Alan Lee with The Hobbit Sketchbook

Since 'The Hobbit' was first published in 1937, generations of readers have fallen under its spell.

Kingswood School Chapel, Bath

Saturday 16th November, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

That magic was reignited 60 years later, when Alan Lee was commissioned to produce a special illustrated edition, and his delicate pencil drawings and beautiful watercolour paintings have become for many the definitive vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

In this sumptuous, large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created these images, which would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien’s own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award.

Venue Information

Kingswood School Chapel
Lansdown Road
United Kingdom

About the Book

The Hobbit Sketchbook
The Hobbit Sketchbook

Alan Lee

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date:14 Nov 2019


This richly illustrated book celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee produced for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and includes dozens of brand-new paintings and pencil drawings exploring the world of Bilbo Baggins.