I was in London this weekend. Watch my other blog for what I did there, but I also made some gaming - related purchases. For instance, in the Oxfam book shop near Turnham Green tube station I picked up Day's Tolkien Bestiary for £2.99!
Despite the name, this is not really a bestiary but a massive illustrated encyclopaedia of Middle-Earth, with art by British fantasy greats including John Blanche and Ian Miller. I loves me some Ian Miller art. Also Victor Ambrus, who in my mind is not really a fantasy illustrator but a historical guy. Perhaps I only think that because of Time Team.
Anyway, it is pretty cool. Regarde!
|Blanche does love those bridgey things.|
|I think Miller is the MVP in this book. His big scenes are just so ... Ian-Miller-y.|
|Ambrus's work always looks like reconstruction illustration to me -- just of a thing that never existed in this case.|
|And there are timelines and charts and so on.|