John Howe

Conceptual Designer & Illustrator of
The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Mortal Engines

Friday and Saturday

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.

He has also recently finished new artwork for the 2020 Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) calendar.

At FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2019 John Howe will be on site Friday and Saturday, signing books for his fans and talking about his life and work on world famous projects. Welcome back John Howe!