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Star Wars Galaxy 6 cards!

Pardon the radio silence, but I have been knitting and doing exams and celebrating Christmas and such. I made these cards for Topps!

The first three are my return cards. If you’d like to put one on hold, just fire me an email. The others will be inserted randomly into packs.

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Lots and los of Ewoks from the cartoon

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.

501st helmet and ewok love buzz!

Celebration V is happening and I am sad to be missing it, but I’m loving the press the 501st helmets are getting.

Cnet has my helmet featured in the photo gallery on this post (With my name misspelled, but I have sent an email to the author)

Starwars.com featured my helmet and a bunch of other sweet ones in their artist roundup!

For those of you who missed it, this is the helmet I customized for the 501st project – for Make A Wish foundation!

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Jaxxon Firefox Persona

Use Firefox? Like Jaxxon? I made a cheerful persona using the Jaxxon from my ‘How to Draw Jaxxon’ tuorial on starwars.com

Summer means new art!

I am finished with my semester and I have more time and energy to draw!

Here are a couple of fun pieces. One is a commission of Yoda, and the other is a bookmark I’ll be selling once I get my hands on a laminator.

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How to Draw Jaxxon – On Starwars.com

In between my studying (I’m in school to be a Med Lab Technologist), work and a few commissions, I managed to squeak in a ‘How to Draw’ tutorial Bonnie’s been trying to get me to do for a while. Well! It’s Easter weekend, so what better time than to have a rockin’ rocket rabbit drawing session?

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How to Draw Jaxxon - Starwars.com

Here is the full final piece:

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And, hey kids! Download a larger version of the inks, print it out and colour it in.