John Howe


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in Vancouver, Canada
August 21, 1957

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John Howe is a Canadian book illustrator, living in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. One year after graduating from high school, he studied in a college in Strasbourg, France, then at the École des arts décoratifs in the same town.

He is best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien's worlds. Howe and Tolkien artist Alan Lee served as chief conceptual designers for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and Howe also did the illustration for the Lord of the Rings board game created by Reiner Knizia. Howe also re-illustrated the maps of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion in 1996–2003. His work is not limited to this, and includes images of myths such as the Anglo Saxon legend of Beowulf (he also illustrated Knizi
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John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop

4.05 avg rating — 3,121 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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A Middle-earth Traveller: S...

4.56 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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John Howe: Forging Dragons

4.51 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Lost Worlds

3.96 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Fantasy Drawing Workshop

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The Knight with the Lion: T...

3.93 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1996
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Jack and the Beanstalk

3.88 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Pictura: John Howe's Dracon...

4.53 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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John Howe: Artbook

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“All in all, Tolkien fans are as varied, remarkable and marvelous as the books and the worlds that they share. They make me feel a little like a Hobbit who glimpses colourful strangers passing but has never left the Shire.”
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