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Star Wars Artisan Edition

Roy Thomas



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28 January 2020
Art & design styles: Pop art; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Graphic novel & Manga artwork; Science Fiction Art; Science; Robots; Aliens; Space Opera; Galactic Empires; Star Wars Reference; Sci-Fi Graphic Novel; Superpowers; Star Wars Graphic Novel; Graphic Novel
In 1977, the same year the film was released, Marvel Comics launched Star Wars as a comic book. Adapted by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, the comic series ignited the imaginations of countless readers across the globe, becoming part of the phenomenon that was spawned by George Lucas' smash-hit and record-breaking film!

The Star Wars Artisan Edition is an art book collecting more than 100 pages from the earliest stories, many from the first 10 issues, and each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art. While appearing to be in black and white, the pages are printed in color, allowing the reader a rare glimpse of what original art looks like--complete with blue pencil notations, corrections, white-out--all the little nuances that make a page of original comic art unique. Besides Howard Chaykin, pages by comic legends Walter Simonson and Michael Golden are also included in this volume. As an added bonus, there is a beautiful foldout of Howard Chaykin's gorgeous Star Wars painting that was used to announce the film at the 1976 San Diego Comic Convention.
By:   Roy Thomas
Country of Publication:   United States
ISBN:   9781684055975
ISBN 10:   1684055970
Series:   Star Wars
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   28 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Al Williamson was born in New York City in 1931 and raised in Bogota, Colombia. After returning to New York, he studied at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (later to become the School of Visual Arts), and in 1948, at the tender age of seventeen, embarked on a career in comics. He worked for several publishers, most notably EC Comics, the premier publisher of the early-to-mid-1950s. In 1966, Williamson realized a lifelong dream when he was chosen to illustrate a comic book version of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon. In the mid-1980s he would go on to win numerous Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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