Young Jedi Knights comic excerpt, part 1

July 9, 2018

I'm always practicing my drawing. Day in and day out. Because it's just practice, I usually indulge in fan art passion projects that were ultimately kept to myself. These days, I find myself more and more often sharing many of them as celebrations of the EU and the impressive characters and stories it has given us over the years. In between the essays on storytelling, I am going to start sharing even more of these with the community. The first we have here is a 4-page excerpt from Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Seige...in comic form. Pencils and script are below.

 

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

 

Tenel Ka and Lowbacca get up on the side of the platform. TIE Bombers making bombing runs in the distance and the platform is laying down laser fire into the jungle.

 

PANEL 2

 

Tamith Kai turns to look at them. A host of stormtroopers raise their blasters.

 

M-TD

 

Oh dear, Master Lowbacca--perhaps we should have planned this attack a bit more thoroughly.

 

TENEL KA

 

The Force is with us!

 

PANEL 3

 

Tenel Ka and Lowbacca charge forward like a whirlwind.

 

PANEL 4

 

Tamith Kai close up

 

TAMITH KAI

 

The girl is mine. I'll crush her heart myself

 

PANEL 5

 

Second shot of the two jedi fighting back to back, close up on Tenel Ka

 

TENEL KA

 

That leaves all the other stormtroopers for you, Lowie

 

PANEL 6

 

Tenel Ka jumps up to the higher deck to confront Tamith Kai. Lowbacca continues to throw the Stormtroopers around

 

M-TD

 

Please be more cautious, Master Lowbacca! You shouldn't get delusions of grandeur at a time like this!

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

 

Tenel Ka and Tamith Kai face off

 

TENEL KA

 

So, how is the knee?

 

PANEL 2

 

Tamith Kai shoots lightning at Tenel Ka.

 

TAMITH KAI

 

Why not surrender now, weakling girl? This is hardly a worthwhile test of my abilities. Ha! A one-armed child who dares to think she can be a threat to me

 

PANEL 3

 

Tamith Kai force pushed the objects around them at Tenel Ka

 

TENEL KA

 

You talk too much.

 

TAMITH KAI

 

Have some respect for your superiors.

 

PANEL 4

 

Tenel Ka close up

 

TENEL KA

 

I see no one here who is my superior

 

PANEL 5

 

The stormtroopers, too close for blaster rifles, trying to take on Lowbacca by numbers. TIE Bombers still swooping about above them.

 

PANEL 6

 

Tamith Kai shoots more lighting at Tenel Ka, who catches it on her blade

 

PANEL 7

 

Tenel Ka counters, pushes Tamith Kai over the edge of the platform and into Lowbacca and the Stormtroopers' mist. Tamith Kai is still unleashing lightning.

 

PANEL 8

 

Tamith Kai's lightning blast arcs upward, barely missing a couple of TIE Bombers

 

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