Kerry Milliron SW EPISODE 1 GREAT B

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SW EPISODE 1 GREAT B

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9780375800108: SW EPISODE 1 GREAT B

Lightsabers flash, starfighters explode, strange creature lurk in the shadows. Lift the flaps in this sturdy, oversized board book to reveal the most exciting details and fun facts about the characters, creatures, vehicles, and ships of STAR WARS Episode I. Also, follow the simple instructions in this book to make your own Naboo starfighter! Illustrated by the acclaimed fantasy and Star Wars artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt.

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Throughout their careers, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt have worked together and separately, and together again, winning awards, fame, and challenges as illustrators. They have created everything from the world famous poster for Star Wars: A New Hope to the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, to their own fantasy novel, Urshurak. They have also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children's books, and the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels.

Together the Brothers Hildebrandt have won the coveted Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. In 1973, their Giant Panda Book was chosen as a Children's Book of the Year by the Child Study Association. Tim won his Award of Merit at the Society of Illustrator's Annual Show for the cover illustration of The Children of Arabel in 1987.

The twin brothers burst into the world of illustration in the 1970s, winning the opportunity to illustrate the 1976 Ballantine calendar based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings. They went on to illustrate the Tolkien calendars for the next two years, with the 1978 calendar selling more than one million copies -- a record.

This sudden fame and exposure allowed the twins, now known as the Brothers Hildebrandt, extraordinary opportunities. They illustrated the best-selling novel by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shanarra.  For the movies, they painted a poster for a 1979 re-release of Barbarella, the 1981 fantasy film The Clash of the Titans, and the world-famous poster for the history making film Star Wars. Also, Tim created the poster for Don Bluth's animated feature, The Secret of N.I.M.H. The Hildebrandts then went on to write (with friend Jerry Nichols) and illustrate the epic fantasy novel, Urshurak, which featured 16 full-color paintings and over fifty black-and-white illustrations -- a publishing event which reached the New York Times Bestsellers List.

In 1981, the brothers separated to pursue their own individual careers, further developing their own styles and niches in illustration. Greg's art work is collected by many famous people, some of whom include Michael Jackson, Robin Williams, and the owner of WordPerfect Corporation. In February of 1993, Greg and Tim's centerfold painting of "The Unexpected Party," from the 1977 Tolkien Calendar, sold for $150,000.

Tim illustrated many calendars as well as covers of numerous science fiction and fantasy magazines and books, including Starlog, Amazing Stories, Alan Dean Foster's The Time of Transference, Poul Anderson's The Byworlder, and Glenn Cooke's Dream Brass Shadow.

After 12 long but productive years, the Brothers Hildebrandt reunited. Although they have continued to pursue their individual careers, the bulk of their recent work has been created together. In 1994, the Brothers completed 158 paintings for Fleer's Marvel Masterpieces Card Set depicting the Marvel Universe. The card set was one of Fleer's best sellers of the year. These fabulous paintings were exhibited at the Alexander Gallery in New York City, and many of them are hanging today in the Spiderweb Art Gallery in Morris Plains, New Jersey.  

Their new artbook, Star Wars: The Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt was released in stores on November 17, 1997. The book is 128 pages and spans 20 years of their Star Wars art. It is the beginning of a new series of art books on Greg and Tim by Ballantine Del Rey Publishers. In addition to the Spiderweb Art Gallery, Greg's work is presently being displayed in five galleries across the United States and Tim's work is being displayed in three.

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