Star Wars Storyboards

The Original Trilogy



ISBN: 9781419707742 Category:


For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy-the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi-as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes.
From the opening chase above Tatooine in A New Hope to the Battle of Endor in Jedi, this book presents the visual inspiration behind now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie’s never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V.

Additional information

Weight 1847 g
Dimensions 24 x 30.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 4 June 2014
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by J. W. Rinzler, Foreword by Joe Johnston, Introduction by Nilo Rodis-Jamero
Dimensions 24 x 30.8 cm
Weight 1847 g


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J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of the New York Times bestsell­ers The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. He lives in Petaluma, California.

Joe Johnston served as a storyboard and concept artist on the original Star Wars trilogy. He has since directed The Rocketeer, Jumanji, and Captain America: The First Avenger. He lives in Los Angeles.

Nilo Rodis-Jamero served as the assistant art director of visual effects for The Empire Strikes Back and as costume designer for Return of the Jedi.