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Tolkien Calendar 2020 is published

The Tolkien Calendar 2020, illustrated by Alan Lee, is now published. Coming alongside Lee’s forthcoming publication The Hobbit Sketchbook, the calendar depicts images from The Hobbit.

The Tolkien calendar is an annual publication since the 1970s, and is a significant published for Tolkien fans annually. Published by HarperCollins, it is 30cm x 30cm in size and costs £9.99/$14.99.

From the publisher:

The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing the finest watercolours by Alan Lee selected from his brand-new Hobbit Sketchbook, and accompanied by numerous pencil drawings, many unique to this calendar.

The Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly looked forward to by Tolkien fans the world over. This year’s is more sumptuous than ever, and is not only illustrated by the acclaimed and Oscar-winning Tolkien artist, it has been designed by him, too, with the same care and attention to detail that has seen his work embraced by the Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson and discerning fans around the world.

Alan Lee has depicted famous scenes including Gollum and Bilbo, Bag End and Smaug the Dragon in his celebrated illustrated editions of ‘The Hobbit’, but with these brand new paintings and drawings inspired by this beloved children’s classic he will take the reader deeper into the enchanting world of Middle-earth than ever before.

To accompany each watercolour painting, every month features complementary pencil drawings selected by Alan and there are also brand new sketches produced exclusively for this official calendar.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.