Our favorite Star Wars Author, J.W. Rinzler has revealed the cover of his new storyboard book for The Original Trilogy:
— J. W. Rinzler (@jwrinzler) November 15, 2013
I can personally attest to the greatness of The Prequel Trilogy storyboard book:
For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy—the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi—as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes.
From the opening chase above Tatooine in A New Hope to the Battle of Endor in Jedi, this book presents the visual inspiration behind now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie’s never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V.
I love the prequel trilogy and I loved the book. But I can see someone who is not even a fan of the films could like the artwork for its beauty or look at “what could have been.” Of course, it is boring to hear about people’s fourteen year old grievances, they could enjoy this book in the quiet of their own homes and I would respect that.
I can’t wait for May 2014! I love everything J.W. Rinzler puts out.