Thursday, April 30, 2015

On the Beat with Paul Erickson at C2E2 2015

Yesterday, we featured James Finn Garner at C2E2.  Today, we feature Paul Erickson, who usually shares a booth with JFG at comic conventions.  Individually, they have resumes of tremendous success.  Together, they are indeed a trip.  I love these guys.
Erickson is "the World's Foremost Tolkien Parodist."  I'm pretty sure that is not an officially recognized title though.  On the other hand, he has yet to be challenged or proven wrong.
Erickson gave us a major scoop, especially for Star Wars fans.  His next project will be a Star Wars parody entitled Jar Jar Wars.  This promises to be a major hit (maybe even putting that George Lucas guy on the radar).
I was hooked on Erickson's work after Johngy's Beat Contributor Extraordinaire Matt Parker interviewed him at a previous convention.  I admit I am not even a huge fan of Tolkien, but Erickson's work doesn't require Tolkien fandom.  It's just that good.
Likewise, his upcoming project Jar Jar Wars won't require the reader to be a Star Wars fan, but since I was one (at least of the original trilogy), I am really looking forward to this.  I can't wait to see what Erickson's mind does with this challenge.  I am sure it will be gold though!
I love interviewing Erickson.  We have a lot of fun.  Where else can I learn about apple varieties?  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  After you watch the interview, head over to the Jar Jar Wars Facebook page to get all of the info and updates on Erickson's upcoming work.

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