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Snow Jabba & R2-D2!

Bonnie Burton | January 13, 2010

We spotted a Snoda (Snow Yoda) last week, so it was only matter of time before Jabba the Hutt and R2-D2 got in on the fun!

Forget Snowmen. Let’s Make Snow Astromech Droids! (via Geekstir)

Han, ma bukee. Bargon yanah coto da eetha. We made a snow Jabba! (via Helen Johnson)

Cookies Worthy of a Wookiee

Bonnie Burton | January 10, 2010

First Kayla Kromer makes this awesome Millennium Falcon bed, and then she decorates these geektastic Star Wars cookies! Is there anything she can’t do?

Check out the full set of cookies here:
Winter “Bake” Sale 2009

Star Wars Veggie Carvings

Bonnie Burton | January 4, 2010

If this doesn’t get you to eat healthier, then nothing will.

Yummy Star Wars: SW Veggie Carvings
(via TheForce.net)

Star Wars as The A-Team

Bonnie Burton | December 27, 2009

Here’s a brilliant fan-made mash-up of Star Wars characters as members of The A-Team. Not sure who’s Murdock in that line-up, but it’s awesome just the same.

WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars/A-Team opening

Don’t miss these other great fan-made TV mash-ups:

Yoda & Hal Sparks = BFF!

Bonnie Burton | December 22, 2009

Comedian and actor Hal Sparks is already known to be a Star Wars fan, so it’s no surprise that Hal would tweet a photo of him having a tender moment with Yoda.

“I love the scene where Yoda eats his food stick and for a moment you are wondering what exactly he’s eating,” Sparks says in our interview with him on Starwars.com. “Because of that I thought in the future all we’d eat would be candy bars. And so I’m a firm believer that while Star Trek is probably responsible for cell phones, Star Wars is most certainly responsible for Power Bars.”

You can read our full interview with Hal here:
Hal Sparks: Vader’s a Jerk
(via Starwars.com)

And be sure to follow him on Twitter.

Star Wars Weather Report

Bonnie Burton | December 21, 2009

Whether it’s raining in London, snowing in Nebraska, or sunny in Los Angeles, there’s a Star War planet out there that represents your current climate.

Star Wars fan Tom Scott has made this accurate Star Wars Weather Forecast that searches for your city and gives you the results based on the corresponding Star Wars planet.

Kid Test Labs Reviews Draw Clone Wars Book

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2009

The parents and kids at Kid Test Labs shot this awesome video reviewing the new book Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (written by Bonnie Burton, illustrated by Grant Gould) published by Klutz Books.

The video shows various kids as they draw everything from General Grievous to battle droids using the tutorials and tracing pages from the book.

Bonus points to the young artist who took up the “double dog dare” challenge to draw a “a fairy princess General Grievous” complete with gnomes!

WATCH VIDEO: Get Klutz Wit It

“Art Strikes Back” Exhibit

Bonnie Burton | December 4, 2009

Art Asylum Boston is running a unique exhibit of Star Wars art called “Inspirations From Above: ART STRIKES BACK” until Dec. 6.

Artists exhibit paintings, sculptures, graffiti-inspired portraits and more that pay tribute to the characters in a galaxy far, far away in a truly unique way.

Check out the art here:
Art Strikes Back Blog


(Felted Chewie by Justin Volpe)

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SOURCE: io9.com

Star Wars Twitter Avatars by Apelad

Bonnie Burton | December 4, 2009


(Art by Adam Koford)

Artist and illustrator Adam Koford (aka Apelad) is known for his comic The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats as well as his adorkable Greedo he created for the Empire Muggs Back charity art project.

So we were thrilled to see his Twitter avatar art of his favorite sci-fi characters including Boba Fett, Yoda and Chewbacca, among others. Up close they’re fun Star Wars portraits, but in smaller form they look like the little Twitter bird avatar.

Check out his full set here:
Apelad’s Twitter Avatars

Wired’s GeekDad Reviews Drawing Clone Wars

Bonnie Burton | November 30, 2009

Matt Blum from Wired magazine’s Geekdad blog reviews Draw Star Wars: Clone Wars book from Klutz, and gives readers a chance to win a copy.

I was very excited to receive a review copy of the new Klutz book Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars. My wife, who’s a far better artist than I am, sat down with my kids to try out the techniques the book teaches. It instructs you to follow a step-by-step process, working from the inside of each character to the outside, which is good advice (according to my wife) for drawing any sort of figure, whether Star Wars-related or not.

The book includes a set of colored pencils, a Star Wars-branded automatic pencil and marker, and a good eraser. Tracing sheets are interspersed with instructions on how to draw the various characters, droids, and accessories, making the process even easier to follow.

There is a very good variety in the figures chosen, from humans like Obi-Wan and Anakin to “big, sloppy” creatures like Jabba the Hutt to Battle Droids and Droidekas. The text is well-written, containing plenty of story-oriented detail along with the drawing directions – I particularly liked the page that allows you to customize and name your own clones.

I heartily recommend the book for anyone who enjoys or whose kids enjoy the TV series. I, even with my lack of drawing talent, was able to create a few drawings that were, if not great, at least identifiable as what they were intended to be. And my kids have been having a blast drawing the characters they like — Yoda is their current favorite.

Read the full review here:
Review and Giveaway: Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Win a Copy, You Can! (via Wired)