Monday, May 21, 2012

Behold...the Mighty Chewbacca!

The sketch book was open again yesterday and this time I wanted to draw the one and only Chewbacca. Maybe it is not the best Chewie I have done but it does give that "Wookie rage" that all Star Wars fans enjoy! More to come soon about our next podcast!

All the best,

Mark - Co-host of the TJW Podcast

Wookie Rage on the Page!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sketching Star Wars and a New Logo

Imperial Sandtrooper by TJW Podcast Host Mark
Hey there Jundland Wastes Travelers! Last night I was on my couch having a lemonade and sketching some Star Wars art in my sketchbook.  Here is the latest entry to the sketchbook.  Maybe we will use for the TJW Podcast patch and logo? It does show an Imperial Sandtrooper traveling across the sands of Tatooine and the Jundland Wastes with the twins suns beginning to set in the horizon. And I also threw in a couple moisture vaporators.

I actually have a couple ideas I am playing with for a patch and logo. Some of these ideas include Jawas, Tusken Raiders, Banthas and Dewbacks. But I also have ideas that would include old Ben Kenobi, the Lars homestead and of course Imperial Sandtroopers. I'll post more pics as I complete sketches. But if you have any ideas be sure to send them to us here at the Traveling the Jundland Wastes headquarters:

Anakin Skywalker by a friend of the TJW Podcast
I have not been the only one who has been sketching Star Wars lately. A good friend of the podcast and blog sent me this sketch of Anakin Skywalker! She is a great artist and we look forward to posting more of her work here at the Traveling the Jundland Wastes blog.

And stay tuned for another podcast episode! Travel safely along the Jundland Wastes!

Co-host of the TJW Podcast and Blog

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Official TJW Podcast Denim Jacket!

Hello Jundland Wastes Travelers! So what does a podcaster like myself prefer to wear at live shows and comic conventions and celebrations? The answer is my favorite Levis denim jacket with some great Star Wars patches and pins!

Some may think I am stuck in the 1980's but I will always believe that the Levis denim jacket is a classic and will never go out of style. It is comfortable and perfect for patches and pins.

At Boston Comic Con this past April I actually had people checking out my jacket and asking about the patches and pins that I had on it. I was proud to show my jacket and get word out regarding the podcast and my admiration for the Star Wars franchise.

I thought it was about time to take a couple pics of the jacket and let everyone in on the official jacket of the TJW Podcast! 

Jedi Starfighter Patch (from The Jedi Path by Dan Wallace) and a Droids Pin
Biker Jew Crew Patch and Star Wars Celebration 5 Pin
Star Wars Celebration 5 - Five Piece Boba Fett Patch

Do you have a denim/jean jacket that you have updated with some fantastic Star Wars patches or pins? Send us a pic and we will post it to the blog!

And stay tuned for news about an official TJW Podcast patch that you will be able to own!

Stay safe on the Jundland Wastes!

Co-host of the TJW Podcast and Blog

TJW Podcast Interview - Star Wars Artist Katie Cook

Hello Travelers of the Jundland Wastes - Here is the other interview we did while at Boston Comic Con this past April. We were honored to have a moment to speak with Star Wars artist Katie Cook! She is also doing an art print for Star Wars Celebration 6 in Orlando, Florida this August. Katie has worked on many comic books, the Star Wars Galaxy series sets and has her own original comic called The Gronk. Check out our interview with her and we hope to speak to her again before Star Wars Celebration 6!

And be sure to check out Katie's website at:

Stay tuned for more podcasts and blog posts!

Co-host of the TJW Podcast

TJW Podcast Interview - Star Wars Artist Doug Cowan

Hello Travelers of the Jundland Wastes! The TJW Podcast was on the road last month for Boston Comic Con! As you can see from previous posts it was a lot of fun for both Dan and I. We had a great time roaming Artist Alley and getting to meet many comic book artists and illustrators.  We got a chance to chat with Star Wars artist Doug Cowan. Doug has done many Star Wars illustrations including work on the Star Wars Galaxy card sets and prints for Star Wars Celebration. And yes, Doug will have a new print for Star Wars Celebration 6 in Orlando, Florida this August. We hope to chat with Doug sometime after his Star Wars Celebration 6 art print is revealed. Stay tuned for updates!

Click here to listen to our interview with Doug Cowan!

And be sure to check out Doug's website:

Stay safe on the Jundland Wastes!

Co-host of the TJW Podcast and Blog

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Star Wars Mini Spring Celebration!

Hello Jundland Wastes Travelers! I hope everyone was able to celebrate "May the 4th Be With You" Day last week. For a Star Wars fan it was a bit of a mini celebration complete with some great deals on Star Wars products throughout the weekend.

Probably the best deal of the weekend was a free Star Wars comic book given out for Free Comic Book Day on May 5th (or for hard core fans it was "Revenge of the 5th" day). I was not able to attend the celebration at my local comic book store but a good friend of mine stepped up to the plate and brought me back some great comics including the Star Wars issue with Han and Chewie on the cover.

But there were some other great deals that I spotted as well. Official Pix, the premier internet store for officially licensed Star Wars photographs and autographs, were offering 40% off photographs. Williams Sonoma had a discount on those awesome Star Wars cookie cutters of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper and Yoda. had tons of discounts on various Star Wars Expanded Universe books as well the Star Wars Bluray collection. In a nutshell, it was pretty easy to find a great price on some Star Wars gear and collectibles! I hope you were able to find something special!

In the past week or so I was able to find a couple treasures on the vast landscape of the Jundland Wastes:

Star Wars Galaxy 6 Reflections on Endor card signed by Doug Cowan
Ben (Obi Wan) Kenobi - 2004 Original Trilogy Collection

Star Wars Celebration V Badge

NOTE: I am searching for the following badges to complete this set: Luke, Lando, Grevious, Han and C-3PO. If you have any extras and would like to trade/sell, send me an email here at the Traveling the Jundland Wastes Podcast!

* The conclusions to Star Wars Dark Times and Crimson Empire III comic books
* The Empire Strikes Back Punch Out and Make It Book

Have you found a Star Wars treasure that you have been looking for? If you have, let us know here at the Traveling the Jundland Wastes Podcast!  Email us:

I am hoping to post audio from the Boston Comic Con very soon! Stay tuned and thanks for listening!

All the best,

Co-host of the TJW Podcast