Wilker Brothers Pajamas Original Artwork
Here is a set of original artwork created for Wilker Brothers' 1977 Star Wars children's pajamas. There are seven different pieces of artwork handpainted on animation-style cels, taped to cardboard backing.

Wilker Brothers produced a popular set of Star Wars pajamas in 1977. Here's an image of a newspaper advertisement for this line.

The three larger pieces are painted on cels 11"x13," the four smaller ones are 7"x9-1/2." For this Stormtrooper art, note the shot underneath showing the cel overlay. All of the other pieces are similar.

Here's an interesting version of Darth with the red cartoon eyes. (Vader is spelled correctly on the "Darth Vader Lives" shirt unlike the popular button sold at the time).

The Chewbacca design features the original Star Wars logo used in 1977 as does the Vader/Kenobi duel shirt.

Description by: Gus Lopez
Photo: Dave Wilson
From the collection of: Dave Wilson
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Licensee:Wilker Bros
Category:Art / Original Artwork


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