Illustrator John Pugh is the ultimate illustrator, with over 70 years of experience.
The former UK’s Deputy Chief Executive of Adobe is an expert in illustration, illustrating books, posters, calendars, posters for children and more.
He is the illustrator of many of the most iconic titles in the world.
This year’s cover of a selection of his most acclaimed illustrations, The Adventures of the Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Lord Of The Rings: The Battle Of The Five Armies, is the icing on the cake.
It was designed by John Puddicombe for the BBC in 2008, and has now been adopted by the Irish Times, a daily newspaper, and illustrator John Ruddy.
It is a wonderful illustration of the characters from Tolkien’s epic, the Hobbit.
In it, the dwarves are on the battlefield, hobbits are on their quest, and the orcs are in a fight for control of the Ring.
The article also includes illustrations for the first three Hobbit movies, which will feature in the next instalment.
John Puggs illustration The illustrations have a great range, ranging from realistic to fantastical.
There is a great mix of the familiar, the strange and the beautiful, and Pugh has crafted an amazing work.
The illustrations feature a mix of characters and settings from the Hobbit movies and books, but they also feature some of the greatest fantasy imagery, including Gandalf and the dwarves.
John is a keen photographer, with a passion for colour, and his illustrations can be seen in The Hobbit, Lord Of the Rings and The Battle of The Five Arms.
He’s a member of the Society of Illustrators, and he is currently the Creative Director of the Irish Association of Illustration, the world’s largest independent society for illustrators.
John’s illustrations have been seen by millions of people worldwide.
He was awarded the World’s Best Illustrator Award in 2014 and 2016, and was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2013.
Illustrator Pugh’s work has been seen around the world, and we’re really proud to have him on our cover.
We can’t wait to see what he has in store for you.
The Irish edition of The Adventures Of The Hobbit will be published by HarperCollins Ireland on April 29, 2019.
We’re delighted to be part of the Tolkien world.
John and his family have been living in Ireland for nearly 50 years, and John’s sons, James and Jack, have been the carers of his artwork for most of that time.