Posted on October 5, 2009 by Tom Angleberger
At long last, I can show you the Origami Yoda cover…
to see it real big.
Now back to my cover. Man, I am bursting with pride over it. I just love it. I love the little chalk X-Wings and TIE fighters and the Death Star! True, I won’t be the only Chalkboard Cover book out there. Sara’s “Operation Yes” got there before me. (Maybe we’ll make it to Jacket Whys.)
By the way, Yoda is folded from a single sheet of paper. White on one side, color on the other. His light saber is added on, however. But I think the hand was part of the single sheet. I haven’t seen him in a while! I had to send him to New York to be photographed.
I think the revisions are really all done now. Folks, it was a great experience. My editor wanted stuff and I was able to do it and the book got — hopefully — more fun for kids. I was working on revisions around the time that John Hughes died. That may be why I came up with the idea of a John Hughes Movie Moment for the ending.
I may get a bound galley by November! Oh man, I can’t wait!
It’s still amazing. Me, a regular Yoda-loving kid, gowing up and getting to write a real, Lucasfilm-authorized Star Wars book. (Have I said this before? Sorry. I’ll probably be saying it again…)
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