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John-Howe

John Howe

John howe working

John Howe working

John Howe sketch

John Howe sketch by Alan Lee (while working on the Lord of the Rings films

560px-John Howe 2003

John Howe 2003

John Howe — Illustrator


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John Howe | CHRONICLES of an illustrator

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Fantasy and Myth

About the Artist Edit

John Howe (born August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a book illustrator, living in Neuchatel, Switzerland. One year after graduating from high school, he studied in a college in Strasbourg, France, then at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs.

He is best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien's worlds. Howe and Alan Lee were the lead artists of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Howe also re-illustrated the maps of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion in 1996–2003. His work is however not limited to this, and includes images of myths such as the Arthurian legend or Beowulf. He also illustrated many other books, amongst which many belong to the fantasy genre (Robin Hobb's books for instance.) Howe also contributed to the film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. He is an expert in medieval armour and weaponry. ~ John Howe - Lord of the Rings Wiki ~ Full Bio:  :// John Howe :: Illustrator [ Biography ]

Newford Cover Art Edit

# Title Notes
5 Memory and Dream 1994-HC & 1995-Pb by Tor, 1995 by Pan, 2007 by Orb
7 Trader 1997-HC, 1998-pb by Tor

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Making the Films

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