Bantha Tracks Art Galaxy, December 2012

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Bantha Tracks, the newsletter that has been “By the Fans; For the Fans” since it was reintroduced 10 years ago in 2002, receives contributions of Star Wars art from fans of all ages. We wanted to share submissions here as well as in Star Wars Insider magazine, where Bantha Tracks is a regular feature. Thus, we’re happy to present Bantha Tracks Art Galaxy, a new series on the Star Wars Blog showcasing even more exclusive fan art.

To submit your art, photographs, and Star Wars fan stories to Bantha Tracks, follow the submission guidelines at the bottom of this post. But first: art!

A striking original Darth Maul piece by artist Bill Pulkovski.

A striking original Darth Maul piece by artist Bill Pulkovski.

“This is a piece I titled ‘Stormtrooper Breeze,” says Erick Lehtonen. “My idea behind this piece was simply to create something that is visually interesting, with no real rhyme or reason behind the elements I chose.”

“This is a piece I titled ‘Stormtrooper Breeze,” says Erick Lehtonen. “My idea behind this piece was simply to create something that is visually interesting, with no real rhyme or reason behind the elements I chose.”

Jasper Gilmore, age nine, was inspired by <i>Star Wars Insider</i> to draw Darth Maul with his “mecha” legs.

Jasper Gilmore, age nine, was inspired by Star Wars Insider to draw Darth Maul with his “mecha” legs.

Six-year-old Kaiden Noah created his own unique and tasty droid with “McGrievous.”

Six-year-old Kaiden Noah created his own unique and tasty droid with “McGrievous.”

“The inspiration for this piece came from a friend of mine in the 501st Legion who posed for pictures on top of a tauntaun,” reports Scott Zambelli. The piece is titled “A Force to be Reckoned With.”

“The inspiration for this piece came from a friend of mine in the 501st Legion who posed for pictures on top of a tauntaun,” reports Scott Zambelli. The piece is titled “A Force to be Reckoned With.”

Max Schneider, age eight, sent in his Anakin Skywalker art from Canada.

Max Schneider, age eight, sent in his Anakin Skywalker art from Canada.

Steve Palencia, the illustrator of this Geonosis arena artwork, says he started drawing <i>Star Wars</i> at a very early age. “From childhood on, the world of <i>Star Wars</i> has always given me artistic inspiration as well as pure joy.”

Steve Palencia, the illustrator of this Geonosis arena artwork, says he started drawing Star Wars at a very early age. “From childhood on, the world of Star Wars has always given me artistic inspiration as well as pure joy.”

Bantha Tracks Submission Guidelines: Any original art, envelope art, comics, illustrations, news, stories, meeting information, or any materials voluntarily submitted become the property of Bantha Tracks. No compensation will be given for voluntary submissions, and there is no guarantee of publication. Submissions to Bantha Tracks will not be returned. Each submission must include the creator’s name, age, contact information, date the work was created, and a statement that the work is original, and created by the person submitting it. Send electronic files to banthatracks@starwars.com, or send your snail mail to Bantha Tracks, c/o Mary Franklin, P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129.

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