Listen up nerds, The Hobbit is out and there is no better way to out-nerd the nerd waiting in line next to you than to whip out your tablet or smartphone and start reading about some of the best art based on Tolkien’s fiction ever created.
Click here to get your Tolkien based art book @ Comixology.com!
I call you nerds but I do it with love. The book is normally $29.99 but you get 50% off just for being you! So how much do you pay? Well you’re the nerd! You figure it out with your chess club brain! Wait… I’m a nerd too. Ok, you pay $14.99. All that aside, I’m not a fan of Tolkien’s stuff so this holds no interest for me but I know there are tons of people out there who absolutely love his stuff. I mainly don’t like it because I could never sit still enough to read them when I was a kid and I absolutely despised the small bits of the movies that I could sit through. Of course now that I’m on Audible and could easily listen to the books, I can’t bring myself to do it because the movies were so heinous.
As for the actual book, here is the blurb from Comixology. It actually looks like it’d be very cool for a fan.
78 pages! The million-selling Lord of the Rings calendars created during the ’70s by renowned fantasy artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt are now considered artistic masterpieces. The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt tells the untold story behind the creation of those cherished illustrations. Written by Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., Greg Hildebrandt’s son, this fascinating book tells the story through the eyes of young Gregory when, at ages five, six, and seven he posed for the various “little people” characters known as the Hobbits. Gregory reminisces about his key role in the development of these calendar paintings and the unique creative ingenuity of his father and uncle. Updated and expanded with all-new pages, commentary, and exclusive material, this book offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the work of two renowned fantasy artists, written through the eyes of their closest family member, providing Tolkien-lovers with a fantastic treasury of Lord of the Rings art.
Now I know I’ve said some things here that some of you aren’t going to like (I’m looking at you boss lady and Avi) but I’m ok with that. Please, feel free to flame away in the comments below! I am your target!
(Expires: 14th December 2012, 11:59PM ET in North America, local evenings in other places)