Star Wars

A Postcard From The Edge


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Yes your obit cartoon hating cartoonist couldn’t let the passing of Carrie Fisher go without a cartoon. What else would you expect from a Star Wars fan boy who’s still thrilled by this space saga from his childhood?

I was saddened when Fisher had a heart attack last week but I was holding out hope (no pun intended) that she would pull through after her mother said she was in stable condition. It was not to be. 2016 wasn’t done yet.

I don’t need to go into Fisher’s career and biography. Plenty of other sites are doing that for you. I’ll tell you what impressed me the most and no, it wasn’t the gold bikini from Episode 6 (though that has always stayed with me).

I was always impressed that Fisher was very candid about her life, addictions, humor, and her talent went beyond acting. She was a great writer with her book “Postcards From The Edge” receiving huge acclaim. She was a script doctor who often worked without a credit. She even doctored the scripts for the Star Wars prequels (don’t blame her).

Carrie was tough. Even her most iconic character was never a damsel in distress.

Another part of my and probably your childhood passes away again.

Personal note and a gripe: I went to see Rogue One yesterday. Some friends invited me and I took an Uber to the theater as I thought we might visit a bar later. I thought the day after Christmas was a bad day to see a movie and I was right. My friends got tickets but I did not. So I turned around and took another Uber home. That was fifteen bucks to not see a movie. Then today while reading posts on Facebooks about Carrie Fisher some nimrod dropped a spoiler for Rogue One. That really adds to my aggravation. But I hope my friends enjoyed the movie.

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Time To Unfriend


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I made comments about making a Star Wars analogy this week but I honestly didn’t plan to. What do you know, I got one in anyway.

There’s been a social media trend over the past few weeks to ditch friends on social media who support Trump. I’ve seen posts stating “if you support Donald Trump then go ahead and unfriend me now.” A lot of people don’t have patience or tolerance for the Trump Trolls.

I think most people don’t like to hear anything they disagree with. But c’mon. It didn’t take Donald Trump to reveal which of your friends are bigots, racists, homophobic, xenophobic jerks.

Yes, it’s hard to tolerate someone who supports a candidate who runs a campaign like a school yard bully without any specifics. It’s hard to reason with someone who supports bigotry and can’t grasp nuance. But I take the position that it’s good to know which of my friends are idiots and support the total and complete destruction of the United States of America.

I’m not unfriending anyone for supporting Trump. It goes the other way too and if they’ve spent all these years tolerating my liberal views, which they hate, then I can put up with their being a troll. Well, at least the ones who haven’t blocked me yet.

Sloppy, hateful politics I can tolerate. If you spoil Star Wars for me I’ll kill you. Not literally, but in the virtual world I will do to you what Obi Wan Kenobi did to Darth Maul. Yes, I will chop you in half and drop you down a seemingly bottomless energy shaft on Naboo.

In fact, anytime I see “Star Wars” in a post I continue scrolling. I won’t finish reading the sentence. I will not read a review, no matter how bold the text claims it doesn’t contain spoilers. I’m going to see the movie anyway so no review can influence whether I see the movie or not. The bad thing is, I might be the last person to see the movie. I need to find a way to go into a Facebook/Twitter carbonite freeze until I see the movie.

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The Dark Side


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Yes, I’m a total Star Wars geek. When the 2nd trailer came out I totally geeked out hearing Luke’s voice “the force is strong in my family” and then I about hit the roof when Han and Chewie showed up at the end of the trailer.

I spent two hours or so in a facebook chat with my son about where Star Wars is going. I am proud that my son is a Star Wars geek like I am. He doesn’t really get into guitar playing or art like I do….but the kid knows Star Wars.

When “A New Hope” came out in the 70’s my mom was in jail. My older brother took me to see the movie. In the 90’s the original trilogy was re-released in theaters (with updated effects and outtakes) and I took my son who was seven-years-old at the time. I have done one thing right with my son. He loves Star Wars. He doesn’t give a crap about Star Trek which proves the Force Is Strong In Him. That’s my boy.

I drew for The Daily Dot, an awesome publication. Click the link. They have a lot of good stuff there.

Yes. The Force is strong in my family. I have a Padawan who can prove it.

I spent a lot of time on this cartoon so I’m going to share the black and white version.

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And here’s the rough.

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That’s on my drawing board, which I’ve had since I was 17-years-old.