The Star Wars Art: Comics book is not due to be released until this fall, but artist JH Williams III has recently displayed his contribution to the upcoming art collection on his blog. Click here to see a larger version of the image and to read a short write-up from Williams on the piece.
The Official Starwars.com Blog source post notes a release date of October 1, 2011 for Star Wars Art: Comics. A 500-copy Limited Edition will follow in November. See below for a refresher from the original SW.com announcement.
"Abrams Books, publishers of the enthralling Star Wars Visions art book, is gathering together a new trove of Star Wars art celebrating the comics medium, as curated by George Lucas. It is due out later this year, and features a foreword by Dennis O'Neil and an introduction by Virginia Mecklenburg, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Star Wars Art: Comics showcases the best original artwork from the past three decades of Star Wars comic-book publishing -- including art by Sergio Aragonés, Terry Austin, David Michael Beck, Bret Blevins, Tim Bradstreet, Howard Chaykin, Dave Cockrum, Terry Dodson, Dave Dorman, Hugh Fleming, Jon Foster, Ian Gibson, Cully Hamner, Hiromoto-SIN-ichi, Adam Hughes, Carmine Infantino, Drew Johnson, Rod Pereira, Kilian Plunkett, P. Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz, Carlos Garzon, and Al Williamson.
These pencil roughs, inked pages, and painted covers are joined by more than twenty all-new, exclusive commissions by comics legends and superstars, such as Arthur Adams, John Cassaday, Amanda Conner, Mike Kaluta, Sam Kieth, Joe Kubert, David Lapham, Mike Mignola, George Pérez, Paul Pope, Frank Quitely, John Romita, Sr., Tim Sale, Jeff Smith, Ryan Sook, Jim Steranko, and J.H. Williams III."