Midnight Mixtape: ‘Your Heart Is An Empty Room’ by Death Cab for Cutie

The cartooning is by the incomparable Jeffrey Brown. He wrote and drew the 2012 storybook “Darth Vader and Son” and this year’s “Vader’s Little Princess.” He is pretty cool. The band is OK, too, but I’ve never really listened to them before, so this is not really an endorsement. I did like this song.

My new favorite thing in the world: Darth Vader’s guide to parenting

Artist Jeffery Brown imagines a galaxy far, far away in which Darth Vader was not a deadbeat dad who choked people to death with his mind and believed cutting off a hand was acceptable discipline. The book is called “Darth Vader and Son.” It’s due out April 18, 2012.