Home of the Lost Star Warriors Original Art Annex

Welcome!

In 1977, Star Wars changed the world for a generation of kids. The ingredients that made the movie a success in theatres: the epic battle between heroes and villains, exciting action and impossible special effects meant that the continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo would find a natural fit in the comic books of the Marvel Comics Group. Star Wars fans didn't have to wait years between movies when their appetite for adventure could be sated by a quick trip the to spinner rack at the local super market or variety store.

A lot has changed in the last decades, but Star Wars found a nearly continuously published home in the comic book medium. For more than a decade, tales of characters old and new could be found in the pages of Dark Horse Comics, and most recently, Marvel Comics has again begun to chart out an era of adventures beyond the movies.

On this page, I've shared some of the original Star War artwork I've collected. Select a gallery and feel free to explore each scrollable page! The artwork on this site is copyrighted to Lucasfilm Ltd. It is shared here from my collection at no cost and should not be re-used or distributed without Lucasfilm's permission.

Questions? Comments? Cease and desist warnings? Drop me a line!

Mark F. Hudson

Gallery 1 • The Marvel Era

Star Wars, issue 8, page 16

Face front, true believers! This is it! The introduction of one of the most notorious characters in all Star Wars lore, the loveable lepus carnivorous, Jaxxon!

Pencils by Howard Chaykin, inks by Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 16, page 27

On the plains of Aduba-3, Amaiza, Jaxxon and a herd of Banthas finish off the space pirates of Valance the Hunter.

Pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 16, page 30

Jaxxon! Amaiza! Valance the Hunter! Jimm the Starkiller Kid! What more could you ask? Here's the climatic page from Valance's epic first appearance.

Pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 38, page 7

"Riders in the Void", the issue from which this page comes, is my all-time favorite comic book. This page's virtuoso work by Michael Golden show why.

Pencils by Michael Golden, inks Terry Austin.

Star Wars, issue 68, pages 10-11

This two page spread boasts Princess Leia's encounter with Boba Fett's fellow super-commando, Fenn Shysa and a wonderful sense of layout!

Layouts by Gene Day, finishes by Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 70, page 3

On board the Millennium Falcon, Luke Skywalker tells Lando Calrissian that this isn't his first trip to the notorious frontier world of Stenos.

Pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 70, page 17

This page from "The Stenax Stuffle" features Han Solo, Rik Duel and the menacing winged natives of the planet Stenos.

Pencils by Kerry Gammill, inks by Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 72, page 14

Although there is no dialogue on this page, it's hardly silent. Chewbacca and Artoo Detoo face off against a fearsome Stenax!

Pencils by Ron Frenz, inks Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 80, page 9

Luke, Leia and Threepio race through the rain to the Millennium Falcon in this moody page from the classic issue 80, "Ellie."

Pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 80, page 15

Our heroes search for the missing rebel spy Tay Vanis on another tension-filled page from issue 80.

Pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 81, page 15

Issue 81 is notable as the only non-flashback appearance of Boba Fett in the Marvel series. This page features Boba Fett and Artoo versus the Jawas of Doom!

Breakdowns by Ron Frenz, finishes by Tom Mandrake or Tom Palmer.

Star Wars, issue 82, page 4

Ewoks attack! Luke Skywalker hones his Force skills with the help of some natives of the forest moon of Endor.

Pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by "M. Hands"

Star Wars, issue 102, page 16

Issue #102 of Star Wars, in which Luke returns to Iskalon, was illustrated by proflic artist Sal Buscema. Here, Nagai invaders prove to be no match for Kiro.

Pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Sam De La Rosa.

Droids, issue 7, page 15

This page is from the final story of the series which retold Star Wars from the point of view of the droids. Here Artoo and Threepio escape a close encounter with Darth Vader!

Pencils by Ernie Colon, inks by Al Williamson.

Gallery 2 • The Marvel Era

Cynthia Martin - Cynthia Martin's art is some of my favorite of the Marvel series. She brought a clean line and manga influences to her work long before it became the current fashion.

• Issue 95 •

Star Wars, issue 95, page 6

The calm before the storm from the opening chapter of one of the the strongest stories of the Marvel run. Han, Leia and Luke receive orders from Admiral Akbar.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Steve Leialoha.

Star Wars, issue 95, page 9

A moment of dramatic and comedic tension featuring Dani, Kiro, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Steve Leialoha.

Star Wars, issue 95, page 11

On the planet Kabray, Leia learns the hard way about Zeltron fashion. Meanwhile on Kinooine, Dani and Kiro get the stuffing beaten out of them.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Steve Leialoha.

Star Wars, issue 95, page 13

The Nagai warrior known as Knife gets the better of Han Solo while Luke Skywalker awaits Dani and Kiro.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Steve Leialoha.

Star Wars, issue 95, page 19

Han, Leia and the Zeltrons mop up the Nagai, but across the galaxy, Lumiya finishes off Luke.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Steve Leialoha.

• Issue 96 •

Star Wars, issue 96, page 3

This page depicts Luke Skywalker's first confrontation with the Dark Lady Lumiya. For my money, this is the most exciting encounter in the Marvel series.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 4

The battle begins! Luke's lightsaber versus Lumiya's lightwhip!.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 6

Luke begins to falter in the face of Lumiya's relentless assault.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 7

Luke Skywalker... defeated! Lumiya stands over her fallen foe..

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 8

Lumiya relishes her victory over Luke and discusses his fate with Den Siva.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 10

Den Siva turns his attention to Dani, meanwhile we discover Kiro has survived his own encounter with Lumiya.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 11

Kiro discovers why you should never, ever let Zeltrons do your packing.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 12

Kiro approaches the Nagai base with deadly stealth.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 14

Having been rescued by Kiro, Luke plans their next move.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 20

Luke versus Lumiya, round two: FIGHT!

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Star Wars, issue 96, page 20

Lumiya is unmasked, but she lets Luke know it's not over yet.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Bob Wiacek.

• Issue 97 •

Star Wars, issue 97, page 4

Luke and Kiro watch helplessly as a joint Nagai and Imperial assault force occupies the planet Kinooine.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

Star Wars, issue 97, page 9

The old Jedi mind trick almost works on some Nagai. Thanks, Shira.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

Star Wars, issue 97, page 10

Kiro quickly dispatches three Nagai warriors.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

Star Wars, issue 97, page 14

On this heart-rending page, Kiro rescues Dani from Den Siva.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

• Issue 100 •

Star Wars, issue 100, page 3

Han Solo shows what he thinks of standardized piloting exams on this funny gag page. The blue lines which didn't scan very well indicate lines to be colored in the final comic.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 9

Outside the Rebel base on Endor, Luke practices with two lightsabers and meets up with Han.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 12

Luke, Lando, Leia and Chewbacca prepare to head off the Nagai invasion of Endor

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 15

Knife and the Maccabrees gather in the forests of Endor and ready their attack on Rebel Alliance headquarters.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 21

Another cool Han Solo page. Han crashes a speeder bike and worries about Leia.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 32

Knife and Bey demonstrate the brutal essence of the Nagai on this page.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 38

In this climatic scene, Luke opens up a can of whoop-ass on some Maccabrees to save Leia and the Zeltron guys!

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

Star Wars, issue 100, page 39

Han Solo to the rescue! Han displays less than perfect timing, but Leia appreciates the effort anyway.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols and Sam De La Rosa.

• Issue 103 •

Star Wars, issue 103, page 5

While exploring the ruins of a devestated city on the planet Trenwyth, Princess Leia encounters a lone survivor, a Nagai warrior!

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

Star Wars, issue 103, page 10

The Zeltron quartet: Bahb, Jahn, Marruc and Rahuhl to the rescue!

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

Star Wars, issue 103, page 20

After saving and befriending Tai, Leia attempts to overcome their language barrier and send the Nagai on his way.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

Star Wars, issue 103, page 21

Before they part, Leia and Tai exchange either others' names.

Pencils by Cynthia Martin, inks by Art Nichols.

• Issue 104 •

Star Wars, issue 104, page 2

Nagais and Dolls! Luke discusses the state of galactic politics with a bevy of Zeltron beauties. Nice pufffy shirt, Lando!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 3

An exuberant page featuring Luke, Leia, Lando and those infamous and loveable Zeltrons, Bahb, Jahn, Marruc and Rahuhl!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 5

See-Threepio and Plif the Hoojib try to comfort Dani as the Millennium Falcon lands on Zeltros.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 6

While the party starts up on the planet below, sinister forces plan their invasion. Sinister forces and the Hiromi, that is.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 7

Party on! Luke, Leia, Lando, Han, Chewie, Dani and a couple of Hoojibs meet the King and Queen of Zeltros.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 9

As the festivities continue on Zeltros, Luke and Han, and Dani and Leia talk of more pressing matters.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 10

The King and Queen discuss diplomacy while Leia and Dani discuss revenge. Check out the wonderful costuming on this page...

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 11

...and on the following page in which Den Siva strike from the shadows!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 12

Den Siva subdues Dani and Princess Leia!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 13

Meanwhile, Luke and Plif stroll through the gardens of the Zeltron palace.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 15

Lando, you old smoothie! Just another night on Zeltros.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 16

Doctor Who crashes the party on Zeltros!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Star Wars, issue 104, page 19

The Nagai and Maccabrees get the drop on Han Solo. Watch out!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Gallery 3 • The Dark Horse Era

Dark Force Rising, issue 4, page 17

A memorable appearance of Mara Jade comes from of Dark Horse Comics' adaptation of the Timothy Zahn novel.

Pencils by Terry Dodson, inks by Kevin Nowlan.

Droids, volume 1, issue 3, page 13

That's not Threepio! It's his evil (or at least surly) twin C-3PX, and he doesn't take guff from anyone! Here is page 13 from the classic story "The Saga of C-3PX".

Art bt Ian Gibson.

Droids, issue 7, page 20

This page from the "Season of Revolt" story arc, features mayhem with Artoo and Threepio and a cool space ship.

Pencils by Bill Hughes, inks by Keith Williams.

Droids, issue 8, page 11

As his transport comes under attack from another ship, Threepio once again can't forget how much he hates space travel!

Pencils by Bill Hughes, inks by Keith Williams.

Star Wars Tales, issue 3, page 19

On this page from "Three Against the Galaxy" an improbable trio of a girl, a gamorrean and jawa race away from danger while crammed into one speeder!

Pencils by Rick Leonardi, inks by Mark Lipka.

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, issue 35, page 2

X-Wings attack! From the "Mandatory Retirement" serial. Baron Fel's head in panel 3 was drawn by Steve Crespo

Pencils by John Nadeau, inks by Jordi Ensign.

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron Handbook, TIE Interceptor

John Nadeau did an excellent job depicting the starships of the Star Wars galaxy. Here is a portrait of the fearsome TIE Interceptor.

Pencils by John Nadeau, inks by Jordi Ensign.

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, issue 3, page 6

A quick-drawing scout gives our heroes a lesson in alien survival and cuisine on this page from the "The Rebel Opposition."

Pencils by Alan Nunis, inks by Andy Mushynsky.

Princess Leia Studies

Chris Sprouse is my favorite Princess Leia artist. He worked out Leia's costume and hair style in these two unpublished studies for the Splinter of the Mind's Eye adaptation.

Pencils by Chris Sprouse.

Splinter of the Mind's Eye, issue 1, page 11

Luke, Leia and Threepio explore the swamp world Mimban from the adaptation of Alan Dean Foster's novel.

Pencils by Chris Sprouse, inks by Terry Austin.

Splinter of the Mind's Eye, issue 1, page 17

In the corner of bustling cantina, Luke and Leia talk to Halla who displays some talent with the Force.

Pencils by Chris Sprouse, inks by Terry Austin.

Gallery 4 • RPG, Books & Magazines

Star Wars Insider, issue 71

Here is a sultry illustration of anti-Jedi agitator Thrynka Padaunete

Art by Joe Corroney.

Star Wars Kids

Han and Chewie fight a three-armed, electro-axe weilding droid. What more could you possibly ask? A fun page from Star Wars Kids magazine.

Pencils by Gary Erskine.

Star Wars Roleplaying Game

This preliminary drawing of the scoundrel, Arani Korden was published by Wizards of the Coast in a Star Wars RPG preview comic; the final version appears in the Invasion of Theed Adventure Game.

Pencils by Adam Hughes.

Essential Guide to Alien Species, Trianii

A wonderful portrait of a female Trianii, the feline race which first appeared in the novel Han Solo at Star's End by the Brian Daley.

Pencils by R. K Post.

Essential Guide to Alien Species, Trianii

Here is a delicately beautiful portrait of a fun loving Zeltron, the red skinned alien race introduced during the latter part of the Marvel Star Wars series.

Pencils by R. K Post.

Princess Leia: Rebel Leader

Aboard the the Blockade Runner, Princess Leia obsesseves the approach of Darth Vader's Star Destroyer in this illustration from a Star Wars children's book

Art by Ken Steacy.

Star Wars Kids

Watch out, Han, Luke and Leia! TIE fighters attack in this cliff hanging page from Star Wars Kids magazine.

Art Ken Steacy and Glen Mullaly.

The Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Ana Tathis

The young Jedi, Ana Tathis guided players through the rules of the Force in the classic West End Games RPG.

Art by Mike Vilardi.

Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts, Ex-Imperial Scout

This illustration of a veteran scout was slightly cropped when printed in the West End Games book.

Art by Mike Vilardi.

Alliance Intelligence Reports, Casti Tholon

Check out the leaping lizard and the wonderful shading and tones of this hardy explorer.

Art by Mike Vilardi.

Imperial Entanglements, Platt O'keefe

The notorius smuggler Platt O'Keefe and her Twi-lik pal Tru'eb celebrate a victory over the Empire.

Art by Mike Vilardi.

Star Wars Gamer, issue 3

Only bits and pieces of this this full color illustration of an Imperial Hit Squad appeared in Star Wars Gamer. See it here in all its glory for the first time!

Art by Mike Vilardi.

Star Wars Gamer, issue 9

A stunningly textured portrait of a fringer from Star Wars Gamer magazine.

Art by Mike Vilardi.

Sam and Max: Freelance Police

Fans of Lucasarts will know why Sam & Max are here. Aside from their own hilarious comics, Max has cameos in many of Lucasarts' games, including the infamous Max-shaped room in Dark Forces.

Art by Steve Purcell.

Gallery 5 • Commissions & Convention Sketches

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2005.

Art by Darryl Banks.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2007.

Art by Ed Benes.

Mara Jade

Commission, 2008.

Art by Michael Dooney.

Princess Leia

Convention sketch, Star Wars Celebration III, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

Art by Tommy Lee Edwards.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, Wizard World, Boston MA, 2005.

Art by Tommy Lee Edwards.

Princess Leia and Chewbacca

Commission, 2015.

Art by Pasqual Ferry.

Dani the Zeltron

Commission, 2001.

Art by Ron Frenz.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2005.

Art by Ron Frenz.

Han Solo NEW!

Commission, 2017.

Art by Ron Frenz.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2008.

Art by Renato Guedes.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, Boston, MA, 2004.

Art by Adam Hughes.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, Star Wars Celebration 3, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

Art by Adam Hughes.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, Heroes Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2005.

Art by Gene Gonzales.

Princess Leia

Convetion sketch, DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, 2004.

Art by Cully Hamner.

Han Solo

Commission, 2005.

Art by Cully Hamner.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2006.

Art by Josh Howard.

Princess Leia from Star Wars: Infinities

Convention sketch, Heroes Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2001.

Art by Drew Johnson.

Han Solo from Star Wars: Infinities

Convetion sketch, DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, 2003.

Art by Drew Johnson.

Han Solo

Commission, 1999.

Art by Casey Jones.

Princess Leia

Commission, 2005.

Art by Casey Jones.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, New Hampshire, 2005.

Art by J. G. Jones.

Princess Leia

Convention sketch, Boston, MA, 2003.

Art by Leonard Kirk.

Princess Leia

Convention sketch, Wizard World, Boston, MA, 2005.

Art by John Paul Leon.

Princess Leia

Convention sketch, New Hampshire, 2005.

Art by Rick Leonardi.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2005.

Art by Jonathan Luna.

The Dark Lady Lumiya

Convention sketch, New York, NY, 1999.

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2002.

Art by Pop Mhan.

Han Solo

Convention sketch, Boston, MA, 2004.

Art by Pop Mhan.

Padme Amidala

Convetion sketch, DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Art by Chris Moreno.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2004.

Art by Jeff Moy.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, Heroes Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2005.

Art by Phil Noto.

Padme Amidala

Commission, 2004.

Art by Hoa Phong.

Chewbacca

Sketch card, 2005.

Art by Amy Pronovost.

Han Solo

Convention sketch, Heroes Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2001.

Art by Andrew Robinson.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, Heroes Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2005.

Art by Craig Rousseau.

Han Solo

Convention sketch, New Hampshire, 2005.

Art by Craig Rousseau.

Han Solo

Convention sketch, Star Wars Celebration 3, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

Art by Ken Steacy.

Padme Amidala

Convention sketch, DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, 2004.

Art by Brian Stelfreeze.

Han Solo

Convention sketch, Heroes Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2005.

Art by Mike Wieringo.