The 20th Century Space Opera by Robert Burden / Tumblr

15ft X 8ft oil painting depicting over 150 figures from the Star Wars universe. Completed over an 18 month period, taking over 2000 hours to finish. 

On display at the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience booth at the Star Wars Celebration event, April 16th, 2015. 

13″ X 17″ S/N limited edition prints of the “Light Side” and “Dark Side” sections of the original painting will also be available from the booth. More info and pre-order info for those HERE.

36″ X 24″ archival print, S/N edition of 100. Available now HERE.

Book Recomendations

These are all books I’ve read that I think everyone should read. Each title has a link to where you can buy the book if you wish. cool. last updated ¼/15

(* = must read) 

* Eleanor & Park : I read this book in the winter of my sophomore year and It changed my life. It is not cliche in the slightest form. Eleanor and Park as individuals in this book and the way they interact together is just heart warming. It takes place in a time period I think is interesting to read about. The book is an emotional roller coaster form beginning to end and I loved every bit of it. It is my favorite books to date and Rainbow Rowell has a truly beautiful and distinct writing style. There is no way to adequately summarize the story because there is so much going on that is so captivating, you have to read it for yourself to know what I mean. I read this book in 11 hours, it was that good.  

  Looking For Alaska: John Green

  Paper Towns: John Green

  The Other Wes Moore: Wes Moore 

  It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Ned Vizzini (Trigger Warning) 

  Love and Other Perishable Items: Laura Buzo 

  * Fahrenheit 451: This book takes place in the future where books are banned and censorship is prominent. Being a book-burner is an occupation, an occupation that the protagonist has. But when he begins to look at the books he’s suppose to be burning, things change. I read this book freshman year, so I don’t remember it all so well, but I remember loving it and thinking that it was extremely though provoking. This is an absolute must read. 

   The Book Thief: Markus Zusak

   The Maze Runner: James Dashner

   Stitches: David Small (Graphic Novel)

  * Ed Sheeran, A Visual Journey: For music lovers, you have to read this. After reading this book I was extremely inspired (I actually wrote a whole blog post on it under my thoughts tab). Ed Sheeran is a genius and he is genuine and to see his rise to fame right in front of you eyes is inspiring. You have to read it. You really have to. 

Say what you want about the Percy Jackson books, but know this:

Almost 8 years ago, an 11 year old sat in his reading class, struggling through a paperback copy of “The Lightning Thief” and burst into tears when he found out all the demigods had ADHD and dyslexia.  Because he finally had people he could relate to, people who struggled with the same things he did.  And all of a sudden, he realized he could defy expectations and BE something instead of falling flat in life like he’d been told so often as a result of his disorders.

That 11 year old was me.


“Stop it. Bruce, Just Stop… I’ve had enough of this for now. You Know? All the capes and masks and killers.. if you’re really so happy to see me again, then do something for me…”


Catwoman v3 #32 - “Only Takes a NIght”
written by Ed Brubaker
art by Sean Phillips & Stefano Gaudiano