The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Officially Announced for December 18, 2015!

The Art of TFA

The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is written by Phil Szostak, and will feature sketches, storyboards, and concept designs from the highly anticipated movie. has just shared the official cover of the book, painted by legendary Star Wars concept artist Doug Chiang!





Kylo Ren. Finn. Rey. Jakku. BB-8. How did this new generation of memorable Star Wars characters, worlds, and creatures come to life? A stunning new book, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will tell that story.


The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, written by Phil Szostak, is a portal that takes you from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of postproduction at Industrial Light & Magic. Arriving in stores on December 18, the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, it takes fans deep inside the evolution of the film. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team also provide a detailed look at what it took to bring director J. J. Abrams’ vision to life, while the unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled.


Bursting with hundreds of beautiful works of art that include production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will delight both Star Wars fans and film enthusiasts for years to come.



All previous books from the series “The Art of Star Wars” were brilliant pieces of art, and this book will be no different. Looking forward to this.


You can already pre-order the book on Amazon HERE for $36.


Website | + posts

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.

Born on April 24, 1980.

Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.Born on April 24, 1980.

19 thoughts on “The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Officially Announced for December 18, 2015!

  • September 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I love books like this I own all the Hobbit weta workshop art books and all the Lord of the Rings art books this book will be amazing I cannot wait to look and see all the concept art for Luke Skywalker and hopefully the new B wings and y wings concept art Kylo Ren concept art is going to be amazing as well it’s going to be so much are in this book is going to blow my mind I have the Revenge of the Sith part book and that was pretty sweet as well so I can just imagine this one’s going to be a hundred times better.

  • September 11, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Can’t wait to take a look at this. Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy is a really great book and I’m hoping to pick up Star Wars: Costumes as well.

  • September 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Looks like a great book: will be a perfect gift for someone close to me who is both an artist and Star Wars fan…

  • September 11, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Is that really a Doug Chiang one? I prefer his work on paper rather than photoshop. Not a fan of this cover.

    I am wondering if we will have a Making Of books as the ones from the OT. I would love to know EVERYTHING about how this was all done from Lucas devlopments until Abrams

  • September 11, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    It will be mine.

  • September 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Not a single reason to buy it until I check the movie and have an opinion about it. So far TPM art > TFA art.

  • September 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve loved all the other Star Wars Art books so far, so I have no doubt that this one will be excellent as well.

  • September 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    The art of TPM , AOTC books were as good as those from OT

  • September 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah i really love these books, even the ones based upon the prequel’s were top notch. I’ve noticed that all the books and novelisation tie ins are being released on or after the movie release date which is a first. I remember as a 9 year old my older brother was given the rotj photo book for his birthday about 2 weeks before its relese, and i recall all the prequel novels were in the shops before the films were out.

    • September 11, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      You are right about the Return of the Jedi stuff being released before the movie. I was 13 when the movie came out and I found the novelization of it on a rack at a supermarket a week or several days before the movie came out. I specifically remember how surprised my best friend (who was my neighbor) and I were when we read that Luke and Leia were brother and sister.

  • September 11, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This is cool, but I really want a making of book written by J.W. Rinzler. I really like the original trilogy making of books by him.

    • September 11, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      It would be great if Rinzler let us know the original story treatment by Lucas

      • September 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

        All I know is that the main cast was supposed to be younger teenagers which would have sucked and clearly shown he had not learned anything from Episode I. I’m curious to read it too but only to see how much worse TFA could have been had they gone with it.

    • September 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

      Is Rinzer schedule to do a MAKING OF TFA book? Is there supposed to be such a book at all or are they sitting on telling us?

      • September 12, 2015 at 3:09 am

        No, not that I am aware of. It was more wishful thinking on my part than anything else.

  • September 11, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    cool. i want it

  • September 12, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Suhweeeet! I can’t wait for this … I love all of the Art Of books, and I’ve been anticipating this one since TFA was announced.

  • September 12, 2015 at 5:06 am


  • September 12, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I love how the snow is perfectly parallel to the crossguard. Looks like they added a little more protection for his hand in the final prop.

Comments are closed.