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Tolkien Calendar 2021

Tolkien Calendar 2021
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IllustratorJohn Howe, Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith
PublisherHarperCollins
Released1 September 2020
FormatCalendar
Pages32
ISBN978-0063022171
Preceded byTolkien Calendar 2020

The Tolkien Calendar 2021 was the official Tolkien calendar published by HarperCollins on 1 September 2020. It features art by John Howe, Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith to tie in with the publication of the 40th anniversary illustrated edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Unfinished Tales.

[edit] From the publisher

The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing twelve stunning paintings inspired by the stories collected in Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien. Three of the world’s finest Tolkien artists present the Three Ages of Middle-earth in breath-taking glory.

The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans the world over. Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector’s items, and this year’s will doubtless be an essential purchase for Middle-earth fans everywhere, as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of Unfinished Tales.

To commemorate this special occasion, three of the world’s finest Tolkien artists – Ted Nasmith, John Howe, and Alan Lee – have each contributed four full-colour artworks to the Calendar. To accompany each painting, every month features complementary pencil drawings or sketches selected by the artists which are exclusive to this calendar.

In this unique artistic combination, Alan, John and Ted present scenes from the First Age of The Silmarillion, the Second Age of Númenor and the fall of Sauron, and the Third Age of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which will take the reader deeper into the world of Middle-earth than ever before.

[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)