Happy summer series! In our first episode of our three-part analysis of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we first begin by aligning Obi-Wan with the tarot card, The King of Swords. We discuss what that means and why Obi-Wan fits that phrasing. Then, we explore the development of the character and trace the origins from the early 70s to now, with anecdotes about Alec Guinness and Carlos Castaneda. Then, we discuss what moments we see as the defining character moments. All this and more.
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Knowing Kenobi series artwork by Kara DJ, author and artist behind “Into a Larger World” fanzine. Follow her on Instagram and subscribe to her zine!
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler
Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan
The Teachings of Don Juan & Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda
Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
Interview in British Magazine, Loaded, in 1998
Labyrinthos “The King of Swords” and The Tarot Guide