Talking influences, the Force and Star Wars: The High Republic with Marvel

Last week, I popped up on the official Marvel website talking to Tucker Chet Markus about the influences behind the Star Wars: The High Republic comic, both from a galaxy far, far away and elsewhere, what it was like working in the High Republic writing room, real world analogues to the story we’re telling and the ins and outs of designing a new period in galactic history.

We also talked about how I view the Force. Here’s what I had to say:

I also go back to Obi-Wan and his quote in the original Star Wars movie: “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” That description always makes me think of Celtic knots, constantly looping around. The lines tuck above and below each other, every part linked to the next, so you don’t know where the knot begins or ends. I think that’s such a perfect image, and sums up one of the key messages that I take from Star Wars, that we are better together, connected with others. When we try to strike out on our own, that’s when everything starts to unravel…

You can read the full interview here and also check out some exclusive pages from Star Wars: The High Republic #4 such as this beauty by by Ario Anindito, Mark Morales and Annalisa Leoni.

And if you fancy more previews, then don’t miss this exclusive reveal of the main covers for Star War: The High Republic #6. I promised you monsters so prepare yourself for one of the most iconic Star Wars monsters of all…

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