Title: Remembering Their Mother
Artist: Lacey Marie Simpson
Book: Star Wars #1
Image Size:6 5/8″ x 8 1/4″
Marvel took over publishing Star Wars comics at the beginning of 2015. Issue #1 had over 100 different covers including a blank sketch variant. On this sketch cover, Lacey Marie Simpson has recreated the scene from Return of the Jedi where Luke asks Leia about her real mother who is also his mother. As Padmé died shortly after giving birth, Leia’s memories are very vague and limited to emotions but here we see her remembering the revered Queen/Senator as she appeared at her funeral.
I commissioned this sketch at CollectiveCon in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 9, 2015.