The Ring returned to Loughborough University

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Journal | One Comment

The Ring returned to Loughborough University from 16 to 20 August, 2012. Or so it was implied by the label under which the English Tolkien Society celebrated the 75th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Hobbit’. The celebration included an art show, to which I was invited. Also I gave a short talk on my […]

Celebrating Cor Blok – A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Journal | One Comment

Most Tolkien fans only know me as the person behind this website and an avid Tolkien book collector. When I was a kid I started my adventure by reading a well-read copy of The Hobbit. It did not take me long to discover The Lord of the Rings and other books by and about Tolkien. Soon I embarked […]

Interview with Cor Blok

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Journal | No Comments

Ever since I was a child, carrying around the Dutch paperbacks in my backpack, I was confronted with the art by Cor Blok. His illustrations have a very unique style and it fascinated me to see how an illustrator could tell a passage from Tolkien’s books with minimalistic means and leave space for my own […]