Sometimes when writing the strip, Mowrer and I will spend hours working on the dialogue, polishing each bon mot like an Adegan crystal until it shines like the binary suns of Tatooine, while making sure we manage to capture the voices of…ourselves.  Other times they write themselves; this strip is based almost verbatim on a real email exchange between Mowrer, myself and Christian.  We have these kinds of exchanges a lot.

Fun Fact!  Did you know that Denis “Wedge Antilles” Lawson is the uncle of Ewan “Played Obi-Wan Kenobi But We Still Mostly Think Of Him From Trainspotting Or Moulin Rouge” McGregor?

Lawson never really embraced his Star Wars fame the way, say, Billy Dee Williams did (or Anthony Daniels, who seems more integral to the saga – and more beloved by fans – than George Lucas himself).  Even as new images are starting to trickle in from the set of Episode VII, it’s a little bittersweet to know that Luke, Han and Leia won’t be joined by their old pal Wedge.  We’ll be left to wonder if he was promoted to General, or was killed in battle, or if he just buggered off back to Corellia.

(And yes, I also followed Wedge’s exploits in the Expanded Universe for many years, but the EU has now been rendered apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate)

But if you do want more Denis Lawson, you could do a lot worse than to watch this, his best-known performance, non-Star Wars  category.

So, clear skies, Red Leader, and may the Force be with you.