THE NEW BOOK FROM ABRAMS TAKES FANS INSIDE
THE EXCITING SECOND SEASON OF THE HIT SERIES
The Art of Star Wars™:
The Mandalorian (Season Two)
By Phil Szostak
Foreword by Doug Chiang
The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two) (Abrams; December 14, 2021; U.S. $40.00; Hardcover)is a hardcover collection of concept art chronicling the making of the hit Disney+ Original Series. Written by Lucasfilm’s Phil Szostak, the book comes filled with concept art, character, vehicle, weapon, and creature designs, as well as interviews with key crew and creatives, including show creator/executive producer/writer Jon Favreau and executive producer/director/writer Dave Filoni. In addition, the cover features new artwork by Lucasfilm legend Doug Chiang, created exclusively for this release.
In The Mandalorian season two, Din Djarin continues his thrilling quest to deliver the Child—now known as Grogu—to the Jedi. Along the way, the Mandalorian encounters both new and fan favorite Star Wars heroes and villains, including Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), andBoba Fett (Temuera Morrison), culminating in the surprise return of Luke Skywalker. The season ends with an after-credits tease for a new Disney+ original series The Book of Boba Fett, premiering December 2021.
About the Author
Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments since 2008. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak ran the JAK Films Art Department on Skywalker Ranch for more than three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts’s Star Wars: 1313. He is also the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015), The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Abrams, 2017), The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Abrams, 2020), and The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One) (Abrams, 2020). He lives in San Francisco.
About the Essayist
Doug Chiangis an Academy Award–winning artist, author, and production designer. As creative director for Industrial Light & Magic, he served as visual effects art director of films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Mask, and Forrest Gump. In 1995, George Lucas personally selected Chiang to serve as head of the Lucasfilm art department for seven years on Star Wars: Episodes I and II. He left Lucasfilm in 2002 to form his own design studio, IceBlink Studios. Chiang returned to Lucasfilm in 2013 to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and currently serves as Lucasfilm VP and executive creative director. He served as production designer and design supervisor on The Mandalorian seasons one and two.
I am looking forward to the new book release to celebrate the art of The Mandalorian Season Two. We will have a review blog for The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season Two in December. This is the way.
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