Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Star Wars: The Next Generation

My apologies to you Trekkies out there for mixing movie titles, but it seemed appropriate. Over this past Christmas break while Aaron Job was out of school & I was enjoying extended vacation time provided by my gracious employer, I decided to introduce my son to the world of Star Wars.
Despite our noble desires to manage, maintain & minimize the media consumption of our children, I threw caution to the wind and borrowed the entire set of DVD's from a friend of mine. Over the course of about two weeks, we watched every episode... all six of them... all 803 minutes (minus the graphic scenes where Anakin melts into Darth Vader) - plus some of the bonus features. Now you know why there were'nt any new posts on Aaron Job Draws!
Needless to say, the boy loved it! Aaron Job enjoyed them as well. I can still remember seeing the first three (or is it the last three?) in theatres - including the Cinema 150 in Little Rock, featuring a "dome roof and a 120 degree curved screen". This theatre closed in 2003 - being the last one of it's kind in the country.
Quick story - I know you want to get to the drawings - which have been all but extinct since before Christmas! Anyway - my friend was approaching aforementioned theatre to see Empire Strikes Back while the previous showing was letting out. As satisfied viewers filed out of one of the side exit doors, my friend heard someone say (way too loud) to another, "MAN! I CAN'T BELIEVE DARTH VADER IS LUKE'S FATHER". Guess they didn't have spoiler alerts back then!

Well - Aaron Job has several drawings inspired by the Star Wars saga and I'll begin with this one & post others throughout the following days. And - if I see that he still has a few faithful followers (your comments will be a good indicator), we'll host a Star Wars contest at Aaron Job's request with a grand prize being a handdrawn portrait of Luke Skywalker- who's hair will glow under a blacklight! (Aaron Job didn't plan it that way, it's just that the only yellow marker he could find was one of my highlighters.)

The following was a school assignment, I think.
Star Wars favorite.JPG

2 comments:

Kenny Fairris said...

Aaron Job! You should get an A+ for that piece of work!

Aaron Job said...

Thanks alot. I really like Star Wars. Thanks for letting us borrow the movies.