Earlier this week we brought you some cool, propaganda-style Star Wars trading cards designed by artist Cliff Chiang. The cards are part of Topps’s latest Star Wars set, Star Wars Galaxy 5. Other artists were also commissioned to design cards and one of them was Katie Cook. Her artwork is adorable and I particularly like her design featuring the Wampas. Why did she choose these creatures?
“I’m a huge fan of the creatures of Star Wars and the Wampa is right at the top of my list of favorite SW critters. In a deleted scene from Empire, Han wants to take a shortcut through a room in Empire and Leia tells him ‘that’s where they keep those creatures’. C-3P0 does something totally out of character and takes the warning sign down, hoping to trick the troopers into going in there. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to see the scene where the stormtroopers are being attacked by the wampas trapped in this room. I imagine it to be a furry, frantic battle where, of course, the wampas win.”
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