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"Star Wars Art: Visions . . . acknowledges what fans have felt all along. They don't want to be mere spectators, but involved in the storytelling too."
―Los Angeles Times[src]

Star Wars Art: Visions is a book of artwork from Abrams Books released on November 1, 2010. It contains 120 full-color and black-and white paintings inspired by the Star Wars saga from more than 100 renowned artists and features a foreword by George Lucas as well as an introduction by Jonathan W. Rinzler. Because of the large number of images, there is also a bigger, more expensive, limited special edition of the book released on October 1 with more than 40 additional illustrations as well as "behind the scenes" pictures, processes and sketches of the contributors and five hand-signed, archival-quality 10 × 12" giclé prints.

J.W. Rinzler started producing the book in 2005 and continued working on it from time to time. The teaser poster of the book was first spotted at Comic-Con International 2009, with a new painting from the book being released monthly at StarWars.com since October 2009 for the following six months. After an official announcement of the book in March 2010, StarWars.com continued revealing sneak previews and lists of contributors from the book over the next six months until its publication. To promote the book, three images by Donato Giancola, Gene Colan and Ed Binkley were published in a tie-in with the Topps trading cards. After an initial date of October 28, the publishing date was pushed back from October 1 to November 1 2010 in April.

Publisher's summary[]

Limited Edition[]

The teaser poster, first seen at Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego

When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it revolutionized the visual landscape of mainstream American filmmaking, transporting fans to new galaxies and introducing them to countless now-classic characters, costumes, aliens, planets, and starships. By 2005, with the last film in theaters, the Star Wars Saga had become a phenomenon impacting cultures across the globe.

From the beginning, the Star Wars aesthetic was influenced by comic book artists from the 1930s to the 1970s; famed illustrators Chesley Bonestell, John Berkey, Frank Frazetta, and others; as well as classical artists. Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 of the most well-known and promising working artists-across several disciplines, genres, and countries-to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration.

Star Wars: Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantza Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Carl Samson, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, Yuqi Wang, and Jamie Wyeth, Star Wars: Visions is a breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that Star Wars has fostered for over three decades.

Star Wars Visions: Limited Edition features more than fifty paintings and illustrations not seen in the trade edition, as well as "behind-the-scenes" shots of artists' working processes, preporatory sketches, and more. Presented in a delux format, with a real-cloth cover and clamshell case, the Limited Edition also comes with five 10 × 12" high-quality archival giclee prints, signed by artists Jamie Wyeth, Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, and Daniel Greene.

Regular Edition[]

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Star Wars Visions collects a wealth of art - hand-picked by George Lucas - produced by a variety of artists, illustrators, designers and cartoonists, working across all genres and styles to celebrate their favourite characters, themes, worlds and moments from the Star Wars Universe.

List of artworks[]

  • Darth Vader by Amano
  • Use the Force by Tom Altenburg
  • Hoth Snow Battle (The Empire Strikes the Rebel Stronghold) by Jason Askew
  • Now my enemy by Robert Bailey

Darth Vader against Ahsoka Tano by Robert Bailey

  • Celebration of Naboo Youth on Freedom Day by Allan R. Banks
  • Forest Rancor by Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo
  • Never Ending Fight Against the Darkness by Enki Bilal
  • Tusken Sentries by Ed Binkley
  • Maverick Bounty Hunter by Nelson Boren
  • Young Lando by Alex Bostic
  • Yoda by Harley Brown
  • Your Father's Lightsaber by Noah Buchanan
  • Tatooine by Cireuelo Cabral
  • Untitled by Gary Carter
  • Untitled (Luke Skywalker on Hoth) by Sean Cheetham
  • An Unexpected Layover at Mos Eisely by James Christensen
  • Darth Simi by Dorian Cleavenger
  • Star Wars Montage by Gene Colan
  • Kashyyyk and Night Stories by M. Morgan Coleman
  • In the Forest-Hunting Party by Michael Coleman
  • To be a Jedi by Nicholas Coleman
  • A Good Find, Portrait of a Tusken Raider by Tony Curanaj
  • "Magic Hour" by Jon deMartin
  • Easy Being Green, It's not by Peter de Seve
  • (A tribute to George Lucas, and so, to Star Wars) by Phillipe Druillet
  • The Struggle Behind the Mask by Stephen Early
  • The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of by Peter Ferk. Acrylic on Gessoboard, 16" × 20"
  • Podracers by Juan Carlos Ferrigno
  • Fem Trooper by Scott M. Fischer
  • 1/24th Scale by Douglas Fraser
  • Padmé Amidala by Douglas Fryer
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi by Donato Giancola

Obi-Wan Kenobi artwork illustrated by Donato Giancola

  • Work No.467 N.Y. City XVII (Crowley) by H.R Gringer
  • Wookiee Family Portrait by Maya Gohill
  • Princess Leia and Queen Amidala of Naboo by Daniel E. Greene
  • Incident at Mos Eisley Spaceport and Dusk at Tatooine by Micheal Grimaldi
  • "Wait...The Droid Just Wants to Say Hello!" by Roy Grinnell
  • The Exorcism of Darth Vader by Rudy Gutierrez
  • On the Hunt by Ann Hanson
  • Luke and the Death of Yoda by Glenn Harrington
  • Skirmish on Endymion by Michael Haynes
  • Backyard Jedi by Stephen Heigh
  • The Sacrifice by David Ho
  • Untitled by Gus Hunter
  • LEIAPOP by Stephen Johnson
  • Dining at Mel's by Eric Joyner
  • Around Amidala by Ana Juan
  • Leia by Gary Kelley
  • Bluescreen Twi'lek by Darren Kingsley
  • Boba Fett, "The Hunter" by M.Kungl
  • Untitled by Jerome Lagarrigue
  • Untitled by David Larned
  • Portrait of Darth Vader by Steven J. Levin
  • Yobana by Jeremy Lipking
  • Padmé's Dream/Slipping Away by Micheal Malm and Serge Micheals
  • Rancor by Arantzazu Martinez
  • Regrets by Masey. Acrylic, 30" × 20"
  • Pablo's Cantina by John Mattos
  • Abandoned Sith World by Syd Mead
  • Fur Balls by Krystii Melaine
  • Queen Amidala Walking in Giant Tree by Mikimoto
  • Untitled by Moebius
  • Princess Leia's Troubles and Dewback Riders by Sho Murase
  • Double Cheeseburger with a side of Crumb by Dave Nestler
  • Leia by Aoi Nishimata
  • The Mos Eisley Cantina with George Lucas as the Bartender by Paul Oxborough
  • Escape by David Palumbo
  • Runaway Slave by Bill Patterson
  • Jabba the Hutt: High School Reunion by C.F Payne
  • Clash on Kothlis and Raid on Kothlis by David Pentland
  • Luke's Lesson by Jacob A. Pfeiffer
  • Anakin Skywalker by Richard Piloco
  • Vader's Dream by Kirk Reinert
  • Empire of Style by Alex Ross
  • Pia by Anthony J. Ryder
  • Padmé Resplendent with Naboo Mandala by Carl J. Samson
  • Rancor Hunters by Liam Sharp
  • Mosi-oa-Tuyne (The Smoke that Thunders) by Dolfi Stoki
  • Searching for Anomalies (Stormtrooper and Dewback) by William Stout
  • Shadows of Tatooine by Raymond Swanland
  • Sith Annunciation by Dan Thompson
  • Droids by David Tutwiler
  • Yoda Archway on Naboo by Line Tutwiler
  • Diptych by Scott Waddell
  • Worlds Collide by Christian Waggoner
  • Young Leia by Anthony J. Waichulis
  • Anakin, Padawan by Patricia Watwood
  • Sleeping Aayla by Evan Wilson
  • Star Destroyer in for Repairs by Randall Wilson
  • Dawn of Maul by Will Wilson. Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood. 23" × 19"
  • Die Wanna Wanga by Ryan Wood
  • Night Vision by Jamie Wyeth


In 2013, the picture Young Leia by Anthony J. Waichulis, which mentions the princess' dreams of being "surrounded by oceans of sand," was referenced in the fifth issue of the Official Star Wars Fact File remake series, thus elevating this particular image to unambiguous inclusion in the Legends continuity.



Cover art by Masey

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