Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Hobbit - Is this the worst cover art ever?

I bought "The Hobbit" Graphic Novel from a seller in America and was sent this instead.
I got a refund and they told me to keep the book.
I'm really not surprised.
Russell Grant Yesterday
Bilbo looks like Russell Grant.
And Gollum, my god the artist has made no effort there, looks like a bloke in a cheap mask.
The text inside is the original, but I couldn't go through the book picturing the two characters like that.
Notice at the top it tells us that this is "The Authorized Edition" - I presume it tells us that so we don't assume, from the artwork, that this is a cheap knock off.

This picture is NOT canon.

1 comment:

  1. I actually found your blog while doing a Google search for this book cover. I had wanted to show my brother that this actually existed. When I was a kid, one of my friends, the "odd girl" in the class, told me I should read The Hobbit, but, when I saw the cover (this cover) at the library, I almost didn't. It just looked so dumb (and creepy). But, I slogged on, and now this is my favorite book, dumb cover or no. Still, I just had to find a picture of this to show the bro, because I feel like this is something that must be seen to be believed, haha. Thanks for posting this; you gave me a good laugh. :)