Day 192: “Clone Wars” by Cat Staggs

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Title: “Clone Wars”
Artist: Cat Staggs
Size: 16″ x 24″
Price: $15

Cat Staggs seems to have taken four of the images she drew on sketch cards for Topps’ The Clone Wars trading cards and combined them into a print. Clockwise from the top left, we see Asajj Ventress, Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano.

I purchased this print from Cat Staggs at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 4, 2009.

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Day 175: Star Wars Celebration II Official Program

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Item: Star Wars Celebration II Official Program
Artist: Matt Busch
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Star Wars Celebration II was held in May 2002 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Matt Busch created the key art used on the official program.

I purchased the program at the convention center as I attended Celebration II.

Day 172: Marvel Star Wars #1 sketch variant by Roy Cover

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Item: Padmé Amidala sketch on cover of Star Wars #1
Artist: Roy Cover
Publisher: Marvel
Image Size:6 1/4″ x 7 3/4″
Price: $80

Marvel took over publishing Star Wars comics at the beginning of 2015. Issue #1 had over 100 different covers including a blank sketch variant. After missing out on every Topps Star Wars Masterwork sketch card by Roy Cover, I jumped at the chance to buy this larger color sketch where the Senator is depicted in the blue outfit she wore on Tatooine with Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

I purchased this comic on eBay directly from Roy Cover with a Best Offer of $80 on July 14, 2015.

Day 171: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones children’s book

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Item: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Little Golden Book
Illustrator: Ethen Beavers
Author: Christopher Nicholas
Publisher: A Golden Book
Price: $4.99

The full Star Wars saga has been given the Little Golden Book treatment. The Attack of the Clones book not only features Senator Padmé Amidala on the cover, but in six of the illustrations inside the book. We start with the assassination attempt on the Coruscant landing platform. Next, we see Anakin Skywalker saving her from two kouhuns. The Senator travels home to Naboo and we see her with Anakin Skywalker in a meadow. We don’t see her on Tatooine, but when the story moves to Geonosis, we see her captured by Jango Fett and then in the Geonosian arena. Finally, we see  Padmé and Anakin marry on Naboo.

I purchased this book July 22, 2015, at Books-a-Million, six days before its official release.

Day 152: Elegant Amidala by Tsuneo Sanda #41/150

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Title: Elegant Amidala
Artist: Tsuneo Sanda
Size:  515mm x 728mm
Price: $184.99

Artist Tsuneo Sanda was born in Osaka, Japan. His early idols include Rembrandt, Rene Magritte, Paul Davis and Robert Peak. Sanda first discovered his love for art around the age of 7. A Star Wars fan since 1977’s A New Hope, he describes the film as “filled with dreams.” The saga continues to be “a part of my brain cells” even today. “The first few moments of each episode overwhelm me,” Sanda says, “exploding in my head like brilliant fireworks.” He later created a “Lovely Leia” companion piece.

I purchased this from StarWarsShop.com on April 15, 2009.