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Jabba’s Palace Pop-Up Book

December 22, 2009

This is a short story (around 12 sparse pages) that tells the story of Jubnuk, Jabba’s Gamorrean guard that gets eaten by the rancor. It’s interesting because it’s written from Jubnuk’s point of view. Calling it a “pop-up book” is a bit generous, though. Only the last two pages have any sort of pop-up feature. They’re fairly well done, although it doesn’t compare to the excellent Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. There’s also a button in the back that’s supposed to play some music from Star Wars, but it’s just a computerized version and doesn’t sound like any song that I recall from the movies.

The pictures are by famed Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie, although I get the impression that they mostly just used existing concept art from McQuarrie and wrote the story around the pictures, with a few changes here and there. For example, there’s one picture of Jubnuk talking to Bib Fortuna that appears to be a slightly reworked version of a picture of the droids talking to Bib Fortuna. The illustrations are great in any case.

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  1. January 17, 2011 11:16 am

    I have a few Star Wars related pop up books and i loe the thought and effort that goes into each one.

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