Updated: George Lucas Speaks at Chicago Ideas Week; Updates on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

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We here at Coffee With Kenobi have been following the developments surrounding the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts for some time now, as you can see from our archives, and today we have a few updates for you.

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Coffee With Kenobi Show # 25: Catherine Taber Discusses Padme (55)

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In today’s show we share a cup of coffee with Catherine Taber, known to Star Wars fans as the voice of Padme Amidala in Star Wars: the Clone Wars.  Cat’s insights into Padme are essential to learning more about the tragic and beloved character.  We also have a Salt Lake City Comic-Con report from CWK Blogger Ryder Waldron, as well as updates on Rebels, and a contest from Feature Blogger Melinda Wolf.  Stay tuned in our news segment for an exciting new series appearing on Coffee With Kenobi featuring discussions on the Legends line of Star Wars Literature, as well as the next offering of  “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” with Rob Wainfur.  This is Podcast you’re looking for!

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MATT-AT: With Kanan Comic, Marvel is Set to Explore More Star Wars Saga Lore

Artwork for the cover of Marvel Entertainment's upcoming "Star Wars: Kanan," comic series, which will focus on Kanan Jarrus and how he transformed himself from Jedi padawan to erstwhile rebel against the Galactic Empire. (Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment)

(Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment)

Marvel Comics announced Oct. 11 that it’s going to detail how Kanan Jarrus was transformed from a serious, sober skeptical Jedi Padawan to the smug, sarcastic and loyal gunslinger that’s helped “Star Wars Rebels” draw critical and popular acclaim in an ongoing comic series “Star Wars — Kanan: The Last Padawan.”

The first, five-issue arc, starting in April, is being written by Greg Weisman, who is among three executive producers of the show’s first season. The book, like the three other series already announced — “Star Wars,” “Star Wars: Darth Vader” and “Star Wars: Princess Leia” — is being edited by Jordan D. White who, in a previous interview with Coffee With Kenobi, had hinted that more Star Wars tales not set between Episodes IV and V were likely in the offing. The Kanan title won’t be the last.

“This is the first series we’re doing that is not set in the same period that we’re making our core books set in, which is before ‘The Empire Strikes Back,” and it won’t be the last. We’re going to be exploring the fullness of the Star Wars saga.” — Jordan D. White, Marvel Star Wars comics editor.

Art for the book, initially planned as a five-issue mini-series, is being drawn by Pepe Larraz, whose previous work includes illustrating issues of “Deadpool Vs. X-Force,” “Thor” and “Inhuman,” among other titles.

Weisman said the Kanan series is a natural outgrowth of his work as executive producer on the first season of the show and his experience, too.

“I’ve written comics before, I know the show and I know Kanan,” he said. “Obviously, it was a relatively natural fit.”

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MATT-AT: Marvel to Detail Kanan Jarrus’ Life Before the Events of “Star Wars Rebels” and “A New Dawn” in New Comic Book

Artwork for the cover of Marvel Entertainment's upcoming "Star Wars: Kanan," comic series, which will focus on Kanan Jarrus and how he transformed himself from Jedi padawan to erstwhile rebel against the Galactic Empire. (Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment)

Artwork for the cover of Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming “Star Wars: Kanan,” comic series, which will focus on Kanan Jarrus and how he transformed himself from Jedi padawan to erstwhile rebel against the Galactic Empire. (Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment)

Marvel Comics will detail how Kanan Jarrus was transformed from a serious, sober and somewhat skeptical Jedi Padawan to the smug, sarcastic and loyal gunslinger that’s helped the “Star Wars Rebels” show draw critical and popular acclaim in an ongoing comic series “Star Wars — Kanan: The Last Padawan.”

The first, five-issue arc, starting in April, is being written by Greg Weisman, who is among three executive producers of the show’s first season.

The book, like the three other series already announced — “Star Wars,” “Star Wars: Darth Vader” and “Star Wars: Princess Leia” — is being edited by Jordan D. White who, in a previous interview with Coffee With Kenobi, had hinted that more Star Wars tales not set between Episodes IV and V were likely in the offing.  Continue reading

MATT-AT: Slew of Variant Covers Coming for Mavel’s Star Wars Comics

New York Comic Con is underway and Marvel Comics has told retailers that it’s got plans for many variant covers for the new Star Wars comics that come out beginning in January.

ComicBook.Com, which had exclusive access to the publisher’s first “Meet Marvel” panel for retailers on Oct. 10, reported that some of the variants planned included a Alex Ross-painted cover for “Star Wars” No. 1, as well as a trio of variants by famed illustrator Skottie Young for “Star Wars,” “Star Wars: Darth Vader” and “Star Wars: Princess Leia.”

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MATT-AT: New Journeys and Tales for the Star Wars Universe, Marvel Style

Marvel Comics Editor Jordan D. White is keeping busy this fall, and its not just his work on Deadpool causing that to happen.

When you’re tasked with shepherding three separate “Star Wars” comics and ensuring the license’s return to Marvel Entertainment nearly 30 years since Star Wars No. 107 StarWars107was published, ending the original series’ 10-year run that started with the release of A New Hope in cinemas, it’s only natural to have a lot to do.

The work White is doing as editor on the new books — Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader and Star Wars: Princess Leia — is remarkably similar to the publisher’s other titles, yet he and the creative teams are not just crafting new tales set between Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, they are engaging in and becoming part of something far more vast in scope, taking the first steps of creating canon for a saga whose reach is global and evergreen.

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Coffee With Kenobi Show # 24: Darth Maul (50)

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In today’s show, Jordan Maison of Cinelinx joins us to talk about our topic for Show # 24, Darth Maul.  We also discuss the Rebels release date and clips, “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” featuring Rob Wainfur, and much more.  This is the Podcast you’re looking for!

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Coffee With Kenobi Show # 23: Rebels The Visual Guide Author Adam Bray (47)

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In today’s show we share a cup of coffee with Adam Bray, author of Star Wars Rebels, The Visual Guide.  Adam will be discussing his work on the book, as well as his collaboration with the creative forces behind the upcoming series.  We also discuss Dave Filloni news and Celebration Anaheim updates (including a Podcasting stage!), Theme Park discussion, the Rebels preview,and Rob interviews Cory Dee Williams on your next offering of  “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio”.  We will also update you with Coffee With Kenobi t shirt news; This is the Podcast You’re Looking For!

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A Cup of Clone Wars: The Disappeared Parts I & II (46)

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Welcome to A Cup of Clone Wars, where Coffee With Kenobi examines Star Wars: The Clone Wars through a critical lens.  On today’s show, we discuss Parts I & II of The Disappeared from Season 6, featuring Jar Jar Binks and Mace Windu.  Laird Malamed of the Indy Cast and Chris Hamilton from Star Wars Kidscast. join us as we look at these two polarizing characters, as well as the nature of the Force, Mother Talzin, and Indiana Jones references.  This is the Podcast You’re Looking For!

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