As you probably know, my wife Emma and I did a collaborative illustration series back in 2010 called “A is for Ackbar” — a Star Wars-themed alphabet for our new son Tycho. We had no idea how wildly popular it would become on the internet, or how quickly. In the first week of its release, the project’s page on my website was logging 20,000 hits a day, which doesn’t even account for the hundreds of blogs who re-posted the images on their own site — Boing Boing, Wired, io9, the Huffington Post, LinkedIn, and tons of others.
It’s been a year and a half, and “Ackbar” seems to be making another round of the blogosphere, so it seemed like a good time to post a recap of some of the coverage the project has received. Though it would take forever to track down all the sites that featured our work (especially since most of them didn’t notify us they were doing so), here are a few worth special mention.
FirstShowing.net was, appropriately, the first website to cover us. It all snowballed from here — a big thanks to them for the publicity.
Death Star PR gave us our first interview!
We were also interviewed by Designer Daddy…
…and 8 Bit Dad. Much of each interview is the same or similar, but each site asked some unique questions that drew some interesting answers out of us.