main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Lit Third Essential Guide to Characters (formerly "Who would you want to see . . . ?")

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Dan Wallace, Apr 5, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

    Registered:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Sad thing is, it is sitting next to 5 books I really can' think of any reasons for wanting to read them [face_sigh]
     
  2. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    May 10, 2004
    cover art looks great but the book is way too thin!
     
  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

    Registered:
    Oct 23, 2004
    I think that’s just the cover on its own
     
  4. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 16, 2007
    The spine probably won't get much wider once the pages are inside it, though.
     
  5. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 2, 2009
    So is the DotJ cover just a black field? That's boring.

    TEGC has a nice cover design, but it's definitly too thin.
     
  6. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    May 10, 2004
    we need an essential guide to character art.. just pretty pictures!
     
  7. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Calling it now: it will essentially be an index of several thousand characters, much like the one in the Essential Atlas, only with links to their respective Wookieepedia pages.
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Registered:
    Nov 28, 2000
    So basically it's the Holocron?
     
  9. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2003
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Registered:
    Nov 28, 2000
    I vote for Dark Empire style illustrations of everybody.
     
  11. Jedifirefly5

    Jedifirefly5 Jedi Knight star 2

    Registered:
    Sep 5, 2012

    Well, the SOTJ is just a post card..... [face_batting]
     
  12. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Sep 29, 2005
    I'm sure that's not the final cover. They probably wanted something there, and they had a mockup of the text for the cover design even if they didn't have art ready to show yet.
     
  13. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Well it is called "Into the Void".
     
  14. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    May 10, 2004
    a postcard is all they need to write the essential plot on its back.. the rest in later prints is just filler :p
     
  15. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Oct 16, 2008
    News from NYCC: "Dan Wallace is 80% done with the new Essential Guide to characters. Won't retread a lot of characters done before." and "There will be sidebars but not full entries for lesser characters like Cal Omas."
     
    GrandAdmiralJello and RC-1991 like this.
  16. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Jun 12, 2009
    You can see the spine on the book, it's just as thick as the Atlas/Warfare.
     
  17. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    May 28, 2003
    I like that approach. Cal Omas gets an sidebar with info, but not a whole entry. That is a great way to flesh out the book. I am also pleased to see that there will not be alot of retreading! :D It will be interesting to see who truly is "Essential"... [face_thinking]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  18. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Sep 29, 2005
    I'm glad to see they're going with sidebars and minimal retreading. Just so long as Cole Fardreamer gets a sidebar. He's at least as important as Cal Omas.
     
  19. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Give me an update for Zuckuss and I'll pre-order the book.
     
  20. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    May 23, 2005
    I will hunt you down and end you if they go with that idea. DE art was terrible!
    Trevas art only!
     
  21. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 2, 2009
    From the "Star Wars Books" Facebook page:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  22. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    May 10, 2004
    WOW... these look awesome!
    GIVE ME TENEL KA AS PREVIEW PLEASE I AM DYING TO SEE HER AND ALLANA ALREADY!
     
  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    May 28, 2003
    That art is stunning. I even like the image of Vestara. She looks unique, not just like some random face.

    Bossk essential? Well, I guess, from a certain point of view...

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. TychoCorde

    TychoCorde Jedi Padawan star 1

    Registered:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Wow, Jaden and Vestara look awesome but why does Padme look like a Mattel Catra figure??? Are they trying to blend Natalie Portman with her TCW cartoon look?
     
  25. TychoCorde

    TychoCorde Jedi Padawan star 1

    Registered:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Yeah at least they didn't go with her Myley Cyrus look from Ascension cover that was terrible.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.