From Star Wars: Rebels to The Force Awakens, early concept designs from the legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie continue to shape the Star Wars universe today.
The book will be available for $20 in The Art of Ralph McQuarrie booth as well as on the Dreams and Visions Press website (for those not attending) on August 24th.
March 4, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST
Around 11th grade I had to write a report on an artist/animator for my animation & art class. Now this is before my family had the Internet at home (It was during the 90s), so all the info available on Star Wars and movie making in general wasn't at my fingertips. Knowing that I was a big Star Wars fan, my teacher actually recommended that I do a report on Ralph McQuarrie. His work was beautiful and inspiring. I know there's a few books highlighting his work, but I hope sometime in the near future we get a very extensive book about his life and work. He deserves to remembered as a great.
A Remembering Ralph McQuarrie book signing has been scheduled for Saturday between 4-5pm in the Celebration VI Collector’s Social area, and we’ll do our best to round up as many of the on-site contributors as possible for that event.
Ralph McQuarrie was the production illustrator -- basically, the guy whose job it is to get studios excited about the movie. He was supposed to sketch out a few ideas based on an incomplete script, just to give a hint of what direction the film might go. Here's what he came up with: