Ian Doescher’s Star Wars and Shakespeare mashups have proven to be hits with classic literature and Star Wars fans alike — telling the stories of the Star Wars films in the Bard of Avon’s style, while staying true to both. As a series, it’s simultaneously weird, smart, and original, all qualities that ring true to the galaxy far, far away and the work of the world’s greatest playwright.
Each installment has also sported a beautifully illustrated cover, and StarWars.com has an exclusive first look at the image set to grace the next edition: William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken — Star Wars Part the Seventh, coming October 3, which features BB-8 in Elizabethan garb. (It’s an image we didn’t know we needed in our lives until we saw it.) In addition, StarWars.com caught up over e-mail with designer and art director Doogie Horner and illustrator Nicolas Delort to find out how the cover came to be. (Or not to be?)
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