Concept Artwork- Ralph McQuarrie

Concept artwork by Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars. (McQuarrie and Anderson, 1995).

Ralph McQuarrie also worked on the graphic elements to the novel.


The cover for Matt Lucas’ “A New Hope.” (Scoleri and Scoleri, 2015).

In the Illustrated portfolio McQuarrie he recalls the differences between the original concept artwork and the finalized movie. Things such as the human face in the original C3-P0 design changed to that of a more robotic design.

Comparisons of style development. (McQuarrie and Anderson, 1995).


McQuarrie, R. and Anderson, K. (1995). The illustrated Star Wars universe. New York: Bantam Books.

Scoleri, J. and Scoleri, J. (2015). The Del Rey Star Wars Covers of Ralph McQuarrie, Part 2 | [online] Available at: [Accessed 17 Feb. 2016].


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