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From Oloris Pubishing: Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall: Explore familiar vistas through a new lens in the latest volume of the Oloris Art Series

From the press release of Oloris Publishing; Oloris Publishing is excited to announce the acquisition of the rights to artist/photographer John Cockshaw’s first book Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall. This title is scheduled for release in 2014. Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall is an evocative collection of original art inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s descriptions of landscape within his ...

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EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe

Best known for his role as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, John Howe first got “a real spark” from the Hildebrandt calendars and began illustrating his own versions from the inspiration of iconic artists. Through the years, John’s works have included illustrations for such classics as The Silmarillion, The Lion, the ...

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Into the Mystical Realms: An Interview with Artist, Jef Murray

(Originally posted in 2010 on the “Rifflo Presents” blog) Jef Murray is a fantasy artist and illustrator who is best known for his Tolkien themed art. You can see his work featured in publications such as Amon Hen, Mallrn and Parma Nole and in Catholic publications such as St Austin Review and the Georgia Bulletin. Along with many other achievements, ...

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Steve Saunders of Weta Workshop

Steve Saunders is the Collectibles Sculpture Supervisor for the legendary Weta Workshop. Originally from South Africa, Steve made a powerful entrance at the New Zealand workshop with his first Gandalf and Strider creations for the Lord of the Rings collection. Working closely with all collectibles at Weta, and as The Hobbit nears its world premiere release, Steve created his new Gandalf the Grey for The Hobbit line. ...

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"The Hobbit" Illustrated by Maurice Sendak?

In an article in the LA Times, Author Tony DiTerlizzi writes about a very interesting proposal: Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, could have done some artwork for The Hobbit. We all know that some of the early illustrations from the books were drawn by the Professor himself, but there was a chance back in ...

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