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Tolkien Calendar 2020

Tolkien Calendar 2020
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IllustratorAlan Lee
PublisherHarperCollins
Released5 September 2019
FormatCalendar
Pages32
ISBN978-0-00-832773-6
Preceded byTolkien Calendar 2019
Followed byTolkien Calendar 2021

The Tolkien Calendar 2020 was the official Tolkien calendar published by HarperCollins on 5 September 2019. It features art by Alan Lee to tie in with the publication of The Hobbit Sketchbook.

[edit] From the publisher

The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing the finest watercolours by Alan Lee selected from his brand-new Hobbit Sketchbook, and accompanied by numerous pencil drawings, many unique to this calendar.

The Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly looked forward to by Tolkien fans the world over. This year’s is more sumptuous than ever, and is not only illustrated by the acclaimed and Oscar-winning Tolkien artist, it has been designed by him, too, with the same care and attention to detail that has seen his work embraced by the Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson and discerning fans around the world.

Alan Lee has depicted famous scenes including Gollum and Bilbo, Bag End and Smaug the Dragon in his celebrated illustrated editions of ‘The Hobbit’, but with these brand new paintings and drawings inspired by this beloved children’s classic he will take the reader deeper into the enchanting world of Middle-earth than ever before.

To accompany each watercolour painting, every month features complementary pencil drawings selected by Alan and there are also brand new sketches produced exclusively for this official calendar.

[edit] Illustrations

  • January - "Bilbo at Bag End"
  • February - "The Green Dragon Inn"
  • March - "The Lone-lands"
  • April - "Rivendell Bridge"
  • May - "The Misty Mountains"
  • June - "The Wargs"
  • July -
  • August - "Mirkwood"
  • September -
  • October -
  • November -
  • December -

[edit] See also

Official Tolkien calendars
1973-1994 UK 1973 · 1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989 · 1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994
US 1973 · 1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989 · 1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994
1995-2021 1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999 · 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2021
Illustrators of official Tolkien calendars
Pauline Baynes (1973, 1974) · Cor Blok (2011, 2012) · Jemima Catlin (2014) · Inger Edelfeldt (1985) · Mary Fairburn (2015) · Roger Garland (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989) · Michael Hague (1986) · The Brothers Hildebrandt (1976 US, 1977 US, 1978 US) · John Howe (1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2013, 2021) · Tove Jansson (2016) · Michael Kaluta (1994) · Tim Kirk (1975) · Alan Lee (1987, 1993, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) · Ted Nasmith (1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2021) · Darrell Sweet (1982) · J.R.R. Tolkien (1973, 1974, 1976 UK, 1977 UK, 1978 UK, 1979, 2005, 2006, 2017)