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Wookiee Bodyguards
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Published: October 5, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 wraithdt
Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

A scene from the ever popular Thrawn Trilogy. I believe this is from the 1st book, Heir To The Empire. Chewie and Ralrra take Leia to safety after an attempted assassination on her life by Noghri commandos sent by Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Trying to depict wookiees climbing and hanging from giant tree branches was really tricky but I think I managed to pull it off. Turned out better than expected.

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Hook83's avatar
I confirm .. you succeed !
Nice view ... and great great book ! I have it in on my bookshelves since almost 20 years ...

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Chewbaccas internal dilemma: "ok Chewy Nows NOT The Time To Be Thinking what we know what we are thinkin. Focus On getting across and NOT Getting Off. OK? Hopefully she doesn't notice!"
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Ah excellent. Just finished reading Heir to the Empire a few months ago. 
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Sweet. I didn't know Kashyyyk was introduced to the EU that early, awesome.
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It was actually introduced in the Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978
alexfr36's avatar
This... thing doesn't exist. Nope nope nope.
But, yeah, Revenge of the Sith wasn't the first time...
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Nice, I like how you did this scene.
Timothy Zahn is a great writer, I recommed reading his Star Wars books
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Superb work!
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My favorite trilogy! EPIC!
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Why am I thinking of Gaston when I look at this.
..."Every inch of me is covered with hair" ooooh...although this is more beauty and the beast....idk.
This is amazing though. x3
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Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
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Awesome! I remember that scene from that book; you capture it well! 
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Great job!! very good you deserve a happy little cloud
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Would so love to see this series animated or filmed. Until then, I have this amazing picture. Thank you. 
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Absolutely amazing this is better than I had pictured it in my head, the words explode of the pages into your art !
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I remember reading about this in the books.  Neat!  :)
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Wookies have always been the most awesome species in Star Wars.
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Reading book two of Thrawn trilogy you nailed it 

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I just did the same. Couldn't agree more!
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Dude!  THIS trilogy is by far one of my faves!  It's where you first meet Mara Jade and is another nostalgic one for me.  SO COOL!  Wow you really do these well!
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very nice....I enjoyed these books ,,,,
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