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Title: Beorn The Berserker
September (1978 Jrr Tolkien Calendar,
Illustrations by The Brothers Hildebrandt)
Image description: tolk-beorn.jpg is 1240x1020.
Illustrations to JRR Tolkien's books by The Brothers Hildebrandt.
Fourteen tolk-*.jpg images are paintings of the brothers Hildebrandt.
I find their style cute. My favourites are tolk-maggot, tolk-ghavens,
and tolk-gift. I have also seen that some of Terry Brooks' books are
illustrated by them. The scans are all from the 1978 calendar.
The "tolk-" series is a collection of approximately 140(!) scans with motives
based on JRR Tolkien books. Most of the pictures are are based on the books
"The Hobbit" (easy reading), "Lord of The Rings" (impressive language,
complexity, consistency, plot), and "The Silmarillion" (don't start with this;
it's more a dictionary that a story.
I recommend everyone to read "Lord of The Rings". It is even better the
second time you read it. Don't be alarmed by all the names. You will
probably not read such a completely perfect book ever again!
Except for the "tolk-lee" series, most of the pictures come from Tolkien
calendars that come out every year. Actually several of the "tolk-lee" were
also in the 1993(?) calendar.
If the people at ftp.funet.fi let me I will continue to use nic as my official
distribution site. Then, the newest versions can be found at nic in
You may need to login as `pictures' instead of `anonymous'.
Also, try searching for 'tolkien' or 'tolk-' at Yahoo:
The "tolk-" series was scanned using a HP ScanJet IIc 24-bit 400dpi scanner.
Some of the images are very difficult to zoom because of the printing
technique in the calendars. The image tolk-cliffz.jpg was a nightmare to
make, because of Moire patterns, but I finally got a usable result.
Conclusion: The scanner truly gives very sharp images up to 400dpi and a bit
more, but the calendar picture have too low printing quality resulting in
noise (Moiret patterns).
ImageMagick (John Cristy) like display, convert and mogrify was used
for cropping and adjusting the images. I recommend using ImageMagick
("display") to view these images.