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==''The Hobbit''==
 
==''The Hobbit''==
As part of her final project in her degree, Catlin chose to illustrate ''[[Roverandom]]''. After sending the images to [[David Brawn]] at [[HarperCollins]], he invited her to their offices in London; although [[Christopher Tolkien]] did not feel that Catlin's style suited ''Roverandom'', Christopher and his wife [[Baillie Tolkien|Baillie]] were sufficiently enamoured of her work to commission her to illustrate ''[[The Hobbit]]'' a year later.<ref name="Library">{{webcite|website=TL|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1109-interview-jemima-catlin-illustrated-the-hobbit.php|articlename=Interview with Jemima Catlin about the new illustrated edition of The Hobbit|dated=6 October 2013|accessed=24 October 2015}}</ref>
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As part of her final project in her degree, Catlin chose to illustrate ''[[Roverandom]]''. After sending the images to [[David Brawn]] at [[HarperCollins]], he invited her to their offices in London; although [[Christopher Tolkien]] did not feel that Catlin's style suited ''Roverandom'', Christopher and his wife [[Baillie Tolkien|Baillie]] were sufficiently enamoured of her work to commission her to illustrate ''[[The Hobbit]]''.<ref name="Library">{{webcite|website=TL|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1109-interview-jemima-catlin-illustrated-the-hobbit.php|articlename=Interview with Jemima Catlin about the new illustrated edition of The Hobbit|dated=6 October 2013|accessed=24 October 2015}}</ref>
 
[[File:The Hobbit 2013.jpg|thumb|right|Jemima Catlin's illustrated version of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']]
 
[[File:The Hobbit 2013.jpg|thumb|right|Jemima Catlin's illustrated version of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']]
 
{{blockquote|This edition needed to appeal to children, but The Hobbit is loved by all ages so I tried to illustrate it in a way that both audiences would enjoy it. My main influence were Tolkien’s own drawings, I really loved his illustrations and wanted to stay true to how he wanted the characters/landscapes to look. I adore Alan Lee’s work, his style is so detailed and photo-realistic, but so different from my own that I didn’t find it influenced me. I love the films and have seen The Lord of The Rings trilogy numerous times. My depiction of The Hobbit was just how I saw it in my imagination and it happened to be quite different to Peter Jackson’s vision. Tolkien had done lots of illustrations for The Hobbit and these were my inspiration – I really wanted to bring The Hobbit back to its original roots.|Jemima Catlin on comparison with [[Alan Lee]]<ref>{{webcite|website=[http://www.edinburghbookreview.co.uk Edinburgh Book Review]|articleurl=http://www.edinburghbookreview.co.uk/news/interview-jemima-catlin|articlename=Interview with Jemima Catlin|dated=22 January 2014|accessed=24 October 2015}}</ref>}}
 
{{blockquote|This edition needed to appeal to children, but The Hobbit is loved by all ages so I tried to illustrate it in a way that both audiences would enjoy it. My main influence were Tolkien’s own drawings, I really loved his illustrations and wanted to stay true to how he wanted the characters/landscapes to look. I adore Alan Lee’s work, his style is so detailed and photo-realistic, but so different from my own that I didn’t find it influenced me. I love the films and have seen The Lord of The Rings trilogy numerous times. My depiction of The Hobbit was just how I saw it in my imagination and it happened to be quite different to Peter Jackson’s vision. Tolkien had done lots of illustrations for The Hobbit and these were my inspiration – I really wanted to bring The Hobbit back to its original roots.|Jemima Catlin on comparison with [[Alan Lee]]<ref>{{webcite|website=[http://www.edinburghbookreview.co.uk Edinburgh Book Review]|articleurl=http://www.edinburghbookreview.co.uk/news/interview-jemima-catlin|articlename=Interview with Jemima Catlin|dated=22 January 2014|accessed=24 October 2015}}</ref>}}

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