It seems that Maurice Sendak did a few sketches for The Hobbit. Unfortunately the project was canceled after Sendak suffered a heart attack. Such a shame, it would have been awesome to see. (Sendak's Hobbit, that is, not the heart attack.)
Slate has a slideshow of children’s book artwork that is featured in a new publication, Drawn to EnchantOriginal Children's Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection.
Yale University website has more images and a podcast with the author. According to the podcast, Sendak went to England to meet Tolkien and propose the book to him.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Labels: Art Books