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Star Wars Art: Comics to feature George Perez's art

posted Apr 13, 2011, 3:04 PM by Vu Sleeper

First Look: Star Wars Art: Comics
April 12, 2011

Abrams Books, publishers of the enthralling Star Wars Visions art book, is gathering together a new trove of Star Wars art celebrating the comics medium, as curated by George Lucas. It is due out later this year, and features a foreword by Dennis O'Neil and an introduction by Virginia Mecklenburg, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Star Wars Art: Comics showcases the best original artwork from the past three decades of Star Wars comic-book publishing -- including art by Sergio Aragonés, Terry Austin, David Michael Beck, Bret Blevins, Tim Bradstreet, Howard Chaykin, Dave Cockrum, Terry Dodson, Dave Dorman, Hugh Fleming, Jon Foster, Ian Gibson, Cully Hamner, Hiromoto-SIN-ichi, Adam Hughes, Carmine Infantino, Drew Johnson, Rod Pereira, Kilian Plunkett, P. Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz, Carlos Garzon, and Al Williamson.

These pencil roughs, inked pages, and painted covers are joined by more than twenty all-new, exclusive commissions by comics legends and superstars, such as Arthur Adams, John Cassaday, Amanda Conner, Mike Kaluta, Sam Kieth, Joe Kubert, David Lapham, Mike Mignola, George Pérez, Paul Pope, Frank Quitely, John Romita, Sr., Tim Sale, Jeff Smith, Ryan Sook, Jim Steranko, and J.H. Williams III.

Together, these works celebrate the creativity of Star Wars comics and provide a glimpse at the manifold transformations American sequential art has undergone from the late 1970s to present day.

This book is due out this Fall, followed in November by a Limited Edition of 500 copies, with more artworks and signed prints by Sam Kieth, Dave Dorman, Frank Quitely, Mike Mignola and Ryan Sook.