>>---John D Rateliff <sacnoth@...> wrote:
>>...Tolkien artist Angus McBride also died earlier this month
(around May 16th, I think). Apparently he was 76 -- much older than
I would have suspected-- and living in Ireland, having recently moved
there from South Africa.
I'm sorry to hear that. There was an online discussion of McBride's
work that very week at TheOneRing.net, though no one there knew of
From the comments by the discussion leader, "squire":
"McBride is boringly, but also refreshingly, straight. Heâs very
professional, and very literal: Gandalf at the gate, Treebeard with
the hobbits, Rohirrim mowing down orcs. Just like the book -- as I
think youâd expect from a professional illustrator whose background
for thirty years has been in researching and recreating historical
battle scenes, rather than imagining fantasy images...
Letâs hear it for Angus McBride, an illustratorâs illustrator!"