Sunday, 25 August 2013



Not content with two Star Wars best sellers under his belt Jeffrey returns to the Galaxy Far Far Away
with this young readers graphic novella.

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away....

This incredible, original story captures all of the humour, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away...

Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now...

This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.

On the origins of his popular "Darth Vader and Son" book: It was supposed to be a Google doodle. I got a call about doing some sketches for a possible Father's Day doodle and their idea was asking me to draw something with Luke and Vader in an everyday father-son moment. My son was four at the time so I immediately though, 'Make Luke four, put Vader in all these situations I'm in' and did up a bunch of sketches and Google went with a different idea. I was able to take it to Chronicle Books who had published some of my work and had also done a lot of "Star Wars" books over the years. It seemed like the kind of perfect fit for this book. Like you said, it's not really comics, but there's comics elements and it's very visually-oriented. And the books themselves are very much about being an object. Chronicle is a publisher that excels at that. They took it to Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm said yeah.

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