A long time ago George Lucas created a galaxy far, far away…and we were introduced to strange new worlds and the species that inhabited them. For more then thirty years writers, artists, and George himself have continued to add worlds to the Star Wars galaxy. On August 18 Del Rey and Lucas Books are proud to bring you a book that has been years in the making…Star Wars: The Essential Atlas written by Jason Fry and Dan Wallace with original illustrations by Chris Trevas and Ian Fullwood and maps created by Modi and Chris Reiff.
Jason Fry and Dan Wallace have spent over three years researching the Star Wars galaxy and writing Star Wars: The Essential Atlas. Now, on the eve of it’s publication the two authors took some time at San Diego Comic Con to enjoy the fruits of their labor. They signed copies of the book for fifty lucky fans and then took some time out to discuss the book with Suvudu.
The first part of the interview is below. Jump to see the rest of the interview as well as exciting page spreads from the book.
For an inside look into what went into mapping Hutt Space and a sneak peek at never before seen early map sketches, final maps, and final art from Chris Trevas and Ian Fullwood click here.
For info regarding the upcoming live chat with authors Dan Wallace and Jason Fry and to submit a question early, please click here.
Finally, don’t forget to check out Suvudu’s Comic Con ‘09 Signed Copies contest for a chance to win a copy of Star Wars: The Essential Atlas signed by authors Jason Fry and Dan Wallace and illustrators Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff.