23 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3Po didn’t emerge fully formed from George Lucas’s brain in 1977—he had help from storyboard artists like Alex Tavoularis, Joe Johnston, and Ivan Beddoes. The new book Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy collects the early drawings that gave the Star Wars movies their visual inspiration. Click through the gallery ahead to see nascent versions of a pipe-smoking Yoda, young Luke Skywalker, and more.*This article appeared in the April 21, 2014 issue of New York Magazine. »


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