Conceptual Designer & Illustrator of
The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Mortal Engines
Portrait: ©Lucas Vuitel
John Howe at FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con
John Howe is considered one of the most influential illustrators of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As concept artist, much of what you see in the two film trilogies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, comes from his pen. His distinctive style of Fantastic Realism is known worldwide and immortalized in many books. His most recent book “A middle-Earth Traveller” takes us on a journey through Tolkien’s worlds, from creation of Arda to the end of the Third Age.
John Howe is also involved in the creation of Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings” series, which will be available on Amazon Prime in September 2022. He recently finished his new artwork for the Book “John Howe’s Ultimate Fantasy Art Academy” (release November 9th, 2021).