Jeffrey Brown, who created a bestselling Star Wars graphic novel humor franchise for Chronicle Books, has another book on the way, this one with a holiday theme. A Vader Family Sithmas,
due out on October 5, features Darth Vader and family participating in such seasonal activities as snowball fights (with an assist from the Force), winter sports, and holiday parties. Like many holiday-themed books, A Vader Family Sithmas
explains the traditions of the season, including the origins of the Sithmas tree and how Santa deals with the Death Star. Plus there’s advice on what to get a Wookiee for Sithmas and a special message from R2D2. Like the previous two Vader books, the 64-page Sithmas book is published by Chronicle and will be a square-format hardcover with an MSRP of $14.95.
Brown has had an incredibly successful run with his Star Wars run, with the series appearing frequently on our Top Kids Graphic Novel Franchises chart in the mid-teens (see “Top Kids Graphic Novel Franchises – Spring 2016
”) and winning an Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication (see “2014 Eisner Award Winners
”). The most recent release, Star Wars: Rey and Pals
, made the BookScan Top 20 Superhero Graphic Novels chart (see “August 2019 BookScan – Top 20 Superhero Graphic Novels