FANgirl Interviews Pablo HidalgoSeptember 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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FANgirl Blog posted a nice interview with Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion author Pablo Hidalgo that includes a couple of the art pieces and some cool insight into the book.
You sprinkled many interesting out-of-universe nuggets throughout the entries. Was most of this information you already knew from your time at Lucasfilm? Or did you reach out to the authors and editors for their insight and archived files?
PH: A lot of the insights came from the Lucas Books editors, because they had a much bigger view of the publishing program as a whole. I looked at a lot of correspondence and notes from story conferences – in some cases, these have been printed out and have been kept in binders here at Lucasfilm. These offered a lot of interesting insights from the writers as they were writing. Leland Chee has kept extensive records of story development as part of his role as Keeper of the Holocron. And yes, I had a fair amount of firsthand experience based on my time here since 2000.