Posted by Jay on August 4, 2012 at 04:33 PM CST
It's been less than a year since the passing of Ralph McQuarrie, and the great people at The Art of Ralph McQuarrie (booth #1141) have some great things in store at Celebration VI for fans of his work.

Dreams and Visions Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Remembering Ralph McQuarrie: Dreamer and Visionary, a 48-page, full-color book featuring tributes from McQuarrie's colleagues and fans, rare photographs, and never before published artwork spanning his entire career.

Remembering Ralph McQuarrie will debut at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida, August 23-26, and will also be available through the Dreams and Visions Press website beginning August 23rd.

We're thrilled to have assembled more than two dozen tributes from a wide range of contributors including those who worked with Ralph on the original Star Wars trilogy (Phil Tippett, Jon Berg, Harrison Ellenshaw), those who Ralph directly inspired (Doug Chiang, Russell Chong), and more. Fans of Ralph's artwork will be amazed by the collection of rare artwork assembled, including: cel animations depicting the Apollo space program, rare book cover art, unseen storyboards from The Empire Strikes Back, early concepts for the Illustrated Star Wars Universe, and a selection of his concept paintings for Irvin Kershner's unfilmed Forbidden Planet remake.

Remembering Ralph McQuarrie is a perfect complement to the previous Dreams and Visions Press volumes on the art of Ralph McQuarrie, and a fitting tribute to an artist whose legacy and impact will continue to be admired for decades to come.

Remembering Ralph McQuarrie: Dreamer and Visionary
Edited by John Scoleri and Stan Stice
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
48 Pages
Full Color
Retail Price: $20

Ralph McQuarrie Tribute by Mark Raats Ralph McQuarrie Tribute by Brian Rood Ralph McQuarrie Tribute by Tsuneo Sanda

Also available now for pre-order at the Dreams and Visions Press website are three exclusive tribute prints, celebrating the life and work of Ralph McQuarrie. Each print, limited to 250 copies, are exclusive to the show, and have been created by Mark Raats, Brian Rood, & Tsuneo Sanda. Click on the images above for a better view, and then head over to the website to pre-order your copy for pickup at the show.
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