Paul Erickson
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Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson is the world's foremost Nerd Parodist. Erickson was born in 1959, and has lived his entire life in the Chicago suburb Oak Park. He read "The Hobbit" in grade school, and at the end of high school saw "Star Wars" nine times, twice on opening night. Later, while out of work in 2009, he kept busy by writing a parody of his favorite book: The Hobbit. Erickson titled his book "The Wobbit A Parody" and sold it on Amazon starting in 2011. "The Wobbit A Parody" was discovered, translated and published as a German paperback in 2012 by Munich publisher Piper Verlag. They published Erickson’s second parody, "The Superfriends Of The Ring" in 2013. The parodies are also available in Turkish and Russian. At the end of 2014 Erickson's German publishers requested that he write a George Lucas parody titled "Jar Jar Wars." This parody is intended to help Lucas (writer-director of the films "THX 1138" and "American Graffiti") finally get the recognition he deserves for a science fiction/fantasy film he did in 1977. "Jar Jar Wars" helps fans to understand and enjoy this quirky film, perhaps providing a classic cult with greater acceptance despite it's many science errors. George Lucas planned the publication of a diary of his production notes that would explain the rationale behind these perceived 'errors.' Unfortunately, the book was to be released as merchandising for the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special." The Holiday Special did not create a suitable secondary market for the book, so it was never published and the diary itself vanished. Decades later, with almost all evidence of the Holiday Special eliminated, those production notes have mysteriously surfaced again, edited by Erickson. Readers will now understand the reasons why every apparent mistake of Star Wars was actually a deliberate and brilliant choice. The notebook has been published as "The Lost Star Wars Diary: A Parody (Imagined Production Notes)" and is available through Amazon.
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