Paul Naylor

    News Contributor (Jedi News)
    Paul Naylor is a lifelong fan of the Star Wars saga, having first seen the original movie at the Clifton cinema, in Wellington, Shropshire, back in 1978.

    Paul grew up in Newport, Shropshire and spent most of his formative years either role playing with his friends on the school playground during breaks, recreating scenes with his action figures or reading Marvel comics about his favourite characters. Yep, he was pretty much immersed in that galaxy far, far away.

    Up until January 2017, Paul was Supplements Editor for two of the UK’s largest regional newspapers, working for both the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton, and Shropshire Star, based in Telford. He had been with the organisation for 25 years. Then, in February, he launched his own 'empire' - a design and pr agency by the name of Media & You.

    When the call comes in for Star Wars content his desk makes the jump to hyperspace at the drop of a hat. He particularly enjoys interviewing the cast of his beloved franchise - even if he does chuckle along a lot.

    Biggest regrets – selling much of his Kenner/Palitoy collection in his teens. “If only I still had my cardboard Death Star and Jawa with vinyl cape,” he winces.

    Paul announced he was leaving Jedi News after seven years on 29th September 2017.

    Brian is an obsessive collector of Star Wars books, comics, and magazines. With a collection extending into the tens of thousands, he is obsessed by variants, and the more obscure a publication the better! Brian was the Literature Editor for Jedi News, and was also host of the podcast Take Cover on the Jedi News Network until August 2017. Brian stepped down from Jedi News in August 2017 for personal reasons. At the end of October 2017 he was part of the team that launched Fantha Tracks.