How The Brothers Hildebrandt Created the Tolkien Calendars

GREG HILDEBRANDT recently republished this article from How Stuff Works that traces three years of collaboration with Greg Hildebrandt, his twin brother Tim, and me some 40 years ago. We created three calendars (1976-1978) based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings published by Ballantine Books. I was the art director. Each became a bestseller. Tim passed away a few years ago and is terribly missed. Greg continues to manifest passion in his art which ranges from fantasy art to pin-ups.

I look forward to your comments and questions.

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/artwork/illustration2.htm

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From centerspread from 1976 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar