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Star Wars Edibles
Indie band Scattered Trees make a music video for “Love and Leave,” worthy of Emo stormtroopers everywhere. Directed by J.M. Harper, the video not only features stormtroopers but Boba Fett on drums and a very somber Amidala with a few lightsaber tricks up her sleeve.
WATCH VIDEO: Scattered Trees – “Love and Leave”
Below are some of our favorite screengrabs from the music video.
Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.
Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.
These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!
Here’s what Ansin said about the print:
“I’ve always liked that scene in Reign Of Fire where these post-apocalyptic survivors re-enact Star Wars scenes for their children; in the future, the stories that we really like have become legends. For this poster I tried to do something similar, but in the opposite direction in time. I wanted to see how the cantina scene would look if it had been illustrated for an old book, if Star Wars was a traditional epic adventure sharing space with King Arthur and Beowulf. Who knows, maybe sometime in the future it will.”
Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:
Boingboing updates today with a catchy little ditty called “Tatooine” by Jeremy Messersmith — a short two-and-a-half-minute piece which recounts the entire original trilogy in a Paul Simon-like song illustrated with paper cut-out animation.
Be warned — you might find yourself whistling this one all afternoon.
Check it out here.
UPDATE: Wired has just posted an interview with Messersmith that you can read here.
Oh, I’m sure you saw that photo. It was tearing up the internets this past week: the snapshot of Carrie Fisher, in Princess Leia metal bikini-wear, sunbathing with her identically clad stunt double while on set in Arizona for Return of the Jedi.
It really started spreading once Gizmodo posted it, and could be found on JWZ, Boingboing.net, Buzzfeed.com,and theforce.net. It was when the Daily Mail got a hold of the story, though, that it took a peculiar turn.
Catch that wrinkle? The “pictures have just been leaked onto the internet, more than 20 years since they were taken.” That definitely makes the story even sexier, which, come on, this is a story that hardly needs it. As exciting as the idea of leaked photos is, it’s not entirely accurate. In fact, we can offer you a “top secret” way to uncover this and even more “leaked photos.”
Jabba wasn’t always a ruthless, intimidating character. Craftster Kit Lane has created this adorable felted Jabba complete with bunny rabbit to show fans the softer side of this Hutt.
Check it out here:
Jabba the Hutt – The Early Years
Check out this amazing AT-AT tattoo inspired by Salvador Dalí’s surrealist painting called “Elephants.” BME News has more info about this skin art inked by Paul at Old School Tattoo in Bellingham, Washington.
Read all about the tattoo here:
Laugh it Up, Fuzzball (via BME News)
Last year, Adam sent me some awesome Star Wars Mail Art featuring Jabba, Gonk, Yoda and R2-D2 as part of his hobo cat crew.
So I was thrilled to get his new book The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out. He, and author/geek god John Hodgman, signed the book. As an added bonus Adam signed my book with a rather cool portrait of Salacious Crumb as a hobo. Thanks!
Read more about his new book here:
The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out by A. Koford (via BoingBoing)