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Receiving new art is like Christmas morning. —Steve Conard

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Back in the late ’70s when I was in my impressionable youth, Star Wars dominated my consciousness, much like it did to all the kids of my generation. I collected all things Star Wars—if it had a Star Wars logo, I owned it. That movie captured my imagination like nothing before it (or after, for that matter). One of my cherished possessions was a book that contained Star Wars concept art by Ralph McQuarrie. McQuarrie’s Star Wars art is, really, the gold standard.

I also had an Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook. In fact, wait right there …

[A couple of minutes later]

… oh my gosh, I still have it. Here’s the cover.

Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook

Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook

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