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Here is this week’s Around the Web covering Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars artist Dave Dorman has some original artwork up for sale for the holidays. He also has a selection of art prints for sale as well.
- Star Wars artist Joe Corroney has a new online store.
- IDW’s new game Kill Shakespeare will feature Dave Dorman as part of the art team.
Black Friday Deals
- For Black Friday, Titan Magazines is running a special promotion for Star Wars Insider. Sign up and you can get a free copy of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual or the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.
- Yakface.com is doing a Black Friday Giveaway for Wave 2 of the 3-3/4″ Black Series figures.
- Walmart is doing a pre-Black Friday sale on the LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles DVD combo for The Phantom Clone and Menace of the Sith.
- And Things From Another World is doing their annual Black Friday sale which is a great way to pick up some cheap comics. Some comics are already on sale, with discounts increasing as Black Friday draws nearer.
- Club Jade also has a look at what Her Universe will have out for Black Friday.
Tags: chris trevas, empire and rebellion, Gabriel Hardman, jeff grubb, jerry vanderstelt, joe corroney, kevin j. anderson, martha wells, razor's edge, scourge, timothy zahn, transformers
Here is this week’s Around the Web gathering together the Star Wars related news you might have missed elsewhere.
- FANgirl Blog has been posting a bunch of awesome, original artwork featuring the characters of Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge. You can check out Caline Metara (the Alderaanian pirate captain), Sian Tesar (Rebel pilot), Kifar Itran (Rebel trooper), and of course Leia.
- Depending on how deep your pockets are, you can get this one of kind Star Wars Topps card colored by Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt.
- Star Wars artist Chris Trevas shared some cool stuff on Facebook. First off, he teased a new project he’s working on (Transformers?) and some upcoming Star Wars projects.
Chris Trevas: “Starting work on a non-Star Wars project today. What?! I think it’s been around three years since I worked on something outside that galaxy. I’m having fun painting robots from another franchise…Don’t worry. I already have another Star Wars book that will be starting fairly soon plus a few other SW projects.”
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Star Wars Reads Day has some new author and artist events lined up. Authors Troy Denning, Daniel Wallace and John Jackson Miller will be in Rosville, MN at the local Barnes & Noble. Star Wars artists Chris Trevas, Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be in Ann Arbor, MI at Barnes & Noble. Authors Aaron Allston and Martha Wells will be in Austin, TX (also at B&N). Author Timothy Zahn will be in Portland, OR at Portland’s Woodstock Festival. And author Jason Fry will be in New York City at the Scholastic Store.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
Tags: brian rood, chris trevas, jerry vanderstelt, joe corroney, Shea Standefer, Spencer Brinkerhoff III
There’s only a couple more weeks till Star Wars Celebration Europe II kicks off in Essen, but for fans interested in picking up some awesome Star Wars artwork, there’s still time to get your order in. Even if you can’t attend, some artists are offering waiting lists for any extra prints they might have left over after the show.
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As reported by Jedi News, there will be a limited number of screening for Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, a documentary on artist Drew Struzan. Screenings are currently limited to San Diego, CA (July 19-25), New York, NY (Aug 16-22) and Albuquerque, NM (July 28). You can purchase tickets here.
John Jackson Miller‘s sci-fi serialization Overdraft: The Orion Offensive will come to an end next Tuesday, and so will the $1.99 entry price for the series. On Tuesday the price will jump up for the completed book. But for those looking to get a physical book rather than an eBook, the print edition is available for pre-order now and will be a whopping 400 plus pages (here’s the pre-order link for UK residents).
Martha Wells‘ book The Death of the Necromancer is now available for free entirely online at Black Gate Magazine. It’s a good book and worth checking out. Martha has a little bit of trivia on the book here, along with links if you’d like to purchase the eBook version or other stories in the series.
R.A. Salvatore fans can pickup a signed copy of The Companions and The Last Threshold via the e-signings page on his website. Bob will be in Columbus, OH on August 14 at the Thurber House for a book signing if you’d like to meet him in person.
Troy Denning‘s Crucible will be out next week and fans in the Roseville, MN area can swing by Barnes & Noble at 7:00 PM on July 9th to get their copies signed. Event details can be found here. Continue Reading Around the Web…
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ForceCast: Special CEII Artist Interviews Episode one includes some really nice interviews with Star Wars Celebration Europe II artists Joe Corroney, Hugh Fleming and Lin Zy. All three artists are interviewed by fellow artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III. Definitely worth listening to.
Special CEII Artist Interviews Episode two covers Star Wars artists Brian Rood, Chris Trevas and Jerry Vanderstelt. I’m really enjoying these special interview episodes. Spencer does a great job and I’m looking forward to listening to more.
Full of Sith: The Story of Star Wars Special Release episode is something fans may or may not want to skip. Mike gives a brief intro and then plays The Story of Star Wars (which was a record released in 1977) in its entirety. It’s basically the audio for A New Hope but with narration so listeners can follow along with the action. Definitely cool to have it out there if you ever want to give it a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…
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And here is this week’s Around the Web…
Fans of Star Wars artist Chris Trevas can now visit his new Facebook store which has plenty of items to choose from including original pieces.
Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt has a piece featuring R2-D2 up for sale.
If you don’t feel like spending money, you can head over to WDW Tiki Room who is holding a contest for a free piece of Star Wars artwork by Brian Rood.
There’s been some talk about Joe Schreiber’s Maul: Lockdown on twitter this week. Continue Reading Around the Web…
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Continuing their series of interviews with Star Wars Celebration Europe II artists, Jedi News has posted an interview with Joe Corroney.
What was the inspiration behind your Celebration Europe piece?
Joe Corroney: I always wanted to illustrate a Boba Fett and Slave Leia scene. I love coming up with Expanded Universe moments which are not seen in the films. These little stories that could potentially happen I between scenes or from another character’s perspective. It makes drawing Star Wars exciting for me and its a fun challenge to come up with fresh ideas for main characters and a different take on the stories we least know and love so much. I thought this particular scene would work great as my new print for the thirtieth anniversary of Return of the Jedi this year at Star Wars Celebration Europe II.
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Tags: aaron allston, brian rood, chris trevas, joe corroney, martha wells, star wars reads day, timothy zahn
For everyone who was not able to attend the Book Expo America 2013 Star Wars panel, the video is up online. It has a short skit from William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, a hoola hooping Leia, and at the 00:15:30 mark, trivia with authors Jason Fry and Matthew Reinhart. Audiobook narrator Marc Thompson comes on at the 33 minute mark to voice a scene from Troy Denning’s Crucible where Leia, Han and Lando get blown up by an asteroid. The panel finishes with a video for Star Wars Reads Day with clips of Timothy Zahn, Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, Matthew Reinhart, James Luceno, Jeffrey Brown, John Jackson Miller, Jason Fry, and Pablo Hidalgo from Star Wars Celebration VI (which starts at the 41 minute mark).
And speaking of Star Wars Reads Day, a few Star Wars celebrities have already confirmed their participation and where they’ll be at.
- Star Wars artists Chris Trevas, Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be in Ann Arbor, MI (via Facebook)
- Star Wars author Timothy Zahn will be in Portland, OR (via Facebook)
- Star Wars authors Martha Wells and Aaron Allston will be in Austin, TX (via Martha Wells’ blog)
- Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will be in Madison, WI (via Facebook)
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StarWars.com has revealed that Star Wars Reads day will be returning this October. They’ve also shared some of the events already planned which will take place on October 5th.
- Ann Arbor, MI – Barnes & Noble
- Austin, TX – Barnes & Noble
- Carle Place, NY – Barnes & Noble
- Cincinnati, OH – Joseph-Beth Booksellers
- Denver, CO – Tattered Cover
- Madison, WI – Barnes & Noble
- New York, NY – The Scholastic Store Portland, OR – Wordstock Festival
- Redondo Beach, CA – Mysterious Galaxy
- Richmond, VA – bbgb
- Roseville, MN – Barnes & Noble
- San Francisco, CA – Books Inc.
- Seattle, WA – University Bookstore
- Warwick, RI – Barnes & Noble
No word yet on which Star Wars guests will be attending the events, however it’s a safe bet that Timothy Zahn will be in the Washington/Oregon area, Aaron Allston and Drew Karpyshyn in Texas and Troy Denning and John Jackson Miller in Wisconsin since those events are near to where the authors live.