The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Illustrating the Empire

Yoda arms Star Wars Uncut

As scenes for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut continue to fill our inboxes, we see all kinds of awesome live-action remakes. Adolescent Lukes, cat Yodas, and all kinds of cool handmade sets.

Speaking of handmade, some of the fans really thinking outside the box are the ones who have started from a blank page, pen in hand. The sky’s the limit when you’re drawing your own Hoth or Artoo, and these illustrated scenes bring all kinds of imagination to the Star Wars Uncut project.

Check out some of our favorite recent illustrated remakes after the jump and maybe try your own.

I’m YOU! Love the style of Luke’s nightmare come true in Dagobah, made by Andreas Zeichenwege:

This Yoda feels the Force with ear arms:

Proof that you don’t need fancy equipment — we’ve watched a lot of Chewbaccas recently, and there’s just something about this little line-drawn, one-toothed Chewie that’s perfect:

“Bounty hunters… We don’t need their scum.” Or we do need their scum if they look like this! Love these characters from Jacob Borshard, with some great Bossk/lizard sound design to boot:

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Casey Pugh is the creator of the Emmy-winning Star Wars Uncut and cofounder of VHX. He likes interactive video experiences, Boba Fett, and meat sandwiches. Follow him @caseypugh.

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