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The one where… Jeffrey Brown brings out another part in his Darth Vader series – this time exploring friendships in the Star Wars saga
How Jeffrey Brown’s lighter alternative take on a range of Star Wars relationships became a New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award winner.
In 2012, Jeffrey Brown released Darth Vader and Son, an adorable illustrated story featuring the Sith Lord and Luke Skywalker. The book become a New York Times bestseller and a big winner at the Eisner Awards.
Jeffrey published Vader’s Little Princess in 2013, and Goodnight Darth Vader in 2014. This year, Darth Vader and Friends features more of our favourite Star Wars characters.
“The idea began with thinking on C-3PO and R2-D2 (with a working title of LOLC3POR2D2BFF), and then I thought of all the other best friends I could write about, from Han and Chewie to Vader and the Emperor,” says Jeffrey. “What I never anticipated was how much kids would like the books, and everyone from hardcore Star Wars fans to people who never even saw the films,” he continues.
Naturally, Darth Vader and Friends is published on May 4th, and is the perfect way to get excited about Episode VII. Visit
Jeffrey’s found it tricky to find the right quotes and to not repeat himself. Drawing Star Wars material was one of Jeffrey’s dream jobs as a child. Jealousy, birthday parties, lightsaber battles, sharing and rebellion all feature in the book.