This is so perfect! I just read up to the coming of the elves (there's nothing after that, right, at least so far?) and I'm almost crying. It's so good! I'm so happy I found this also, because I'm having severe Silmarillion withdrawal problems...I read the book but it was the library's and I had to give it back So now I'm trying to buy it.
Yeah, there are some people who absolutely love certain comics, but feel frustrated when they have to search for each page, instead of having a nice little "next" button. For most comics, I would probably have dropped reading, but yours is so.... Pretty. And I LOVE Tolkien's works. Can you write with Tengwar at all? That might look interesting.....
Thanks! One of the goals is to make the whole series more accessible to non-Tolkienites... or just non-readers of the Silmarillion in general. I'm glad that you find the overall look appealing. Also, thanks for noticing the hand-lettering
Yes--recommend it--all over the place--to everyone
When you see the characters, is something not expected for Tolkien's writings, too cartoonist, but, truly, this is amazing, the art is beautiful and conveys so much emotion, I loved it. Keep up your wonderful work.
Because Tolkien's work is literary, and his primary interest was in the world and not necessarily describing the characters, it can be hard to distinguish between characters. This is the problem that I've noticed with a lot people that haven't/can't read the Silmarillion. The goal in this project was to make both the world and the characters more accessible and interesting. In order to do that I had to come up with character designs that helped differentiate between characters. Even though it's not what I myself envisioned when I first read the story, I think these designs help to say something about each character--or at least I hope so