Pablo Hidalgo has been writing professionally about Star
Wars since 1995. In 2000, he joined Lucasfilm to become a
full-time Star Wars authority, first as a StarWars.com
writer, and now as a creative executive in story development. He
has written or co-written several authoritative Star Wars reference
books, including Star Wars: Year by Year and Star Wars:
The Essential Reader's Companion, as well as guidebooks to
other brands such as Hasbro's G.I. Joe and
Transformers. He lives in San Francisco.
Dr. David West Reynolds earned his Ph.D. in archeology at the University of Michigan. A lecturer, veteran of field expeditions on three continents, and author of scientific archeological publications, Reynolds has also written five Star Wars books, including DK's best-selling Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections and Star Wars: Complete Vehicles.
Ryder Windham is the author of more than 60 Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection and the New York Times bestseller, Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. An occasional freelance cartoonist and storyboard artist, he is also an instructor and the Certificate Program Advisor for Comics and Sequential Art at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education.
Jason Fry is the author of The Jupiter Pirates, a young-adult space-fantasy series and has written or co-written more than 30 novels, short stories, and other works set in the galaxy far, far away, including The Essential Atlas and the Servants of the Empire quartet. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, son, and about a metric ton of Star Wars Stuff.
Kerrie Dougherty is an independent Australian space historian, researcher, and writer. Formerly Curator of Space Technology at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, she also lectures in Space Humanities for the International Space University and is a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. A Star Wars fan since 1977, Kerrie has also contributed to DK's Star Wars: Complete Locations and Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections.
Richard Chasemore has worked as an illustrator and 3D computer artist in the U.S. and Europe for nearly two decades, most notably producing work for DK's Incredible Cross Sections and Inside the Worlds of Star Wars.
Hans Jenssen studied graphic design at college and specialized in technical illustration. He has co-illustrated a total of 10 Star Wars books alongside Richard Chasemore, with whom he has developed a close friendship.
Rob Bredow runs Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) with a particular focus on the creative strategy for the storied visual effects company. He brings an innovative focus to the role, with a background in technology and hands-on experience both as a visual effects supervisor, technology executive, and production partner.