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Cor Blok Interview

Cor Blok Interview

Cor Blok met and corresponded with J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1960s, and Tolkien admired the artist’s work so much that he purchased two paintings, one of which, The Battle of the Hornburg, appears in the Tolkien Official Calendar for 2011. Many of the other paintings have never been seen before, and appear for the very first time.

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The Artwork and Imagination of Ted Nasmith

The Artwork and Imagination of Ted Nasmith

An introduction to the Illustrations in the 2010 Tolkien Calendar and Diary, by Ted Nasmith. With kind permission from the artist, we are delighted to be using Ted Nasmith’s Tolkien captivating images on our website. Ted is a Canadian artist, illustrator and architectural renderer, best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works. … Continued

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Interview with Christopher Tolkien

Interview with Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Reuel Tolkien, born on 21st November 1924, is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself since his father’s death in 1973 to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion  and the collections entitled Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-earth . He and his wife Baillie … Continued

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J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892 in Bloemfontein. After serving in the First World War, Tolkien embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognised as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is, however, best known as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary … Continued

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