This day in (totally made up) STAR WARS history

Cloud City janitor

Cloud City Janitor

3 ABY (After Battle of Yavin): Arden Migs, Cloud City janitor, is is enjoying the latest album from Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, oblivious to the chaos caused by Imperial troops flooding into the city. But while the commotion doesn’t grab his attention, something else does.

Slacker Jedi

Slacker Jedi

18 BBY (Before Battle of Yavin): Dips Raymus graduates from Jedi Academy, benefiting from the lower testing standards in place as the Republic was in desperate need of Jedi for the Clone Wars. He survives Order 66, but only because he overslept for the battle on Utapau (“My alarm didn’t go off man, I swear!”). Sadly, his luck runs out years later in an unfortunate lightsaber accident, which probably could have been avoided had he attended “Lightsaber Safety 103” more often. But, as he often complained, “8 am on a Monday morning? Uh … come ON, man!”

Snow Speeder stopped next to AT-AT tracks in the snow

Tracks in the Snow

3 ABY (After Battle of Yavin): On a much-needed day off, pilot Will Vondar takes a newly-adapted Incom T-47 out for spin on the east ridge, only to find he’s not going to have much of a day off after all.

This was actually an entry into an SVS monthly contest with the prompt: “The tracks in the snow were unlike anything Will had ever seen before.”

Resistance soldier with astromech droid

Ready for the Battle

34 ABY (After Battle of Yavin): Tursh Pasha and his trusty astromech droid R0-4A7 join a squadron of Resistance fighters as they engage the First Order at the Battle of Takodana. (He also keeps an eye out for Han Solo and Chewbacca, who he is dying to meet.)

A little backstory: A few years ago I went to Disney World and Galaxy’s Edge, which is the Star Wars themed land at Disney. I built an astromech droid, and when I got back I thought it would be fun to draw it and me in the Star Wars universe. (I actually went back to Galaxy’s Edge a second time and built a second astromech droid.)