May 20, 2017

Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia Available Now!

My fourth Star Wars book is available in stores now. Co-written with Adam Bray and Tricia Bar, this books has 200 pages packed with 2,500 images looking at a wide variety of topics in the Star Wars galaxy. By far the most in-depth and complicated project I've worked on to-date, The Visual Encyclopedia is packed with details for fans of all ages and more than a few surprises for super fans. You can find it online here.

From the publisher:

From lightsabers to beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum in a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science, and geography.

With a full history of the galactic politics, the Jedi Council, and the Empire, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia walks fans through the entire timeline of Star Wars.  See the blasters of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope™, look at the stormtroopers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™, and study the geography of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story™.

Each section of the book focuses on different topics to dedicate special attention and detail to every part of the universe, no matter how small. From the planets in the outer rim to Padmé's bridal wear, nothing is missed.

July 31, 2016

Summer 2016 Recap

Now more than half way through 2016, its about time I got around to a post here. Needless to say, it's been a busy 2016, full of new (secret) writing projects in the works, exciting professional work at EA, a new book release, convention appearances, and more.

Among the coolest happenings of 2016 was the release of my latest DK book, LEGO Star Wars Chronicles of the Force. This fact and figure-packed visual guide covers the wacky history of LEGO Star Wars and even includes quite a bit of information about the sets released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you aren't into reading about LEGO Star Wars, there is an exclusive minifigure included with the book, making it well worth the cover price.

The other major writing project I worked on this year is the Commemorative Guide for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. It's a full color guide to the show and also includes exclusive content, articles, photos from upcoming films, and more. Unfortunately, the guide sold out at the show... even I couldn't get one!  But keep an eye out for next year's guide....

Speaking of Celebration, the London show came and went way too fast. It was great meeting many of you on one of my three panels, at the DK stand for autograph signings, or just around the show.

Before I knew it, I was off to San Diego Comic Con to do it all again. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Star Wars books booth each day during my book signings.

And while I'm here, I might as well recap two (sweaty) events from earlier this year. Thanks to the folks at runDisney, I ran TWO half marathons (plus some 5ks and 10k races) at the Disney Parks. The full recap of those events can be found at

June 28, 2015

Cole at San Diego Comic-Con

I'll be back at Comic-Con International in San Diego this year! The easiest place to find me is at the DK Publishing Booth inside the Lucasfilm Pavilion, where I'll be signing promotional items for my upcoming book, Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.  Stop by their booths all weekend to meet other authors, including my Absolutely Everything co-authors Adam Bray and Michael Kogge.

Don't forget: You can preorder the book today via the online retailers found here:

You can also find me roaming the San Diego Convention Center, often attending the Marvel comic book panels.

April 20, 2015

Announcing My First Book: Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

I'm excited to finally announce a project that I worked on for many months: my first official Star Wars book! The title is a big one: Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. The book is a visual guide to the Star Wars universe done in an engaging, infographic style.  At 200 pages, its a big book and I am honored to join fellow authors Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, and Michael Kogge in writing it.  

The book comes out on Force Friday, September 4, 2015.  You can preorder it right now via these links. Here is an example of one of the spreads I wrote:

April 13, 2015

Marvel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

My latest for highlights everything a Marvel comics fan will want to see at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.  You can check it out right here!

April 10, 2015

Cole's Celebration Anaheim Schedule

It will be a busy Celebration next week. Here are some of my biggest events and appearances:

Signing at the DK Publishing Booth
History of R2 Building (Fan Stage 303ABCD)

Signing at the DK Publishing Booth

How to Plan a Galactic Event at Your School or Library (Room 206AB)
From World War to Star Wars (Fan Stage 303ABCD)

and more!

March 31, 2015

From World War to Star Wars on

My ever-growing archive of World War II and Star Wars articles for the official site can be found at

Including my latest about wartime bars, cafes and cantinas!