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Title:
Darth Vader and son
ISBN:
9781452106557
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 18 cm.
Summary:
"What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if 'Luke, I am your father' was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other-- except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ('Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!'), and the special bond shared between any father and son" -- from publisher's web site.
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What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if 'Luke, I am your father' was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other-except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated comic artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful comics give a fresh twist to classic Star Wars(tm) moments, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away, including lightsaber baseball practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, and Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ('Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!'), and the special bond shared between any father and son.


Author Notes

Jeffrey Brown was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1975. While earning a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he abandoned painting and began drawing comics. His first autobiographical book, Clumsy, was published in 2001. His other works include Unlikely, AEIOU, Every Girl Is the End of the World for Me, Little Things, Funny Misshapen Body, Bighead, Darth Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, and the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series. He won an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Mini-Comic in 2003 for I Am Going To Be Small. In 2014 his title Return of the Padawan made The New York Times Best Seller List. He also directed an animated video for the band Death Cab For Cutie

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

When the first Star Wars film conquered the world in 1977, no one could have possibly foreseen it going on to become such an ubiquitous part of our cultural heritage. Now even parenthood can be viewed through the filter of the Sith lord Darth Vader. Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change-Bots) crashes headlong into George Lucas's galaxy far, far away with endearing, funny-and fully licensed-results. A series of full-page gag cartoons focusing on the "what if?" of Darth Vader raising a four-year-old Luke Skywalker, the book twists father/son moments into scenarios within the Star Wars playground. For instance, the addition of a wailing little Luke turns the Bounty Hunter scene into, as one bounty hunter's thought balloon puts it, Awkward!" Trick-or-treating, toy shopping, a day at the zoo, and more are rejiggered with a lighthearted, charming tone. However, the book also provides ample proof that adding a babysitting Darth Vader to any Star Wars situation makes it gently humorous. Brown's signature scratchy style is embellished with full color and stripped-down likenesses. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.