Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pop Art: The Empire Strikes Back Pop-Up Book


  1. It just struck me that the cover of this book is a strange image to advertise an action packed sequel to Star Wars. Assuming that your only exposure to Star Wars was the first film, this image is a huge downer! Instead of some interstellar dogfight or light saber duel, what you are presented with is Luke and Artoo stuck in a swamp with their half submerged X-Wing fighter looking pretty dejected.

    I have this book and it's very nice but if I were art directing, I think I would have chosen a more dynamic cover image!

  2. Anonymous2:23 PM

    I remember being so so young and wanting this. I think it was three pounds (or five) quite expensive in 1980, and saving up all my coins. I handed them over to a shop in Barkingside, London. Vividly remember the excitement. Thanks for this!

  3. I had (and remember loving) this book, particularly for its pop-up features for the swamp scenes and at the end.


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