There’s a whole slew of books, particularly for kids, coming your way this summer in time for Clone Wars! Check out the rundown here.
Archive for April, 2008
TFN posted this item about Peter “Chewbacca” Mayhew’s appearance at the Générations Star Wars convention in France this weekend. Someone asked Mayhew if Chewbacca will be in Clone Wars, and out of that conversation, Mayhew revealed that there could be a total of three CW movies if the first one goes over well. We’ll have to see!
ShopStarWars.comis taking pre-orders on prints of some SW concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and by PT artist Iain McCaig. McCaig’s prints include a concept artwork of Darth Maul and a pre-Natalie Portman Padmé. Yours for $89, they are limited to 125 copies and are scheduled to ship in May.
Brit entertainment mag Empire has posted on its site Empire.com three exclusive new piccies from Clone Wars.
This ties in with an interview in the new issue of Empire with Dave Filoni and George Lucas. It hits UK newsstands on Friday and will find its way into your local Borders or B&N in the U.S. in the coming weeks.
Jake Lloyd has been added to the final weekend of this year’s Disney Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World (Jun. 27-29). I met him last year at Celebration IV; nice guy (if a bit shy) but whoa does he ever have a power grip!
This story I saw posted on TFN is really about a lightsaber class for kids in Maryland but I thought it was cool how the guy running the class refers to his students as Padawans. It does make sense since these youngsters were likely introduced to SW through Eps I-III but it also goes to show you how even in small ways, the movies are making their effect felt on the culture as a whole.
The Will Eisner Award is the Oscar or Grammy of the comics industry. This year, there’s a new kids’ category and one of the nominees is Dark Horse’s Clone Wars Adventures, a digest-sized paperback featuring all-new adventures with your favorite characters and some new ones, all done in the style of the 2003-2005 microseries.
Congrats to the editorial team and good luck! The Eisners will be handed out on July 25 at Comic Con.