58 – A New Hope?on November 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM
So, today’s comic was a pretty big learning experience for me!
I am a Star Wars fan from way back; I was lucky enough that the first time I saw the movies it was on the big screen, during the re-release to celebrate the 20th anniversary (1997). It was magical, and I’ve loved the universe ever since (well, mostly)!
So when it came time to make today’s comic, I made one of the easiest mistakes a cartoonist can make – I drew something that presumed everybody reading it was just as into the subject matter as I was…
Based on some expert editorial advice…yeah, they really aren’t…
I’ve put a more detailed explanation of what happened with the original version of the comic on the Average Joe Facebook Page, as well as a photo of the section I changed for the site, so be sure to check it out there for the amazing exclusive content!
The one thing I will add here is a link to Mark Hamill’s Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hamill. Yes, that is Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) I drew there in panels 3 and 4. He’s not quite…what he once was (to be fair, it’s been 35 years; I look a lot different now compared to how I did then, too!)(-10). The other thing I’ll say is that this was amazing fun to do; all my life I’ve watched people create things within, related to, or parodying the Star Wars universe. Today, I got to add something of my own, no matter how small
Thanks for reading, Averagexperts, and we’ll catch you all again on Wednesday!
Using “Star Wars” and “Enterprise” in the same sentence! The nerve!
And Disney just purchased all the rights to the Star Wars enterprise hence Mickey Mouse in the final panel…. They are planning 3 new movies! We’ll have to keep an eye out for Joe!