Monday, October 5, 2009

all good things must end

I'm reading: all good things must endTweet this!
I'm not sure if there's a compelling reason to keep this side blog open. I am content to let my freak flag fly. Please follow Pluck You, Too! if you don't already. The content normally going here will be there instead.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Queen of Denmark and the Hobbit

I'm reading: The Queen of Denmark and the HobbitTweet this!

Queen Margerthe II of Denmark illustrates and paints under the pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer, and her woodcut style art was used to illustrate some editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
I think they are excellent depictions that inspire the imagination instead of replacing it.
And they place the story in a realm of myth and Dark Age lost history that makes it seem even more alive. They were used in the 1977 and 2007 editions, and I'm looking for a copy.
Pretty cool. America's leader might read Conan comics, but Denmark's illustrated Tolkien. They have out-nerded us! We must not have a nerd gap!! Thanks to my pal Sonny for educating me on this and finding these illos.