she lived in Hampden, aka Hon Central.
Grossblatt, 25, posted the image of Hon — complete with a can of Natty Boh, a pack of Marlboros and a lawn ornament as a companion (poor Chewbacca) -- to her Tumblr page shortly after she drew it. But it garnered little attention until earlier this month.
Now, with the country in a full-fledged "Star Wars" euphoria, Hon Solo is making the rounds. On Dec. 18, it got posted to a Facebook page devoted to the late Divine. The post has received nearly 1,700 likes.
"I don't know exactly how it happened," Grossblatt says, "but it's getting passed around."
Art, Grossblatt says, is "just a hobby" for her. She's studying chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with her eye on becoming a dentist.
But yeah, she's glad to see Hon making a name for herself. Maybe, she says, she'll make some prints, make a little money off the character. Clearly, The Force is with this young artist.