Thursday, February 08, 2007
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie - THE book!
starwars.com has just posted a very interesting feature of a book covering the ONE AND ONLY RALPH McQUARRIE !
Finally the man behind all the those classic STAR WARS artworks gets a book covering and honoring all of his outstanding work! And best of all you can get a signed copy from the man himself! Gee, I´m a lucky guy! Remember Ralph was the one who painted the very first STAR WARS images (after discussions with George) as well as most of the production paintings for Episode IV, V and VI!
Limited to a total print run of 2000 copies, most of these will be a clothbound edition with dust jacket and printed slipcase that will retail for $125. A few ( 250 copies ) will include an additional illustrated page signed by McQuarrie, prequel concept designer Doug Chiang, and ILM's Ken Ralston, and will be fitted into a special cloth slipcase.
Finally there is a high end deluxe edition for $ 750 - well, I´m totally happy with the signed version - can´t wait until the release date in April!
To order visit the official website from Ralph McQuarrie itself... worth a visit!
(c) all images Lucasfilm, dreams & Visions press and R. Mcquarrie