Synopses & Reviews
and sequential art share a long history: Star Wars
debuted on the comic-book page in 1977, when Marvel Comics began publishing a six-part adaptation of the first film, which morphed into a monthly comic book. Now, more than three decades later, new series by Dark Horse Comics continue to expand the Star Wars
The second book in the Star Wars Art series, Star Wars Art: Comics brings together the very best artwork from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing, showcasing original art from the top comics artists working in the industry. Hand-selected and curated by George Lucas, the art featured in this volume includes interior pages and fully painted covers from artists such as Al Williamson, Howard Chaykin, Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Dorman, and many moreand#8212;as well as new work created exclusively for this book by over 20 renowned artists, including John Cassaday, Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope, Frank Quitely, Jim Steranko, and other comics superstars. Star Wars Art: Comics is a tribute to sequential storytelling, a worthy and justly celebrated art form.
Praise for Star Wars Art:and#160;Comics:
and#8220;George Lucas has left no medium unused, as this visually arresting compendium proves.and#8221;and#160;
Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles
takes the reader on a journey through cool and kitsch, from toys and costumes to life-size statues made of LEGO bricks to consumer goods such as candy, clothing, toothpaste--and much more. Drawn from the largest private Star Wars
collection in the known universe, this stunning treasure trove of memorabilia and colorful anecdotes mixes fun with nostalgia, delighting both the casual fan and the serious collector. Since the first Star Wars
film opened in 1977, George Lucas's epic space fantasy has become not only one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time, but also an obsession for collectors around the globe, who have spent more than $15 billion on Star Wars
merchandise.and#160;These collectibles range from the offbeat--C-3PO tape dispensers, fan-made bantha pinatas, and Darth Vader popcorn poppers--to the everyday--Boba Fett cake pans, Yoda PEZ dispensers, and "Cream of Jawa" soup. Here for the first time is a chronicle of the constantly expanding, all-encompassing, often-surreal lifestyle of collecting Star Wars--
filled with incredible stranger-than-fiction stories from the galaxy's foremost collector.
Drawn from the largest private "Star Wars" collection in the known universe, this stunning treasure trove of memorabilia and colorful anecdotes mixes fun with nostalgia, delighting both the casual fan and the serious collector.
About the Author
One of comicsand#8217; most acclaimed writers, Dennis Oand#8217;Neil worked briefly in journalism, then moved to New York and began working in comics. Oand#8217;Neil brought social consciousness to the medium with the groundbreaking Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. His work on Batmanand#8212;as writer and editorand#8212;returned that character to its dark, gothic roots. He lives in New York City.and#160;Douglas Wolk is the author of the Eisner Award and Harvey Award-winning Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean. He writes about comic books and popular culture for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon.and#160;Virginia Mecklenburg is a senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and a writer and lecturer who specializes in American art of the twentieth century. Her books include Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury, and Edward Hopper: The Watercolors. Mecklenburg received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Before joining the Smithsonian American Art Museum, she taught art history at the University of Maryland. She lives in Washington, D.C.