Monthly Archives: November 2010

The mystery of the Ewok Trooper has been solved!

Steve Sansweet with Ewok Trooper

Steve Sansweet with helmet. Click for bigger

When Celebration V hit and my Ewok Trooper helmet made $900 (!) for Make-A-Wish foundation, I’d been wondering who the awesome and mysterious person was who purchased the helmet.

Well, it turns out that good ol’ Steve Sansweet (Who will sadly be leaving Lucasfilm in the spring 🙁 ) purchased the Ewok trooper and he has let me know it will have a very good home. I don’t doubt it 😀 Steve has many awesome Ewok things that I am unbelievably jealous about (like a first cast of the unproduced Chief Chirpa cartoon action figure.. *grabby hands*) that have very good homes.

He sent me a photo as well! Thanks a ton, Steve. 🙂

Star Wars is not Just for Boys

A fan of mine (Thanks, sandi!) and another friend (Hi, Rachyl!) simultaneously sent me a link to an article about a little girl who is being bullied for liking Star Wars.

I have an enormous issue with this, and not just because I draw Star Wars stuff. I actually think the whole girl/boy line in the sand has gotten too solid. Making everything pink to appeal to girls is sickening in itself.

Anyhoo, about this girl.

Bullying over something as silly as what a girl likes is ridiculous. Especially at such a young age.

While there are a ton of strong female characters in the Star Wars galaxy, girls can like Star Wars for anything. The story, the ‘splosions, the droids and action. I loved Boba Fett when I was Katie’s age. He was my absolute favourite character. When Return of the Jedi came out I was Ewok AND Boba Fett crazy.

Boys and girls would play together. It was awesome. Care bears and Cabbage Patch kids were also marketed as gender neutral toys.

Aayla Secura - a strong female character

Then something changed. Even Care Bears are marketed as a toy for girls. Fisher Price is making gender neutral toys like the popcorn popper pink. it makes me sad 🙁

Go support Katie, let her know the boys are being silly and that the people who market things to girls by making them pink are silly, too.

The photo accompanying this post is me, at 11, wearing a pink PJ set (That matched the PJs for my cabbage patch kid, my younger brother had the same PJs, but not pink, including the PJs for HIS cabbage patch kid) with my GT Snoracer and the Grimlock Transformers action figure I wanted more than anything else in the world. I still have Grimlock. When i asked for the transformer I was not told ‘Those are for Boys’.

Parents, kids, everyone, let’s go back to that. The child has a gender, the toys do not.

Oh my!

I moved my site to a new host and all was well, but it appears some of my posts and art have vanished – vanished I say! I will for sure have some new art and figure out hat happened with those posts eventually.

For those who don’t know, life is busy. I am in school taking medical Laboratory Technology and I have little time to draw. However, I do have some awesome things kicking around, like cute, scientific drawings, so I plan on polishing those up soon!

Hearts to you all!

*edit* Ah ha! I found some art.

I did 106 cards for the clone wars season two set this summer. Sadly, I left my markers in Toronto (they have since been returned. Huzzah!) so most of the cards were in pencil. I have them in my sketch card gallery if you want to have a peek, but they aren’t nearly as awesome as some sets.

These will be my returns, once they get to me, and because of my lack of marker, they aren’t as vibrant as usual. I am asking $100 each for Grievous, clone trooper and bossk. $75 each for Hohndo, baby gungan and other baby.

Interested? Let me know! I don’t physically have the cards yet, but I will have them soon.

Clone wars season 2 six backIn other Star wars news, I’ll be doing 50 cards for Star Wars Galaxy 6. Fewer cards + having my markers = more awesomeness for you all.

Although to be perfectly honest I am very very tempted to draw 50 ewoks 😀