The Hobbit reimagined as a vintage Little Golden Book by illustrator Rosemary Travale – most delightful thing since Tolkien’s own little-known sketches for the first edition of The Hobbit.
2. Complex heroes are rewarded for their suffering.
3. Complex heroes fail.
4. Complex heroes have fatal flaws.
5. Complex heroes are ordinary people.
Roger Colby synthesizes J. R. R. Tolkien’s 5 tips for creating complex heroes, based on the writer’s letters.
Pair with Tolkien’s little-known original drawings for the first edition of The Hobbit.
Happy birthday, J. R. R. Tolkien! Celebrate with his little-known sketches from the first edition of The Hobbit, 1936.