REVIEW: Star Wars Art: Illustration

Having previously reviewed the first two entries in the Star Wars Art series, Visions and Comics, Mary returns to review the newest book, Illustration. Although the timing of its release left it overshadowed by the announcement of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, Illustration is yet another incredible resource for fans of the visual and artistic side of Star Wars. Mary writes:

The quality of art in Illustration is simply outstanding. On the pages of this book are scenes that might have taken place off-screen during Star Wars movies. There are other “stills” – moments in time – beautifully rendered and uniquely imagined that serve to expand readers’ own ideas of the core Star Wars stories. It is a cultural, fan, and art appreciation reference. And, we might hope, a meaningful book for the assembling team that will usher the franchise into new territory.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to