Star Wars Epic Yarns is a series of children's board books featuring a non-canon look at the Star Wars films with the characters and situations presented as yarn or felt. Each features twelve scenes from one of the films, summarized by a single word. The initial books, released on April 14, 2015, feature the original trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. They are authored and illustrated by Jack Wang and Holman Wang.
The series was created when Chronicle Books asked the Wang brothers what they would like to do next and they decided to "shoot for the moon and go for what we were the biggest fans of when we were kids, and that was Star Wars." The titles were developed with the aid of Leland Chee, who explained such things as that "cold" would not be appropriate word choice for the Han Solo carbon-freezing scene, as the carbon-freezing is actually a hot process. The scenes in the books were shot in locations such as the Mt. Seymour Forest and the Lynn Valley Headwaters. Digital techniques were used only to create the lightsabers and Darth Sidious's Force lightning.
Notes and references
- Epic Yarns: A New Hope on Hachette Book Group
- Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back on Hachette Book Group
- Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi on Hachette Book Group
- Gee, Dana (April 10, 2015). Vancouver's Wang twins make epic Star Wars story simply felt — literally. The Province. Retrieved on April 11, 2015.