Day 185: Marvel Darth Vader #1 sketch cover by Lacey Marie Simpson

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Title: The Wedding of Anakin and Padmé
Artist: Lacey Marie Simpson
Book: Star Wars Darth Vader #1 Continue reading

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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 122: Star Wars Secrets of the Jedi

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Item: Star Wars Secrets of the Jedi cover image
Artist: Unknown
Year of Publication: 2005
Price: $6

Jude Watson’s Star Wars Secrets of the Jedi tells the story of three generations of Jedi. I haven’t read it, so I can only assume that Padmé Amidala plays a role in Anakin Skywalker’s story.

I purchased the book from Rhino Books in August 2012.

Day 107: Star Wars Princess Leia sketch cover by Lacey Marie Simpson.

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Title: Mother, Daughter, Grand-daughter
Artist: Lacey Marie Simpson
Item: Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 sketch cover variant
Manufacturer: Marvel Comics
Price: $50 (sketch) + ~$6 (comic)

I took a bit of a risk on this one by putting Padmé Amidala, Leia Organa, and Rey on the cover due to my belief/desire that they are mother, daughter, and granddaughter. Lacey shares my hope that Rey is an alias for Jaina Solo, the daughter of Leia Organa Solo and Han Solo.

I commissioned this sketch at CollectiveCon in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 9, 2015.

Day 101: Marvel Star Wars #1 sketch cover by Tom Hodges

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Item: Padmé Amidala sketch on cover of Star Wars #1
Artist: Tom Hodges
Publisher: Marvel
Image Size:6 5/8″ x 8 1/4″
Price: $100

Marvel took over publishing Star Wars comics at the beginning of 2015. Issue #1 had over 100 different covers including a blank sketch variant. While I didn’t want to commission a sketch of just Padmé Amidala on the cover since she won’t appear in the comic, On his own, Tom Hodges created this sketch of the Senator of Naboo in the outfit she wore when traveling to Geonosis with Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

I purchased this sketch in Tom Hodges’ Etsy store minutes after he listed it in January and picked it up at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Day 26: Star Wars Episode I The Visual Dictionary

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Title: Star Wars Episode I: The Visual Dictionary
Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: DK Children
Date of Publication: May 26, 1999

From Amazon.com:
“The Visual Dictionary is an essential guide to Episode One of the continuing Star Wars saga. DK’s renowned Eyewitness style brings the characters, costumes, droids, and gadgetry of the Star Wars universe to life in astonishing visual detail. Highly defined, annotated photography shows and explains the culture, background, and technology of this unfolding epic struggle between good and evil. See the terrifying anatomy of Naboo sea monster, a wild podrace on Tatooine, Battle Droids in combat. Discover the finery of Queen Amidala’s court, the Jedi’s sacred beliefs, the Nemoidians’ bizarre customs and technology. Explore the secrets of the Wheel Droids, the underwater world of Jar Jar, the Byzantine intrigue of Coruscant, and much, much more! Together with the Star Wars Episode I Incredible Cross Sections, these books create a definitive Star Wars Episode I reference library. Exciting photography and exhaustive research reveal all the Star Wars: Episode 1 characters, creatures, droids, and equipment. See the new, digitally created cut-away views of C-3P0’s photoreceptor eye, the inner workings of a battle droid’s head, and Yoda’s lightsaber. Explore the extensive Jedi and Sith weaponry, the Podracers, Pit droids, viewscreens, and Gungan battle equipment. Then delve into the secrets of Anakin’s hovel and Watto’s junkshop and every detail of the Destroyer Droid weaponry and equipment! Author David West Reynolds was given extensive access to the famed Lucasfilm archives at Skywalker Ranch in California. Key objects from the movies have been re-photographed and even re-created by expert consultants from Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas’s award-winning special-effects production company. The result is a unique and fascinating reference work that reveals the characters and creatures of the new adventure as they appear nowhere else!”