Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Book "STAR WARS SCUM & VILLAINY" details the galaxy's most notorious thieves, smugglers and more

STAR WARS™: SCUM AND VILLAINY: Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious

Crime in the galaxy is a constant—whether its seedy deals made on the lower levels of Coruscant or organized crime syndicates in the Outer Rim—but how galactic law enforcement has defined those crimes has shifted with each change of power. 

In STAR WARS™: SCUM AND VILLAINY (October 23, 2018, EPIC INK), the misdeeds of infamous smugglers, pirates, gamblers, bounty hunters, and thieves throughout galactic history are profiled. Lifelong Star Wars™ fan, expert, and author Pablo Hidalgo explores the history of galactic crime through case reports, surveillance images, warrants, artifacts, and much more in this lavishly illustrated and in-world narrated book.

Narrated by three generations of galactic law enforcers, this collection profiles the most notorious and influential members of the underworld through stories, firsthand accounts, and an assortment of never-before-seen of warrants, wanted posters, mug shots, menus from business fronts, artifacts, and much more.

Introducing all-new details and characters, and featuring over 120 original illustrations along with a frosted plastic slip case, this collection sheds new light on the galaxy’s most notorious.

The author

A lifelong Star Wars™ fan and recognized expert on the depth and history of the saga, Pablo Hidalgo started writing professionally on the subject in 1995, penning articles for the original Star Wars™ role-playing game from West End Games. In 2000, he became a full-time Star Wars™authority at Lucasfilm, joining the company’s online team as a content developer for the official website. In 2010, he became a Brand Communications Manager for Lucasfilm, ensuring consistency in the expression of the brand across a variety of channels. Hidalgo later moved into the Lucasfilm Story Group as a creative executive working on the development of Star Warsstorytelling across all media, including feature films, animated television, videogames, novels, comic books, and more. In addition to his numerous published Star Wars™ works, he has written books about G.I. Joe and Transformers. He lives in San Francisco.