John Howe (born in 1957) is a Canadian book illustrator, living in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, Howe was one of the two chief conceptual designers for Peter Jackson’s movie trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
His work is however not limited to this, and includes images of myths such as the Anglo Saxon legend of Beowulf. He has illustrated many books and games, amongst which many belong to the fantasy genre.
Dravog the hewer
Hildir the wise