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‘The Art of Star Wars Rebels’ Book Coming in October 2019

It’s happening! A Star Wars Rebels art book by Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm will be arriving later this year, and we couldn’t be happier about the news.

The concept art galleries in the Star Wars Rebels episode guides were some of my favorites to explore, so imagine a book that highlights even more never-before-seen content as well as commentary from the show creators, like Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck, and more. It’s a Star Wars fan’s dream come true!

Here’s the description as provided by Amazon:

An incredible hardcover amassing art and creator commentary chronicling four seasons of adventure in a galaxy far, far away!

In the early days of the rebellion, a tight-knit group of rebels from various backgrounds banded together against all odds to do their part in the larger mission of defeating the Galactic Empire, sparking hope across the galaxy.

The award-winning team from Lucasfilm Animation brought the beloved occupants of the Ghost into our homes five years ago, now, take a step behind-the-scenes to witness the journey from paper to screen with The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the creative team behind the show, Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm proudly present the official look inside one of the galaxy’s most beloved shows.

Written by Dan Wallace, the book is scheduled to be released on October 1.

You can currently place your pre-order on Amazon.

We have visual guides for the first two seasons, but this promises to be something more. It’ll be amazing to see the evolution of the artwork and thought process throughout the development of the series. Personally, I’m also looking forward to any sketches by Dave Filoni, especially for the later seasons.

This announcement also gives us hope that a new and updated Star Wars: The Clone Wars art book might be a possibility in the near future. We also don’t want it to stop there. A Star Wars Resistance art book would also be much appreciated, and if at all possible, an art book based on the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures animated series. All of these shows have their own individual style and beauty, so here’s hoping The Art of Star Wars Rebels is just the first of many.

What other details would you like to see in The Art of Star Wars Rebels?

4 comments on “‘The Art of Star Wars Rebels’ Book Coming in October 2019

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  2. I am soooo looking forward to this! I love reading “Art of the Film” books and the recent Star Wars films have had some impressive art concepts and designs in their books. The “Art of Solo” one has some beautiful colored illustrations. It’s fun to see which ideas got scraped, which ones melded together to create the characters and settings we saw on-screen.

    Personally I want to see lots of pictures of the wolves. You can tell they have that Miyazaki vibe but I’m curious to know if the animators did some “tweaking” to the designs to make them fit into the Star Wars universe. And I’m fascinated with the details done to Thrawn. The Behind the Scenes videos mentioned he was humanoid in appearance but again, animators “tweaked” his facial face a bit so he looks not-quite-human, a bit off-putting to the audience to know he’s a bad guy.

    • Johnamarie Macias

      I am over-the-moon excited about this book. I can’t wait to see what new details we’ll discover. I also hope Agent Kallus’ concept as a Chiss turns up in there. It showed up very briefly in his character video, but I’d love to see more of that stuff. Exciting!

      • Oh yes, I remember seeing that brief drawing of blue-skinned Kallus. Now I’m glad they didn’t use it because they left room to bring in Thrawn and his on-screen contrast to Kallus appears so menacing, especially when we know they took different path.

        It’s fascinating to see what transitions the characters went through before they made it to the screen. I recall reading that Hera was meant to be a squat motherly character (reminds me of Mrs. Weasely from “Harry Potter”) but I like her creation as a daring pilot still with that motherly concern, though with a touch of 1940’s glamour in her spirit.

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