Sorry I missed it last week, busy, busy, busy!
I’m not exactly sure what year this pic is from, but it will help to explain why there are occasional references to Star Wars in my comics, or even the occasional Star Wars themed comic.
That’s a very young me, probably 7 or 8, and my really awesome “Jawas” t-shirt. For those who were not kids when the original Star Wars movies came out, it’s kind of hard to explain the obsession that took a hold of me and countless thousands of other young boys, and girls, I’m sure. But probably mostly boys. Those films blew my mind. I spent countless hours playing with the action figures with my brothers around our large yard and in the barn. We recreated the movies, made stories of our own, and had tons of fun. I read the books, comics, ate C-3PO’s cereal, and counted down the months until the next movie would come out. It surpassed baseball as my most important pastime. To say “I loved Star Wars” is a vast understatement. And I obviously still do, hence the comics.
The picture was taken on the Indian Ladder Trail in Thatcher Park outside Albany, NY, where I grew up. It was a pretty neat trail built into the side of the mountain. Our property had trails through the woods that went into the park, and we used to spend a lot of time skiing to the park, hiking, sledding…it was pretty cool growing up next to that park.
But not as cool as Star Wars.