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May 26, 2007 12:59 PM   Subscribe

George R. Binks : The tragic story of Jar Jar's father! Posted here in "celebration" of the Star Wars anniversary. Written and drawn by Tony Millionaire! (Warning: frames. Link is to the pages in his e-commerce site, and two pages are missing, but you should be able to figure it out.)
posted by JHarris (19 comments total)

 
I originally posted this in the Star Wars thread, but a hundred comments in, so I expect no one saw it. Anyway this is worthy of the front page, I reckon.
posted by JHarris at 1:01 PM on May 26, 2007


[This is good]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:20 PM on May 26, 2007


Someone send this to George Lucas.
posted by Grizzlepaws at 1:44 PM on May 26, 2007


I love Mr. Millionaire's work so very dearly. I assume you've all seen the Maakies pilot.
posted by damehex at 1:48 PM on May 26, 2007


Jar Jar reminds me of the less successful Olympic mascots.
posted by Cranberry at 2:03 PM on May 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


This was originally published in an issue of Star Wars Tales, a too-briefly-lived anthology series where lots of cartoonists. Issue 20 (which this was taken from) featured Millionaire, Peter Bagge, James Kolchaka, Gilbert Hernandez and Bob Fingerman.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 2:07 PM on May 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


"a too-briefly-lived anthology series where lots of cartoonists got their chance to play with Lucas's toys," I meant.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 2:08 PM on May 26, 2007


Ah, thanks for the info beaucoupkevin!
posted by JHarris at 3:12 PM on May 26, 2007


This was originally published in an issue of Star Wars Tales, a too-briefly-lived anthology series where lots of cartoonists. Issue 20 (which this was taken from) featured Millionaire, Peter Bagge, James Kolchaka, Gilbert Hernandez and Bob Fingerman.

Does...does this mean this wonderful story is -- *gasp!* -- canon?!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:25 PM on May 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Actually, Jar Jar is the only thing that makes me forgive every all the SW films besides the original.

Who cares that he was supposed to be dumb?

Me-sum tinks Jar Jar has'em sumpin special special!
posted by humannaire at 4:43 PM on May 26, 2007


I can't bring myself to do a Jar Jar Binks impression twice within 27 hours. So let me just say that his dad should've gone for the warrior chick. Settling is a bad bad thing... in this case leading the entire world to misery.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:03 PM on May 26, 2007


I can't bring myself to do a Jar Jar Binks impression twice within 27 hours. So let me just say that his dad should've gone for the warrior chick. Settling is a bad bad thing... in this case leading the entire world to misery.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:03 PM on May 26, 2007


Hmm. How did I do that?
posted by miss lynnster at 5:03 PM on May 26, 2007


I can't believe this was an official publication. Brilliant! What kind of vetting process would this have gone through?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:01 PM on May 26, 2007


EMRJKC'94, if I have this publication pegged right, things like this were in it all the time. I strongly suspect it wasn't intended to be cannon.
posted by JHarris at 7:29 PM on May 26, 2007


Does...does this mean this wonderful story is -- *gasp!* -- canon?!

[dork]

No, in fact the very purpose of SWT was to make creative interpretations on the genre without having to deal with canon issues and letting artists like Millionaire just have fun with it. After the Infinities series came out (basically the What If?/Elseworlds version of Star Wars) they retconned the series into that line.

[/dork]
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:28 PM on May 26, 2007


So, canonical in the Star Wars world means anything dropped from the anus of Lucas?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:24 PM on May 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Most of the comics and novels are supposed to be canon, although I don't know whether this means they're vetted by Lucas (I can't imagine he reads all this shit, but I guess you never know) or if he just generally approves the stuff if his people say it's okay.

(My fifteen-year-old cousin -- the source of 95% of my largely unwanted Star Wars universe knowledge -- could explain at exhaustive length how all the various media coalesce into one shimmering tapestry of nerddom, but I assure you as one who has endured many a long car ride with him when he's on: You DO NOT WANT.)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:46 AM on May 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: various media coalescing into one shimmering tapestry of nerddom.
posted by piratebowling at 6:54 AM on May 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


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