Last month, StarWars.com announced a new book focused on the women of Star Wars. Penned by Amy Ratcliffe, it’ll contain original art from 18 artists.
The Fall 2018 Chronicle Books Frontlist Catalog features a smidge of information regarding the highly anticipated book, such as an official description (which can also be found at ChronicleBooks.com):
The ﬁrst book of its kind, this richly illustrated volume celebrates the fascinating female characters that drive the Star Wars galaxy forward across ﬁlms, books, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, the 75 proﬁles in this authoritative book offer key story beats, unique insights, and behind-the-scenes details that will reward fans and welcome those beginning to explore the saga. Showcasing all-new, dynamic artwork by more than a dozen female and non-binary artists, and engaging text written by lifelong Star Wars fan and expert Amy Ratcliffe, here is a fresh and exciting look at a galaxy of renegades and role models, villains and heroes.
The catalog also includes art of Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano facing Darth Vader, and Rey and Kylo fighting the Praetorian guards.
Other pieces of information that stood out include the following:
- Hardcover at $29.95
- 8 x 10 in
- 200 pages (232 pages listed on the website)
- 120 full-color illustrations
- Matte lamination
- Foil stamping on cover
In terms of marketing and publicity, Chronicle Books will focus on Comic Con promotions, consumer giveaways, an author event and podcast tour, and Star Wars Reads Day promotion.
The Fall 2018 catalog also revealed that the book release will be accompanied by a Women of the Galaxy Notebook Collection.
This inspiring trio of notebooks celebrates three iconic heroes of the Star Wars galaxy: Leia Organa, Rey, and Ahsoka Tano. Each notebook features lightly ruled interiors with notable quotes from each character, along with bonus artwork on the inside and back covers.
The collection will be priced at $12.95. Other details include: 6 x 8 in, 64 pages, center-sewn bindings, and 1-color lined interiors.
UPDATE, 7/27/2018: High quality art was revealed at SDCC 2018. Additionally, it was revealed that Kathleen Kennedy wrote the foreword.
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