Monday, November 15, 2010


I was seven years old when I went to see Star Wars. My Dad brought me to see it in the Regent cinema in Kilkenny. One of my earliest memories is someone telling me to stop laughing at the Jawas. They weren't that funny but to a seven year old they were. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs made me realise how wonderful cinema was as a child but Star Wars cemented that love forever. When I was little i know I thought Tatooine was a real place. Part of me still does. My brother Mike loves the first trilogy as much as I do and another generation later my nephew Ben does too. While I love my pop, it is cinema that has given so much in life and now I'm doing a degree in it 34 years after first seeing Star Wars. My brother has brought that love of cinema in to his art and I hope he never loses that quality that makes everything he draws, paints or makes come to life. Mike's blog featuring lots of his work is here. Here's a video and a song for my brilliant brother.