Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ask me anything!

I'm answering anything you want to ask over on Reddit. Also, today is the day Jedi Academy 2: Return of the Padawan comes out in stores. There are two exclusive editions - the Target edition has an extra whole issue of the Padawan Observer, while the Barnes & Noble edition has extra Ewok Pilot comics.

26 comments:

  1. This is very cool! That's cool that you live in Chicago. I do too!!!! I love you books!!!

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  2. Love your books! Getting the second Jedi Academy soon!

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  3. My son and I very much enjoy reading these books and are always sad when we come to the end of each book. Keep up the great work and hopefully we'll all be able to catch up with Roan and the gang in part 3 sooner than later.

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  4. When will the Jedi academy 3rd book be released and in what stores

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  5. I'm working on the final art for book 3 now, and it should be out next September if all goes according to plan. Hopefully it ends up in every store everywhere, but it should be available at your local book shop, your Scholastic Book Fair, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon at the least.

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  6. Hi Jeffrey. My twin 4 year old boys love your "Darth Vader..." series. One of my guys told me this morning "I want Oscar's Daddy to write a Skywalker Family Halloween book." Just throwing it out there.

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  7. Since you stopped making Jedi Academy books because Roan is in High school, I wanted to make a book on Jedi academy high school. I'm wondering if it would go anywhere (Get published). If it would need a money license or if I could just get it published through some company. I have a genius idea in mind for it. I just would want to write it under authorization of author. Respond soon!

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    1. I'm glad Jedi Academy could inspire you! Unfortunately, I am unable to give any permissions related to the series, as the copyright is owned and controlled by Lucasfilm/Disney. Making books for licensed properties can be a challenge even for established authors, but I hope you keep coming up with new ideas and writing your own stories!

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    2. Sorry if I'm annoying but if there could be ANY way to make Jedi academy books?!?
      I have the BEST idea for a new book!

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    1. Not anytime soon at least he said. But he acted suspicious so probably yes

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  9. Hi Mr Brown, my name is Elin and I’m 10 years old. I’m doing a school project on people who inspire us and your Star Wars books have inspired me to start writing my own stories based the ‘Jedi Academy’ series style of writing.

    Although I have read your wiki, I wanted to know for myself. Would it be possible if you answer some questions? If so here are my questions:

    1. What inspired you to start writing?

    2. What comics do you enjoy?

    3. What age did you start creating comics?

    4. What was your favourite book growing up?

    5. How did it feel to win your rewards for writing?

    Thank you for reading my questions and thank you for writing the amazing Jedi Academy books which I read over and over again.

    Good luck with all your future books,
    Elin : )

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    1. 1. What inspired you to start writing?
      I’ve always loved book and comics, and I’ve always loved drawing and telling stories, so writing has been something I wanted to do as long as I can remember.

      2. What comics do you enjoy?
      Pretty much any comic! Recently I’ve enjoyed The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple, anything by Kate Beaton, and Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki.

      3. What age did you start creating comics?
      The earliest was about age 5, but I stopped making them in college. I kept drawing and writing, but really started making comics again when I was about 25.

      4. What was your favourite book growing up?
      Small In The Saddle, by Mark Alan Stamaty

      5. How did it feel to win your rewards for writing?
      It’s pretty unreal to win an award, but really the most rewarding thing is to see kids reading my books and getting excited about comics!

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    2. Thank you so much for answering! You made my day :D, Elin

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  10. Hello Jeffrey Brown. I am a bid fan of Jedi Academy. I have only the 2nd and 3rd book. I have a question, not to be like a stoker or anything, what is your gmail.

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  11. Thanks! You can find my contact info on my jeffreybrowncomics website.

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    1. Thank you so much! Also I meant to say big fan

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  12. bonjour Jeffrey Brown, je m'appelle tom j'ai 8 ans bientôt, j'ai eu mes 2 BD pour noël dark vador et compagnie et dark vador et fils, j'ai adoré les 2 livres, j'aimerai écrire aussi des histoires comme toi plus tard, ma maman va m'acheter d'autres livre de la collection, je je vais te raconter ce que j'ai aimé, bonne journée tom

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  13. Hey Jeff
    I'm a sophomore in high school and I have this career project in which I choose a career of my choice and within it, I have to get an interview from someone with that career. If I can get an interview about your career, that'll be great. THANKS. Love your Star Wars books.

    P.S.
    I'm writing this book though it contains some material that isn't mine but is copyrighted or something. Do I need some permission for publishment?

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    1. You'd want to consult a copyright lawyer before you actually published something- while there is some allowance for fan fiction, whenever you're working with someone else's intellectual property (new stories with someone else's characters, for example), you would need at least permission and often you or the publisher would be paying licensing fees to the rights owner. For my Star Wars books, Lucasfilm owns all the rights, and the publishers work out deals with Lucasfilm to be able to publish the material.

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  14. Hey, what is the process to get permission to start writing using the Star Wars characters and names? I imagine it was no easy walk in the park!

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  15. Fortunately, I worked with Chronicle Books - who have a long publishing history with Lucasfilm and worked out the whole licensing deal side of things - and had the luck of at least one person at Lucasfilm already familiar with my previous autobiographical work.

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  16. Hey, Jeff. I was wondering if u were going to write any Jedi Academy High school books. I have read the whole series, and on the third, it was kind of a cliff hanger at the ending. Are u going to and if not, why?

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  17. So Jeff are you gonna make Jedi High Books,a conteuation of Jedi Academy ?

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  18. How long of a gap is there between Jedi Academy books three and four?

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