Un grand monsieur de l’illustration fantasy puisqu’il a dessiné la Terre du Milieu : David Thorn Wenzel.
David Thorn Wenzel has been part of the fantasy art movement since the 1970’s when Middle Earth: The World of Tolkien Illustrated was released. He has continued to work on fantasy projects in the children’s book, trade book, and graphic novel markets throughout his career. Illustrations from his 1980s book, Kingdom of the Dwarfs as well as the cover art of The Hobbit, are in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art Art and The Greisinger Museum, Switzerland as well as numerous private collections worldwide.
His early works reflected his interest in pen and ink combined with watercolor and were inspired by artists like Rackham and Dulac. These mediums and techniques were instrumental in creating the artworks for The Hobbit, a graphic novel first published in the early 90’s which has been revised and continues to be published worldwide under the oversight of J.R.R. Tolkien’s UK publisher. Wenzel began his career working for Marvel and D.C. comics, working on The Avengers and Savage Sword of Conan. Other notable titles include the graphic novel of The Hobbitand The Wizard’s Tale. Over the course of his career he has also illustrated numerous children’s books
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