"They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilotsâ€¦they are the women of the Star Wars galaxy, and they drive its stories and saga forward at every level."
We've all been eagerly awaiting news of our very own Amy Ratcliffe's gorgeous bookÂ Star Wars:Â Women of the Galaxy.Â In case you haven't discovered it yet, here's Chronicle Books' description of the gorgeous tome: "The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away."Luckily for you, we've got a look at some of the brilliant new artwork featuring some of our fave characters right here!
Thanks to Women of the Galaxy, we get all kinds of incredible insights into characters who haven't always gotten the love they deserve, like the Ewok Princess Kneesaa brought to life here by Jenny Parks. Before recently joining the main canon again, this vibrant warrior royal was best known for her appearances in the classic Ewoks cartoon seriesÂ and the spin-off comics. But this year she was reintroduced in Forces of Destiny, bringing her into the official Star Wars fold once again.She's the young scavenger who changed the galaxy forever and in this gorgeous art byÂ Christina Chung we get to see Rey wielding Luke's lightsaber in the snowy forests of Starkiller Base, recreating the iconic moment she faces down Kylo at the end ofÂ The Force Awakens.Â One of the standout characters from the beloved animated series Star Wars Rebels,Â Sabine Wren is a badass Mandalorian warrior, artist, and explosives expert who quickly became a fan favorite. This gorgeous rendering from Women of the Galaxy is by artist Sara Kipin, who's currently hard at work on the upcoming ThunderCats Roar.Karen Hallion is the artist behind our gorgeous headerâ€”featuring the star of Rogue One, Jyn Ersoâ€”as well as this lovely portrait of Rose Tico and a fathier on Canto Bight. Tico is a new addition to the Star Wars canon but a much needed one. Resilient, funny, and incredibly brave, Rose is a maintenance worker for the Resistance who teams up with Finn to take down the First Order.If you're super stoked to get to read this lovely book and see the rest of the astounding art from amazing creators like Alice X. Zhang, Jen Bartel, Sarah Wilkinson, Little Corvus, Sara Alfageeh, and more, then you can grab a copy of the book right here!Â Are you excited to snag a copy? Got a deep cut Star Wars character you're really hoping to see in this gorgeous collection? Make sure that you hit us up on social media and let us know!
Images:Â Chronicle Books