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"I was hired as the nonfiction editor, which, by LucasBooks’ strange definition, also included all of DK’s Star Wars books because they are not story driven (but they are)."
―Jonathan W. Rinzler[src]

Jonathan W. Rinzler is an author and editor for Lucas Licensing's book division. In 2005, he was hired to write three Star Wars guide books which were published all the same day, entitled respectively Star Wars: Visionaries (although he only wrote the introduction of this one), The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. He later went to write The Art of Revenge of the Sith that same year. In 2007, he wrote and published The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film on April 24.

In the 2010s, Rinzler went to write more Star Wars reference books, starting with The Sounds of Star Wars, Star Wars: Visionaries (only its introduction) and The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, published between September and October of that year. Between 2011 and 2013, Rinzler went to write and publish Star Wars: The Blueprints, The Star Wars and The Making of Return of the Jedi. In March 2014, he wrote the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes "The Disappeared, Part I" and "The Disappeared, Part II". Following the announcement of Star Wars canon reboot in anticipation of a Sequel Trilogy and creating the Star Wars Legends brand in April of 2014, a new edition of The Star Wars by Rinzler was published on May 7.

On December 2, 2017, in answering a fan question if he was to publish new reference or guide books to cover the entire production of the Sequel Trilogy or the Star Wars Anthology Series films, Rinzler stated that it was better to ask Del Rey, J.J. Abrams or The Walt Disney Company about the matter, as he no longer works at Lucasfilm Ltd.[1]

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WriterEdit

Title Release Date
Star Wars: Visionaries (introduction) April 2, 2005
The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith April 2, 2005
The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith April 2, 2005
The Art of Revenge of the Sith SeptemberNovember 2005
The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film April 24, 2007
The Sounds of Star Wars September 22, 2010
Star Wars Art: Visions (introduction) October 1, 2010
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back October 12, 2010
Star Wars: The Blueprints September 15, 2011 / April 2, 2013
The Star Wars September 4, 2013–May 7, 2014
The Making of Return of the Jedi October 1, 2013
TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part I" March 2014
TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part II" March 2014

EditorEdit

Title Release Date
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones The Visual Dictionary April 22, 2002
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections April 23, 2002
Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones October 29, 2002
The Cinema of George Lucas March 1, 2005
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith The Visual Dictionary (senior editor) April 2, 2005
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections (senior editor) April 2, 2005
Galactic Crisis! (senior editor) April 2, 2005
Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars (senior editor) October 1, 2005
Star Wars: Complete Locations (senior editor) October 17, 2005
Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary (executive editor) September 25, 2006
Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections (executive editor) March 19, 2007
The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (executive editor) August 19, 2008
Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts (executive editor) November 1, 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia (executive editor) June 21, 2010
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (executive editor) August 16, 2010
The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force (executive editor) September 28, 2010
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (executive editor) June 20, 2011
The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary (executive editor) January 16, 2012
Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side (executive editor) February 10, 2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (executive editor) October 15, 2012
Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy (executive editor) May 14, 2013
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide (executive editor) June 3, 2013
Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy (executive editor) May 13, 2014

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