Gentle Giant is teaming up with Chronicle Books to give us brand new editions of Jeffrey Brown's excellent Star Wars books and statues to go along with them.
They're utterly charming, the books and the statues.
Here's the press release for Vader and Son:
Gentle Giant Ltd. and Chronicle Books are proud to bring this hilarious and sweet comic to life! The artisans at Gentle Giant Studios have captured this hilarious and sweet comic as re-imagining, Darth Vader as a dad like any other-except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Traditionally sculpted by the Artisans at Gentle Giant Studios, no detail has been overlooked. A Rebel logo pattern was even added to the tie detail! Based on Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader and Son Book; this had-numbered cold-cast Polystone collectible has a bottom stamp with a matching certificate of authenticity.
Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son.
Limited Edition, hand-numbered collectible maquette. Comes with an exclusive edition of Darth Vader and Son book.
• 16-page signature with the original black & white concept sketches from Jeffrey Brown! These sketches have not been released to the public until now, and are exclusive to this boxed set.
• A new full color illustration from Jeffrey Brown printed on board and packaged in a vellum sleeve.
• The book cover and spine will be printed with color foil stamps and spot gloss varnish.
Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous graphic novels and comics, including Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Cats Are Weird. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and five- year-old son.
Here are more pictures of the statues themselves:
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