Moomin meets Middle Earth!
Finnish author-illustrator Tove Jansson is primarily known for creating the beloved Moomin children’s series, and we recently discovered that she also illustrated the 1962 Swedish edition of The Hobbit. Take a look below at some of Jansson’s beautiful renditions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy tale. One of our favourite pages is her especially creepy interpretation of the cave-dwelling character, Gollum!
These are just a few of the larger scenes Jansson illustrated for The Hobbit. For more of Jansson’s gorgeous, understated work, check out the rest of her Middle Earth imaginings at the link below.