At some point circa 1999, in the pre-Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace days, there was a slew of new Star Wars action figures being released. One such figure, Luke Skywalker “Escape from Mos Eisley”, was referred to around the office as “Swabby Luke”, on account of his wearing a “Swabby Hat” (see Fig. 1)
(Fig. 1 – Luke Skywalker “Escape from Mos Eisley” – note “Swabby Hat”)
Credit where credit’s due, the use of “Swabby” was not my doing (credit goes to one Mark Powers who may have picked it up from Mike Rockwitz, if memory serves), but regardless, a good handful of us in the office found it quite entertaining…
So much so that the concept of “Swabby Luke” begot a series of very silly Star Wars/Swabby-based drawings…well, doodles, really. Here, for your amusement, is one such piece…a favorite of many at the time:
Have a nice day.