FOR KIDS/STAR WARS FANS: Renowned paper
engineer and bona fide STAR WARS aficionado, Matthew Reinhart delivers
another remarkable pop-up book based on George Lucas’s epic Star Wars movies in
Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure (Orchard Books/Scholastic,
$36.99). Star Wars flies off the page with working light sabers, pull tabs, and
other interactive features. Filled with huge animals
that lunge out at the reader, General Grievous ready for battle, Anakin in
mid-race, and working lightsabers! This new look at STARS WARS explores
the characters, stories, vehicles, droids, and more in the three prequel movies
and The Clone Wars. A must have for all Star Wars fans, young and old!
Invader’s new book available at Books & Books!
Who are you?
(that's my alias). I always appear masked in public, so no one knows my face.
Some people call me a polluter, others say I'm an artist. I prefer to think of
myself as an invader!
What's the Space
Invaders project about?
The idea is to
"invade" cities all over the world with characters inspired by
first-generation arcade games, and especially the now classic Space Invaders. I
make them out of tiles, meaning I can cement them to walls and keep the
What made you
choose Space Invaders as the main character for the project?
Lots of reasons.
I see them as a symbol of our era and the birth of modern technology, with
video games, computers, the Internet, mobile phones, hackers and viruses. And "space invader" is a pretty good definition of what I'm doing...
Is there a
The act in itself
is political, as 99% of the time I don't have authorization. Otherwise, it's
more an experiment than a protest. Obviously there's the gaming aspect too, as
I've spent the past eight years traveling from city to city with the sole
objective of getting a maximum score.
Are you still
Absolutely. Not a
week goes by without new Invaders appearing.