The Peter Jackson / Steven Colbert interaction in this video is pretty hilarious.
Virginia and I both at the same just tried to mimic J.R.R. Tolkien reading Tumblr’s “Hobbit fan fiction” and we both mumbled incoherently trying to impersonate him (not realizing that’s what the other was about to do). It was funny. I imagine him saying something like, “Get the fasdfkj of my lawn you frwegae hippies…fhrfhwef!”
Have you listened to him reading The Hobbit; it’s pretty adorable.
Dori, Nori and Ori: the next dwarves in my Hobbit Jackson-Rankin/Bass mashup!
Continuing my Jackson-Rankin/Bass mashup!
Uploading for Virginia. This is awesome! I just like seeing them all smile, it warms my heart. Martin Freeman and some of the dwarves pose with their respective Lego counterparts.
Neil Finn sings Song of the Lonely Mountain for the official Hobbit Soundtrack. Click the image or here to llisten. So good!
As an Illustrator, I like to draw things that look like they’re from a vintage animation from the 30’s. Here’s Dwalin and the Goblin King from Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
“Bilbo in his study” by Brian J. Smith
Finally! It’s done! I’ve been working on this for a couple weeks and finally I get to share it!
Okay, my shop of the week is late for a good reason. I intended on featuring Stitchy Button yesterday, and as fate would have it, the surprise birthday gift Brian got me from Stitchy Button arrived in the mail yesterday!
Catherine Boucher, the talented lady behind Stitchy Button, made me the custom Dwalin doll pictured above. I cannot even explain to you how much I love it. I literally cried. I CRIED. The detail is perfect. He’s wearing the green hood that he hangs up in Bag End, and the golden belt and even a little warhammer! So magical. I think I might commission her to make me a giant Dwalin that will soak up my tears when The Hobbit comes out.
ANYWAY. Just look at the amazing. She can do anything, from Game of Thrones, to Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Avengers, Lord of the Rings, Zelda, Star Wars, scarves and bunnies and back again. She is capable of magical, magical things.
Commissions begin at $40 dollars and dolls are typically 16 inches tall (13 for Halfings)! Contact her at The Stitchy Button, and be sure to follow her Tumblr account Stitchnik, to get a sneak peak at all the new stuff in the works!
Bert, Tom, and Bill from the upcoming Hobbit film. You can see these in person if you’re lucky enough to see Weta’s booth at Comic-Con this year. Images courtesy of io9.
This is part of a personal project on the relationship between Heavy Metal and Tolkien. I’m focusing on 46 (and I’m sure there’s many more) metal bands who reference Tolkien, and I’m simply drawing members of said bands as characters in Tolkien’s Universe. Not that conceptually amazing, but fun nonetheless. It’s an ongoing project, so they’ll show up here every once in a while.
Here is Marco Hietala (of Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings etc.) as Beorn.
One of my favorites!