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'''James Dunning''''s art is featured in ''[[A Tolkienian Mathomium]]'', ''[[The Hobbitonian Anthology]]'', ''[[Tolkien and Welsh]]'', and ''[[The Tolkiennæum]]''<ref>http://llyfrawr.com/Tolkienaeum/Tolkienaeum.html</ref> by [[Mark T. Hooker]], and in the ''[[2011 Beyond Bree Tolkien Calendar]]''. He has read and digested Tolkien's various works for forty years and constructs evolving mental landscapes of scenes in [[Middle-earth]]. He has tried to depict Tolkien themes presented in the ''Mathomium'' in a style consistent with [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s own illustrative style. He also has contributed several articles to ''[[Beyond Bree]]'', ''[[Lembas (journal)|Lembas]]'' and ''[[Translating Tolkien: Text and Film]]''. His paranormal romantic suspense novel ''The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind'', narrating an encounter with a Galadriel in contemporary Middle-earth, was issued in late July 2011.<ref>http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1034_The_Bright_Lady_and_the_Astral_Wind.php</ref><P>
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__NOTOC__'''James Dunning''' is an American Tolkien artist. Dunning's artwork has been featured in the [[Mark T. Hooker]] publications ''[[A Tolkienian Mathomium]]'', ''[[The Hobbitonian Anthology]]'', ''[[Tolkien and Welsh]]'', and ''[[The Tolkiennæum]]''<ref>{{webcite|website=[http://www.llyfrawr.com Llyfrawr]|articlename=Llyfrawr: Home to the Tolkienæum|articleurl=http://llyfrawr.com/Tolkienaeum/Tolkienaeum.html|accessed=12 August 2014}}</ref> as well as the ''2011 Beyond Bree Tolkien Calendar''. In 2011, Dunning published a book, ''The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind'', narrating an encounter with a Galadriel in contemporary [[Middle-earth]].<ref name="TolkienLibrary">{{webcite|website=TL|articlename=The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind by James Dunning|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1034-The-Bright-Lady-and-the-Astral-Wind.php|dated=3 May 2012|accessed=12 August 2014}}</ref>
He is credited with the coinage of the term ''[[Tollywood]]'', a portmanteau derived from "Tolkien Hollywood", used to describe the cinematographic presentation of the stories in J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium.<ref>G Whiz, ''The Lord of the Rings - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know: Fun Facts and Trivia Tidbits Quiz Game Books'', 101BookFacts.com, Mar 1, 2014, fact 97.</ref>
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==Bibliography==
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===As illustrator===
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====Books====
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* [[2006]]: ''[[A Tolkienian Mathomium]]''
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* [[2009]]: ''[[The Hobbitonian Anthology]]''
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* [[2012]]: ''[[Tolkien and Welsh]]''
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* [[2014]]: ''[[The Tolkienæum]]''
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====Calendars====
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* [[2010]]: ''2011 Beyond Bree Tolkien Calendar'' (with various artists)
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===As author===
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* [[2011]]: ''The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind''
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
 
* [[2007]] - '''[[Imperishable Flame Award]]''' Tolkien/Inklings-Inspired Creativity, ''[[40 Years of Tolkien Art]]''  
 
* [[2007]] - '''[[Imperishable Flame Award]]''' Tolkien/Inklings-Inspired Creativity, ''[[40 Years of Tolkien Art]]''  
  
==References==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* '''[http://www.dolmentree.com/ Official website]'''
 
* '''[http://www.dolmentree.com/ Official website]'''
 
* [http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/James-dunning-interview.htm Interview] at [[TolkienLibrary.com]]
 
* [http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/James-dunning-interview.htm Interview] at [[TolkienLibrary.com]]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:55, 12 August 2014

James Dunning is an American Tolkien artist. Dunning's artwork has been featured in the Mark T. Hooker publications A Tolkienian Mathomium, The Hobbitonian Anthology, Tolkien and Welsh, and The Tolkiennæum[1] as well as the 2011 Beyond Bree Tolkien Calendar. In 2011, Dunning published a book, The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind, narrating an encounter with a Galadriel in contemporary Middle-earth.[2]

[edit] Bibliography

[edit] As illustrator

[edit] Books

[edit] Calendars

  • 2010: 2011 Beyond Bree Tolkien Calendar (with various artists)

[edit] As author

  • 2011: The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind

[edit] Awards

[edit] External links

References

  1. "Llyfrawr: Home to the Tolkienæum", Llyfrawr (accessed 12 August 2014)
  2. "The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind by James Dunning" dated 3 May 2012, Tolkien Library (accessed 12 August 2014)