This year's calendar features black and white paintings by J.R.R. Tolkien himself from the beloved children's classic, The Hobbit. This year's calendar features 13 paintings and illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien himself, which were drawn by Tolkien when writing his beloved children's classic, The Hobbit. They provide a fascinating insight into how Tolkien imagined the world of Middle-earth would look. The images are accompanied by extracts from Tolkien's letters, providing exquisite insight into both the writing process, and the illustrations themselves.