Star Wars Episode VII Countdown

    I have to say, I love this idea. Artist Nicholas Diak (aka Lumberjack Nick) got in touch to let us know about a very ambitious project he’s undertaking as we hone in on Episode VII on 18th December 2015.

    I’ve been reading Jedi News for a year now…..well, almost a year, I suppose. I started checking the site out in Jan or Feb. At any rate, I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and have been obsessed with that galaxy far, far away long before I can even remember. The obsession probably started back when I was two or three when my late mother started buying me ROTJ action figures. I grew up in Canton, Ohio, and live in Dayton, Ohio.

    To express my excitement for Episode VII I decided to draw one Star Wars character everyday leading up to Dec 18th 2015. I started on day 760, and only have 726 drawings left. Just thought I’d let you guys know.

    You can check my work out at I also have a Facebook page at

    Thank you so much for all the great work that you and everyone does at Jedi News!

    Mark Newbold
    Former Daily Content Manager and Program Director for Jedi News and the podcast network. Co-host RADIO 1138 and Take Cover on the Jedi News Network.