John Howe (II)

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John Howe was born on August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), Mortal Engines (2018) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). He is married to Fataneh. They have one child. See full bio »
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Mortal Engines Art Department
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  The Lord of the Rings (TV Series) (illustration and concept art - 2 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (illustration and concept art)
- Episode #1.2 ... (illustration and concept art)
 2018 Mortal Engines (conceptual designer)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (conceptual designer)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (conceptual designer)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (conceptual designer)
 2005 King Kong (carpenter: New York streets set)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (conceptual designer)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (carpenter) / (conceptual designer)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (carpenter) / (conceptual designer)
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(calendar) The 1992 Tolkien Calendar (in part) (artist) See more »

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I have been illustrating Tolkien's books ever since I first read them, long before illustration became my profession. See more »


Attended Ecole des Arts Dècoratifs de Strasbourg in France. (Graduated with a Diploma in Illustration in 1991.) See more »

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