Meet John Howe in Edinburgh … or thereabouts !

Artist John Howe (of Tolkien fame) will be giving talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Saturday
August 23rd, from 8:00 pm to 9: pm. He says he’s not sure of the exact location but we hope he’ll manage to sort that out by next weekend. The festival site is here

It is apparently the very first time John Howe has set foot in Scotland (well he doesn’t actually live in the UK) so if it is your first time too then no need to feel embarrassed (although maybe a bit if you live in the north of England!) :-)

Beowulf from John Howe

This latest just in from fantasy artist John Howe (of Tolkien films fame):-


Beowulf by artist John Howe

This illustration was done primarily for the FANTASY ART WORKSHOP,
though as usual with me, the circumstances leading up to it are a
little more involved. The original idea emerged for the Beowulf
Boardgame, but there was no room on the board for a full-size
illustration, so it changed and became a small vignette. After, with
the deadline running out for the Beowulf book, I decided to do it
anyway and include it in the Workshop book. (As it turns out, by a
miracle of deadline-bending, it also made it into Beowulf.)

Start the tour here

John Howe at Comics Con

Tolkien artist extraordinaire John Howe who worked with Alan Lee on Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy will be attending Comic Con in San Diego this summer, an event which he says he is quite  looking forward to.  More news on exactly what he’ll be doing there is not available.  Apparently it depends on what his editor tells him he’ll be doing there.  Let’s hope the editor knows …

Short Notice

The prize must go to John Howe for the shortest notice on a signing with the following in his newsletter –

I will be signing the FANTASY ART WORKSHOP (Yikes! That’s tomorrow!
Where’s my passport?) at Forbidden Planet in London on November 17th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.

Fortunately, first thing this morning, John laid his hands on the workable Time Machine he’d been looking for since sending that email … :-)