This October, Disney Lucasfilm Press is publishing Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi, a 64-page picture book based on the awesome concept art of Ralph McQuarrie. The book covers the original trilogy of three Star Wars films.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this book.

Read the rest of this entry

RIP: Ralph McQuarrie

Sad news, folks… is reporting that art legend Ralph McQuarrie has passed away. McQuarrie, born in 1929, was the designer of the original Star Wars movies (including the design for Darth Vader) as well as Battlestar Gallactica, ET, Star Trek and many other science fiction classics…including many books.

See also: