The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 20, 2013

August 20, 1947

Alan Lee, the English illustrator, was born on August 20, 1947. He has illustated many fantasy books, like the Mabinogian. We did find a cat, he drew for, Tales from the Perilous Realm.

That is one of Tolkien's books, and Alan Lee illustrated many of Tolkien's reprints. In fact, he was the lead artist for all of the movies in the recent trilogy. Lee shared  the 2004 Academy Award for "Best Art Direction" for the art on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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