‘Rey and Pals’ Interview with Jeffrey Brown

August 19, 2019 at 6:54 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Interview, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Tomorrow, Jeffrey Brown’s new book Rey and Pals will be out from Chronicle Books and we had the opportunity to ask him a few questions. Enjoy!

What’s your creative process like? For example, do you start with a list of ideas for the jokes, or do you start with doodles or thumbnail sketches to develop the ideas.

I usually start with the ideas – for Rey and Pals, I came up with almost 200 initial ideas! Sometimes these start with a quote from one of the films and I need to figure out a situation to use it, or I might want to make a joke about a real life situation and figure out what scene from the film I could use to make the joke. Other times there’s something from the films I want to draw – like Maz’s castle with its menagerie of aliens – and I need to figure out a joke that might fit with it. These ideas are all drawn as tiny thumbnail sketches, which I then work with my editors at Chronicle and Lucasfilm to refine and flesh out before I start final artwork. Continue Reading ‘Rey and Pals’ Interview with Jeffrey Brown…

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‘Rey and Pal’s Giveaway Winner

August 19, 2019 at 6:52 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

And the winner is… Shane! Congratulations! We want to thank everyone who entered and be on the look out for Rey and Pals which will be out tomorrow.

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Giveaway: ‘Rey and Pals’ by Jeffrey Brown

August 16, 2019 at 5:39 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Contest, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 4 Comments

Rey and Pals by Jeffrey Brown will be out next week and to help celebrate, we’re giving away a free copy of the book. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling us who your favorite new character is from the The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker. We will pick a random winner on Monday (August 19th).

To be eligible you must reside in the continental United States.

For more information on Rey and Pals, you can check out the official product page at Chronicle Books.

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Around the Web

August 16, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Barnes & Noble edition of Delilah S. Dawson’s upcoming novel Black Spire will include a map of the outpost. Plus StarWars.com has a new excerpt from the book (as well as a picture of the map).

Convention & Event News

  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

August 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Coffee With Kenobi Episode 290
  2. Wookiee Radio Episode 121
  3. Making Tracks Making Tracks at London Film and Comic Con 2019: An Interview with Corey Dee Williams
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 220
  5. The ForceCast The ForceCast Author Series with Special Guest Zoraida Cordova

Honorable Mentions

  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 183 focuses on Jabba the Hutt

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019’ & ‘Target Vader #2’

August 14, 2019 at 12:03 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Two new Star Wars comics out today.

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019

Writers: Cavan Scott, and Elsa Charretier
Artists: Mauricet, and Margaux Saltel
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai

A daring rescue mission leads Lando-and his new friend Jaxxon-to the seat of Imperial power, where they must recover an important artifact that will inspire a planet to drive the Empire from their home. Special feature-length tale starring Lando and Jaxxon!

Details: 48 pages, $7.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019’ & ‘Target Vader #2’…

Comic Reviews: ‘Star Wars #68’, ‘Star Wars #69’, ‘TIE Fighter #3’ & ‘TIE Fighter #4’

August 14, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews…

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 14, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from August 14 to 20th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 14

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Saitama City for the Saitama Shintoshin Summer Festival Super Kids Festa from August 14 to 15th.

August 15

  • Alpine Garrison will be at the Kids on the Move Alumni Party.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup around Odori.
  • Star Garrison will be in Dallas, TX for the screening of Star Wars: Episode V at the Majestic Theatre, at the Texas Children’s Hospital for the Star Wars Party for Special Care Clinic, in Irving, TX for Star Wars Under the Stars: A New Hope, and in Houston, TX for Halo: Outpost Discovery from August 15 to 17th.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Right Now Anywhere”

August 12, 2019 at 6:17 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Right Now Anywhere” by The Black Moods.

I had the opportunity to see The Black Moods in concert over the weekend and I was really impressed. Not only do they have some good music, but they’re also a great live band. If you ever get the opportunity, go for it. They put on a good show. “Right Now Anywhere” is off their 2016 album Medicine. They only have two albums so far, but they are releasing some singles in anticipation of their third album.

The Black Moods is a three man band with Josh Kennedy on guitar and vocals, Jordan Hoffman on bass, and Chico Diaz on drums. They’re an Arizona band who put their first album out in 2011. Their 2018 single “Bella Donna” hit the top 40 so they’ve been gaining some radio air play, and they’re on tour right now if you want to catch them.

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Around the Web

August 9, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has revealed a new upcoming book called The Secrets of the Jedi which will be written by Marc Sumerak and will be published by Insight Editions. It’ll be out November 19th.
  • Star Wars: Myths and Fables by George Mann and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Cordova came out this week from Disney-Lucasfilm Press.

Convention & Event News

Rancho Obi-Wan released some news this week including information on their upcoming “Deep Dive Tours” which will feature special guests and select items from the Rancho Ob-Wan archives to go along with the event’s theme.

  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th for a book signing. No details on the locations yet.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th for a book signing.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charelston, NC on October 9th for a book signing.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th for a book signing.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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