by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ is the second instalment of a three-part film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel ‘The Hobbit,’ beginning with ‘An Unexpected Journey’ in 2012 and set to conclude with ‘There and Back Again’ in 2014. The epic fantasy adventure is co-written, produced and  [ Read More ]

Darrel K SweetTheSlayingofGlaurung

Darrell K. Sweet (1934 –2011), died last December 5th. He’s been one of the most important illustrators in contemporary art, since 1975 covering about over 3000 images mostly for fantasy and science fiction novels, best known for covers of “The Wheel of Time” saga. Here’s only a short gallery of his artistic effort to contemporary  [ Read More ]