Saturday, 27 October 2018


Rey- the orphan who'd change the direction of a galaxy far, far away forever. Cover art by Jen Bartel.

In the realms of the modern Star Wars saga, across all its diverse areas, sisters really are doing it for themselves, as the song once famously declared. Find out how via the ultimate celebration of the incredible women of that galaxy far, far away, arriving this month in beautiful artistic form from Chronicle: Star Wars - Women of the Galaxy, written and compiled with affection and detail by rising star pop culture writer and die-hard fan Amy Ratcliffe, fused with stunning art from all-female talents linked to 75 memorable characters (several illustrated for the very first time) working in relation to both the good and dark sides of the Force. It's a worthy tome for a target audience that has grown demonstrably this past ten years, launched with a striking introduction from the no less formidable prime mover of the franchise herself: Kathleen Kennedy.

Princess Leia Organa - the capable young senator who fought a tyrannical Galactic Empire. Art by Jen Bartel.

More info on this gorgeous Christmas coffee table treat:

They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots… 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 by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists― with some characters illustrated for the first time. STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away. Also includes new characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Resistance!

Padawan no more: Ahsoka Tano brings a new type of spunky heroism to the animated TV adventures. Art by Sarah Wilkinson.

Contributing artists:

Alice X. Zhang, Amy Beth Christenson, Annie Stoll, Annie Wu, Christina Chung, Cryssy Cheung, Eli Baumgartner, Elsa Charretier, Geneva Bowers, Jennifer Aberin Johnson, Jen Bartel, Jenny Parks, Karen Hallion, Little Corvus, Sara Alfageeh, Sara Kipin, Sarah Wilkinson, Viv Tanne 

About the Author: Amy Ratcliffe is the managing editor of Nerdist and a contributor to, and has written for outlets such as Star Wars Insider and IGN. She’s a host at Star Wars Celebration and cohosts the Lattes with Leia podcast. When she's not visiting a galaxy far, far away, she lives in Los Angeles. 

Get the book here (available from 30th October, 2018):

A gorgeous accompanying three character showcase, 64 page Notebook Collection is also available from November 6th, 2018:

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy Notebook Set by compiled by Lucasfilm LTD.

This inspiring trio of notebooks celebrates three iconic heroes of the STAR WARS galaxy: Leia Organa, Rey, and Ahsoka Tano. Each notebook features lightly ruled interiors with notable quotes from each character, along with bonus artwork on the inside and back covers.

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