Excerpt about Boba Fett:
"The character, like the costume, is a composite. Although Fett is a galactic bounty hunter, his leather ammunition belt and spiked boots are reminiscent of the Old West. There's also a dark hint of that period in the scalps that hang from his right shoulder. His 'saddle' is a beat-up spacecraft, but his kind have been around for a long, long time in Westerns."
"[Darth Vader] started as a kind of intergalactic bounty hunter, evolved into a grotesque knight, and as I got deeper into the knight ethos he became more a dark warrior than a mercenary... I split him up and it was from the early concept of Darth Vader as a bounty hunter that Boba Fett came."