Interesting thoughts on illustrationg works of Tolkien by artist Ruth Lacon:

To Illustrate or Not to Illustrate? That is the Question...…

"But why?  Why is it a question at all?  Anyone new to the world of J. R. R. Tolkien would surely look at my title with utter bemusement. Why should there be any question about whether or not it is right to produce visual images inspired by the writings of  Tolkien?   

Well, the short answer is that there is a debate because J. R. R. Tolkien himself said that he did not want his books to be illustrated – but at the same time, he allowed several of them to be published with illustrations, by himself and by other people."

Read the whole article at Tolkien Library:…

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