Carl finds himself under the spell of the Women Of The Galaxy in Chronicle Books’ glorious accompaniment to Amy Ratcliffe’s wonderful book
Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Phasma, and dozens of other characters from across the galaxy of films, books, comics, animation, and games, these dynamically illustrated cards celebrate the fascinating female characters of Star Wars – perfect to keep or send and share.
Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy 100 Postcards | By Lucasfilm
I never thought I’d be writing a review about postcards. Even the thought of it would usually make me break out into an uncontrollable fit of the giggles. But then someone created and released a Star Wars related one. Now that’s something I have got to have!
Various female artists have created artwork for the various females of the Star Wars universe and have done so in style. Zam Wesell in her human incarnation stands tall, Vi Moradi is featured in portrait, Val looks at us in an old western style painting that fits the character and the film she appears in, to perfection. Ursa Wren stands confidently in her profile picture, Torra Doza stands by her Blue Ace racer, Tallie Lintra looks out from her cockpit at something outside our vision, Sy Snootles performs a song for us and Shmi Skywalker stands by her homestead, watching as her young son, Anakin leaves for the stars.
Shaak Ti stands ready with her lightsaber ignited for battle, Sabine Wren looks cockily at us dressed in all of her colourful attire, Rose Tico flies intensely in her cockpit on Crait, Rey poses with her lightsaber during her training, She stands ready to take on Kylo Ren on the Starkiller Base, Qi’Ra dazzles us with her beauty, R2-KT makes a surprise but welcome appearance and Phasma appears in her full armour.
All our favourite female characters are lovingly represented here but the set has even more strength when you take into consideration that the lesser known females are represented here as well as their more famous counterparts. Each postcard has the name of the artist who contributed it on the back and the name of the character if the viewer is unsure who the painting represents.
All the cards are wonderfully painted and created but of course, some stand out more than others. They all deserve to be mounted in several frames and displayed proudly on the wall of your home. Or keep them in the wonderful and colourful presentation box provided with the cards. The contents are demonstrated on the box’s front, back and sides but can’t describe the quality and the joy that awaits you inside the box itself.
I have decided to keep the cards pristine, inside the box and added to my bulging Star Wars collection but you may choose to display them for all to see. And if you do, I don’t blame you. The cards deserve to be viewed by all Star Wars fans and art fans alike. And with that in mind, you can’t get much better than adding the 100 cards set to your home.
Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy 100 Postcards by Lucasfilm is published by Chronicle Books and is available to buy from all good retailers now .© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. Used Under Authorization.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!