I was going thru my stack of old Bantha Tracks, the newsletter from the Official Star Wars Fan Club and found the sketch that I did for the club’s 1983 Creativity Contest.
Apparently my first choice was Yoda.
For some reason I gave up on Mr. Big Ears and switched to the loveable little Ewok, known as Wicket. My usual art choices were monsters and spaceships, so I’m not sure why I decided on a cute Ewok. My mom and grandma loved Ewoks and they probably had an influence with my choice. I mailed in the original, so here’s a poor quality Xerox copy of The Courageous Ewok.
Looking at this now I can see why this drawing never had a chance at winning. Besides being just an average kid drawing I didn’t do anything original as I used the fan club photo of Wicket as reference.
I should have drawn the Rancor eating Oola or Boba Fett trapped in the belly of the Sarlacc. At least those would’ve been more fun and exciting!
Don't forget to keep on looking for all those old kid drawings and snapshots from back in the day when every kid on the block was into all things Star Wars. Once you find them upload them to flickr and add them to the group Growing Up Star Wars!