Passion & Serenity: A QuiObi Compendium

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Title: Passion & Serenity: A QuiObi Compendium
Editor(s): see the Zine Organization section for the complete list
Type: slash and gen
Date(s): 2021
Medium: fanzine, print
Size: 6x9 softcover, 320 pages
Fandom: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Language: English
External Links: QuiObi Zine Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram
Image showing Ben Kenobi on Tatooine with the title banner 'Passion and Serenity' above, 'A QuiObi Compendium' below.
Cover Art by zion
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Passion & Serenity is a printed work containing both fanart and fanfiction that explores the relationship between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, be it a romantic or platonic interpretation, and anything and everything in between.

The physical copy of this zine is a perfect bound book, sized 6 x 9 inches, filled with 300+ pages of full-color fanart and fanfiction created specifically and exclusively for the zine by 36 artists and authors. There are 20 illustrations, 19 stories, and 3 comics. Some of these works have been posted to the Passion and Serenity Collection at AO3.

All of the art is non-explicit while the stories range from gen to explicit. Every story has AO3 style ratings and summaries.

The zine is a completely non-profit project and all sales proceeds were donated to UNICEF, a charity supported by both Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson. The donation was made in March, 2022, in the amount of $1,673.

Zine Organization

Committee Members

  • Firondoiel: Administration, Editing, Social Media, Discord Mod
  • happygiraffe: Merchandise
  • ins0mnia: Art Support
  • Kurtssingh: Art Support, General Support
  • LuvEwan: Editing
  • outpastthemoat: General Support
  • Robinasnyder: Recordkeeping
  • sanerontheinside: Finance, Discord Mod
  • XanatosDuCrion: Art Support
  • Wolfiefics: Shipping, Discord Mod
  • Writestuff: Graphics, Zine Design and Layout


A non-profit zine celebrating the relationship between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. It will feature stories and art that range from platonic to romantic.

—From the quiobizine tumblr


Star Wars fans have long held Old Ben Kenobi, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, in fond and high respect since A New Hope came out in 1977. The idea in 1999 that we would see a young, brash Obi-Wan and learn his “origin story” was exciting. For some of us fans, though, the anticipation of meeting the one who trained this great Jedi Master was equally thrilling. With young apprentice Obi-Wan played by a relative unknown by the name of Ewan McGregor and his master, Qui-Gon Jinn, played by a more well-known and Hollywood favorite Liam Neeson, fans were primed to be taken by storm.

Some fans, however, were ready to take the legends a bit further than LucasFilms intended them to go and thus the Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan fandom was born.

While the prequels have gotten a lot of flack over the years, the rise of The Clone Wars series brought them back to a nostalgic rebirth with many Star Wars fans. The Clone Wars gave a new depth to the era the three prequel movies centered on that just couldn’t be crammed into three 2-hour movies. Fans fell in love all over again with coming into his own Obi-Wan Kenobi, brash young Anakin Skywalker, brave Padme Amidala, the Jedi Order who supported them, the Sith who thwarted them, and the galaxy erupting into chaos around them. We met new friends in the clone troopers, Senators new and old, Jedi padawans like Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Masters who were just blips of the big screen like Kit Fisto, Plo Kloon and Ki-Adi Mundi, and new Sith to hate like Asajj Ventress.

We even found out the fate of our beloved Qui-Gon Jinn, a maverick even in the Force.

Our imaginations soared once more. Some fans were dormant since the end of the prequel movies in the early 2000s, some were still active and trying to keep the fandom alive, and we all welcomed new fans into our fold. This compendium is an homage to our love of the prequels and especially wise and serene Jedi Master Qui- Gon Jinn and his brash and eager to learn Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. We are fans that will die on the hill on which these two Jedi broke the mold and forged their own path to the Light.

While some of the stories within are sexy, others are not. The art reflects the broad range of fan art, some of the best our fandom has. The contributors and committee that wrangled them worked hard to try and bring you the best. We think we succeeded.

All in all, the Qui/Obi fandom, or Jinnobi if you prefer, is kind of awesome in that respect. Young or old, seasoned or new, we’re here for each other, just the way Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are there for each other as well.

Wolfiefics, Chief Instigator



The cover art was created by zion. The zine logo was created by XanatosDuCrion.

Passion & Serenity features illustrations by acciopudding, Bere Weillschmidt, Bren, Dogmatix, Holly | redhothollyberries, Hollyoakhill, ins0mnia, Kurtssingh, Mads, mashimero, Oscar Herrera, purpuddle, Q1, wrennette, XanatosDuCrion, Ying+, and zion. Illustrations include standalone pieces, story illustrations, and incidental art.

Merch Artists

  • acciopudding: Bookmark, Stickers
  • Bere Weillschmidt: Print
  • Kurtssingh: Standee, Stickers
  • Oscar Herrera: Print
  • purpuddle: Bookmark
  • Roemerschanze: Charm
  • zion: Charm


The zine features new and exclusive stories from DeuxSabres, Dogmatix, Firondoiel, happygiraffe, ilcuoreardendo, jessebee, Jynx, LuvEwan, Meggory, MrsHamill, Norcumi, OddlyExquisite, outpastthemoat, Robinasnyder, sanerontheinside, scarletjedi, Tohje, Wolfiefics, and wrennette. These stories have brief summaries and Ao3-style ratings, ranging from gen to slash.


Summary: Qui-Gon instructs Obi-Wan on finding the living Force on Tatooine.
Rating: Gen.
Summary: All the little things—the forgotten dishes, neglected laundry, and cluttered workspace—were each trivial in isolation, but together they painted a picture of a padawan who was earnestly struggling. A soft fluff & hurt/comfort Padawan Obi-Wan fic.
Rating: Gen
Summary: The Jedi show their love language by wearing brightly colored beads that signify their feelings. When Qui-Gon begins wearing a yellow bead for unrequited love, Obi-Wan becomes deeply jealous.
Rating: Teen+
  • Heritage by Norcumi
Summary: Qui-Gon is sent to Mandalore to mediate between the clans, but flees with the last survivors of Clan Kryze: siblings Satine, Obi-Wan, and Bo-Katan; and Satine’s young son Korkie.
Rating: Teen+
Summary: He’s always been a proponent of living in the moment, and he can think of no moment he’d rather linger in than this; the sweet scent of spring blossoms and Obi-Wan warm and relaxed in his arms.
Rating: Teen+
Summary: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan drifted from one another after Naboo. A rare disease and a mysterious Jedi master draw them back together and lead them to discover the depth of their bond.
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Blood, Blood drinking.
Summary: A mission to a hedonistic planet creates turmoil for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.
Ratings: Explicit
Author's Note: The story owes a lot to a particular trope known in many fannish circles as dynamics, also referred to as dom/sub/switch sexual politics. It was not my intention to step on any toes with this story and am only using the trope to further the plot. Many, many thanks to Tem for handholding and to Writestuff, whose beta made this immeasurably stronger.
Summary: There are two Obi-Wans; one is a time traveler, the other is Qui-Gon’s Padawan. They both want Qui-Gon, and Qui-Gon wants both of them in return.
Rating: Explicit
Summary:Master Qui-Gon Jinn is being sent anonymous poetry that turn up in the strangest of places and he simply cannot figure out who would want to send love any- thing to a washed-up old man like himself. All he wants is to spend time with Obi-Wan and drink his sapir.
Rating: Teen+
  • The Way They Leave Us by OddlyExquisite
Summary: Obi-Wan doesn’t return to Naboo looking for ghosts, but one finds him anyway.
Rating: Teen+
Warnings: Death/dying; grief
  • The River of Light by DeuxSabres
Summary: Following the events of Naboo, Qui-Gon Jinn’s survival depends on Obi- Wan Kenobi’s ability to uncover the truth behind a mission he cannot remember, which the Jedi Council has buried in secrecy.
Rating: Mature
Summary: Qui-Gon survives Naboo but feels like a different person. He wonders why Obi-Wan rejected the Council’s offer of Knighthood and on their first post-recovery mission, Qui-Gon finds himself seeing his student as a different person too.
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan fell in love just before Obi-Wan’s knighting, but ended their secret relationship in the name of duty. Two years later, they are both unknowingly assigned to the same mission.
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Qui-Gon Jinn is determined to give up after Xanatos’ Fall, but the Force has other plans.
Rating: Mature
Summary: On Naboo, Qui-Gon made sure that Obi-Wan survived the encounter with the Sith. He did not expect to survive it himself.
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Suicidal ideation
  • Golden Dreams by Dogmatix
Summary: It’s not that Obi-Wan minded having sex several times a day, but it would be nice if he and Qui-Gon didn’t also have to navigate a case of amnesia and a very annoying mission.
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Obi-Wan killed Anakin on Mustafar. He has disappeared. Qui-Gon, injured both physically and in his connection with the Force after Naboo, intends to bring him home, even though he isn’t sure himself anymore where it is.
Rating: Mature
  • To A Cold, Voltaic Moon by jessebee
Summary: They were definitely stuck here for the time being, mostly likely several days; cold and cramped, but safe. Naught to do but try and make the best of it.
Rating: Mature
Summary: When the Jedi died, the Force screamed. On Tatooine, Obi-Wan relearns how to listen.
Rating: Teen+


Illustration for happygiraffe's A Lesson in Picking Your Battles
  • From a Seed, a comic by ins0mnia
  • Full Blossom by purpuddle
  • For All The Lessons You Have Taught Me, I Thank You by wrennette
  • Illustration for Wolfiefics' Beads by Bren
  • Illustration for Norcumi's Heritage by Dogmatix
  • Shine On by mashimero
  • Illustration for ilcuoreardendo's And The Force Will Lead Them' by Q1
  • Closer by XanatosDuCrion
  • Illustrations for Jynx's Forgiveness on the Edge of Tomorrow by wrennette
  • Wistfulness by Ying+
  • Passion & Serenity, a comic by Oscar Herrera
  • Illustration for DeuxSabres' River of Light' by acciopudding
  • Illustration for LuvEwan's A Second Heart' by Kurtssingh
  • Illustration for Firondoiel's Come Back to Me Now by Bere Weillschmidt
  • You Explained The Infinite by Holly | redhothollyberries
Illustration for Meggory's Saudade
  • Illustration for sanerontheinside's My Hope is on the Horizon by ins0mnia
  • Illustration for Dogmatix's Golden Dreams by Dogmatix
  • Illustration for Tohje's Flotsam by Hollyoakhill
  • Warmth by acciopudding
  • Through the Wind by zion